|Lie on any Sealy mattress and you channel a
century and a quarter of mattress ingenuity. A
journey that began in 1881 in the town of Sealy,
Texas, when Daniel Haynes, cotton gin builder,
filled a request for a cotton-filled mattress.
And then another. And then another. His business
grew exponentially, which led to more
innovations and several patents. Among them, a
machine that compressed cotton.
later, Haynes sold his patents to a Texas
Company that retained the Sealy handle. Soon
after, ad exec Earl Edwards penned the slogan
“Sleeping on a Sealy is like sleeping on a
cloud.” And with that, Sealy mattresses were a
national phenomenon. By 1920, Sealy had 23
licensed plants in many regions.
Even in the face of the Great Depression,
they managed to not only stay afloat, but to
introduce a new product–the Button-Free
The innovations didn’t end there. Sealy
continued their quest for the world to sleep
better for decades to come. Milestones include
the introduction of the Sealy Posturepedic
mattress. Being the first mattress company to
display and advertise a king-sized bed. Creating
an Orthopedic Advisory Board. Reinventing the
innerspring coil and the box spring. Patenting a
variety of groundbreaking technologies,
including Posture Channels and Pressure Relief
Inlays designed to relieve pressure points that
cause tossing and turning. And the list
continues to grow to this day. In late 1983,
Sealy purchased the Stearns & Foster Company.
True to the Sealy heritage, these mattresses
redefined luxury and expressed a dedication to
craftsmanship and intricate detail. Making it a
perfect and sound addition to the Sealy family
Most recently, Embody by Sealy mattresses
were unveiled. These breakthrough mattresses
brought a new ideal to the mattress surface:
health. With progressive latex and memory foams,
Embody by Sealy mattresses brought healthier
sleep surfaces and even healthier room
environments to consumers. Another shining
example of Sealy innovation at work.
Today the company owns and operates 25
bedding plants in the U.S. Three are dedicated
to innerspring and foundation component parts
and one is dedicated to producing its very own
latex–another first in the mattress industry.
For three decades, Sealy has been number one
in market share and unwavering in its vision to
help the world sleep better. And through its
design, manufacturing and leadership, Sealy is
poised to continue its legacy for years to come.