Everyone needs and deserves a decent night’s sleep, but sometimes there are factors that get in the way which are out of our control. There might not be much you can do about noisy neighbours or a mind that just won’t switch-off, but the mattress that you choose is something that you can control.
Making sure you are comfortable and adequately supported at night is one way to help you to sleep better and for longer. But for people carrying extra weight, a standard off-the-shelf mattress might not do the job. In order for someone who is overweight to get the support they need, and be able to sleep undisturbed, a heavy-duty mattress is the best bet.
What is a heavy-duty mattress?
A heavy-duty mattress is a mattress which can accommodate up to 30 stone per sleeper. For a double bed, these mattresses usually accommodate a total of 50 stone. We have a wide range of heavy-duty mattresses and all of our mattresses also come with a 3-year guarantee. Here are three things to keep in mind when choosing a mattress for a larger person or couple.
1. The firmer the better
A firm mattress can withstand stress better than a soft mattress and will last longer with heavy use. In order to prevent aches and pains, and increase the support your body gets through the night, a firm mattress is a top choice. Check the firmness rating or tension if you’re unsure.
2. Body temperature and materials
If you find you get very hot at night, especially in the warmer months, a spring-based mattress could be a good choice for you. If you prefer the feeling of memory foam, then look for memory foam that comes with built-in cooling technology. Our mattresses with Adaptive cover technology, such as the Memory Deluxe Mattress remove moisture and naturally increase evaporation to give a cooling effect at night.
3. Thickness counts
As well as choosing a firm mattress, the thickness of a heavy-duty mattress should be at least 12 inches or 30cm, but preferably thicker if the sleeper is carrying a large amount of excess weight. A thicker mattress will be able to take the weight better and prevent sagging and sinking, which lead to aches and pains for the sleeper and damage to the mattress over time.
Ready to upgrade your sleeping arrangements? Take a look at our leading range of heavy-duty mattresses.