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Best Mattress for Heavy People 2024

Finding the perfect mattress can be a daunting task for anyone, but for heavy people the search can be even more challenging. Often, heavier sleepers are steered towards firm mattresses that provide support but lack the comfort they deserve.


Fortunately, many brands are realizing this and making an effort to craft mattresses that are both supportive and comfortable for heavy sleepers. 


Here are our top picks for the best mattresses for heavy people.

Best Overall: Titan Plus Luxe


  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 6/10
  • Trial Length: 120 days
  • Warranty: 10 years


With its hybrid design, medium comfort, and optional add ons, the Titan Plus Luxe takes the spot for Best Overall mattress for Heavy People. Crafted for those who are big, strong, and tall, this mattress combines premium foams with an 8-inch steel coil core for exceptional support and comfort. Additionally, we’ve found this to be a popular option for couples who may have a partner that is average or petite in build.


The Titan Plus Luxe sits at a height of 13 inches, making it one of the tallest mattresses on our list. Thoughtfully stacked layers of gel foam, comfort foam, and transition foam provide optimal breathability, contouring, pressure relief, and support. The Titancore coil unit was specifically created with heavy people in mind, providing long lasting support and durability. At the bottom, a strong base foam gives more reinforcement to the Titancore.

Best Support: Titan Plus


  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 9/10
  • Trial Length: 120 days
  • Warranty: 10 years


Support is one of the main issues heavy sleepers face, but we can assure you that won’t be a problem with the Titan Plus. Using only the most durable foams on the market and a Titancore coil unit, this mattress is sturdy, supportive, and sag-free. Described as a firm comfort level, this would be great for any heavy sleeper who hasn’t been able to find the right support from other brands.


With four inches of foam, an eight inch Titancore, and one inch of base foam, the Titan Plus sits at 11 inches tall. A quilted top with gel foam provides immediate responsiveness while a layer of Titanflex™ comfort foam contours to your body and offers pressure relief. The combination of the Titancore and strong base provides exceptional durability and support.

Best Cooling: Aurora Luxe Firm


  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 7/10
  • Trial Length: 120 days
  • Warranty: 10 years


Taking the spot for Best Cooling mattress for heavy people is the Aurora Luxe by Brooklyn Bedding, and while this bed is offered in three firmness levels, we recommend the firm option to heavy sleepers. This mattress offers some of the most advanced cooling technology we’ve seen to date in the mattress industry.


Its GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover provides optimal cooling by removing heat from the sleep surface to prevent sleeping hot and leaving you at a cool and comfortable temperature all night long. At the top sits a layer of cooling infused foam that has been clinically proven to absorb excess body heat. The Aurora Luxe’s 13.5 inch hybrid design promotes open cell technology in both the foam layers and coil unit, helping to prevent heat retention and provide airflow and breathability. BONUS: we recommend checking out their Cloud Pillow Top upgrade, giving your GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover a boost in comfort, additional contouring, and pressure relief.

Best Affordable: Signature Hybrid Firm


  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 7/10
  • Trial Length: 120 days
  • Warranty: 10 years


The Signature Hybrid mattress is an awesome option when looking for an affordable mattress for heavy sleepers. Brooklyn Bedding has perfected the art of blending comfort with high-quality materials in their Signature Hybrid mattress, all while maintaining an affordable price. It’s really important for plus size sleepers to feel confident in the materials going into their mattress because of the need for durability and support.


A premium quilted top provides moisture-wicking breathability while additional layers of foam offer responsiveness and comfort with deep compression support. The individually encased coil core gives exceptional contouring, motion isolation, and edge support to this 12 inch hybrid design. We also recommend giving your Signature Hybrid mattress an upgrade with the Cooling Cloud Pillow Top which consists of the GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover and additional foam layers giving extra cushion to your mattress.

Best Organic: Bear Natural


  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness: 6-7/10
  • Trial Length: 120 days
  • Warranty: 10 years


If you’re looking for an all-natural sleep option, we recommend the Bear Natural mattress for heavy sleepers. Crafted with the environment in mind, this mattress uses sustainably sourced, all natural materials that will have you sleeping peacefully throughout the night. It provides a medium-firm feel, allowing for comfort and support.


When taking a look inside the Bear Natural, you’ll find natural latex giving a unique cushioning feel while relaxing muscle tension, a responsive comfort layer, and zoned coils which give extra support to the areas you need it most and reinforces the edges. A shock absorbing base layer provides durability to the entire mattress. These layers are wrapped in organic cotton which is breathable and soft to the touch, offering a restorative and rejuvenating night’s sleep.

Best for Back Pain: Plank Firm


  • Mattress Type: All-foam
  • Firmness: 8/10 & 10/10
  • Trial Length: 120 days
  • Warranty: 10 years


If you’re a heavy sleeper who experiences back pain, the Plank Firm is a perfect option for you. Not only is it endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, but it offers a flippable design allowing you to choose between firm or extra firm. Feel aches and pains melt away thanks to the superior spinal alignment provided by its firm design.


Built with the highest quality foams on the market, this 10.25 inch mattress will have you waking up refreshed and in no more pain. A high density foam sits at its base providing deep compression support and a layer of supreme response comfort foam contours your body while still providing a firm feel. Both sides of the Plank Firm have a quilted top finish that allows for minimal to no loft, safeguarding your firm sleep.

Tips on How to Choose The Right Plus Size Mattress For You

Support & Firmness Levels

Looking for a mattress that is the ideal mix between comfort and support can be challenging for heavier sleepers. Mattress companies use a scale rating to help customers understand the firmness level of each mattress. This scale ranges from 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest. Sleep position and body weight are two of the most important factors to consider when choosing the correct firmness to support your body.


Edge Support

Edge support refers to the sturdiness of a mattress’ perimeter. Having strong edge support will allow you to rest closer to the edge of the mattress without falling off. Many mattresses will increase the edge support of their mattresses by adding a border of higher gauged coils or high density foam.


Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is especially important to consider if you sleep with a partner because this refers to whether or not you can feel movement from one side of the mattress to the other. Take this into consideration if you or your partner toss and turn a lot throughout the night.


Budget

Before starting your search for a mattress, consider the price range you’d like to stay in. In 2024, a high-quality queen size mattress costs over $1,000 but there are plenty of mattress options in every price range.


Warranty and Trial Period

A good warranty and trial period are important to look for in a mattress because you can tell whether or not a company stands behind their products. We recommend a mattress with at least a 10 year warranty and 100 night sleep trial.