What mattress firmness do I need as a heavier person?
Mattress firmness is a critical factor to consider when choosing the best mattress, especially for heavier people.
The firmness of a mattress affects the level of support and comfort, and it can impact the quality of sleep. There are different levels of firmness, ranging from soft to firm, and the best mattress for heavy people is a medium-soft or medium-firm feel.
- A mattress that is too soft can cause sinkage, leading to improper spinal alignment, which can cause pain and discomfort. Whereas a mattress that is too firm can be uncomfortable and cause pressure points. A medium-soft or medium-firm feel mattress provides the perfect balance between support and comfort for heavier people.
- Pressure relief is another critical factor to consider when choosing a mattress. Heavier individuals are likely to suffer fromjoint, hip, and shoulder pain if sleeping on an incorrect mattress. A medium-soft or medium-firm feel mattress provides adequate pressure relief, ensuring that the person sleeps comfortably and wakes up without any aches or pains.
- A mattress with inadequate edge support can cause the person to sink or roll off the mattress. A medium-soft or medium-firm feel mattress provides firm edge support, ensuring that the person remains safe and comfortable while sitting on the edge of the bed.
At Winstons, we use butterfly clips to prevent the mattress from sinking on the edges when a customer sleeps or sits on the edge of the mattress.
Butterfly clips also increase the durability of the mattress. They reinforce the edges, making the mattress more resistant to wear and tear, and increasing its lifespan.
Winstons recommends a medium soft feel or medium firm feel mattress based on data collected from its own customers. The data shows that these firmness levels are the most preferred by customers and provide the best balance between comfort and support.
In analysing the data, Winstons found that medium soft and medium firm mattresses provide the best balance between comfort and support.
Heavier individuals need a mattress that provides maximum support and the perfect balance between support and comfort. A medium-soft mattress provides a plush, cushioned feel that is preferred by some customers, and it still provides adequate support and pressure relief.