- When someone who is heavy sleeps on a mattress that is not supportive enough, they may sink too deeply, causing their spine to become misaligned. This can result in pain and discomfort, particularly in the lower back.
- Heavier people may benefit from a mattress that has a higher weight capacity, firmer support, and better durability.
- At Turmerry, we offer three unique mattress types that offer the much-needed comfort, support, and pressure point relief required for heavy people. This includes Natural and Organic All-Foam Latex Mattresses, Latex Hybrid mattresses, and Egg Crate Mattresses.
- The natural and organic latex mattress features three or four Dunlop latex foam layers of varying firmness, while the latex hybrid mattress combines latex foam and pocketed spring coils.
- Our egg crate model has a 2.4-inch thick latex egg-crate comfort layer for better contouring and pressure relief.
- With features like breathability, temperature regulation, motion isolation, and edge support, our latex mattresses are the perfect choice for heavier individuals who want a good night's sleep.
- Turmerry's free shipping and easy returns make it simple for buyers to try out the mattress without risk, knowing they can return it if it doesn't work for them.
Turmerry Mattresses Are Ideal for Heavy People
Crafted from some of the finest rubber nature has to offer, Turmerry latex mattresses are built to withstand anything and everything. The latex foams we employ within our mattresses are naturally and sustainably sourced from rubber trees in Sri Lanka, after which they are organically manufactured using the Dunlop and Talalay techniques. These manufacturing techniques imbue them with greater resilience, comfort, and firmness.
With its longevity through durability, support through its bouncy surface, and comfort through its responsive surface, the Turmerry latex mattress offers everything heavy people seek in a mattress—and much, much more!
Three Unique Latex Mattress Types
Variety thrives in the Turmerry ecosystem, as we offer three distinct types of latex mattresses. Even if you don’t like what one of our mattress types has to offer, there will always be two others that you’re bound to adore!
Natural and Organic Latex Mattress
The natural and certified organic latex mattress is the first of our three kinds. It is available in all standard sizes, with the queen, king, or California king being the best for heavier people. The all-foam construction of the natural and organic latex mattress features three or four Dunlop latex foam layers of varying firmness (soft, medium, and firm). For the best support, all you have to do is place the firm foam layer on top and the medium foam layer on the bottom.
If you don’t want the soft foam layer, you can customize the mattress firmness and choose the “medium” or “firm” option. You can expect a new "extra-firm" option soon! You can also customize its thickness, of which we recommend 10 or 12 inches for heavy people. With the Dunlop technique of manufacturing over Talalay, you can be sure to expect great support already built into each foam layer.
Latex Hybrid Mattress
The latex hybrid mattress combines the luxurious comfort of latex foam with the sturdy support of pocketed spring coils, giving you the best of both worlds. From twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king, you can select the size that best suits you. The latex hybrid mattress is also medium-firm, providing the ideal balance of comfort and support.
The support core of the latex hybrid mattress consists of an 8-inch pocket coil layer, which offers great motion isolation, support, and responsiveness. Above the support core is the comfort layer, which is 2 inches of Talalay latex foam designed to provide you with maximum comfort. All of this is then topped with GOTS-certified organic wool and cotton, creating a comfortable and safe sleeping environment.
Egg Crate Mattress
A plain mattress is something we’ve all experienced at least once. We decided to put a twist on that by adding an egg-crate layer on top of our latex mattress, giving birth to our latex egg crate mattress. The 2.4-inch thick latex egg-crate comfort layer atop this mattress mimics the shape of an egg crate to provide better contouring and pressure relief than a simple, flat surface.
Our egg crate mattress, like the natural and organic latex mattresses, can be customized in terms of size and thickness. The ideal size for heavy people would be a queen, king, or California king, with a thickness of 10 to 12 inches. From soft to extra-firm, you'll soon have the option of customizing its firmness.
Why Should a Heavy Person Choose a Turmerry Latex Mattress?
Turmerry latex mattresses are made with customer satisfaction and product quality at heart. When you consider all of the advantages of purchasing a Turmerry latex mattress, it is easy to see why it is considered ideal for all sleeper types, including heavy people!
Customize to your heart’s content
We like to give our customers a plethora of choices, both during and after the mattress purchase. During the purchase process, you can customize key aspects such as the size, firmness, and thickness of select mattresses. After purchasing, you can easily put a mattress protector over it and add bed sheets, blankets, comforters, duvets, and pillows to create your ideal bed!
Our mattresses are supportive
We understand that heavy people require strong mattresses to best support their weight. Our latex foam mattress types are designed to be firm and supportive, especially since they are made using the Dunlop technique. For our hybrid mattresses, we use an 8-inch pocket coil system for primary support and Talalay latex for added comfort. You won’t have to worry about spinal misalignment when you sleep on our mattresses!
Wonderful pressure relief
Every part of your body that touches the mattress surface will be welcomed and lovingly cared for, relieving pressure points from accumulated stress. Jumping onto our latex mattress at the end of a long day is the best way to unwind and recharge for the next.
All sleepers are accommodated
A Turmerry latex mattress allows for the comfortable practice of all sleeping positions, including back, stomach, side, and combination sleeping. Sleepers of all ages, weights, and heights will find our mattresses suitable for their ideal night's sleep due to the comfort and support provided.
Great bounce and response
Heavy people have a tendency to sink into certain mattresses, such as memory foam. This makes it difficult to move around or get out of the mattress. As our latex is known for its exceptional bounce, this is not a problem. You will get a great response to every move you make.
Resilient and long-lasting
Latex mattresses are known for their durability, often lasting up to 15 to 20 years with proper care. Investing in a firm, thick mattress can be costly for a heavy person. Thus, durability and longevity are essential, and our mattresses certainly provide both, along with a solid warranty to back up our claims.
Sleep cool and comfortable
Latex foam is highly breathable, allowing for unrestricted airflow and providing a cool, comfortable sleeping surface. The body heat of heavy people is often higher than that of average/lightweight people. So, it is recommended that they choose a cooling mattress that ensures they don't sleep hot.
Moving around on a mattress with motion transfer as a heavy person may result in you waking your sleeping partner, especially if they are easily roused by minor environmental changes. Turmerry latex mattresses absorb motion and do not transfer it from one end to the other, ensuring a restful night's sleep even with you or your partner moving around.
Eco-friendly and safe to use
To ensure the overall high quality of the mattress as well as its safety for the user and the environment, we use components certified by GOLS, GOTS, OEKO-TEX, and other similar top organizations. You'll be free of harsh chemicals that cause off-gassing, and you'll be able to dispose of your mattress in the future with confidence because it's biodegradable.
How to Assemble Your Turmerry Latex Mattresses?
Assembling our mattresses doesn't require a lot of effort. If you follow these steps for each mattress, you'll be sleeping on it the same day it arrives -
Latex Foam Mattress Assembly
The Turmerry Latex Foam Mattress assembly takes about 10-15 minutes. To reduce its overall weight, it is sent in four separate boxes. The first box includes a zippered organic cotton mattress cover and two free pillows. The remaining three boxes contain three latex foams of varying firmness.
Here's how to put together the Turmerry Latex Foam mattress:
Step 1 - Unpack the organic cotton zippered cover and set it on your bed frame.
Step 2 - Choose which layer you want to use as your latex mattress' base and place it on top of your organic cotton zip-up cover. If you want a soft mattress, choose the firm layer. If you would like a firm mattress, pick the medium firm layer. If you prefer a medium-firm mattress, go with the firm layer.
Step 3 - Assemble the next two latex layers over the base layer. If you want a soft mattress, make sure the soft foam layer is placed on top. The process is the same if you want a firm mattress or a medium firm mattress.
Step 4 - After setting up the three layers of latex foam, zip up the organic cotton cover.
Step 5 - Make the bed as you see fit, and you're done!
Latex Hybrid Mattress Assembly
Compared to foam or egg crate mattresses, the Turmerry Latex Hybrid Mattress is easier to unpack and carry because it ships compressed in just one box as opposed to three or four.
Here's how to properly assemble our Latex Hybrid Mattress:
Step 1 - Take the box to the room where the mattress is going to be placed.
Step 2 - Gently remove the mattress from the box.
Step 3 - Remove the wrapping from the mattress and dispose of it by stowing it in the box or throwing it away.
Step 4 - Lay the mattress on the floor or bed base and allow it to expand.
Step 5 - It can be used right away, but we recommend waiting a few hours before using it.
Step 6 - After it has expanded fully, which should be within 8 hours, make the bed and enjoy it!
Latex Egg Crate Mattress Assembly
The Turmerry Egg Crate Mattress is constructed similarly to the Latex Foam Mattress, so assembly is nearly identical and takes 10-15 minutes.
The Turmerry Egg Crate Mattress is assembled as follows:
Step 1 - Unpack all of the boxes and determine which ones contain which components.
Step 2 - Place the zippered organic cotton cover on your bed base.
Step 3 - Stack the layers of latex foam into the zippered cover. The convoluted surface of the latex egg crate layer should be at the top of the stack.
Step 4 - Close the cover fully by zipping it up.
Step 5 - Prepare the bed and enjoy the wonderful pressure relief it provides!
Reminder: Avoid putting the egg crate layer in the center or at the bottom. Since it serves as the centerpiece and provides additional pressure relief and contour, you should always stack it on top of the other latex foam layers.
Turmerry Latex Mattress Shipping and Return Policy
At Turmerry, we know how important it is for you to have your purchase delivered quickly and hassle-free. Hence, we offer free shipping on all orders across the continental USA. We offer FedEx and USPS rates if you're in Alaska, Hawaii, or any other US territory.
When deciding on a product that will consume a third of your life, exploring it first is essential. After all, you don't want to be stuck with something you don't like, so take the time to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. We provide a generous 30-120 day trial period to ensure you have enough time to truly appreciate the benefits of some of the best mattresses for heavy people.
If you are not satisfied with the mattress, you can return it after 30 days, up until 120 days from our delivery date.
Best Mattress for Heavy People - Buyer's Guide
What are the mattress features that heavy people should look for?
When it comes to mattress features, it's important to consider elements like mattress design, firmness, pressure relief, edge support, and motion isolation. In addition to these, there are a lot of other variables that all play a significant role in how well you sleep. Let's examine each one in greater detail :
The mattress's material is frequently a matter of personal preference, depending on factors like how firm or soft you prefer your mattress to be, whether you prefer a warm or cool environment while you sleep, and your financial situation. Natural latex is a material that offers a good, firm feel with adequate contouring, natural cooling, great bounce, and durability. It is also eco-friendly and free of potentially harmful chemicals.
Synthetic materials like memory foam and poly foam are designed to provide more contouring than support. Memory foam is the superior option in this regard, providing the sleeper with a very soft and comfortable sleeping surface. They do, however, retain heat, occasionally emit hazardous chemicals, and are not as supportive or responsive as natural latex. Memory foam and polyurethane foam are less expensive than natural latex as they are easier to manufacture.
Mattress constructions are classified into two types: all-foam and spring. Latex, memory foam, and poly foam mattresses usually fall under the all-foam category, where layers of high- and low-density foam are sandwiched together and wrapped in fabric. In the spring construction, the support core is made of spring coils, and above it, a comfort layer of foam is placed, all of which is then wrapped in fabric.
The all-foam construction aims at providing the sleeper with a plush, comfortable experience. Conversely, spring construction aims at providing the sleeper with a firm, bouncy experience. The material used in each construction and the modifications made to these materials, such as the addition or subtraction of coil count, coil gauge, firmness, perforations, and infusions, further determine the level of comfort, support, and cooling you receive.
The most common mattress sizes available today are twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king. The size of a mattress is critical when selecting one because it determines the total price you pay for it, how well it can handle your weight, and how much space it can provide you with. Avoid twin and twin XL sizes because they do not provide enough space and are not designed to support the weight of an average heavy sleeper.
A full-size mattress, with a weight limit of around 300 pounds, may be sufficient for a heavy person. However, it is only recommended for single heavy sleepers, and you will have to compromise on space. A queen-size mattress may be a better option because it has a weight limit of around 600 pounds, 300 on each side. As a result, it is an excellent budget mattress size for heavy couples.
A king-size mattress offers even more space and has a weight limit of approximately 750 pounds. However, it will undoubtedly cost more than a queen or a full. If you want to accommodate your entire family, choose a Cal king.
Mattress height (Thickness)
Another factor that is critical in determining how much support you receive is mattress height. The height of a mattress can range from 6 to 14 inches. The average mattress heights for a heavy person are 10, 12, and 14 inches. Increasing the height of your mattress adds more layers and materials to it thereby, increasing its thickness, firmness, and support.
If you're a heavy person who sleeps alone, aim for 10 to 12 inches. This should provide you with adequate support without being overly firm. If you have a partner, especially a heavy partner, go for 12 to 14 inches of height for increased weight capacity and support. Keep in mind that increasing the height of your mattress will result in an increase in the price of the mattress.
The firmness of a mattress determines how soft or hard it feels when you sleep on it. There are numerous firmness options available today, ranging from ultra-soft to ultra-firm. However, the most common firmness options you're likely to encounter when customizing your mattress are very soft, soft, medium firm, firm, and very firm.
Avoid extra soft and soft when choosing the firmness of your mattress. For heavier people, they won't be as supportive and might even lead to posture misalignment. If you want a good mix of comfort and support, go with medium-firm. If you want a mattress surface that is extremely supportive and durable, choose firm or firm.
The purpose of pressure relief features is to reduce pressure points, which is particularly advantageous for heavier people. The best pressure relief is frequently found in memory foam mattresses, which conform very well to the body. Due to their adequate contouring, latex mattresses are also effective at relieving pressure. Another great option is a hybrid mattress that combines latex or memory foam comfort layers with pocketed coils.
For the best pressure relief, you need a mattress that can conform very well to your contours. Pent-up pressure along the shoulders, hips, and spine can be reduced with the right amount of contouring. However, too much of it can result in a mattress that provides less support, which is bad for the spine and posture, especially for heavy sleepers. The ideal mattress should provide adequate body contouring along with appropriate support and firmness.
A mattress's response is determined by its material and construction. When a mattress is described as responsive, it means it has a healthy level of bounce and allows you to move around freely while sleeping on it. The most responsive mattress types are latex, hybrid, and innerspring. Latex is responsive due to its rubbery origin, whereas springs provide responsiveness for hybrids and innerspring mattresses. Memory foam and poly foam suck you in and provide minimal bounce, resulting in poor responsiveness.
This feature is essential for heavy sleepers, as it lets you move around the mattress with ease. When you're heavy, getting out of or moving around on mattresses with poor responsiveness becomes extremely difficult. The amount of pressure relief you receive may also be affected by a mattress's responsiveness. Light sleepers, who are easily roused by minor inconveniences such as not being able to move around, should also look for a mattress with sufficient bounce.
Different mattress types offer varying degrees of cooling or heating. It's mostly determined by what material they use. Natural latex is a breathable material that does not retain heat, making it ideal for a cooling mattress. Traditional memory foam, on the other hand, retains heat in order to conform to the body of the sleeper, making it hotter to sleep on.
Some people prefer the cozy environment that traditional memory foam provides, while the vast majority prefer the cooling surface of natural latex. At the end of the day, it is a personal preference determined by where you live and your tolerance to higher or lower temperatures. Nevertheless, a cooler environment is generally known to provide better sleep, particularly for heavy individuals whose bodies will provide enough heat to keep them warm.
Motion isolation refers to preventing motion from being transferred from one end of the bed to the other. When heavy people change sleeping positions during the night or try to get out of bed in the morning, they are likely to cause motion in the mattress. This may have an impact on their partners, or even themselves if they are light sleepers. A motion-isolating mattress can help prevent this to a large extent.
Mattresses made of latex and memory foam work best for motion isolation. Their layers are made entirely of foam, which will absorb the motion and stop it from spreading to other areas of the mattress. Motion can also be sufficiently isolated by hybrids and innersprings that use latex or memory foam as their comfort layer and pocket coils as their support core.
When choosing the best mattress for a heavy person, edge support is a crucial component to take into account. Edge support offers assistance when sitting or sleeping on the mattress's edge and helps keep it from sagging. The best edge support is typically found in latex, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses. Depending on the kind of coils used, innerspring mattresses may also offer strong edge support.
Because they are made to be firmer at the edges, latex and memory foam mattresses offer excellent edge support. Hybrid mattresses provide added support on the edges thanks to their pocketed coils. With good edge support, you can be confident that you will not roll off the edge. This safety precaution is critical for heavy individuals in order to avoid injuries.
Mattresses are an expensive investment in today's markets. A good mattress can cost more than $1000 for the average person! A heavier person could put more wear and tear on a mattress than an average person, so they have to choose one that is made to last. Generally, latex tends to last the longest, with a lifespan of 15-20 years. Memory foam, hybrids, and innerspring mattresses can all last at least 10 years if they are of high quality.
There are ways to increase the longevity of your mattress. Internally, you can extend the life of your mattress by customizing its foam to be high-density, its coils to be more numerous and thicker in size, and its edges to be well-supportive. External ways to extend the life of your mattress include using a mattress topper, a good bed base, and keeping your mattress clean. Make sure your mattress has a warranty of at least 5 years.
Types of Mattresses for Heavy People
There are several mattress types and features to consider when selecting a mattress for a heavy person. Latex, memory foam, innerspring, hybrid, and airbed are the five most well-known types of them.
What is it?
There are three types of latex mattresses: natural, blended, and synthetic. Natural latex, or liquid rubber derived from the sap of rubber trees, currently dominates the market due to its superiority over synthetic and blended latex.
The response (bounce) of natural latex is its best-known characteristic. Unlike other mattress types, latex can react to the movements of the sleeper quickly and precisely. In addition to its exceptional responsiveness, natural latex is renowned for its perfect harmony of comfort and support. It is also extremely durable, naturally breathable, and hypoallergenic.
Best type of latex mattress for heavy people
Latex mattresses are an excellent choice for heavy people. The best type of latex mattress for heavy people will include Dunlop latex foam over Talalay latex. Dunlop latex is more durable, firmer, and less expensive. If you sleep alone, choose a medium-firm or firm option and a thickness of 10 to 12 inches when customizing your latex mattress. If you sleep with a partner, choose a firm mattress with a thickness of 12 to 14 inches. Make sure the latex foam you choose is perforated for maximum cooling.
Memory Foam Mattresses
What is it?
Memory foam mattresses are entirely artificial. The material was initially produced in the 1980s for a NASA project. Memory foam is created by treating polyurethane with chemicals to make it denser, more viscous, and more elastic. It is well known for its high level of conformity.
Traditional memory foam has a number of drawbacks, including heat retention, decreased support, and off-gassing. It is also slower to respond and has less bounce than latex. This is why, in recent years, traditional memory foam has been improved by infusing it with materials such as gel, copper, or plant derivatives. These materials improve cooling and bounce while also reducing heat retention and off-gassing. However, infused memory foam is more expensive than traditional memory foam.
Best type of memory foam mattress for heavy people
For a heavy sleeper, memory foam with gel infusion, high-density foam, and an open cell structure are the best options. We advise gel memory foam with an open-cell structure because heat retention could be a serious issue for heavy sleepers. This combination creates a mattress surface that is breathable and doesn't trap heat. The gel may even offer excellent cooling.
What is it?
Combining two or more materials results in hybrid mattresses. It is built using a combination of foam and spring layers. For the spring layer, hybrids frequently use individually wrapped coils, also known as pocket coils or Marshall coils, because they provide more support and motion isolation than other spring types.
For the foam layer, hybrids employ either latex, memory foam, or poly foam. The purpose of these foam layers is to cushion and comfort the sleeper. Certain other characteristics, such as temperature, can also be determined by the kind of foam used.
Best type of hybrid mattress for heavy people
The best hybrid mattress for heavier people will depend on the spring and foam materials that they prefer. Generally speaking, we advise selecting pocket coils for the spring layer and latex foam for the comfort layer if you want a balanced level of comfort and support with extra qualities like cooling, motion isolation, and durability.
The coil count and coil gauge determine the firmness of your hybrid mattress. The greater the coil count (number of coils), the greater the support. The lower the coil gauge number, the thicker the coils, resulting in a firmer mattress surface. The foam's firmness can also be adjusted, and we recommend medium-firm or firm.
What is it?
Innerspring mattresses use similar materials to hybrid mattresses. The difference is that the materials used in hybrids are of better quality. Innerspring mattresses are among the oldest types of mattresses. They have a long history and are well-known for their traditional firm feel. This firmness can be partly attributed to the innerspring's foam comfort layer, which is thinner than in hybrids.
Best type of innerspring mattress for heavy people
Firm and durable innerspring mattresses are the best kind for heavy individuals. The more coils there are, and the thicker the coils are, the more support you will receive. Pocketed coils are seen in most modern innerspring mattresses. Choose them because they outperform other coil types. For the foam comfort layer, choose latex or memory foam.
What is it?
Air mattresses are short-term sleeping arrangements that are most frequently used when camping, hosting guests, etc. Similar to how a spring or all-foam mattress is built, an air mattress can have two layers, one for comfort and the other for support. An airbed's support core is made up of air chambers. You can order an airbed with an integrated pump, or you can fill them up manually by attaching a pump to the valve.
These air chambers are encased in materials like PVC, vinyl, nylon, and textile-reinforced plastic/rubber. The comfort layer sits on top of these air chambers and is composed of either thin fabric or a thick layer of latex, memory foam, polyfoam, etc.
Best type of air mattress for heavy people
Air mattresses may not be ideal for heavy people, either in the short or long term. They are a temporary solution that you can carry around and use for one or two nights. Permanent use of airbeds can be harmful because they don't offer the support and comfort that heavy people need. But if you're set on getting an air mattress, look for one made of strong materials like PVC or vinyl, which are impervious to tears and leaks and can bear your weight.
What is the best mattress for heavy people?
To avoid confusion, let's divide this into two categories - The first will be for single heavy individuals, and the second will be for heavy individuals with partners.
For single heavy people
The best mattress for single, heavy people is a natural latex mattress with an all-foam construction. Natural latex foam is ideal for a heavy person in almost all respects. It has a flexible surface that facilitates movement, firm support to avoid misalignment, and a soothing cushion to provide pressure relief.
All of these qualities, along with additional attributes such as natural cooling, hypoallergenic foam, a resilient lifespan, eco-friendliness, motion isolation, no noise, edge support, and safety from off-gassing, make natural latex the ideal material for heavy people. The all-foam construction provides a more plush and conforming surface. Going with a hybrid construction is recommended for people who prefer firmness over cushioning.
Make sure your natural latex mattress has a supportive core made of Dunlop latex. It is denser than Talalay latex, making it more supportive. Also, ensure that the latex foam you get has perforations in it for better breathability and increased cooling.
A mattress height of 10 to 12 inches is recommended. Choose between medium firm (for balanced comfort and support) and firm (for maximum support). For single, heavy people, a full or queen-size mattress is sufficient.
If you prefer a hybrid construction to an all-foam construction, use pocket coils for the support core. A coil count of at least 300 (full size) or 400 (queen size) and a coil gauge number of 12 or 13 are recommended.
For heavy individuals with partners
The same mattress material (natural latex) and construction (all-foam) recommended for single, heavy individuals are also recommended for heavy individuals with partners. The mattress size is where you need to make a change; you should choose a king size (for plenty of space) or a queen size (if you're willing to give up some space).
The second adjustment you must make is to the mattress' height (thickness), where you should select 12 to 14 inches rather than 10 to 12.
If you prefer a hybrid construction to an all-foam construction, use pocket coils in the spring layer. A coil count of at least 400 (queen size) or 480 (king size) is recommended. Choose a coil gauge number of 12 or lower (if possible). The lower the coil gauge number, the thicker the coils will be, resulting in better support.
What types of mattresses should heavy people avoid?
Certain mattresses are best left alone when you’re a heavy person. These include -
Mattresses that are soft or very soft on the firmness scale
Choosing the proper firmness is essential for a heavy sleeper. The firmness scale ranks the firmness of a mattress on a scale of 1 to 10. A rating of 1 to 5 is considered extra soft to medium soft. These mattresses should be avoided because they cannot support your weight. You can select anything above them. Medium-firm provides a good balance of comfort and support, while firm and extra firm provide more support.
Mattresses with low-quality materials
Always try to make a good investment in your mattress. Low-quality mattresses will lack important features such as contouring, firmness, cooling, and so on that are required for heavy people to sleep comfortably. These mattresses are typically less than $300 and may pose a safety risk. Low-quality memory foam, for example, may contain chemicals such as arsenic and lead, which are prohibited in higher-quality memory foam. Around $700 to $1000, you can find a mid to high-quality mattress that is worth the money you spend.
Mattresses that cannot support your weight
The average mattress can support up to 250 pounds of weight. If you are above this weight, consider alternatives such as bariatric mattresses. Similarly, if you sleep with a partner, consider their weight and select a mattress that can support both of your weights.
Mattresses that retain heat
A hot night's sleep is a nightmare for many heavy sleepers. Traditional memory foam mattresses are prone to retaining heat, resulting in a hot and sweaty night. Better alternatives, such as latex or hybrids that use latex, do not retain heat and allow air to flow more freely through them, resulting in a cool and comfortable night's sleep.
Mattresses that offer very little contouring
In your search for a firm and supportive mattress, don't forget to look for one that also provides contouring and pressure relief. A mattress devoid of these will be nothing more than a brick on which to sleep, leaving you uncomfortable. Latex, infused memory foam, and hybrid mattresses are excellent mattress types that provide both support and comfort in sufficient amounts.
Bedding Accessories for Heavy People
With the proper pillow, you can effectively enhance the quality of your sleep. Pillows are an essential piece of bedding for any sleeper. They support the head, neck, and shoulders and prevent misalignment of the spine, thus saving the sleeper from sustaining any injuries.
When choosing a pillow, you have to consider the following -
Each sleeping position necessitates a different type of pillow for optimal comfort and support. Side sleepers require a pillow that keeps their head and neck aligned with their spine, whereas back sleepers require a pillow that does not force their head too forward or backward. Stomach sleepers will require a thin pillow to prevent their heads from being pushed too far upwards.
Pillows, like mattresses, can be made from a variety of materials. Each material affects how supportive, conforming, cooling, and comfortable a pillow is for you. Latex pillows offer a good balance of comfort and support. Memory foam conforms better, offering more contouring at the expense of less support. Buckwheat pillows are made from buckwheat hulls and provide a firm, breathable pillow. Other common pillow materials include feathers, cotton, down, down-alternative, etc.
The height of a pillow is referred to as its loft. The average pillow has a loft of 3 to 5 inches. For sleeping positions, the loft of a pillow is critical to consider. Side sleeping necessitates using a pillow that aligns your head with your spine and keeps it in a neutral position. The recommended loft for side sleepers is medium (3 to 5 inches) or high (above 5 inches). A medium loft (3 to 5-inch) pillow is best for back sleeping. Stomach sleepers should choose a thin pillow that is less than 3 inches thick to avoid misaligning their spine.
The firmness of a pillow is usually left to the user's preference. There are three common firmness levels: soft, medium, and firm. Soft is for those who prefer comfort over support. Medium firm strikes a balance between comfort and support. Firm provides excessive support. Heavy sleepers should opt for medium firm or firm for the best pillow support.
The density/fill of your pillow determines how firm and high it is. Increasing the density improves the firmness, while adding fill, such as buckwheat hulls, feathers, or cotton, improves both the loft and the firmness.
A mattress topper is an extra layer of foam you can buy and add to your mattress. The main purpose of a topper is to change how firm or soft your mattress feels and how much cooling it produces. If you can afford to purchase one, they are a great addition.
Heavy people usually opt for firm mattresses, as they can provide greater support and better handle their weights. However, if the mattress they purchased is too firm for them, instead of returning it, purchasing a softer mattress topper and placing it atop can help soften it. Plus, as time passes, your mattress will soften on its own, and when the topper wears out, you can remove it to get a brand new-like mattress with little wear and tear.
Toppers are available in a variety of materials and styles. Latex, memory foam, poly foam, gel, feather, and down are popular mattress topper materials. The most popular mattress topper designs are flat and convoluted. The thickness of a mattress topper can range from 1-4 inches. The greater the thickness, the firmer it will be. Here is an in-depth guide that covers the best mattress toppers for heavy people.
A sturdy bed base completes the ideal mattress bedding set. A heavy sleeper should use box springs or mattress foundations on top of their bed frame. Box springs are made of a wooden frame with springs inside that provide good support, bounce, and contour. A good mattress foundation, such as a metal foundation, slatted foundation, or solid platform foundation, should suffice if you require something firm and sturdy.
A good bed base can firm up your mattress and allow it to support more weight than it would otherwise. Bed bases also extend the life of mattresses by keeping them off the ground and away from dirt, dust, moisture, and other impurities.
Where should heavy people buy their mattresses from?
No crowded stores, no driving to and from the store, and definitely no employees pressuring you. Online shopping is as convenient as it gets. You only need to click your mouse a few times to order the mattress of your dreams. Most online mattresses come in a box (mattress-in-a-box), making unpacking and setting up easier.
A mattress store can only stock a limited number of mattress models, prompting you to shop around or limit your expectations and buy the first available mattress, even if it isn't suitable for your needs. Online shopping eliminates this dilemma and provides you with the variety you require. There are numerous mattress materials and constructions available online, each with its own distinct characteristics.
There are numerous customization options available online for almost every mattress model. The two most important customizations required by a customer are firmness and height. These two, and more, are available from online merchants, typically in a wider range than what a typical brick-and-mortar store offers. Customizing is also very convenient and hassle-free.
Online retailers can afford to offer year-round discounts and sales as they have fewer overhead costs than traditional retailers. You can often get a better deal on a mattress when shopping online. Additionally, due to the abundance of options available, similar mattress models may be sold at different prices by different retailers, with one being cheaper than the other.
Online retailers also provide free shipping because of the lower overhead expenses, so all you have to pay for is the mattress itself. This increases the convenience of online shopping because you won't need to go pick up the mattress from the store first; instead, you can set it up as soon as it arrives.
Customers who have previously purchased the mattress models sold by online retailers will review them, providing feedback on their suitability and dependability for you. Find these reviews by performing a simple search on the retailer's website or on unbiased forums and blogs.
You aren't given the opportunity to test out your mattress when shopping online. Trial periods are useful in this situation. Prior to making your final mattress purchase, you can test it out for a month or two. You can always return the mattress for a refund if you're dissatisfied.
The online environment is highly competitive. For the consumer, it is always advantageous when retailers compete to offer the most affordable prices and the highest-quality mattresses.
Test out the mattress beforehand
What online mattresses do not let you do is test the mattress before getting it. In-person shopping lets you try out mattresses first, giving you a better understanding of whether they suit you.
You don't have to go through the hassle of returning
Online mattress returns can be a time-consuming process that many people dread. The likelihood of you having to return the mattress after in-person shopping is very low because you get to see and touch what you're buying beforehand. Even if you need to return your mattress, all you need to do is bring it back to the shop or call someone to come get it.
Store employees can help you
Employees within mattress stores are always there to answer your queries and assist you in finding the best mattress for you. In online shopping, you must do the research yourself, and sometimes you may not even understand certain mattress terms.
Convenient customer service
In-person purchases are frequently made at stores close to the customer. This makes it easier for the customer to access customer services such as warranty, return policy, etc.
If you become a regular at the store or form a bond with the employees/managers, you may be given special benefits such as additional discounts, free bedding accessories, and so on. This type of connection is rare in online stores.
Tips and Guidelines for Proper Latex Mattress Maintenance
Taking care of your mattress on a regular basis can keep it free and away from contaminants that destroy its integrity. Here is how you can keep your latex mattresses clean and well looked after -
Clean your mattress every week
You can maintain a well-kept, long-lasting mattress by simply vacuuming off the crumbs and dust and spot-cleaning any liquid spills every week or so. In addition to being dangerous to sleep on, a dirty mattress will quickly lose many of its key qualities.
Rotate your mattress every six months
By rotating your mattress every six months, you can prevent permanent sagging and indentations. If the mattress is too heavy for you to lift, don't hesitate to ask someone for assistance.
Air out your mattress every month
The process of airing out mattresses involves placing your mattress in a well-ventilated area. Moisture and dust will be driven out of the mattress by the air that passes through it. Try to prop the mattress against a wall so that neither of the two sides you sleep on is obstructed from receiving air.
Use a mattress protector
A mattress protector is an additional outer cover, typically constructed of cotton or polyester, that surrounds the mattress and shields it from external contaminants. Using a protector will prevent contaminants like dust, dirt, moisture, bacteria, and more from getting inside the mattress, extending the mattress's lifespan and simplifying your cleaning tasks.
Things you should avoid
Avoid exposing your mattress to direct sunlight, avoid using your mattress before it's fully dry, avoid using harsh detergents like hydrogen peroxide, avoid hand-washing/machine-washing any of the foam layers or the mattress cover, and avoid exposing the mattress to high heat (such as placing it in a dryer).
What weight category is designated as "heavy"?
If you weigh more than 230 pounds, then you belong to the category of heavy weight.
The weight limit for an average-weight person is between 130 and 230 pounds, while that of a light person is less
than 130 pounds.
Is a firm or soft mattress better for heavy people?
It's commonly believed that heavy people require a firmer sleeping surface to get a good night's rest. A firm
mattress provides better support for your body, which can help prevent sinking or sagging in areas where you
carry more weight. This can keep your spine aligned and reduce the risk of developing back pain. In other words,
a firmer mattress can help distribute the weight more evenly, providing better support for heavier individuals.
What are the benefits of a cooling mattress for heavy people?
Heavy individuals are more prone to experience sweating and heat retention while sleeping, leading to discomfort
and difficulty in getting some shut eye. This is where a cooling mattress comes into play, as it can provide a
comfortable sleeping environment by regulating body temperature, providing better airflow, and improving sleep
The best cooling mattresses are typically constructed with advanced materials like gel-infused foam or breathable
foam like natural latex, which can enhance support and alleviate pressure points.
Can a heavy person use a mattress topper for additional support?
Yes, a heavy person can absolutely benefit from using a mattress topper for additional support. Mattress toppers
are designed to provide an extra layer of cushioning and support to the mattress, which can help alleviate
pressure points and provide a more comfortable sleep surface. This is especially important for heavier
individuals, as they may experience more discomfort and pressure on their joints and muscles while sleeping.
When selecting a mattress topper, it is important to choose one that is specifically designed for heavy people.
Look for one that is made from high-density foam or latex, as these materials offer excellent support and
durability to withstand heavy weight. You should also consider a topper that is at least 3 inches thick, as this
will provide the best level of cushioning and support. It's also important to pay attention to the firmness
level of the topper, as heavier people typically need a firmer surface to support their weight.
Can a mattress sag under the weight of a heavy person?
If the mattress is not designed to support a larger body type, it can sag. And when this happens, it causes
discomfort and even pain by placing pressure on certain areas of the body, such as the hips and shoulders. Over
time, sagging can also lead to long-term damage to the mattress and potentially impact its lifespan.
To prevent sagging, it's important to choose a mattress that is specifically designed to support heavier body
types. Look for mattresses that are made with high density foam or other supportive materials, as these can help
distribute weight more evenly and prevent sagging over time. It's also important to rotate and flip your
mattress regularly to ensure that it wears evenly and doesn't develop permanent impressions or sagging.
Are hybrid mattresses good for heavy people?
If you're on the heavier side and looking for the best mattress, a hybrid mattress may be an excellent option to
consider. By selecting a hybrid mattress designed specifically for heavier body types and paying attention to
factors such as coil count, the thickness of the comfort layers, and overall firmness level, you can ensure that
you get the best possible sleep experience.
What is the ideal thickness of a mattress for heavy people?
A mattress that is at least 12 inches thick is typically the best bet for heavier individuals. This ensures that
there is enough cushioning to evenly distribute weight and prevent sagging. It's also important to consider the
materials used in the mattress, as high-density foam or supportive materials are ideal for heavier individuals.
Can a memory foam mattress support heavy people?
Memory foam mattresses can support heavy people, but the level of support depends on various factors. When
selecting a memory foam mattress for a heavier individual, it's important to choose one that has a higher
density foam to ensure that it can support the weight without sagging. A higher-density foam also means that the
mattress will be more durable over time.
Additionally, some memory foam mattresses may retain heat, which can be uncomfortable for some individuals.
Therefore, it's important to choose a mattress that has cooling technology or a breathable design to prevent
How long do mattresses for heavy people last?
The lifespan of a mattress for heavy people can vary based on factors such as the quality of materials and
construction, frequency of use, and weight distribution.
Generally, a high-quality mattress for heavy people can last around 8-10 years with proper care and maintenance.
However, if a mattress is used more frequently or if the weight distribution is not evenly spread, it may wear
Are innerspring mattresses suitable for heavy people?
Innerspring mattresses can be suitable for heavy people, but you should also take into consideration factors such
as coil count, gauge, and the quality of materials used.
A higher coil count and thicker gauge coils can provide better support for heavy individuals. It's also important
to consider the quality of the comfort layers and the overall construction of the mattress.
Can an air mattress support the weight of a heavy person?
Air mattresses can support the weight of a heavy person, but it's important to choose a model that is
specifically designed for this purpose.
Go for air mattresses with higher weight capacities, reinforced seams, and durable materials. It's also essential
to monitor air pressure and adjust as necessary to ensure adequate support and comfort.
What is the best mattress for side sleepers who are heavy?
For side sleepers who are heavy, a mattress with a medium-firm to firm feel can be the best option.
Choose mattresses with thicker comfort layers to provide ample cushioning and pressure relief. Memory foam,
hybrid, and innerspring mattresses can all be suitable options, depending on personal preference and body type.
Can a heavy person use a latex mattress?
Of course, a heavy person can use a latex mattress, but it's crucial to consider factors such as firmness level
and density. A higher-density latex mattress can provide better support and durability for heavy individuals.
It's also essential to choose a firmness level that provides adequate support without sacrificing comfort.
What is the importance of edge support for heavy people?
Edge support is essential for heavy individuals, as it can prevent the mattress from sagging or sinking along the
edges. This is pretty much important for those who sit on the edge of the bed or use it as a support when
getting in and out of bed.
Look for mattresses with reinforced edges or edge support systems, such as foam encasement or extra springs, to
ensure proper edge support for heavy individuals.
How can you tell if your current mattress needs replacing?
Your mattress needs to be replaced if you respond "yes" to two or more of the following questions -
Are you waking up before your alarm goes off?
Unprompted nighttime awakenings are a sign that something is interfering with your ability to sleep. One of the
possible offenders for this could very well be your mattress. Inadequate support or comfort causes you to feel
uncomfortable, which ultimately wakes you up.
Do you feel any aches or pains in the morning?
When your body posture is misaligned as a result of the mattress sagging or dipping, you're bound to experience
aches in the near future, if not now. Back pain, shoulder pain, joint aches, and other ailments can all be
caused by an old mattress that has outlived its usefulness.
Are there any sagging or permanent indentations?
If you notice any dipping, sagging, or permanent indentations (impressions of your body) in your mattress, you
can conclude that the mattress's surface has become unsupportive and potentially harmful. These can happen if
the mattress has outlived its useful life, if it hasn't been regularly turned over and rotated, or if the
rigidity of the foam structure has loosened.
Are there any visible signs of wear and tear?
Long-term use of mattresses causes wear and tear. They'll be noticeable on the mattress's surface. The problem
with tearing is that it may allow moisture, dust, and other contaminants into the mattress, quickly reducing its
integrity. You can delay this from happening by using a mattress topper and routinely cleaning your mattress.
Is your mattress past its expected lifespan?
The lifespan of different mattress types varies. Latex, for example, can last for more than 15 years when
maintained properly. Mattresses can degrade even before they reach their peak if they are ignored and abused. If
your mattress has reached the end of its expected lifespan, you can extend it for a while longer if you've kept
it in good condition throughout its life. If not, it will begin to deteriorate much faster.
When is the best time to buy a mattress for heavy people?
Three periods within a year can be classified as the best time to buy a
A mattress sale takes place on specific days or weeks throughout the year, where you can find great discounts and
other benefits on a mattress purchase. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, New Year's Day, and Presidents' Day are some
of the best mattress sale days you can find.
When a store is clearing out its old inventory, it is bound to offer it at a lower price in order to sell it more
quickly. Check with stores near you to find out if they're having a clearance sale.
Introduction of New Models
In March, April, and May, the mattress industry releases new mattress models, which prompts retailers to mark
down older models. Another time when new models are unveiled is just before the new year.