WHAT IS A HEAVY BODY FOR MATTRESS SHOPPING PURPOSES?
One of the most difficult problems to overcome is a body that just isn’t that comfortable—whether it is due to pain or carrying extra weight. For this reason, when someone is carrying more weight than their frame can comfortably carry, it can be difficult to find a comfortable mattress and position, given that the body can’t rest well if the muscles are working to support the body’s weight. As a result, a product that is designed to support a larger person is one of the most important considerations for someone living in a large body.
Many mattresses will degrade quickly if the people sleeping in them weigh more than they are designed to support. However, buying a product that is designed to support heavier bodies can greatly improve the quality of sleep you achieve and provide you with a satisfying purchase that lasts much longer.
In the mattress industry, a body is considered heavy when the person weighs over 230 pounds. A heavy body might not be overweight—just big. Because of this, even a lean person who weighs 230 should consider a product designed to support more weight. Mattresses that are not designed for heavier bodies will degrade quicker than one built to support more weight. Keep in mind that it is the amount of weight, not whether the person is overweight, that determines a heavy body for the purpose of deciding which mattress to purchase.