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Sealy Cocoon Mattress Review

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Overview: Sealy is a reputable brand and one of the giants in the industry.  Cocoon™ is a model by the mattress manufacturer offering two firmness options and two cover options which you will not be able to resist.

If you are looking for an affordable solution for a mattress which is made of top quality materials and comes from a well-respected brand, then Cocoon™ Sealy is your destination. Know all about it:

What do I need to know for Cocoon™ Sealy?

Sealy is a renowned mattress manufacturer with a longstanding reputation as one of the best in the industry. Its impressive history goes back to 1881 when it was founded in Texas.

Following a business deal, Tempurpedic bought Sealy in 2012 and is now known as Tempur Sealy International, Inc. In this respect, Tempurpedic became the largest mattress manufacturer in the world.

The Cocoon™ mattress, is the first mattress in a box offered by the company. It measures 15″ x 15″ x 44″ and can be easily unboxed and set up.order process

The mattress is made of a variety of proprietary foams and has been endorsed by Oprah, who has chosen to feature it in her Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2016. A great achievement for the brand!

The company offers a 100-day risk free trial backed by a 10-year warranty, which shows how the manufacturer trust their mattress will last the test of time.

outcover and performance

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Let’s compare Cocoon™ Mattress

The Cocoon™ by Sealy is 10 inches thick. There are two different options when it comes to the Cocoon™ mattress in terms of materials, the Cocoon™ Classic and the Cocoon™ Chill. The big difference is in the cover. See below how the two differ:

 Cocoon™ Classic  Cocoon™ Chill
Type Memory Foam Memory Foam
Height 10″ 10″
Layers (besides cover) 2″ memory foam + 2″ poly foam + 6″ support foam 2″ memory foam + 2″ poly foam + 6″ support foam
Cover Premium fabric cover Phase change fabric
Firmness Soft or Firm Soft or Firm
Motion transfer Average Minimal
Price (Queen) $799 $949

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Construction

So, what is the Cocoon™ by Sealy made of?

basic features of sealy cocoon

Take a look into the basic features of Cocoon™ by Sealy, depending on the cover option:

Cover – Classic version: The Classic version of the Cocoon™ mattress features a premium fabric cover made of spun poly fibers (blend of polyester and cotton), which make for a breathable, stretchy, durable and soft to touch cover.

cover of classic version

Cover – Chill version: The Chill version of the Cocoon™ mattress features a phase change material, similar to the ActiveX mattress by Nest Bedding.

This technology basically regulates temperature and absorbs and stores body heat so that it changes accordingly: it cools off when the temperature is high, and it warms up when it is low.

This temperature regulator cover enables a cool sleep. Similar to the classic version, the Cocoon™ Chill is durable, has enhanced breathability and is soft and stretchy.

cover of chill version

The rest of the Cocoon™ by Sealy consists of:

the reset of sealy cocoon layers

Top layer: 2’’ of memory foam for great body contour and great pressure relief to ensure the perfect sleep.

Second Layer: 2″ of poly foam acting as the comfort layer for a more “in-the-bed” feel. The firm layer will provide more of a sturdier, “on-the-bed feel. This layer works as the proper transition from comfort to firmness and it is really the reason why the Cocoon™ is so supportive and comfortable.

Third Layer: 6″ Support foam which is the foundation of the mattress and is highly durable and resilient. This layer will ensure your spine is well supported all night long.

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Firmness

The Cocoon™ mattress by Sealy comes in two firmness options, soft and firm.

firmness scale

The soft option is increasingly favourable among the two options, ranking at a 6 out of 10 in the firmness scale, where 10 is the firmest.

On the other hand, the firm option ranks at an 8 out of 10 in the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. Both options now include the personalized comfort layer which can eliminate any pressure points and can cater for all types of sleepers. The firm option is still quite hard though.

Comfort and Support

The manufacturers at Sealy managed to produce the sort of pressure relief, deep compression support and the perfect amount of support for any type of sleeper.

This beautifully designed mattress is without doubt a gem as you will not experience any discomfort whatsoever.

Sinkage and motion transfer

Whilst the sinkage levels differ depending on the firmness chosen, overall the verdict is that it is unlikely you will feel trapped deep into the mattress with the Cocoon™ by Sealy. The soft option leaves a pleasant hugging feel to the sleeper, whereas the firm although too hard, could be appropriate if you prefer no give at all.

On the other hand, you will be happy to hear there is virtually no motion transfer with this mattress. This is probably one of its highlights, as the memory foam and supportive blend of foams allow for zero sense of movement. This means there is no chance you will sense your partner turning and tossing at night.

motion isolation

Doesn’t sleep hot

The Phase change technology which comes with the Chill cover of the Cocoon, together with the blend of different foams, make for an exceptionally cool sleeping surface.

Do not worry though, if you stick to the Classic version, you will still get a satisfying result in terms of cooling effect.

Therefore, there is no reason to worry about sleeping hot with the Cocoon™ Mattress.

Smell

Perhaps the most important disadvantage of this mattress is its strong odor upon unpacking. There have been several complaints for off-gassing of the Cocoon™ Mattress.

Indeed, our personal experience suggested it may take up to a week for the smell to dissipate completely. The best advice on this respect is to air the mattress for a day or two and then keep the windows and doors open if possible until the smell wears off.

Materials/Durability

The Cocoon™ Mattress is manufactured in the USA and scores quite high based on owner satisfaction with much great feedback.

Shipping and Return policy

The Cocoon™ Mattress by Sealy is handcrafted in the USA so it takes about 2-3 days to arrive at your doorstep via UPS.

The standard shipping is free of charge within the contiguous USA. The company also offers a 100 night risk free trial, which means that if you are not satisfied with your mattress within 100 days from purchase, you can claim a full refund.

The company will pick up the mattress and donate it to a charity, which is good to know.

Value for money:

Our belief is that the Cocoon™ Mattress by Sealy is available at great price point given its premium features and will not disappoint. You can check below the different pricing depending on size and cover option.

SIZE COCOON™ CLASSIC PRICE COCOON™ CHILL
Twin $399 $549
Twin XL $449 $599
Full $649 $799
Queen $799 $949
King $999 $1,149
California King $999 $1,149

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Cocoon™ Mattress is great if you

Want different firmness options – It is always a privilege to be able to choose between different firmness options. In this case, the soft version can cater all types of sleepers, whereas the firm one is only suitable if you enjoy a quite firm bed.

Want zero motion transfer – The Cocoon™ mattresses offer a movement free experience. It is the perfect solution if you sleep with a partner as the memory foam top layer leaves no room for disruptions.

Prefer a cool sleep – Ideally, the Cocoon™ Chill mattress cover with its phase change material will regulate temperature in a way you will hardly sense any heat. Of course, you have to pay more for this feature, yet it is definitely worth it.

Opt to buy from a reputable company – There is no chance you will go wrong with Sealy, as the reputable brand has been around for over 130 years now.

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Final Verdict

Hopefully, this overview of the Cocoon™ mattresses will serve as the best guideline to help you decide which option is the right for you. Offering different firmness and cover options, this mattress has the kind of customization features we endorse. Definitely a highlight, the Cocoon™ Chill is the newest addition by Sealy and can ensure a cool sleep with the New Phase Changing Technology featured in its cover.

Overall, the high quality bed-in-a-box mattresses by Tempur Sealy are top standard and will serve even the most demanding. The blend of foam layers, including the memory foam one offer a comfortable and supportive sleeping experience, whilst the designers have done an amazing job as far as pressure relief of sensitive areas.

All things considered, this is a great mattress and even if you choose the more expensive Chill cover, it still is reasonably priced and worth every penny.

9.3 Total Score

Comfort
9.5
Support
9.5
Coolness
9.5
Motion Transfer
9.1
Durability
9.2
Price
9
PROS
  • The soft version of the Cocoon™ Classic is great for all sleepers
  • Sleeps really cool regardless of the cover – still the Cocoon™ Chill with its phase change technology is even better in terms of heat retention
  • Comfortable and supportive with enhanced pressure point relief
  • Almost zero motion transfer –ideal for couples
  • Reasonably priced
  • Two firmness and cover options available
CONS
  • A little off-gassing
  • Cocoon™ firm mattress is a bit too hard
  • Minimal bounce
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Hi,my name is Chris and used to be a mattress salesperson, now I'm a software engineer and focus on blog writing part time, I created this mattress review and rating site to share my knowledge and experiences and hope everyone can get the correct mattress at a reasonable price.

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  1. Reply
    Lil January 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Can’t you put it back in box when moving

    • Reply
      Chris Young January 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      I guess you can’t, it’s expanded already

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