Best Mattress for Heavy People: Reviews

Best Mattress for Heavy People – Buyer’s Guide & Reviews

The main objective or purpose of all mattresses regardless of who they are for or what their sizes or weight are the same and that purpose is to provide the best sleeping surface for the user.

You should always go for a mattress that you feel comfortable in and feel that it is providing you ample support and not some fancy mattress.

However, if you are a bit heavy or overweight then it is best to look at certain things before buying a mattress so that it does not form any depression when you lay on them and they need to be thick as being thick means better support (though not at all times).

In this article, we will talk about the best mattress for heavy people that they purchase for a comfortable sleep.

Thus today I am here to discuss with you about ten of 10 best mattresses for heavy or overweight people cause there are certain areas that need special attention.

I will also review the mattresses in detail and from my own experiences.

Best Mattress for Heavy People 2018

Putting your hard-earned money into purchasing some product (in this case a mattress) that instead of helping you have a good night’s sleep puts your health at risk is something that no one would ever want to do in their distant dreams but shopping for that right mattresses becomes very difficult when you weigh more than the average or is obese.

Experiencing and exploring different types of mattresses for yourself in order to find and gift the perfect mattress to yourself might seem a good idea but is actually not true.

Also see: Best Mattress for Side sleepers

This process may take a really really long time or it may so happen that you get tired even before finding the perfect mattress or get all the health problems that a bad or improper mattress can cause.

Moreover, why would you even need to do that when I am here to help you all with the shopping for the best mattress and trust me, I am happy to help.

REMINDER: Just in case you all forgot the side effects of a bad or worn-out mattress then here is a little reminder.

A bad or worn-out mattress causes a wide range of health hazards and here is a list of the most annoying problems that the evil in a bad mattress or a mold mattress causes:

  • If you already have dust allergies then the dust and mites in a very old and ragged mattress will worsen the case and will leave you sneezing and coughing with watery eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, no matter how big a guy you are!
  • If you are a big guy (or even an average guy) with asthma problem then a very old mattress is a huge no-no as very old mattresses are the storehouse of dust particles (no matter how clean your house is) which are trapped in the mattress over the years and thus cause you more troubles. So if you see that your or any of your roommate’s asthma problem is becoming very frequent, know that one of the causes is probably the old mattress lying in your bed in your house.
  • Older mattresses also bring the potential for hygiene issues. for better understanding let us consider the following example when we sleep we often sweat a lot due to temperature and lose about a liter of water in the form of sweat which is then absorbed by the mattress and then the liquid in the mattress leads to mould which further leads to spores.
  • A bad mattress with not so strong a support system causes steep back pains. Hence, you should purchase mattresses for back pain
  • Loss of memory or weak memory due to lack of sleep as the bed mattress does not allow you to sleep properly.
  • Lack of creativity or being unable to think out of the box is another side effect of not getting enough sleep.
  • Sleeping helps in regulating proper blood pressure thus not getting enough sleep due to uncomfortable mattresses causes blood pressure which if contuse can further cause serious heart problems and we all know that this is a very serious issue.


Hoping that this information is enough to understand how detrimental a bad bed can be to your health, now let us take a look at the list of best mattresses for heavy people.

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Note: whenever I mention heavy people I mean people who are over 200 (two hundred) lbs. Yes, people who weigh 150 (one hundred and fifty) lbs are also considered to be heavy weighted or overweighted but usually, any good quality mattresses which are either good for side sleepers or back sleepers are firm enough to provide the right amount of support to people who are or above 150 (one hundred and fifty) lbs so this article should specifically be used for the ones who are above 200 (two hundred) lbs and is informative for one and all. However, people who are below the 200 lbs weight bar are also eligible to buy these mattresses as they are going to provide some extra support and a little extra of anything has never harmed anyone.


LUCID 14 Inch Plush Memory Foam Mattress, Ventilated Gel Memory Foam, CertiPUR-US Certified -Queen

Lucid 14-inch memory foam mattress comes with ventilated gel memory foam. This comes at a very affordable price as well.

I seriously wonder why would anyone not want to purchase this mattress which can be very easily compared to the cloud like a goddess!

LUCID 14 Inch

The box in which the mattress comes is literally very heavy (at least a lot heavier than me) and had a hole through which my mattress was completely exposed. However, the mattress was safe in plastic thus I cannot complain much about that.

On opening the plastic the mattress immediately inflated but I did not lay on the mattress right away as on a little card or letter or whatever that was, it was written that the mattress needs to be kept as it is for a minimum of 48 (forty-eight) long hours so that it can completely inflate.

I did as I was instructed and as I knew that I was going to review this product for you all I always had a tape with me and kept measuring it every now and then to check whether it inflated to its 14-inch size or not. But surprisingly (or am I very lucky?) my mattress took just about 4-5 hours to be a full 14-inch!

As I lay on the mattress I realized that I have literally become one with the mattress and that the mattress has taken me!

I know that sounds really cheesy but that is because I am absolutely in love with this mattress as this is super comfortable and relaxing. If you ask me, I will give this mattress a complete 5 out of 5 stars without any second thought.

Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress with Quilted Cover – 20-Year Warranty, Queen Size

Sleep Innovations Shiloh is a 12-inch memory foam mattress with a quilted cover. This brand is a personal favorite and I know it is a favorite of many of you out there.

Sleep Innovations fully understand that a single mattress cannot fit everyone thus they intend on making mattresses with a lot of variations so that there is a mattress for each of us.

They also understand that once we find the mattress that is meant for our body structures, we will feel the difference. I have used many mattresses from this brand including this 12-inch memory foam mattress.

This mattress is definitely a must-buy if you want great sleep at a very reasonable price.

When I received this mattress, unlike other foam mattresses that I have owned this mattress did not come rolled, instead, it came folded like an accordion.

There was an instruction card mentioning that it might smell but when I opened the box I did not smell anything but if you find the mattress dissipating odor then do not worry as that is quite obvious and the chemical smell comes due to the material with which it is made and sometimes also because it has been into plastics for really long but goes away within a day or two.

I found the mattress exceptionally comfortable and it really helped my friend’s back injury and associated problems.

It provides all the support that is needed and has no signs of creasing. Sleep innovation really fulfills the promises that they made and is hopefully going to better the product.

Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 10 Inch Mattress, Queen

If you ask me to describe this mattress in one sentence it would be – luxury and comfort at the best price.

Having read that one-sentence review of this article you must have got a brief idea about the pocket-friendly price it comes at and how impressed I am with this product.


When I was staying at my aunt’s place for some exam, it is then that I got to experience this mattress for about one and a half months (roughly), and in that span of time, I realized how comforting a mattress can be that too at that affordable price! It is possible only with Zinus.

Enough of complementing, now let me tell you about the mattress and the experience I had. As I was having my exams so I was really busy or rather engrossed in my studies and had almost forgotten about performing basic things which included sleeping enough!

But whenever at night I was studying in my bed which had the Zinus 10-inch memory foam mattress, I used to feel so relaxed that I used to forget about all my worries and tension and used to fall sound asleep with all my books open as they were.

Yes, that how comfortable this mattress is. It is almost scary to realize what would have happened if I had not landed up at my aunt’s place and not gotten to sleep on this amazing mattress as without ample sleep (which the mattress helped a lot to bring) I would have become worn out and tired and would not possibly have cleared the exams.

This mattress is so good and provides all the required support so that no matter how heavy you are or in which position you are sleeping you do not wake up to sore pains in various parts of your body. Thus, if your budget is low but your weight high then this is one of the best mattresses that you can buy for yourself.

Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Reversible Independently-Encased Coil Mattress, CertiPUR-US certified foam – Queen Sized

This Signature sleep contour 8-inch reversible mattress which is an independently encased coil mattress with CertiPUR- US certified foam comes with a pillow top and is shipped in an easy-to-transport box which helps the mattress to set up real quick.

Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Reversible Independently-Encased Coil Mattress, CertiPUR-US certified foam

Here I am talking about the 8 inches sized signature sleep contour mattress specifically but this mattress is also available in sizes 6 (six) inch, 10 (ten) inch, and 12 (twelve) inch and they all have the same specifications and are equally good (at least that is what the company or brand claims!)

This 8-inch mattress features a layer of 1.6 high-density foam at the top and at the bottom to give an embracing feel to the sleeper. This mattress is double-sided and is sure that it can easily be used in your children’s trundle.

This mattress is not too soft or very firm but somewhat in between that is very comforting and does not fail to provide support to your back or shoulders (if you are a side sleeper).

For best results and in order to last longer rotate the mattress at a few month’s intervals (preferably four months interval).

Signature Sleep Memoir 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress with CertiPUR-US certified foam- Twin

Another one from Signature Sleep, this signature sleep memoir is a 12 (twelve) inch memory foam mattress with CentiPUR- US-certified foam. This popular product from signature sleep is very pocket-friendly and another example of comfort at an affordable price.

Signature Sleep Memoir 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress with CertiPUR-US certified foam

When it comes to memory foam, it is the best for an obese person as it provides layers of balanced support and completely eliminates motion transfer, and delivers exceptional support.

Memory foam is thus like the all-in-one foam or material for mattresses that are specially carved for people who are a bit over the average weight.

If you thought this was enough then you are wrong, to make the mattress even better the company included a reversible independently encased coil system that further provides support and helps to eliminate motion transfer to ensure you have a good night’s sleep.

The mattress is also two-sided which helps in the extension of the life of your beloved mattress.

If you are a healthy couple looking out for a good mattress that provides you with some extra support then this Signature Sleep 12-inch mattress is highly recommended as it does not sink at all and is one of the best spring mattresses that you are ever going to find or use.

DynastyMattress Cool Breeze 12-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress- Queen

This Dynasty mattress cool breeze 1-2 inch Gel memory foam mattress is a mattress that you are sure to fall in love with. Everyone (including myself before purchasing) seems to be a little worried about the strong chemical smell that comes with or is associated with memory foam mattresses.

dynastymattress new cool breeze 12 inch gel memory foam mattress

I had not immediately noticed any sort of chemical smell oozing from the mattress after I cut open the box.

Then I left the mattress alone in the room for a few hours (as guided by the workers) for the mattress to come to its original size and closed the door.

After a few hours when I returned to the room to check whether the mattress has completely inflated on our bed or not then, for the first time, I did notice some chemical smell in the room but by no means was that intolerable.

It does smell a bit chemical but by no means is it like the strong or potent fumes-type chemical smell and hardly bothered me. But just for your knowledge let me inform you that the smell had completely vanished after 1 (one) week’s use.

This is definitely a firm mattress but not uncomfortably so. When I first sat on the mattress I immediately started to wonder whether it was too firm or not but before I could even think of anything else, that is within a fraction of seconds I realized that I was slowly melting into the mattress and the material was immensely comforting to me.

There is no pushback feeling with this coiled mattress and the additional benefit of this mattress is that it is infused with a cooling technology that does not let the mattress get jet hot at night while you are sleeping. So overall this mattress is definitely worth a shot and a perfect match for slide sleepers.

Ghostbed Mattress, Queen 11 Inch-Cooling Gel Memory Foam, Most Advanced Adaptive Gel Memory Foam- 20-Year Warranty

Ghostbed 11-inch mattress comes with a cooling memory foam gel mattress and is known to be the coolest mattress in America – made in the USA and comes with a 20 (twenty) year warranty.


These mattresses are usually and mostly handcrafted with the best quality materials and the latest in sleep technology in America and the product claims that it provides supernatural comfort and total body support.

This product is one of the most popular mattresses for heavyweight people and is probably the best as it is made after intensive research done for ages/years on sleeping patterns, support requirements, and various other factors and now it is the world’s most adaptive gel memory foam mattress that meets each individual needs effectively.

The mattress is medium-firm (gives a medium-firm feel) as it is crafted with 11 inches of ultra-premium foams. The technology infused in the mattress does not let the temperature of the mattress rise while you are sleeping on it and make you uncomfortable, instead, it keeps the mattress cool throughout the night and helps you sleep soundly.

This technology is probably the best as it has helped the Ghostbed Mattress become the coolest mattress in America or probably in the world. With so many good things about this product, it is a must buy and with confidence with the 20-year full warranty.

The only drawback of this mattress is the bit too high cost but that should not be a problem if you are looking for long-term investments.

Classic Brands Cool Gel Memory Foam 12-Inch Mattress- Queen

Classic brand 12-inch memory foam mattress comes with gel technology.  This mattress is easy to assemble and is perfect for bigger guys like me as it is made up of memory foam which helps and provides a firm bed.

Classic Brands Cool Gel Memory Foam 12-Inch Mattress-

Unlike various other mattresses, this mattress inflates to its full size within 30 minutes and does not really dissipate any kind of chemical smell but just in case it does then keep a fan ready as with the help of the fan the smell will be gone completely just in a few hours.

The best part about the mattress is that it is made just for big guys like us as it is really firm which is not comfortable for thin people but just perfect for overweight people. This product offers the perfect support for you.

Once you fall asleep on this mattress you are going to sleep through anything starting from noisy neighbors to the sound of squirrels in the morning or the continuous honks by the car on the road. The mattress is also good when it comes to maintaining temperatures and help you have a cool sleep even in 70’ temperature at night.

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress- Queen

Zinus 12-inch memory foam mattress comes with the goodness of green tea. If you are looking for a mattress that will be firm and provide you with good edge support then you should definitely go for this product.

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress-

Make sure to buy this version in the size 12 inches as the thicker the mattress, the more plush or soft the mattress will be and will also be firm enough.

This item, again, is really affordable and it is really a blessing to find a mattress at such low rates that come with a gel topper that actually keeps things cool and has a good amount of giving to it.

The mattress also has a pillow top which helps you experience plush along with optimal firmness and yet allows the cooling factor of the gel topper to come through to the surface.

As it is a green tea mattress it means that the mattress is blessed with antifungal properties that do not let the mites start living in your mattress and also prevent the mattress from causing any sort of skin problem to the sleeper.

Just rotate the mattress every three months and you have the durable mattress that you bought at the most unbelievable price.

Just one piece of suggestion to those who are going to buy it, it is make sure that the mattress sets on a completely flat surface if you have a platform frame with a mesh bottom.

Best Price Mattress 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress- Queen

The best price 10-inch memory foam mattress comes in a box with all the instructions like how long it should be kept alone in order to let the mattress completely inflate to a full memory inch and how it should be handled so I would leave that on your buyers to read from the instruction card.

Best Price Mattress 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress-

However, I am going to talk about that one instruction that the company forgot to send with it and that needs to be affixed to this mattress immediately!

The warning should be like this (especially for beginners) – any and all plans for the rest of the day may come to an abrupt conclusion as you wake up hours later after sleeping on this mattress.

Getting out of bed in the morning may become increasingly difficult and there is a high risk of dependency on the comforting effects of this mattress.

Side effects from use of this mattress include sleepiness, comfort, lack of motivation to start your day in the morning, short-term comatose lasting up to 8 long hours and you should also find yourself unable to part from your bed. In short, this mattress is going to take over your life with its comforting effects!

You are not going to find yourself hot during the night while sleeping on this mattress, at least I did not. So keep rotating the mattress from time to time and have a very comfortable mattress that is going to last forever!

By now you must have realized that I do a lot of mattress shopping and thus you probably can rely on my reviews. So if you are going for mattress shopping try out one of these mattresses and let me know about your experiences with the mattress that you buy.