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Best Mattresses for Heavy People

December 22, 2022  ·  5 min read

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Weight is just one of many factors that should influence mattress choice, and the best mattresses for heavy people are mattresses that can support both their weight and their body’s other sleep needs that have nothing to do with size.

As our world becomes more size-inclusive, many big-name mattress companies’ products do not offer products that cater to sleepers with bigger bodies. Even if they tend to carry larger sizes, these mattresses were not designed to support more weight than their “average” sleeper or allow them to get in and out of bed easily. This was a problem that newer brands like Big Fig have tried to solve.

Many of these “inclusive” mattress companies who are trying to sell their customers the ideal mattress for heavy people tend to zoom in on one characteristic — the person’s weight — and ignore any other need they could possibly have. This is a problem that we at Texas Mattress Makers are working to solve.

Wondering what type of mattress is best for a heavier person? The experts at Texas Mattress Makers are here to set the record straight.

The “big” problem with the Big Fig mattress

Before we dive into this discussion, we want to acknowledge that the goal of companies like Big Fig is a great one. No one should have trouble finding a quality mattress because of their size or any other condition. However, there are many problems that mattress brands like these overlook in the name of inclusivity. 

If you decide to shop for a Big Fig mattress, you only get one choice. Their solution to providing the “first and best mattress for curvy bodies” was to only give the shopper one option to choose from. Although this mattress may be of excellent quality, this is a one-size-fits-all product.

At Texas Mattress Makers we know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mattress

Why one-size-fits-all never works for mattresses 

We will say this statement until we are blue in the face: every sleeper has a unique set of needs that not every mattress can satisfy. Even if a mattress claims it can work for a group of people, (in this scenario, heavier-set individuals) there is no guarantee that every person who sleeps on that mattress will get the best quality sleep they deserve. Because Big Fig only offers one mattress, their customers may be settling for a bed that can’t give them what they need from a mattress. It may work wonderfully for one person, but it may not work for you.

If you want to find the best mattresses for heavy people, find a mattress manufacturer like Texas Mattress Makers that can educate you on how to choose the right mattress for your body and your needs. At the end of the day, you just need to find one that feels right for you.

Should heavy people get a firm or soft mattress?

The discourse online surrounding what type of mattress is best for a heavier person is often oversimplified. For example, many plus-size sleepers have been conditioned to believe that because they are plus-size, they can only sleep on certain kinds of mattresses. For example, many people ask us, “do heavier people need a firmer mattress?”

Most mattress brands will say that heavier individuals would fare better with a firmer mattress and while this may be true in some cases, it may not be true in others. Don’t cast what you like aside just because an article says you can’t have a softer mattress.

If you are a curvier/heavier person who is looking for a good mattress, focus on finding a quality, supportive mattress that can keep you stabilized as you sleep while also catering to your preferences. You also should consider that mattress manufacturers can also make customizations that will help make the mattress you want more supportive for your weight, such as reinforcing the walls of the mattress to prevent dipping. This is something you cannot get at big box retailers or with a one-size-fits-all brand like Big Fig. In order to find this mattress, ask yourself, what is the best mattress for me? We can help find it.

Find the Right Mattress For You with Texas Mattress Makers: All Body Types Welcome!

We have the best mattresses for heavy people because we create a wide variety of mattresses that can suit a wide variety of sleepers’ needs. When you step into a Texas Mattress Makers showroom, you will work with an expert who will take the time to get to know you and your unique needs and preferences to find the best mattress for you. 

As the manufacturer of the mattresses we sell, we have a better understanding of the components and characteristics that can give you the healthiest sleep possible. We also create custom mattresses at a lower cost so that you can get your dream bed without forking over your entire life savings (read more about how a custom mattress can improve your sleep quality). While mattresses like the Big Fig mattress are a great addition to the industry, Texas Mattress Makers can offer you much more to get the sleep that you deserve. 

You shouldn’t have to shop at a specialty store to find a product that works for you. Texas Mattress Makers will not treat you differently because of your body type. Visit any of our Houston-area showrooms today for an inclusive mattress shopping experience that focuses on YOU!

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