The Silentnight Eco Miracoil is our top pick for a few reasons. For one, it is firm, thick and really comfortable. On top of that, this innerspring mattress provides zoned support, which is something your joints will be thankful for. And thanks to the Eco Comfort Fibres that make up the mattress, overheating is also an issue of the past.
The quilted, hypoallergenic cover also makes the mattress soft to the touch as well as free of any potential allergens. And in case you were wondering, it can support a 400-pound person easily.
Visco Therapy 5000 is one of the best mattresses from Visco. It's not the thickest, but what it lacks in thickness, it makes up for in the firm memory foam body. We're talking about the Firm Comfort model, the one suited to heavier sleepers.
This plus-size mattress is quite firm and supportive and since it's a memory foam mattress, you can be comfortable sleeping in it, regardless of your sleeping position. It also comes with a removable cover and that's always a welcome bonus.
The Supreme mattress, from Happy Beds, is one of the best options for those who weigh a little bit more than the average person. It's an innerspring mattress, with an outside memory foam layer for added comfort.
The innerspring base is what makes this mattress quite firm and supportive even for the heaviest of sleepers and the memory foam layer on both sides of the mattress makes it so that you can flip it any time you want – to preserve the springs and extend the life of the mattress.
If you’re one of those that sleep hot – you might want to check this one out!
The Sweetnight’s Mattress in a Box is one of the best cooling and most breathable mattresses you can find on the market and it's all thanks to the several layers that make up this fabulous mattress.
For support, we have pocketed steel coils, followed by air-flow high-density foam, which is then topped with gel memory foam and another layer of air-flow high-density foam all wrapped up in a knitted, breathable cover. With so many layers, you can expect to get both decent support and a high level of comfort while you sleep.
Check our Sweetnight mattress review.
Miracoil Ortho mattress is another mattress from Silentnight on our list. In front of us, we have another wonderful, thick mattress that utilizes Silentnight's Miracoil innerspring tech, to provide you with the ultimate zoned support and comfort. Naturally, the supportive coils are covered by a breathable and very comfortable Eco Comfort layer for added support.
This one is extra firm, so it’s ideal for couples that like to snuggle when they sleep. In addition to all of that, this one is also hypoallergenic so you don’t have to worry about dust mites and other allergens.
Check our Silentnight Miracoil Ortho mattress.
The Emma Original is one of the most popular mattresses on the UK market and for a very good reason. It's a great, memory foam mattress that will transform your life. It boasts an amazing, 7-zone support system that distributes weight and pressure in a way so that everyone, no matter how heavy, can enjoy it.
Aside from support, the high-quality build makes the Emma Original mattress very comfortable, as well as quite cool and breathable. In addition to all of that, it comes with a removable cover so you can easily refresh your mattress any time you want.
The OYT mattress is one of the best mattresses for people who prefer side sleeping and are slightly heavier than average. It's a memory foam mattress, which makes it ideal for pressure distribution and pain relief. This is rather important as many heavy people who sleep on their side suffer from pain, especially in the hip and shoulder areas. The medium firmness of this mattress allows for just enough adaption and sinkage in certain areas so that your body stays properly aligned and comfortable.
Even though this one is only a 2-layered mattress, it's still quite supportive and comfortable and it also comes with a removable cover. All of these factors combined make it the best mattress for heavy people who like to sleep on their side.
The Simba Hybrid Essential is one of the best heavy mattresses money can buy. It's a hybrid mattress that's pretty much suitable for every person on the planet. It offers more than great support regardless of what position you’re sleeping in, it’s quite comfortable and breathable, hypoallergenic and it comes in a few different variations.
You can choose between 4, 5, 7 or 10 layered mattresses – all of which are different in thickness and firmness. 4 layers should be more than enough, but if you’re feeling like you want to do more – you could upgrade.
Check our Simba Hybrid Essential mattress review.
Inofia has been known to make quality mattresses for quite some time now, but with this heavy mattress, they've outdone themselves. This hybrid mattress is amazing for those heavy sleepers that like to sleep on their side.
Naturally, when you don't have a good mattress and when you're heavy and you sleep on your side – your shoulder starts bothering you. But with the Inofia mattress, you get wonderful contouring and pressure relief from the first time you lay on this mattress, which makes it ideal for those of you that are constantly aching.
Check our Inofia Latex Memory Foam mattress review.
If your hips are hurting – you need a new mattress. All of us know that hips don't lie, so, when they're telling you something you better listen. This time around, they're telling us that we should give the Emma Hybrid a try. This hybrid mattress focuses on pressure and pain relief by equally distributing body weight thanks to the zoned support and a couple of amazing supportive layers.
The comfort is unparalleled, especially if you sleep on your side, and you can be certain that your hip will stop aching after only a few nights on this mattress. We could say that this is the best mattress for heavier people that have problems with hip pain.
The Rest Assured Adleborough 1400 pocket ortho mattress comes as the perfect pick for heavy sleepers who want to treat their back pain. 1400 individual pocket springs are the backbone of this extra firm mattress that contains no toxic chemicals in its structure at all.
The polyester fill, in combination with air vents, ensures optimal breathability so you won't get hot. And the Damask cover keeps the top layer fresh and hostile towards bacteria or dust mite growth so it is a suitable pick for hypoallergenic overweight sleepers as well.
Check our Rest Assured Adleborough 1400 Pocket Ortho mattress review.
Relyon has made a Superior Hybrid Mattress that is 27 cm that is firm and supportive enough. We think it's much more comfortable for front and back sleepers, but it's not one of those mattresses that are totally unsuitable for side sleepers either. The NASA-Inspired memory foam moulds to every contour of your body giving pressure relief and support that can be good for side sleepers as well, but note that is quite firm which may not be as comfortable if you sleep on your side.
The Relyon Memory Superior mattress also provides Orthopaedic support and reinforced edges so it's both pressure and pain relieving.
Now that we've gone over our top 12 picks, we'd like to discuss exactly what you should look out for when buying a mattress for a heavier person. After all, mattresses can be quite expensive, so you'd want to find the perfect one!
So, here are some general guidelines that we stick to when finding the perfect pick. However, we will point out that these things vary from person to person, and trying out the mattress yourself is the only surefire way to know if it suits you and your body.
Naturally, the first thing you should pay attention to when selecting a mattress is the type. In general, there are four main types of mattresses – a hybrid, memory foam, innerspring and latex.
And while things can vary from model to model, certain mattress types excel in certain categories. Memory foam mattresses, for instance, are known for their pressure relief, solid support and contouring of the body. Innerspring mattresses, the ones with coils, are the best option for those looking for some extra firmness and bounciness.
Latex mattresses are great for pain relief, as well as for natural cooling of the body, so heavy sleepers could enjoy them a lot. Finally, hybrid mattresses combine the best of all worlds bringing forth the ideal balance between firmness, support and comfort. At least, the good ones do.
How supportive and comfortable the mattress will be is not defined by a single feature. You can't rate comfort and support without taking everything else into consideration. Also, both of these are fairly subjective, meaning, what's supportive for a light person might be too soft for a heavy person and the same thing applies to comfort.
When looking for these features, you'll have to consider everything else that we'll talk about in just a second. The best tip we could give you when looking for the best mattress for overweight people is to focus on firmness, your sleeping position and the type of mattress. Those three should give you a general idea of how supportive and comfortable the mattress will be for you.
Most great mattresses for heavy people will be layered. Now, some will come in 2 and the others will come in 10 layers. Finding the right balance won’t be simple, but it’s doable. Layering is mostly done with support and comfort in mind. In most cases, you can expect an outer layer of about 7 to 10 cm to be the “comfort” layer and the rest of the layers underneath to be the “support” layers.
As far as thickness goes, ideally, a mattress should be 18-20 cm thick. Now, there are no rules saying that the mattress can’t be thinner or thicker than that, but we wouldn’t recommend going south of 15 cm, as you’d probably sacrifice comfort at that point. As far as going upwards goes – we find 30 cm to be the upper limit. Everything above that would be just a gimmick.
One of the often-overlooked features of a mattress for heavy people is the edge support. Essentially, edge support refers to the amount of resistance provided around the edges of the mattress. You can think of it as the frame of a mattress.
The purpose of edge support is to, well, offer additional support. This is especially important if you’re a restless sleeper and you toss and turn during the night. For heavy sleepers, edge support is very important, as it will offer a lot more resistance near the edges of the mattress which is especially important if you’re sleeping with a partner and near the edge of the bed.
Your sleeping position will greatly affect what kind of mattress you’ll need. As you already know, not everyone sleeps in the same position. Some sleep on their stomach, some on their backs, some sleep sideways and some sleep however they feel at a particular moment.
This plays a major role when selecting a mattress for heavy people because relative to how you sleep, your mattress should keep your body properly aligned and supported. For instance, stomach sleepers benefit from firm mattresses and people sleeping on their sides enjoy softer mattresses. It’s all about alignment and optimal support in proper places like hips or shoulders.
Firmness is something you should also consider when buying a heavy mattress. Now, if you're a heavy person, you will ideally want to look for a mattress that's medium-firm or higher. So, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest, you want to look for mattresses in the range of 6 to 8. As you'll see in a few moments, all the mattresses we've selected fall into that range.
Aside from body weight, sleeping position will also affect how firm your mattress should be, as we've previously mentioned, but keep that in mind as well, because, if you're a stomach sleeper and you're packing some extra weight, a medium-firm mattress might not be enough for you.
Many people sleep hot, which is a problem, considering that your body temperature needs to drop a little bit in order for you to sleep soundly. When you're a bit overweight, you tend to get hotter a bit more often. That's why it's important to find a mattress that's going to support your weight and now allow you to sink in it and get hot immediately.
As far as cooling goes, you'll want to pay attention to the type of mattress and the materials used. Latex mattresses are in general the best mattresses to keep you cool, but the other types, as well, can be more than pleasant, if the cover material is good and breathable.
In general, most mattresses are designed in a way so they can properly support people weighing up to 115 kg. But even if you happen to weigh more than that, fear not. After all, there are many mattresses specifically designed to handle sleepers who way 250kg or even more.
In most cases, hybrid and innerspring mattresses perform the best under pressure because of the supportive innerspring coil base, but some memory foam mattresses can, as well, be quite supportive. However, if you're over 115 kg of body weight, we'd suggest sticking to hybrid and innerspring mattresses, just to be safe.
In addition to key features, we wanted to share a couple of additional tips when it comes to buying and using mattresses for heavy people.
First up, understand the weight limit. For instance, if a single-sized mattress has a 115kg weight limit, that same mattress, only king-sized, can withstand twice as much weight.
Secondly, if you're extra heavy, you might feel uncomfortable on a mattress that's firm enough to support your body weight. In that case, you can use a mattress topper for additional comfort without sacrificing the much-needed support.
Finally, make sure you find a mattress with a long-term warranty and a money-back trial period. This is because finding the perfect mattress is a bit more difficult for heavier sleepers since most mattress manufacturers cater to the average Joe. So, you might not find the perfect one on your first try.
The advantages of owning a quality mattress are numerous. It’s hardly ever just about comfort, especially when it comes to heavy sleepers, so, let’s check out some additional advantages.
It’s not a secret that heavy people are more prone to snoring if they sleep on a bad mattress. When you’re heavy, you sink into the mattress and that can put a strain on your body and restrict your airflow which could cause you to snore. With a quality mattress, on the other hand, you’re properly aligned, which makes breathing a lot easier and thus helps with snoring. Although, if the snoring comes from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the solution isn't as simple.
Secondly, the best mattress for a heavy person can actually help them lose weight (be it in a roundabout way). When you're well-rested, your metabolism functions better, which ultimately leads to you burning more calories, ergo, losing weight.
Finally, a night of quality sleep is known to act as a great motivator. When you’re well-rested, you become more productive and willing to tackle whichever problem and task you might have for the day.
Sometimes, you can know all there is to know about a certain product, but you still have some additional questions. On that note, we’ve decided to cover some of the most frequently asked questions about the best mattress for heavy person to make the shopping process even easier. Here’s what we’ve found out about.
A firm, innerspring or hybrid mattress, is the best type of mattress for a heavy person.
Yes. In general, all mattresses have an upper weight limit.
Yes, there are specially made mattresses that can support a lot more weight than you might usually expect.
You can decrease the level of the sinking of a memory foam mattress by adding a memory foam mattress topper on top.
Generally speaking, you should aim for a mattress that about 25 cm thick if you’re a heavier person.
Yes, due to the steel slats that eliminate the need for a box-spring.
Medium-firmness mattresses are the best choices for heavyweight persons. Still, every person is different – but generally medium firm mattresses showed the most positive reviews from heavyweight people.