Sealy High Spirits Mattress Review

Updated March 3, 2020

Sealy Conform High Spirits Firm mattress in a room

The Sealy High Spirits mattress is one of the all-foam Sealy Conform Performance Collection mattresses. We tested all the Sealy Conform models and you can check out the results for the High Spirits along with our review below:

Comfort Scale Rating

The Sealy High Spirits Firm mattress is a firmer feeling bed that we rate 3.5 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.) This rating will appeal to people wanting a firmer mattress, but it’s not too “rock hard”. If your preference is a softer-feeling mattress then there are other Sealy models that might suit your needs better.

Sealy High Spirits Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick Video Review. It highlights the features, benefits and our impression.

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Tested well demonstrating good support and contouring
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Lower priced model in Conform Performance line
  • Sealy is a longstanding, trusted brand
  • Cooling technology
  • Did not test well for large side sleepers
  • May take a few weeks to fully break-in
  • May take a few days for foam smell to dissipate

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Pressure Test Results

We’ve pressure tested the High Spirits Firm mattress with petite, average and large body size people on their sides and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test)

The Sealy High Spirits tested well for most body size and sleeper positions. In most situations, the High Spirits provided pressure-relieving contouring along with good support. (Excessive pressure points can cause discomfort while you’re sleeping so you move around and that interrupts your sleep.)

When we tested a very large body size in the side sleeper position there was excessive pressure in the shoulder area, and that contributed to a ‘Not Recommended’ result for this particular situation. Please note that’s for someone well over 200 pounds who sleeps on their side. Other sleeping situations performed much better. Keep in mind this mattress is on the firmer side, so if you prefer a firm feeling bed then you may not be as bothered by the pressure.

For back sleeper positions, you can see the visual results were very good, showing very little pressure along with nice weight distribution and support in the lower back.

 
BACK SLEEPER SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
BACK SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2

The Conform High Spirits Firm Features in Detail

sealy conform high spirits firm cutaway
  1. 1. Zoned Support

    Sealy built 20% more coils in the center of the mattress for extra support where your body is the heaviest.

  2. 2. Sealy Comfort Sense Foam

    Sealy Gel Memory Foam cradles your body's curves for soft support and comfort.

  3. 3. MoistureProtect Cover

    The fabric cover is stretchable and moves moisture away from you so you can sleep dry and cooler.

  4. 4. SealyChill Gel Memory Foam

    Chill Cooling technology is blended into Sealy Gel memory foam so you can sleep cooler. The Gel Memory foam provides additional contouring support.

  5. 5. Adjustable base compatible

    Foundation can be upgraded to an adjustable base. The High Spirits is an all-foam mattress so it pairs well with an adjustable base. This combination allows you to get the maximum comfort out of your bed.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Sealy High Spirits mattress with different body types.

Jed's Comfort View

Andrew's Comfort View

Warranty

The Sealy Conform High Spirits mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Conclusion

The Sealy Conform High Spirits Firm mattress is the least expensive model in the Conform Performance Collection. It’s a firmer feeling mattress that has many quality features and will appeal to those seeking a firm bed.

Sealy Chill Gel Memory Foam and ComfortSense Gel Memory Foam layers provide a firmer conforming sleep surface. It's good at creating a contouring and supportive feel. Most sleepers got pretty good pressure relief from it. But our tests showed those with larger body sizes who sleep on their side find that their shoulders push through the comfort layers, resulting in excessive pressure points.

For everybody else who likes a firmer memory foam mattress, this is a good choice. Petite sleepers are the absolute best fit for this bed, getting the best pressure relief and support. The price is very reasonable for a mattress with good features from a reputable brand like Sealy. If you're watching your budget, but don’t want a cheap lower quality mattress, I'd recommend the High Spirits.

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Sealy High Spirits Mattress Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$1,099

Brand
Sealy
Mattress Comfort
Firm
Comfort Scale Number
3.5
Height
10.5
Comfort Padding Layers
Warranty
  • Non-prorated
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
Back Support System
Quilt Top of Mattress
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs

About The Author Joe Nashif

A jack of all trades in the mattress industry, Joe is a merchandiser who’s seen the changes in the products and trends for many years. Active in Brazilian Jui Jitsu, along with related injuries, he enjoys resting at home with family, too.