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Do Memory Foam Mattresses Have a Weight Limit?

Do Memory Foam Mattresses Have a Weight Limit?

If you are carrying a little extra weight around (or a lot!) you may be concerned about how a mattress will support you in the short and long-term. The good news is that comfortable and affordable memory foam mattresses are often cited as the best option for heavier individuals due to their temperature-modulating materials and their ability to adequately support you. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you're a larger-than-average individual.

Mattress Foundation/Box Spring Support

The majority of foam mattresses have no true weight limit, but the box springs or foundations that support the mattresses often do. Many box springs are rated up to 300 pounds, while others go as high as 450. SleepSavvy Magazine notes that with 69% of the population considered overweight, finding a heavy-duty foundation and support is easier than ever before.  The new One Base has been tested to support over 1,500 lbs.

Mattress Thickness

The other factor that bears consideration for sleepers of a larger size is the thickness of the mattress. While any thickness will technically be acceptable, heavier individuals may be more comfortable sleeping on a mattress that's at least 10 inches thick to keep from sinking too far into the layers. Multiple layers of foam offer varying degrees of support -- something that is important for larger sleepers. Today's advanced foam mattresses are available in different densities so you can customize your mattress for your needs.

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