Sealy, Texas, is a small town just outside of Houston. It was the home of Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, who began making cotton-filled mattresses for his friends and neighbors in 1881.
He went on to invent a machine that compressed cotton for use in mattresses, receiving a patent for his invention in 1889. His mattress became so popular that he sold patent rights to people in other markets, who also began building the product that, at the time, was known as the "Mattress from Sealy."
In 1950, Sealy introduced it's first Sealy Posturepedic brand mattress, the only mattress in the industry that focused on the importance of correct back support.
Today, Sealy Corporation is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world. Sealy manufactures and markets a broad range of mattresses and foundations under the Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster and Bassett brand names. Sealy has the largest market share and consumer awareness of any bedding brand in North America.