For people who are larger than average, getting a good night's sleep can sometimes be difficult, especially when sleeping on an off-the-shelf bed. Most beds are made as 'one size fits all', but as everyone has found out on at least one occasion, the 'all' in there might be stretching the truth a little. This is why it is important to consider purchasing a bed that suits your specific needs, rather than relying on the default option working. The size, strength and level of support that a bed can offer may all need extra consideration in order to be assured of a consistently good night's sleep. In this article, we explore what is the best bed for heavy people.
As retailers start to offer ranges of specialist beds for heavy people, such as heavy-duty reinforced beds, you can sleep soundly knowing that your bed can be solid, long-lasting, and offer you the support where you need it. So here are some of the things to consider when shopping for a bed, and some suggestions for the best beds for heavy people that you can buy today.
What to consider when buying the best bed for heavy people
It can be worth just taking a little time to understand the extra considerations you may need to make when shopping for a bed for a larger-than-average person. If you think that the person using the bed has needs that may not be suited by a generic bed, it is worth looking into switching to a reinforced bed.
There are many different types and styles of reinforced beds, and just like standard beds, they are made from a variety of different materials to suit not only your sleeping style but also your decor. Here are a few of the types of reinforced beds available.
The most important thing to consider when shopping for a bed for a heavier person is whether the bed will offer the proper support to the person using it.
Not just in terms of having the strength and sturdiness to hold one or two heavier people at a time, but in terms of giving the correct body support for proper sleep for every sleeping position. For example, sleeping on your side can help with snoring issues, but usually requires more firm support, whereas front sleepers may want to look for a softer mattress in order to breathe more freely.
Different bed designs can offer this support and, by working with the correct mattress type, can really help to customise the perfect bed for long-term peaceful rest.
As well as considering whether the bed will provide the support your body needs in order to be comfortable whilst trying to sleep, another consideration is to decide what you want, or need, your bed to be made from.
It is important that the materials be sturdy and well-suited for the job, which is why you will see a lot of metal and wooden bed frames. However, comfort is not the only thing to keep in mind when choosing a large piece of furniture, as decor also plays a big part. This is why you can also sturdy, reinforced beds in almost any style and material you can think of. Whether upholstered in your favourite materials or kept simple with a stained wooden finish, the possibilities are endless.
As well as being made from high-quality materials, it is more important than usual that the construction quality of the bed is also very high. If you think that you are going to put more strain on a bed than it may be designed to handle, then it is important that your bed be made well.
Buying a reinforced bed from a retailer with specific experience in selling beds to people with these extra needs is probably the best chance you have of making sure that what you are buying is of the highest quality possible, and therefore will last you as long as you could hope a bed to last.
The best beds for heavy people in 2022
Endurance Collection – Indestructible Bed Frames
The Endurance collection of bed frames are built by Reinforced Beds out of incredibly hard-wearing steel and are practically indestructible under normal sleeping circumstances.
The standard Endurance bed frames come with extra-strong wooden slats, but these can be upgraded to steel mesh bases for even more support. Both of these materials offer excellent breathability to mattresses whilst offering the maximum amount of support possible. For more information about the unique mesh base design, read our guide here.
The innovative design means that there is no need for a central support leg, leaving the entire underside of bed to use as storage. We test each cast-iron bed frame up to weights of 65 stone, and also offer a lifetime guarantee on the structure of the bed base, so even if you manage to destruct the indestructible, you won't have to worry about having to buy a new bed.
Strong Metal & Wrought Iron Beds
Metal, especially steel and wrought iron, are some of the sturdiest, long-lasting and cost-effective materials from which to make a bed frame.
Kept light by a hollow cross-section, but with the tensile strength to handle a large amount of stress, a strong metal or wrought iron bed frame could be the ideal choice if you are in the market for a bed that can properly support a heavier-than-average person.
Strong Wooden Beds
Wood is obviously a perennial favourite when it comes to making sturdy structures at a low cost. A strong wooden bed not only fits the bill when it comes to being strong enough to support any sleeping needs, but wooden beds are some of the most versatile when it comes to fitting them in with the interior design of the room.
From traditional wood finishes to painted options, a wooden bed is one of the best options for the wallet as well as the environment.
Heavy Duty Divan, Ottoman & Upholstered Beds
Part of the whole philosophy of Reinforced Beds is that people shouldn't have to compromise on style and practicality just because they need a little extra support when it comes to their beds.
Because of this, there is a wide range of heavy-duty divan, Ottoman and other upholstered bed frames. Offering such a spread of styles and designs, mixed in with clever storage solutions and designed specifically for larger users, we are confident that you can find something that perfectly fits your room as well as your body.
Heavy Duty Bunk Beds, Adjustable Beds & Sofa/Guest Beds
Some people may think they are limited to basic bed frames if they already have extra needs that need catering for. However, Reinforced Beds offers a large range of speciality beds, designed to fit around your lifestyle.
Strong bunk beds can be a money and space-saving solution for anywhere where space is at a premium. It is extra important for bunk beds to be well designed and well built, as they have to support two people, so even if you do not think you require that extra support, it never hurts to have it.
Similarly, heavy duty sofa beds are a great choice for those who regularly have visitors. Sofa beds can often be flimsy, leading to them being very uncomfortable, so by investing in a heavy-duty sofa bed you will be making every guest happy, not just the heavier ones.
Also available in a range of different designs and finishes, Reinforced Beds has a range of adjustable electric beds capable of supporting up to 25 stone, and are available for VAT Exemption Relief if the user is classified as disabled.
Consult the experts
Reinforced Beds are a family run UK online retailer based in West Norfolk with over a decade of experience in selling beds that not only offer more support than the average bed, but also appealing to the eye. We believe that a bed can be both beautiful and built to last.
If you are interested in purchasing a reinforced bed or mattress, or if you are just after some friendly, professional advice about the best beds for heavy people, contact us using the form on our website, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01553 615 665
To help you find the perfect accompaniment for your reinforced bed, read our guide on mattresses for heavy people here.