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Best mattress for heavy people 2024: Ample support and comfort

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Our pick of the best mattresses for heavy people, from Eve, Otty and more

Regardless of how heavy you are, the best mattress should be comfortable while providing enough support to keep your spine aligned and stop your body from sinking too deep into the bed. It stands to reason, then, that if you’re on the heavier side, you’re going to want a mattress that will be able to sufficiently accommodate your weight.

Since all mattresses are different, finding the right one for you through trial-and-error can be tricky, but the good news is that you don’t have to go through this rigmarole. Here at Expert Reviews, we’ve done the research and testing to provide you with the best advice when it comes to buying a new mattress. Following our buying guide, we’ve put together a roundup of some of the best mattresses for heavy people.

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Best mattress for heavy people: At a glance

Best firm mattress with a lengthy trial periodEve Original (From ~£449)Check price at Eve
Best hybrid mattress overallSimba Hybrid Pro (From ~£899)Check price at Simba
Best foam mattress with a high weight capacityDormeo Memory Plus (From ~£274)Check price at Dormeo

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How to choose the best mattress for you

How do I know if a mattress will be supportive enough?

If you’re concerned about whether a mattress will take your weight, there are a number of things you can look out for. First, check the manufacturer’s weight limits. Most brands should specify this in the mattress specification information or in its FAQs. For instance, all Simba Hybrid mattresses are designed to accommodate up to 114kg per sleeper.

If you’re on the heavier side, it’s also a good idea to look for a mattress that will be firm enough to support you. Generally speaking, the heavier you are, the firmer you’ll want your mattress to be (your mattress will also feel firmer when used on a solid base, rather than sprung slatted). In our roundup below, we’ve picked out some of our favourite mattresses that, during testing, felt notably firmer than their rivals.

How we test mattresses

It may seem obvious, but we test our mattresses by sleeping on them. Though, while we do, there are a number of factors we take into consideration. In addition to comfort and support, firmness and temperature control play a big part in our testing – though, when reviewing some mattresses we also consider edge support and motion isolation.

How we test mattresses for heavy people

To illustrate, when focusing on temperature control, all-foam mattresses will perhaps feel warmer than others, which would make them less viable to those susceptible to overheating.

We also factor in the base on which you lie your mattress – whether that be a stable divan base, slatted bed or even the floor – it will play a part in how your mattress feels below you. And though we can’t always test a range of bed bases when reviewing a mattress, we will always take it into consideration.

Once our initial tests are concluded, we factor in any trial runs that might be available – which are especially common with bed-in-a-box options – before tackling the all-important question, is the mattress good value for money?

If you’re still unsure about what mattress to buy, we recommend checking out some of our buying guides and roundups listed below for more advice and information:

Read on for our roundup of the best mattresses for heavy people. All of the below entries have a maximum weight capacity of 114kg (18 stone), unless otherwise stated.

The best mattresses for heavy people in 2024

1. Eve Original: The best firm mattress with a lengthy trial period

Price when reviewed: From £449 (single) | Check price at EveCompared to many of its rivals, the Eve Original stands out as a notably firm memory foam mattress. When we reviewed it, we placed it at around 7.5 on the firmness scale (where 1 is the softest and 10 is firmest). As such, it’s a particularly supportive and comfortable mattress for those who sleep on their front or back and, if you’re on the heavier side, you won’t be sinking into your mattress as if it were a giant marshmallow.

In its FAQs, Eve states that its weight limit supports individual sleepers up to 130kg. Comfort and support aside, a standout perk of all Eve mattresses is their trial period, which the brand has increased from 100 nights to 365 nights. You’ve now got a whole year to test out your mattress and, if you find it’s not for you, you can return it for a full refund. Alongside Nectar, Eve is the only brand to offer such a lengthy trial.

Read our full Eve Original mattress review 

Key features – Type: 3-layer memory foam (160mm base layer, 35mm memory foam layer, 30mm open-cell foam top layer); Max weight capacity (per sleeper): 130kg; Needs turning? No; Sizes: Single to super king; Warranty: 365-night trial, 10-year warranty

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2. Simba Hybrid Pro: Best hybrid mattress overall

Price when reviewed: From £899 (single) | Check price at SimbaThe Hybrid Pro is one of our favourite Simba mattresses – one that we happily gave a Best Buy award and five-star review for its temperature control and excellent balance of comfort and support. It’s constructed from foam alongside two layers of micro pocket springs and a wool layer that helps to prevent you from overheating during the night.

As we mentioned in our buying guide above, Simba has specified weight limits on its website, with the brand’s 10-year warranty covering a maximum weight 114kg per sleeper for all of its adult hybrid mattresses.

Although it’s not cheap at £1,749 (king size), the Hybrid Pro occupies a middle ground in the brand’s wider hybrid range, between the regular Hybrid and the Hybrid Luxe. And given the frequency of Simba’s promotional sales, there’s a good chance you won’t have to pay full price for it either.

Key features – Type: Foam, wool and micro pocket spring hybrid; Max weight capacity (per sleeper): 114kg; Needs turning? Rotate once/month for the first six months, once every 3/6 months thereafter; Sizes: Single to super king; Warranty: 200-night trial, 10-year warranty

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3. Dormeo Memory Plus: Best foam mattress with a high weight capacity

Price when reviewed: From £274 (small double) | Check price at DormeoThe Dormeo Memory Plus is a great-value foam mattress, largely because you can regularly find it discounted by as much as 60% in Dormeo’s online sales (bringing a king size down to just £400). At 170mm deep, it’s thinner than a lot of its rivals, and it falls on the softer side, too. However, despite its relatively svelte design, we found it to be comfortable and supportive.

What’s more, on its warranty page, Dormeo states that the mattresses in its Memory range have a weight limit of 22 stone (around 140kg) on each side, which is great if you’re concerned about being too heavy for your mattress.

Read our full Dormeo Memory Plus mattress review 

Key features – Type: Memory foam (foam core with 3cm upper memory foam); Max weight capacity (per sleeper): 139.7kg; Needs turning? No; Sizes: Single to super king; Warranty: 60-night trial, 15-year warranty

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4. Otty Original Hybrid: Best firm hybrid

Price when reviewed: From £800 (single) | Check price at OttyBefore we start, it’s worth mentioning that Otty doesn’t specify the maximum weight capacities for its mattresses. However, despite that, we found it to be a brilliant hybrid mattress, particularly if you prefer a firmer feel.

Otty rates the mattress as a seven out of 10 on the firmness scale, and we’re inclined to agree. Its layer of full-size 16cm pocket springs (2,000 in a king size) contribute to its ample levels of support, without making the mattress feel obviously sprung when you lie on it.

Despite having increased in price substantially in recent years, Otty’s Original Hybrid remains one of the best hybrid mattresses we’ve tested. At £1,100 in a king size (when it’s not discounted), it’s still more affordable than a number of entries on our roundup, plus you’ll get a 100-night trial to test it out.

Read our full Otty Original Hybrid mattress review 

Key features – Type: Foam/spring hybrid (50mm high-density foam; 2,000 140mm pocket springs; 30mm reflex foam; 30mm memory foam); Max weight capacity (per sleeper): Unspecified; Needs turning? Rotate once/mth (for first six months); Sizes: Single to super king (plus EU sizes); Warranty: 100-night trial, 10-year warranty

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