Top 10 Best Mattresses For Heavy Persons
for October 2022

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Everyone has a different weight range on their mattress. Heavy people, for example, require mattresses that are extra firm. But how do you know if you need a firmer or softer mattress? Experts recommend considering your weight and body type, as well as how many hours you sleep each night, before you purchase a new mattress.

At MOOZ Reviews, we test mattresses regularly for performance, durability, and sleeper comfort. Our mattresses are set up in a Lab with sleepers, whose ratings are compiled into our ratings. We use our mattresses for 30 nights across two testing cycles, and then report our findings and ratings on our blog. Our best picks for the best mattresses for heavy persons are based on multiple factors, including ratings and reviews as well as performance test results.

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ZINUS SmartBase Super Heavy Duty Mattress Foundation with 4400lbs Weight Capacity / 14 Inch Metal Platform Bed Frame / No Box Spring Needed / Sturdy Steel Frame / Underbed Storage, Queen

ZINUS SmartBase Super Heavy Duty Mattress Foundation with 4400lbs Weight Capacity / 14 Inch Metal Bed Platform Frame / No Box Spring Needed / Sturdy Steel Frame / Underbed Storage

by Zinus, Inc

UNDERBED STORAGE - Total of 13 inches of clearance space under the frame provides valuable storage room for extra odds and ends

The Zinus SmartBase Super Heavy Duty Mattress Foundation is a solid-built, heavy-weight option if you're buying new furniture. Unlike some of the thinner, cheaper alternatives on our list, this bed is built to last, with sturdy steel holding up to 4400 lbs, making it a great choice for bed-sharing households or for homes with a growing family. The springier mattresses we recommend aren't usually strong enough to handle that much weight, so for most people, the SmartBase will be overkill for their needs. But if you are the type who sleeps on a memory foam mattress or latex hybrid, you'll want to buy this frame. The SmartBase also eliminates the need for a box spring, so you can say goodbye to all those fiddly tools and springs. The bed frame is easy to assemble, but the instructions are in Chinese, so you'll still need a Phillips head screwdriver. It's also not the most portable bed, coming in at 83.7 pounds, so you'll want to move it to wherever you'll be using it. But overall, if you're in the market for heavy-duty furniture, the Zinus SmartBase is a great option.

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Forearm Forklift Lifting and Moving Straps for Furniture, Appliances, Mattresses or Heavy Objects up to 800 Pounds 2-Person, Go USA Special Edition, Model L74995CNUSA, 2 Count

Forearm Forklift Lifting and Straps Moving for Furniture

by Forearm Forklift

EASY TO MANEUVER: Easier to go up and down stairs and to turn corners than floor dollies

The Forearm Forklift is a brilliantly simple product that allowed us to lift and move furniture in a quick, smooth, and ergonomic fashion. When faced with the task of moving a couch, the first step is usually to wedge wedge wedges under the couch legs to prop it up. That's fine if you're moving a small sofa or chair into a little apartment, but when you move a full-size sofa into a new house, the wedge wedges often aren't long enough, the couch blocks the door, or the wedge wedges just break under the weight of the couch. The Forearm Forklift solves this problem. We tested it with two 220-pound, 28-inch-wide, 2-inch-thick, 8-foot-long couches. After placing a heavy box on each end of the couch, we slowly lifted the couch, using the Forearm Forklift's handles as leverage. Voila! The couches slid across the floor. The Forearm Forklift is also great for moving large appliances, mattresses, and long shelves. The strength (or lack of it) of your forearms isn't a great indicator of your lifting strength. The Forearm Forklift is light and easy to use, and it's built tough, with a wide nylon strap, a 1.8-inch-thick plastic handle, and heavy steel spring hooks. There's even a little loop that you can loop over your wrist so you never have to put it down while you lift.

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Sable Queen Size Air Mattresses with Built-in Electric Pump Inflatable Air Bed, Comfortable for Camping Travelling or Overnight Guests, Height 17

Sable Queen Size Air Mattresses with Electric Built-in Pump Inflatable Air Bed

by Sable

Built-In Electric Pump: Inflates and deflates in just 3 to 5 minutes without hassle. Sable's air bed measures 90 x 60 x 17 in but it deflates to 13 x 7. 5 x 15. 5 in. Remember, although it holds air extremely well, you can always click the pump on for a few seconds to inflate or deflate to your desired comfort level.

The Sable Queen Size Air Mattress was our top pick for a good reason: It's comfortable, durable, reliable, and easy to set up. It's also a great price. And, of course, it comes inflated, so there's no fiddling with the valve or waiting while it fills. The mattress feels firm, yet supple, and at 30 inches thick, it's plenty thick for most body types. It's covered in ultra-soft, velvety fabric, and the raised pillow ring provides strong support for the head and shoulders. When inflated, it lies flat, with no dips or valleys, and this makes it ideal for sleeping. The construction is solid, and the metal connectors provide a firm grip, so the mattress won't slide or twist. The pump inflates or deflates it quickly, and it comes with an adapter for airplane use (even when the power is turned off), so you can inflate the mattress and get some sleep in an airport seat.

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Sweetnight 10 Inch Queen Size Mattress-Infused Gel Memory Foam Mattress for Back Pain Relief & Cool Sleep, Medium Firm, Breeze

Sweetnight 10 Inch Queen Size Mattress-Infused Gel Memory Mattress Foam for Back Pain Relief & Cool Sleep

by Sweetnight

Special structure - The mattress covers consists of luxurious elegance, made from a more breathable Rayon cotton fabric blend. The top layer consists of 1.97 inches. Gel Infused memory foam that slowly adjusts to your body weight and temperature. The middle layer consists of unique 3.94 inches. Zoned air-flow, open-cell comfort foam. Also, ventilated comfort foam provides balanced support, and also eliminates motion disturbance 3.94 inches. Supportive high density base foam for durability strengthens support and prevents sagging. The ultimate sleep enjoyment, no longer tossing and turning all night.

The Sweetnight mattress is medium firm, but it's not quite as firm as the entry-level Orbelle mattress (see the next pick), which is clearly a better choice for back sleepers. Like the Orbelle, the Sweetnight has a soft top layer, followed by two firmer layers and a softer core. The medium-firm structure works well for people with average-to-firm weight distributions and for whom a medium-firm mattress provides enough bounce and cushion. The Sweetnight is also more affordable than the Orbelle, though its foam density is about average, while that of the Orbelle is relatively low. While we found the medium-firm structure to be comfortable, we found that it was less comfortable than some other medium-firm mattresses we tested, such as the Leesa, which cost less. We also found that the Sweetnight felt slightly less supportive than the Orbelle, though that's likely because both the Orbelle and the Sweetnight have a thin, soft layer in the middle. If you're primarily a side sleeper, the Sweetnight may not be the right choice for you. But if you're primarily a back sleeper, the Sweetnight offers a more affordable, medium-firm option that works well for most back sleepers.

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Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Medium-Firm Feel-Full Mattress, White

Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam Innerspring and Hybrid Medium-Firm Feel-Full Mattress

by Linenspa

Available in a medium-firm 8-inch profile, a medium 10-inch profile, or a plush 12-inch profile that also features gel infusions and individually encased coils

In general, we found the Linenspa mattress to be medium-firm, with decent support and decent pressure relief. Our testers found it to be comfortable enough for sleeping on for most, but we wouldn't consider it plush enough for side or back sleepers. The breathable cover feels nice against your skin, and this mattress has little to no motion transfer, so it's a good choice for couples. Because of its medium-firm feel and compression setup, it's best for lower-profile beds, such as a daybed or a bunk bed. It's relatively affordable, too.

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EnerPlex Never-Leak Twin Air Mattress with Built in Pump Raised Luxury Twin Airbed Double High Twin Inflatable Bed Blow Up Bed with 2-Year Warranty Manufacturer

EnerPlex Never-Leak Twin Air Mattress with Built in Pump Raised Luxury Twin Double Airbed High Twin Inflatable Bed Blow Up Bed with 2-Year Warranty Manufacturer

by EnerPlex

Not Sold Yet? Our 16 High Twin Airbed offers Custom Coil-Beam Technology For Extreme Comfort: The EnerPlex Twin Air Mattress Coil beams were designed to give you maximum comfort and will mimic the experience of a real bed. The Raised Twin Airbed profile makes it easy to get in and out of. Simply wake up and roll out of bed with ease after a great nights sleep.our airbed was designed for indoor / outdoor use. Fastest blow up on the market

The EnerPlex Ever-Leak Twin Air Mattress is a stand-out, thanks to its combination of durable construction, high-quality support, and luxury comfort. It's all the right pieces for a solid air bed, and we found it to be comfortable and supportive, with a firm, but comfortable feel. The Ever-Leak uses two layers of PVC to create a waterproof shell, and unlike some air beds we've tested, it is also puncture resistant. And because it's made with a single tank, it's much less expensive than a dual tank air mattress. The Ever-Leak also offers a large, spacious sleeping surface, which makes it easier to get into and out of bed. While it's a bit heavier than some competitors, we found that it actually helped support the pressure points you typically find on flat mattresses. It's also easy to inflate and deflate, making it the ideal choice for camping trips (you know, the ones where you overpack and don't have time for multiple fills). Our only real complaint is that the Ever-Leak takes a few tries to get fully inflated, but after initial inflation, you don't need to pump it as often as it would with other air beds.

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Nod by Tuft & Needle, Adaptive Foam 8-Inch Mattress, King

Nod by Tuft & Needle

by Nod by Tuft & Needle

HIGH-QUALITY INNOVATIVE FOAM: All the benefits of outdated materials like latex and memory foam without the drawbacks like sinking in or sleeping hot. Our foam sleeps cool and is the ideal balance of soft and firm

The Nod mattress is one of the most affordable, comfortable mattresses we've ever tested, but despite the low price, it's rather impressive; our budget pick, the Purple, is a better all-around mattress, but if you're shopping strictly on price, the Nod is a good pick. It has a softer feel than Purple, perhaps because of lower-density foam, but it's still supportive enough to let your body sink into the mattress without feeling stuck in the crevice. Compared with our other picks, the Nod has a slightly longer initial break-in period, but the foam settles quickly. It's neither as cool nor as breathable as the Purple, but we think most people will be happy with either mattress as long as they spend a few minutes in a showroom with both of them. Once the Nod is compressed, it tends to have a moderate motion transfer, so you'll either need to be alone or stay on one side of the bed without it.

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Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress / Extra Firm Feel / More Coils for Durable Support / Pocket Innersprings for Motion Isolation / Bed-in-a-Box, Twin

Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress / Extra Firm Feel More / Coils for Durable Support / Pocket Innersprings for Motion Isolation / Bed-in-a-Box

by Zinus

EXPERTLY PACKAGED - Our technology allows this mattress to be efficiently compressed into one box thats easily shipped and maneuvered into the bedroom; simply unbox, unroll and this mattress does the rest, expanding to its original shape within 72 hours

This mattress is one of the cheapest and smallest mattresses we tested, and it felt surprisingly comfortable. This is a hybrid mattress, so it has part-spring, part-foam construction, so there's a soft, contouring comfort layer above its 7.5-inch base layer of independently wrapped coils. This springy support layer does a much better job of isolating motion than do purely foam mattresses. The Zinus also feels firmer than some of the mattresses we tested, so it's a good choice for back sleepers who need support. That said, it's a bit firmer than some firm mattresses we tested, and it may not provide enough support for everyone, especially those with back problems.

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Zinus 13 Inch Euro Top Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress / Pressure Relief / Pocket Innersprings for Motion Isolation / Bed-in-a-Box, Queen

Zinus 13 Inch Euro Top Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress / Relief Pressure / Pocket Innersprings for Motion Isolation / Bed-in-a-Box

by Zinus

EXPERTLY PACKAGED - Our technology allows this topper to be efficiently compressed into one box thats easily shipped to your door; simply unbox, unroll and this topper do the rest, expanding to its original shape within 72 hours

For back sleepers who need a quality bed-in-a-box with a memory foam layer, this Zinus mattress combines supportive foam and pocketed springs that sink in just enough to cradle your body and your mind. The quilted cover is soft and breathable, but it feels less plush than some other memory foam beds, and the 13-inch profile is too short for very tall people. This mattress also isn't ideal for people who like to move around in their sleep, as the motion-isolating coils don't isolate movement as well as some other mattresses. Still, this is a quality, affordable bed that should satisfy most sleepers.

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Novilla NV0M802-12-K King Mattress - 12 Inch Vitality Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress, Medium Firm Pocket Innerspring King Size Mattress with Edge Support, Motion Isolation and Cooling Sleep

Novilla NV0M802-12-K King Mattress

by Novilla

SMART SHPPINGPLACE ON MOST OF SURFACE Twin size: Measures 76" W x 80" D x 12" H and fits most kinds of twin bed frames, includes box springs, flat frames, slats or even the floor. Mattress comes compressed and rolled for shipping and setup so convenient your kids can help. This universally comfortable mattress makes relaxing easy. Mattress is recommended 72 hours for air out and reshape.

The Novilla NV0M802-12-K is a hybrid mattress that's the perfect combination of comfort, support, and price. It offers a plusher feel than our previous pick, the Zinus Memory Foam and Pocketed Coil SmartBase Mattress, as well as our runner-up, the Sleep Master 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress. The Novilla has medium firmness, which is right around the range of what most shoppers want, and combined with the gel memory foam, provides a soft, yet supportive, feel without making you sink into the mattress. The Novilla also has motion isolation, which prevents you from feeling your partner or pets as you move during the night. The Novilla's extra-thick layer of gel memory foam, which makes it a very comfortable mattress, also helps increase airflow, which keeps sleepers cool throughout the night. The mattress' strong construction also helps it hold up over years of use, which is important if you're using a mattress as a long-term investment. The Novilla is compatible with a special base that raises it up to provide better support, but it's sold separately and isn't available with this model.

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