Best Mattress for Heavy People

Choosing the best mattress for heavy people can be like trying to make a long-term commitment to someone that you have only just met. “Hey, you look nice. Want to move in together for the next ten years?” It doesn’t work with people, and frankly, it doesn’t work with mattresses either.

If you want to commit to anything for a long period of time, you need to know what you are choosing is the best option. When it comes to sleep, the best mattress is crucial. Unfortunately, for heavier people, finding the best mattress can be a challenge. Poorer quality mattresses often don’t support heavier individuals properly, leading to muscle pain, bedsores, lower back pain, spine and joint problems, and overall lack of sleep.

To help you avoid all of that, and to make the process of choosing the right mattress easier, Simply Rest editors created this short guide with mattress reviews.

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Type Firmness Price Sleep Trial Warranty
Amerisleep AS2 Open-cell polyfoam Medium-Firm $1299 100 nights 20 years
Zoma Sports Memory foam Medium-Firm $750 100 nights 10 years
The Alexander Signature Hybrid Memory foam & Pocket coils Plush/Medium/Luxury firm $1499 100 nights Lifetime
The Bear Memory foam Firm $800 100 nights 10 years
Avocado Green Latex & Pocket coils Medium-Firm $1399 365 nights 25 years
Purple Mattress Gel-infused foam and poly-foam Medium-Firm $1099 100 nights 10 years

Top Picks 6 Mattresses for Heavy People

Amerisleep AS2 Mattress

Amerisleep AS2

What we really like about Amerisleep, and the reason it’s our recommendation is that they innovated on “memory foam” and built their own material aimed at solving a lot of the issues people have had with memory foam. Namely, their material (Bio-Pur®), is made of more porous material, so it’s more breathable and sleeps cooler — great for folks that find other beds being warm or downright hot at night.

Their material also bounces back faster — you don’t end up feeling “stuck” like with other memory foams.

Let’s have a look at the layers of the Amerisleep AS2 mattress:

  • The cover is made from a soft, breathable cover that increases airflow through the mattress so you stay cool and comfortable.
  • The Bio-Pur® comfort layer is extremely breathable. It allows better air circulation throughout the mattress, making it much cooler to sleep on. The Bio-Pur® layer is also more responsive, making it conform better to your body while you sleep when compared to ordinary memory foam.
  • The AS2 mattress’ HIVE® technology provides highly targeted support. We consider it to be one of the best features of Amerisleep mattresses.
  • The base layer Bio-Core® is made from dense, plant-based memory foam. This provides better stability and support to increase sleep quality.

Firmness

The AS2 mattress is labeled as medium-firm on its official website. Medium-firm is a good level of firmness to provide adequate support and comfort to most heavier sleepers.

Support & Spinal Alignment

The HIVE® layer found in the AS2 mattress is made from hundreds of hexagonal-shaped cutouts. Grouped into five comfort zones, they provide targeted support to your head, shoulders, back, hips, and feet.

In the zones where you need more support (head, back, and feet) the cutouts are placed closer together. They become firmer under pressure and provide extra support.

In contrast, where you need the mattress to give just a little, these hexagonal cutouts are placed further apart, and this relieves pressure in your hips and shoulders.

Motion Isolation

The foam layers inside the AS2 mattress control motion transfer very well. If your sleep used to be disturbed by a mattress’ movement prior, be assured this mattress will prevent you from waking up from your partner’s tossing and turning going forward.

Temperature Control

The AS2 mattress can compete with innerspring mattresses when it comes to breathability. Because of their breathable Bio-Pur® material and breathable cover, it is definitely the coolest choice on our list. However, the AS2 also comes in a hybrid version with the same Bio-Pure® comfort layer and an innerspring base layer.

Size

Coming at 12 inches in height, the AS2 mattress is a great size for any type of sleeper.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

As is the industry standard, Amerisleep offers a 100-night trial period and a 20-year warranty.

Price

The Amerisleep AS2 mattress in Queen size is $1099.

Furthermore, the AS2 was rated their best mattress for lower back pain. If you’re commonly experiencing aches and pains in your back, we recommend finding a mattress that relieves pressure and supports your spine.

Zoma Mattress

zoma mattress

The Zoma mattress is designed with sport’s people in mind. It provides a better recovery for the muscles and great targeted support. Both of these aspects work great for heavy sleepers too. The better recovery allows your tired muscles and joints to rejuvenate faster. And the targeted support keeps your spine aligned so that you don’t hurt your back in your sleep.

Also, the Triangulex™ layer is designed with a denser poly-foam zone in the middle of the mattress, which provides sufficient support for sportspeople and heavy people alike. It ensures your hips and shoulders don’t sink in too much. Yet it allows the right level of contouring so that these pressure points don’t get too much stress. 

Here’s what the Zoma mattress is made of:

  • The cover is made from a mesh-like synthetic blend that allows better temperature control and airflow through the mattress. It’s designed to wick away moisture and excess heat.
  • Underneath the cover comes the Triangulex™ layer mentioned above. It’s split into three zones to provide better-targeted support to the sleeper. The head and leg areas of the layer are made from small triangular cutouts. The mid-section where most of the body weight is placed is made from denser poly-foam. 
  • The second comfort layer of the Zoma mattress is their Reactiv™ foam. This layer is designed to work together with the Traingulex™ layer above to provide better pressure point support. But this layer is also more responsive to make moving around in bed easier.
  • The base layer is its Support+. It’s made from high-density poly-foam, which provides support and stability to the mattress.

Firmness

The Zoma mattress is rated and Medium-Firm. This makes it suitable for heavy people who are also side sleepers and combination sleepers. The stomach sleepers would need a firmer mattress, such as Amerisleep AS2, in order to have their spine properly supported. Back sleepers might also find this mattress good if they prefer a plushier surface to sleep on.

Support & Spinal Alignment

As discussed previously, the Zoma mattress has a zoned support layer design, which ensures an aligned spine and comfortable pressure points. The Triangulex™ layer and the Reactive™ layer are designed to work together in order to allow adequate support for heavy sleepers.

Motion Isolation

If you’re a heavy sleeper and plan to share your bed with a partner, good motion isolation is crucial. Luckily, the Zoma mattress has minimal motion transfer, ensuring that both you and your partner would not have your sleep disturbed if one of you changes sleeping positions or gets out of the bed.

Temperature Control

Although the foams naturally tend to retain some heat, the triangular design of the first layer working together with the breathable cover allows reasonably good airflow. This makes the Zoma a mattress with good temperature regulation.

Size

The Zoma mattress stands at 11 inches tall. This is a great size for heavy people as it ensures that getting in and out of the bed won’t be a struggle.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Zoma Sleep offers 100-night long sleep trial and a 10-year warranty. They also offer free deliveries and returns.

Price

The Zoma mattress is a great budget option for heavy sleepers that may not have the funds to go for a more luxurious mattress. It comes at $850 for a queen size.

The Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress

The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress comes in three firmness levels. But the optimal choice for heavy sleepers is Luxury Firm which is their firmest option. It provides plenty of support while allowing your body to gently sink in — a perfect combination for heavy people.

Let’s have a look at the layers:

  • The cover is made from cotton and polyester blend, which is quilted with 1.5-inch of gel-infused memory foam. The breathability of the fabric and the gel infusion keeps you cool during the night.
  • The comfort layer is made from 1.5 inches of TitanChil Endurance Foam®. Its wavy design provides cushioning and air circulation and its density ensures added pressure relief on the pain points.
  • Next is a 1.5-inch thick layer made from dense, slow-response memory foam. This layer provides the mattress with its firmness, which will prevent you from sagging too far into it.
  • The 1-inch poly foam transitional layer connects the memory foam top and the innerspring bottom. While this adds some amount of support, its main function is to provide a smooth transition.
  • The base layer is made from 8-inch tall individually-wrapped pocket steel coils. Their impressive height allows plenty of breathability and support.

Firmness

The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress provides a choice of three levels of firmness:

  • Plush
  • Medium
  • Luxury Firm

As advised above, the most optimal firmness for heavy sleepers is Luxury Firm.

Support & Spinal Alignment

The foams combined with pocketed coils provide the sleepers with good support and proper pressure point relief.

Motion Isolation

The motion isolation in the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is not the best. When a lot of movement is produced, the tall pocketed coil system affects the foam layers above.

Temperature Control

While not the hottest mattress on our list, The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress can be a little hot. Especially for people who are sensitive to heat.

Size

The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress measures 13.5 inches in height — right within the sweet spot for heavy sleepers.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Nest Bedding offers 100 nights to try out their mattress, along with a limited lifetime warranty.

Price

A Queen-sized Alexander Signature hybrid mattress costs $1199.

The Bear Mattress

bear mattress

The Bear is a memory foam bed-in-a-box that’s a good budget option for heavy sleepers. It’s firmer than the Zoma mattress, making it more suitable for back sleepers and stomach sleepers.

The design of this mattress aims to relieve muscle fatigue and regulate the sleeper’s temperature, which is ideal for heavy sleepers. The first layer is memory foam infused with graphite-gel, which is what provides this mattress with a gentle cooling effect. If you’re a very hot sleeper though, the Bear mattress may not be breathable enough for you.

Let’s have a look at the layers:

  • The topper of the Bear mattress is a Celliant® cover. It’s known to increase blood flow, allowing your muscles better rest and lowering overall body temperature.
  • The first layer is the before mentioned graphite-gel foam. It’s designed to cool the sleeper through the night while still providing that comforting “foam-like contouring”.
  • The second layer of the Bear mattress is a responsive transitional poly-foam. This is what provides the mattress with pressure point support and keeps the sleeper’s spine aligned and in a healthy position.
  • The bottom layer is the high-density poly-foam base. This is what ensures the mattress stays in shape and lasts longer.

Firmness

This mattress is rated as a Medium-Firm/Firm. That’s what makes it a good choice for heavy people that prefect to sleep on their backs and even their stomachs. The all-foam layers allow the pressure points (such as your hips and torso) to sink in gently, keeping your spine straight as you sleep. If you’re a side sleeper, this mattress still offers sufficient pressure relief on your shoulder if you’re a heavy sleeper. For anyone lighter in terms of body weight, we’d suggest going for a softer mattress to ensure the mattress “gives in” enough not to cause too much pressure.

Support & Spinal Alignment

The Bear mattress doesn’t have a zoned support system. The foams provide good support to your overall body, but some people might find themselves slightly misaligned. This shouldn’t be too much of a problem for heavy sleepers though. The heavier body weight ensures the foam conforms around the body, allowing you to sink in just enough to feel comfortable and supported.

Motion Isolation

The Bear mattress is exceptionally good at motion isolation. The all-foam design absorbs all movement. This ensures an undisturbed sleep even if you’ll be sharing your bed. 

Temperature Control

The Bear is a relatively cool mattress, but we wouldn’t say it’s the coolest on the list. As mentioned before, if sleeping hot isn’t a problem, this mattress is a good choice. However, if you tend to sleep hot or get night sweats, the Bear mattress might be a little too hot to sleep on comfortably.

Size

The Bear is of an ideal height for heavy people – 10 inches. This makes it easy to get in and out of bed, even if you have a taller bed frame. The edge support of this mattress is also very good, which is great for heavy sleepers.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

The Bear mattress comes with a sleep trial of 100 nights and a warranty of 10 years – an industry standard. The delivery and returns are free.

Price

A queen-sized mattress comes at $800. A good budget option for those that do not want to spend a fortune on a new mattress.

The Avocado Green mattress

avocado green mattress

The Avocado Green mattress is another eco-friendly option that’s also a hybrid. Avocado is aiming to be one of the most sustainable mattress companies in the world. They source all of their materials from their own farms. This ensures the quality of the materials, ethical working conditions and a sustainable business model.

Avocado also holds a total of fourteen certifications, which is a very impressive list for any environmentally-friendly mattress company. 

But enough about the company. Let’s look at the mattress instead:

  • The Avocado Green mattress comes with an optional pillow-top cover, which makes the mattress score as a Medium-Firm in firmness. The pillow-top is made from organic cotton and natural wool, just like the cover found on the Awara mattress above. 
  • Underneath the pillow-top cover, we find their 100% organic Dunlop latex foam. This layer provides the mattress with the response and contouring of the sleeper’s body. 
  • Then comes the 8-inch tall pocketed coils. These coils provide great pressure point relief and breathability.
  • All of the layers above are wrapped in organic cotton fabric which also holds reinforced steel perimeter for better edge support.

Firmness

The Avocado Green mattress with optional pillow-top rates as Medium-Firm. This makes it great for heavy people who sleep on their sides or change their position many times a night.

The Standard Avocado Green mattress rates as firm, which is ideal for heavy people that sleep on their backs and especially their stomachs. 

This dual option makes this mattress suitable for all types of heavy sleepers, which is great. We love a company that aims to cater to everyone’s needs.

Support & Spinal Alignment

The pocketed coils inside the Avocado Green mattress have five distinct ergonomic zones. These zones ensure to provide support and relief to each pressure point individually. While the latex layer on top of the mattress offers comfortable spinal alignment. All in all, the support of this mattress is great.

Motion Isolation

Same as the Awara mattress above, the Avocado Green mattress in a “standard” option is not great at motion isolation. However the optional pillow-top takes some of the motion transfer away. 

Motion isolation seems to be a bit of an issue with most latex hybrids on the market though, and the Avocado Green mattress is no different.

Temperature Control

This mattress has very good temperature control. With the pillow-top or without, it allows a comfortable night’s sleep with no trapped heat or sweaty sheets. This is due to the natural cooling effects of the latex and breathability of the pocketed coils. The firmness of the mattress also ensures there’s no sinking, allowing better temperature control.

Size

The Avocado Green mattress with a pillow-top comes to a total of 13 inches in height. Without the pillow-top, it’s 11 inches tall. This makes the size of the mattress comfortable enough for heavy sleepers.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Avocado offers a 365-night sleep trial. They give their customers a year to decide whether this mattress is a good match for them or not. If you decide that it is, you’ll get a limited 25-year long warranty.

Price

The Avocado Green mattress is the most expensive option on our list. With a price tag of $1399 for the standard queen size option and $1799 for the pillow-top, it can be classed as a luxury mattress. 

However, if you’re after the most eco-friendly mattress for heavy people, this is the best one on the market today.

The Purple Mattress

The Purple mattress holds a pretty unique design, thanks to its Purple Grid™. This is what makes this mattress cooler compared to the Bear mattress. It’s also what offers really good support and pressure point relief. 

The Purple Grid™ is made from Hyper-Elastic Polymer. It’s gel-like foam and has a very stretchy-yet-firm feel to it. It holds 2800+ open air channels, which allows great airflow through the mattress. Sleeping on the Purple mattress is also a pretty unique experience. The Purple Grid™ is designed to collapse where the pressure is placed. Meaning, it collapses under all pressure points, keeping your sleeping position comfortable and your spine aligned

Let’s have a look at the structure of the Purple mattress:

  • The SoftFlex cover is wave-knit to allow better breathability and stretchiness. It’s designed to work together with the Purple Grid™ underneath, allowing it to do its job fully. 
  • Purple Grid™ is next. As described above, it’s designed to provide breathability to the mattress. It’s also very effective at relieving the pressure points.
  • Next up is the comfort poly-foam layer. This is what provides the mattress with contouring and response.
  • The last layer of the Purple mattress is high-density memory foam. This layer provides the mattress with stability and support. 

Firmness

The Purple mattress is rated as Medium-Firm. It’s definitely on the firmer side of the spectrum, which is great for heavy people. This mattress is versatile enough to suit all types of sleepers. The Purple Grid™ adapts to your body with ease, ensuring your spine is aligned in all sleeping positions. The only thing that could potentially be off-putting is it’s unique feel when sleeping on.  

Support & Spinal Alignment

As already discussed, the Purple mattress is great at support, pressure point relief, and spinal alignment. The grid-like design of the top layer provides cushioning to the pressure points and extra support where it’s needed.

Motion Isolation

The Purple mattress transfers motion quite a bit. Although the poly-foam layers at the bottom of the mattress absorb movement well, the gel-like top layer doesn’t do that good of a job. It’s more responsive than average poly-foam which sadly has an effect on motion isolation.

So if you’re planning on sharing your bed, and your partner is a restless sleeper, going for Amerisleep AS2 or the Bear mattress would be a better idea.

Temperature Control

This mattress has great temperature control. The open-air channels allow the air to flow freely, which gets rid of trapped heat with ease. SO if you’re a hot sleeper, or tend to get night sweats, this is the right mattress for you.

Size

The Purple mattress is 9.5 inches tall. It’s the smallest mattress on our list. But although this mattress is relatively thin, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t do a good job. 

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Purple offers a standard 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty. The company also suggests a white glove delivery service for the Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier. But this option is not available for the Purple mattress, which is quite bizarre.

Price

The Purple mattress in queen size costs $1099. It’s a slightly more expensive option on our list, but potentially worth the money. That’s if you find the feel of the mattress to your liking, of course.

A Short Guide to Buying a Mattress for Heavy Sleepers

Weight Limit of Bed Frame

Many luxury mattresses have a lower weight threshold. That’s why it’s important that you know the combined weight of you and your partner if you will be sharing the bed.

Another important point to remember is that your bed frame has a weight limit as well. Add your combined weight to the weight of the mattress, and make sure it doesn’t exceed the limit of the bed frame.

Quality & Durability

When it comes to quality, not every mattress is made the same. A lot of low-cost manufacturers use poor quality materials to keep the price down. These wear out very quickly, leaving you with a saggy mattress and a dent in your wallet.

But, as most can assume, luxury brands are quite expensive and oftentimes people don’t have that kind of money to splurge on a mattress.

Luckily, there is a middle ground— it’s what has come to be known as an affordable luxury.

Some companies combine modern technology with quality materials — that’s how they manage to keep the prices low and the quality high. However, keep in mind that even in the middle range you must be careful, as not every mattress is designed with heavy people in mind.

Bed Size

For those that are sleeping solo, it’s a good idea to go for a full or a queen-sized mattress. These are big enough to sleep comfortably, and getting in and out should be quick and easy. Anything bigger and you might find yourself stuck in the middle of the bed.

If you will be sleeping with a partner, a king size would probably work best because the weight is distributed more widely across the mattress. This protects it from concentrated strain and reduces the wear and tear in the long run.

As for the height of the mattress, you want to keep it between 12 to 14 inches. Anything lower than 10 inches, or higher than 15 inches can cause difficulties when getting in out-out of bed.

Do keep in mind that if you have a box spring foundation, a 12-inch mattress is the tallest you should go for because the box spring will add additional height to the bed.

Firmness

When you lay in bed, you want your spine to align into a straight line so it can stay relaxed through the night, letting you sleep comfortably.

If the mattress is too firm, your pressure points will not get the relief they need. When your shoulders and hips cannot sink into the mattress it adds stress to your spine, and after a prolonged period of time, result in pain and discomfort.

On the other hand, when the mattress is too soft, you will sink too deep into the mattress, your spine will have very little support, and your lower and upper back will have to stay tense all night. Over time, this can also result in pain, and possibly of causing long-term damage.

When choosing the perfect mattress firmness for heavy people, you must account for the extra weight.If the company offers multiple firmness options always be sure to choose the firmer mattress that will provide the support you need.

What Type of Mattress is Best for Heavy People?

To choose the best mattress for yourself, you will have to learn a little about each option available.

Memory Foam

Memory foam is commonly known as the warmest option. However, thanks to modern technology, the foam can be developed from plant-based materials and have an open-cell structure, or be infused with gel beads. Both of these methods improve air circulation and reduce the heat trapped by the mattress.

As for heavy people, we would say memory foam mattresses are the best option. They offer plenty of support, good pressure point relief, and great motion isolation. An all foam mattress will have different layers of foam to provide adequate support. Make sure to check the overall mattress thickness to ensure that it is high enough to easily get in and out of bed. A good mattress for heavier sleepers should also include a high-density foam layer which is prevent it from collapsing.

Latex

Latex mattresses are the most durable of the bunch, which makes them another good choice for heavy sleepers.

Since they are not as soft as memory foam, latex mattresses can be a little easier to move around in. But because latex is made from a natural product that is slow to harvest, these mattresses tend to be on the pricier side.

If you have money to invest in your night’s sleep, great; but for those who are on a tighter budget, this may not be the best choice.

Innerspring

Finding a good innerspring mattress for heavy sleepers is a challenge. Most coil types are not designed to provide enough support. For those who intend on purchasing an innerspring mattress, you will have to invest in a high-quality pocketed coil design. You should also ensure that there is a high count of coils, as this improves the durability, support, and comfort of the mattress.

Hybrid

The best hybrid mattress design for heavy people is made from memory foam and pocketed coils. The memory foam offers gentle contouring. And the pocketed coils provide pressure point relief, breathability, and support.

With all of these points in mind, let’s move on to the list of the best mattresses for heavy sleepers.

Having a Great Mattress is Not Enough

Purchasing a great mattress is not the final step for heavy sleepers. The right bed frame plays a very important role too.

When choosing a good quality bed frame for heavy people, be sure to consider:

The Design

Try to look for a bed frame that has three legs on each side. This will provide extra stability in the mid-section.

Weight Limit

Add up the combined weight of you and your partner, and then figure in the weight of the new mattress. Make sure that the frame is able to support it.

Type

Another good option is an adjustable bed frame. These are great for larger people, as they help to elevate your legs and place you into a sitting position. Also, if you have a lower mattress, you can adjust the height of your bed.

Choosing a great adjustable bed can be tricky though, as you want to make sure that price, durability, and functions are in perfect balance. Both Amerisleep and Purple offer amazing adjustable bed frames, so be sure to take a look.

Conclusion of Finding the Best Mattress for Heavy Sleepers

Sleeping should be equally enjoyable by everybody, no matter the shape or size of your body. Finding the best mattress for you should most certainly improve your quality of sleep. As a result, both your physical and mental health will improve and make life more enjoyable.

If this is your first time buying a mattress online, be sure to check out our guide about buying a bed online to make sure you’re making the best choice.

This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.

48 thoughts on “Best Mattress for Heavy People”

  1. Melissa Hardy Townsend

    We’ve had an iComfort mattress set for less than a year and already it’s no good. My boyfriend is a big man (6’6″ and 350) and his side is like rolling off into a bowl. Apparently our mattress has an excellent memory! I hate that bed more than any I’ve ever slept on!!

  2. We have had the same experience as Melissa. We bought an iComfort mattress and in less than a year it has no support and large compressed spots. Lots of money for a horrible night sleep…

    1. What's The Best Bed

      Hi there!

      When you’re shopping for a mattress, pay attention to the factors affecting durability. If you prefer spring beds – choose a good coil count (500+) and lower gauge springs. The continuous and pocket coil types are seen as more durable. For memory foam mattresses, look for density over 4.0lb in memory foam layers, and over 1.8 lb in the core layer. Other things that might help: choose a moderately thick mattress (12-14″), opt for a firmer bed and use a topper that can be replaced as needed, and make sure you’re rotating your mattress often, especially the first couple of years (even if the manufacturer says it not necessary). Hope this helps start your search!

  3. Here I am again researching mattresses after 1-1/2 years. I bought the recommended top of line Stearns & Foster Estate line and it’s caving toward the middle. I bought this because of store recommendations and the company warranty. I’m concerned that it won’t pass their “string test”. . I’m 6-1″ / 300 and sleep alone. I like a firm mattress and rotated this mattress weekly. Now I’m back to checking specs trying to make the best decision I can make. Perhaps a 14″ stack of plywood with a 4″ topper? Crud

  4. Ever since getting a memory foam mattress I’ve been dealing with a pressure sore ( I’m diabetic) on my heel……But posts suggest m.f. is the best. What about diabetic issues? HELP!!

    1. What's The Best Bed

      Hi Shelly,

      Memory foam excels at pressure relief, but it’s medium and high density ranges that primarily offer this benefit. Lower density foams will not provide the same “buoyancy”, which is something to pay particular attention to. The upper layers of the mattress should also be fairly thick (3+ inches for larger-framed sleepers). If you’re not finding memory foam to your liking however, latex or a latex mattress topper might be something worth looking into. Natural latex foams can be even more buoyant than memory foam, and the materials also excel and prevent pressure points.

  5. WARNING: No to iComfort!! Prodigy- Spent $1800 (with base) I am 5’9″ 230 and my husband is 175. He has no issues, my side (even after rotating weekly) ends up sagging so bad – HUGE SLOPE-my neck, my back- shoulders- everything hurts. Hard to rotate cause its so heavy.
    Now in a warranty battle. Wish I got a natural latex instead. Worse mattress experience of my life. If replacement mattress doesn’t work out- I’m going to natural latex…

  6. I got a memory foam mattress, highest density, thickest core available with so-called cooling gel.

    It is a nightmare.

    1. Unbelievably hot to sleep in. The cooling gel is a lie. The thing traps and radiates body heat better than any thermal device I’ve ever encountered.

    2. Impossible to move in. Turning over, moving over, it’s like trying to move in wet cement.

    3. Sinks under my weight so that within an hour of going to bed my side is like a steep mountainside, and I feel like I have to hold on to stop from sliding off the edge.

    4. Very painful to sleep on. Has exacerbated back, hip, neck, and knee pain both for myself and for my average weight husband. I can’t tell you how much we both hate this bed.

    5. The thing gave off horrible plastic fumes for months.

    So, other plus size people – what mattress is actually good? I understand whatever I get I’ll have to replace often, but is there anything that can at least give me a couple of years of decent comfort? Cause, what’s the best bed person, memory foam is not it. I think the polls that I see in these types of sites must be getting their data skewed, because I have never known any plus size person to have anything good to say about Memory foam or latex.

    1. I got a Stearns and Foster adjustable. Eight inches memory foam over coil springs…a total of 15″. I have all the same complaints except for the fumes. Moving in wet cement is the best description I’ve seen yet. It hurts my lower back and hips severely. I immediately wanted it to go back…no doing…I refused to buy the mattress cover. I didn’t know it was a must for return and I thought having spent $2,500 was enough to get the cover free.

      1. I too bought one I did get the spill,liquid warranty for 160 more however you can not have multiple areas of any liquid on the bed or that invalidates the warranty or so they say . With that said I spilted wine on it and they sent a belligerent person who said I had other stains…NOT their excuse to deny my 3rd bed in two years. They sent an email the next day denying the claim and having been in the hospital with no internet access I miss the appeal date. However I called complained and they offered me half back. On a 2500 mattress set ( box springs free) two years old with a company that has a 20 yr warranty? that’s not fair but at this point it’s all I got. NO MORE STERNS AND FOSTER nor dealing with Macy’s Looking to purchase a Big Fig or STL mattress and an adjustable frame . That’s the best frame I have used and being partially disabled it’s also good for those who suffer with back problem..Just Saying

    1. check out the Big Fig mattress. Its built like a tank. I’m 6’3″ 300+lbs. my last two innerspring mattresses both got dips in them and sagged bad where I got in and out on the edge. I ordered a Big Fig online to try it out. I think the edge support is amazing. Its quite firm but feels amazing when I lay on my back. Unfortunately I can’t sleep on my back so I’m a side sleeper. Its a little to firm for me on my side and gives me a bit of shoulder pain. I thought about trying a latex topper on it but I think I’m going to send it back and try a latex mattress.

    2. WinkBed guarantees less than 2% sagging after 20 years of use. I’m very torn between the winkbed and dreamcloud at the moment. I’m 5’11” 225 pounds my wife is 5’1″ 100 pounds. The winkbed might not be great for her and the dreamcloud might not be great for me, but after all my research and reading consumer reviews on hundreds of mattresses and several types of mattress, those are the only two that seem like they would accommodate us both and be moderately cozy with minimal sag. My current, a tempurpedic posturepedic, has a horrible sag on my side after less than a year and $800 AFTER 40% off sale. Her side she says also has way too much give on her hips, which is where 90% of her body weight is concentrated. My search has primarily been for minimal sag with a bit of comfort in mind, those are the 2 that appeal to me after hours of research. Hope that helps

  7. Serta is a joke I’m 5’11” 190 lbsu have a perfect sleeper , Terrible money mistake.last week purchased a tempurpedic adjustable bed , another money mistake ,was recommend by salesman /physical therapist ,I’m in horrible pain ,because of it .

    1. Houston,
      I know it is a little over a year to respond. I had a Tempur Pedic which was a huge mistake with my lumbar-sacroiliac and hip problems, springs poking me on my side and back causing pressure points, I suffered for 10 years with a stiff back until my husband did listen to me and broke down to get another mattress that is all latex which relieved my problem. I love the latex, it doesn’t make you sweaty, you don’t sink into the mattress, you’re on top of the mattress, the mattress curves and supports.
      I hope you found the perfect mattress without springs for yourself.

  8. Def stay away from icomfort. We have been fighting our warrenty for two years and they finally have agreed to give a refund. Don’t give up fighting. We called every week FOREVER. Bed started becoming a sink hole after a few months

  9. Stay away from Sleep Number beds if you are heavy. I am 290 and since getting the bed over a year ago, it has broken down on my side several times. Just doesn’t hold the weight of a person over about 230 pounds.

    1. I have to disagree. I’ve owned a sleep number for 15 years now. Lightest I’ve been was 275lbs and heaviest was close to 400lbs (averaging 350 most of that time). The bed felt great up until the past year or two, which is the time frame of getting closer to 400lbs…so is it the bed or my physical de-conditioning? I had to replace the pump once during this time frame. I never had a problem with the air chamber. Two weeks ago the pump went out again. I’ve started to shop around to see what’s out there before buying another pump.

  10. I weigh about 450. I’m looking at an 11 inch ghostbed. I hear it’s rated to 750 pounds. I’m wondering if anyone has any feedback on ghostbed as a morbidly obese person.

    I also wonder if putting a thick pad on top of the bed would help (to get to that 14 inch happy place)

  11. As a 300lbs + person I like all the post of what not to get but I would love to hear of 1 Matress that was good enough for plus size peeps

  12. looking for a mattress that will support 650 lbs. If that’s not enough, my son’s room is not big enough for a bed bigger than a twin xl. Any suggestions? I already found a base that will hold 1250.

  13. We intend to purchase a bedframe for an obese person. Do we still need to have a boxspring under her mattress if we decide to purchase a 10″ mattress?

  14. We bought our Queen Serta dleepa Pillow top mattress set two yrs ago for,on sale,over $800 n change..n thats alotta $!!!anyway..after less then yr I noticed he loomed lime drooped off bed hen we were in bed??then changing bedding saw.. saw a “indent”where my hubby sleeps!!..sooo..cant flip mattress as its pilliwtop soo turneD it..soo..noT a solid fix butvhelp somewhat..not comfy for me aT all though by faR..as I am in hole side..and yeah hubby is bear..but really mattresses are crappy made!

  15. We sleep on a Queensized Sleepmaker Micro Coil, we’ve only had it for 10 months and it’s awful. I dread going to bed because I wake up in the morning feeling like I need to get a good nights sleep. It’s a medium mattress and quite thick with a built in topper. I’m 5 foot 9 and 120 kilos, and my partner is 6 foot 4 and 145 kilos.
    I get a sore back and sore hips and partner gets sore hips and legs with this mattress.
    I’m 51 and my partner is 55.
    Please let us know what we can sleep on to give us that great sleep.

  16. Help! I have been sleeping in a good recliner since my bed causes me lots of pain (hips, shoulders, and back). This week I threw it away and am searching for a good night of sleep. After reading all the comments I feel like there is not a good comfortable mattress for plus size folks. One option that looks good is latex…well I’m allergic to latex!!! Now I’m thinking another good recliner might be my only option. Help, I want to stretch out on a comfortable mattress. Suggestions?

  17. iComfort are total crap. 2.5 years in and so much back pain. Mines a fine queen mattress too. So sick of salespeople promises. Guy who sold it said he has had his for 10 years, he was a large man and claimed it never sagged. Commission much?? now I have this piece of garbage that I wake up everyday with sever lower back pain. I went from a Dormeo (same crap) to this thinking it would be better.

  18. Stay away from beautyrest too. Purchased a Vikings mattress and a year later it is getting compressed spots even with rotating the mattress. 10 year warranty not worth the paper it was printed on. Will NEVER buy a simmons again.

  19. Anyone hovering around 300lb ever find a mattress that works? I find my couch to be more comfortable, but I really want to be able to sleep on my bed. Anyone with a recommendation? Thanks

    1. if price isn’t a major issue get the Temperpedic mattress, I have had it for ten years and am only now looking for a new mattress, it was an amazing 10 years and if I can afford it I will get another one. and yes I am around 300lbs.

      1. Do not buy a Tempur pedic there are plenty of other beds you can look into we have a tempur pedic and they are bad for dipping do your research and they do not fully honor their warranties the beds are said to be good for 10 years not true

    2. I have a Stearns and Fosters mattress and it has been 7 years and I am just now thinking about replacing it and only because it slightly sinks in the middle when me and my husband are in it. I am the only one that can even notice it. He was surprised when I even was talking about replacing it. I got it on a good sale one year over at Sears. Best purchase I had made. I might just pay the hefty price tag and get a quality mattress.

  20. We had an adjustable Temper-pedic and it started to sag on my husband side after 2 years and he is not heavy. when I slept on my side my hips sank so much that my calves and feet where hanging in mid-air.

    Have a Sleep number King dual adjustable for 3 years and its not much better. My husband is disabled sleeps on his side and the foam has broken down and he sags on his side. Sleep number offered to fix it but we had to pay-the warranty doesn’t cover sagging-wft. In order to sleep on my side I have to have it too soft for my back-I have lost over 100 pounds and still have the same problems I did when I weight 300. Legs are suspended in mid-air.

  21. I bought a king size icomfort and it’s really good at the beginning. I had it now for 5 years and think it is the worst I’ve ever slept on. I can literally feel th box spring under it when I sit up. And I’m not heavy at 180lbs.

    So yea,not a fan at all. If you want a mattress that is expensive, good for 3 years tops and warranty that is void because the mattress has a stain, then this is the mattress for you.

    1. We had the same one and just had the furniture store come out and check it out for defects. They found it was sagging 1-2″ in spots. We got a 100% refund. We had ours for 3 years. If you can, maybe try calling where you bought it from? We were told this mattress has had some major issues!

  22. HELP. ME DECIDE . PLEASE!!!!

    Looking for a good medium support mattress. Have a caul spring now and it sinks in the middle and hurts my back. I’m 234 lbs. was told to purchase a medium firm 12’ lucid memory form by one person and the other say to buy the 10 inch reversible latex memory form which is easier to get out than just memory form.

  23. My husband weighs 260+ lbs and I weigh 120 lbs. We’ve had a pillowtop mattress, Purple mattress and just purchased a Tempur-Pedic mattress. I usually end up on the couch because I am so uncomfortable. His body weight causes me to roll into the center of the bed and sleep on an uneven surface. What mattress do you suggest for couples with a weight difference?

  24. Julie Tornes

    I’m looking at three different beds, I’d like to hear others experience with either the “WINKBED PLUS”, “DREAM CLOUD” or “BIG FIG”. My husband weighing in at 290lbs and I’m at 190. If anyone has any experience with any of these, or any other worth mentioning, please share. Thank you

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