It’s always important to ensure that the mattress you use meets your requirements. You deserve a mattress that will complement your sleeping needs and feel comfortable. If you’re overweight or obese, it’s crucial to find a mattress that works for you and offers you support while you’re in bed. So, what is the best mattress for large people?
There are a number of different features that distinguish different mattresses and set them apart from each other, including hybrid types, foam types, cover materials, internal design, firmness and thickness levels, responsiveness, and innerspring.
We have put together this blog to help you choose the best mattress for large people. We will outline how to choose a mattress for large people by looking at specific features, firmness and thickness levels, and other key deciding factors of mattresses.
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What is the best mattress for large people?
There is an endless range of excellent quality mattresses on the market so it can often be confusing to find the perfect one for you. For people who weigh more than the average person, this should be a considering factor in the process but many don’t know how this will affect their mattress.
The more you weigh, the more stress your mattress experiences from your body over its lifetime. This can often result in dips and failures when using a poor-quality mattress that isn’t tailored well to your body shape.
This can result in poor posture, back pain, and poor-quality sleep.
What type of mattress is best suited for large people?
There are several features that characterise mattresses and make them more suitable for overweight and obese people. The four main types of mattresses are innerspring mattresses, hybrid mattresses, latex mattresses, and foam mattresses. But out of these, what is the best mattress for large people?
These types of mattresses are constructed from continuous coils or springs within the mattress pocketed by comfort layers made of foam. Innerspring mattresses are ideal for promoting airflow within the mattress and can offer a stable surface for your sleep. Most are also fitted with edge support to provide you with stability across the whole of the mattress.
However, these are generally not recommended for people who share a bed because springs allow for motion transfer which can disrupt other sleepers.
Easily the most popular type on the market, hybrid mattresses come with many ideal features. They are constructed with a layered design, the core support layer is manufactured with individually pocketed micro coils and around these are comfort layers made of foam and latex.
Thicker than the average mattress, hybrid mattresses offer enhanced breathability, cooling, and pressure relief. They are ideal for larger people because the core layer is designed with solid support in mind.
Popular for their longevity and durability, latex mattresses are often chosen for their cooling properties. If you’re looking for an organic, natural mattress, latex is the way to go. They are manufactured with a high-density foam support layer to make them feel solid and secure.
However, unlike the previous options, latex mattresses are also guilty of motion transfer and unfortunately lack edge support around their perimeter.
Without any coil layers, foam mattresses are entirely made of foam, making them softer than other options. Perfect for sharing a bed, foam reduces motion transfer and offers pressure relief. We generally recommend memory foam, especially to those with back pain in bed, because this is adaptable to your body and ensures a comfortable night’s sleep.
However, for the heavier person, memory foam might feel uncomfortable or not offer the same support. We recommend checking foam density and choosing a foam mattress that can offer good firmness and stability for your weight.
Product: Reflections Ultimate Comfort Mattress
What firmness level is best in a mattress for large people?
The firmness level is a measure of mattress density, usually measured from 1 to 10 (10 being the firmest and 1 being the softest). For larger people, we recommend high-firmness mattresses because it can be easy to sink too deeply into soft or medium-level mattresses which can cause posture issues, back pain and overheating in bed.
If you generally sleep on your side or front, you are not distributing your weight evenly so you will need a firmer mattress than those who sleep on the back.
What thickness level is best in a mattress for large people?
Thickness level measures the height of your mattress. Generally, heavier people should choose mattresses with more layers (and thus, more thickness) to offer more support. Thinner mattresses may sag in the middle and disrupt the natural alignment of your spine.
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