Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is to help customers find their perfect mattress for their body type and night’s sleep.
One of our most frequently asked questions are from customers wondering how much weight can a mattress take and which mattress is best for a heavy person.
Trying to choose the right mattress, you have to take into consideration a lot of different things, the firmness, what kind of sleeper you are and your body type.
Each mattress is made with certain specs and different support for every body shape and type, whether it be more memory foam or more pocket springs, DFI has the right mattress for everyone.
Our sleep experts are the most important in cases like this, as they are from different weight groups, we hear proper and REAL feedback from them which helps customers when choosing their mattress.
Identifying The Best Mattress For Heavy People
People with a lighter weight tend to go for softer mattresses as a medium to firm mattress may be too hard for themselves, just like a heavier person should go for a firmer mattress as a soft one would leave them feeling like they are ‘sinking in’ to the mattress and wouldn’t help with their sleep, back pain etc.
Most standard mattresses have standard specs such as pocket springs and memory foam with soft/medium firmness. This sometimes wouldn’t be best advised for everyone, so let’s take a look at which mattress would be best for a heavy person.
The ideal mattress for a heavier person will have:
- Excellent Support
- 11" - 14" Thickness
- Edge to edge support
Best Mattress Type For Heavy People
Pocket sprung and hybrid mattress are two of the most popular and needs to be medium - firm firmness to provide support for heavier people.
Option 1: Pocket Sprung Mattresses
Mattresses with a higher pocket count such as 2000 , 3000, 4000 springs are the best to go for as this offers a lot more support that the average mattress, to add to this a higher pocket count mattress also tends to be more firmer which helps support the body and provides a good night’s sleep. Mattresses with more pocket springs brings the thickness up in the mattress. We recommend going for a mattress that is 11’’ – 14’’ thick, as anything less will leave the mattress with excessive dipping and being able to ‘feel the springs.’
Option 2: Hybrid Mattresses
Hybrid mattresses have the best of both worlds, they are mattresses that are a multi-layer bed that combines foam, gel, springs for a more sturdy bed.
DFI Recommends: Best Mattress Options For Heavier People
The following picks feature both pocket sprung and hybrid mattress options best suited to heavier people. Available at a range of price points there is something here for every budget.
DFI Kudos 2200 Pocket Sprung Zero Gravity Mattress
The Kudos mattress comes with 2200 pocket springs which gives a higher dimension of support and comfort than most mattresses. Measuring 13’’ high and an extra layer of highly flexible springs, it offers support and adapts to the body to relieve pressure to provide a great night’s sleep.
Firmness Level: Medium.
DFI Graphex 3000 Pocket Sprung Mattress
The Graphex 3000 pocket sprung mattress is the latest mattress in Graphene technology. With ActiMax adaptive pocket springs offering zonal support and an additional layer of micro springs which specialises in body moulding support, this mattress would be one of the best suited for a heavier body.
Firmness Level: Firm
DFI Posture Plus Mattress
DFI Gelflex 3000 Hybrid Pocket Sprung Mattress
Our most popular and one of the best mattresses we sell would be the Gelflex 3000 Hybrid Pocket Sprung Mattress. With the G5 Comfort which combines liquid gel and foam with the ability to adapt to the sleepers body allowing a personalised sleep every night.
The two type of pocket springs means the Gelflex can offer the very best support for all body types and sleeping positions.
Firmness Level: Medium-Firm.
Everyone is different when it comes to comfort in a mattress and what is best suited, only the person themselves know what they would like to sleep on at night, this is why we do our best to help out to the best of our ability and help customers find the right one for them.