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Quality Assurance

Many beds look the same. But when you examine the design and quality of the components, they can be worlds apart. 

Sealy leads the bedding industry in research and development. 

Decades of research and development have led to patented technology that lies at the heart of our current product range. No aspect of quality is left to chance. 

Every component is subjected to simulated time/wear and fatigue testing. 

The performance of every component from the foams in the quilt on top of the bed to the castors on the base is a known and proven factor. 

And Sealy quality is never compromised by lowering a specification or withdrawing components. 

Orthopedic Advisory Board






In 2006, Sealy US formed the Orthopedic Advisory Board, to continue to build on Sealy's rich orthopedic heritage. It focuses on developments and innovations that help contribute to consumers' orthopedic health and provide more restful and recuperative sleep. 

The Orthopedic Advisory Board collaborates with Sealy's leaders in Research & Technology Innovation to help Sealy:


  • Develop advancements that offer 'orthopedically correct' support and contribute to overall orthopedic health

  • Understand the nature of sleep and sleep problems, and design products that meet consumers' evolving needs

  • Direct and oversee academic sleep studies and research 

Consisting of eminent orthopedic surgeons, researchers and clinicians the Board leads Sealy's medical research and development efforts. 


Members of the Orthopedic Advisory Board



































The Orthopedic Advisory Board developed the concept, and defined the measures and criteria for Orthopedically Correct Design. Here is how it works:


  • The more supportive the mattress is, the more pressure points are created

  • The more pressure relief the mattress offers, the less support you get

  • To eliminate tossing and turning from uncomfortable pressure points, you need the perfect balance of proper back support and targeted pressure relief

  • This is what defines Orthopedically Correct Design

Dr Robert G. Addisson

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwestern University. Founder and senior Consultant of the Centre for Pain Studies. Charter Member and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr William E Garrett jr (Ph.D.)

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and team physician for Duke University Medical Centre. Past president of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and director of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Former Chairman of Orthopedics at University of North Carolina.


Dr Thomas L. Smith

Head of the Orthopedic Research Laboratory at Wake Forest University. Directs, supervises and coordinates all science studies performed in the laboratory. Leads the 7 year Physician Orthopedic Residency Program, as well as the implementation of novel science research protocols.

Dr Gary G.Poehling

Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Wake Forest University. Member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Author of numerous articles on orthopedic surgery and arthroscopy, lecturer.

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