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Mattresses for The Overweight

Mattresses for the overweight take a bit more care in selecting than for the regular population. There is more stress taken by the mattress, so a mattress built to last and support the extra weight is important for the people using it. Talking to your doctor and to reputable bed dealers will guide you in your decision. This is one bed I wouldn't buy without lying down on it first.

Are you one of the millions of people across the country who weighs more than they should? Many people are classified as obese and for this reason there have been new advancements concerning purchasing a mattress. Obesity is defined as weighing 20% or more of what your ideal weight. Keeping your body weight in mind when buying a mattress is essential to ensure that your mattress lasts a long time and lets you sleep comfortably.

Finding the right mattress will hopefully let you experience less back pain. Less back pain gives you more energy to exercise and do the other things that you need to do. Another great benefit to finding the right mattress for you is that it can help prevent heartburn and other esophageal symptoms. What kind of mattress should you consider if you are overweight?

One of the mattresses that you can consider if you weigh more than you should is either a viscoelastic memory foam mattress or latex mattress. One reason they make a good choice is there are no springs to create pressure point pains for you. Springs wearing out is one reason mattresses don't support you during sleep and cause mattress sag. Another reason this is a good choice is that this kind of mattress comes in many different thicknesses and firmness levels to allow you to find the exact mattress that fits your needs and wants.

Buying a foam mattress that is slightly firmer than you want at first will allow the mattress to soften after you sleep on it for a while. A high-density mattress is also best for you if you are overweight to help it last longer. Your high-density mattress will most likely last two to four years less than it would if you were average-sized, but if you choose a lower density mattress then it could wear out up to seven years sooner. For an average sized person, a high-quality memory foam mattress may last up to 15 years.

An air mattress, or air bed, is also a good choice for an overweight person. Due to the ability to increase and decrease the air level to change the mattress's firmness, this mattress choice can be a comfortable one for you if you're overweight. There are also no pressure points in an air mattress, so you do not have to worry about pressure-point pain while sleeping on it. You want to choose a high-quality air mattress because the construction will be durable enough to last you for several years. Now is not the time to scrimp on your purchase or you may find that you will be replacing your mattress much quicker than you had planned.

Spring mattresses can be good choices for obese or overweight people if they shop carefully and get inner coil mattresses that are designed for heavy people. The number of springs, the thickness of the spring metal, and how they are tied together contribute to mattresses suitable for people with weight problems. Talk at length to a knowledgeable and reputable mattress dealer so you can be sure to make the best inner spring mattress decision, if that's the route you decide to go.


Being overweight does not mean that you just will not sleep well. If you find the right mattress for your particular body, you will find that you sleep more soundly and comfortably. This will translate into more energy, less pain, and a better mood. Doesn't that sound like something that you both need and deserve?


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