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September 2018

How To Choose The Best Mattress If You’re Overweight

Whatever your weight, everyone deserves a wonderful, soothing night’s sleep. However, how heavy you are and other factors such as how you sleep are very important, and always need to be considered when choosing a mattress that can suit your specific needs.

The heavier you are will mean that you need a mattress that gives your whole body the right kind of support. In order to rest as comfortably as possible, you’ll need a mattress that is tailored to your weight, one that will alleviate any aches and pains and leave you feeling rested, refreshed and full of energy for the next day.

At John Ryan, we are devoted to the details that matter, and we want to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to choose the best mattress if you’re overweight.

Consider the right questions

Most mattress retailers will shy away from asking the really important questions, such as your  height or your weight. Of course we understand that this information is sensitive, and therefore etiquette can dictate that it shouldn’t be discussed. But when it comes to choosing the best mattress, not discussing these questions, will be doing you a disservice. You will likely end up with a product that isn’t suited for you, leaving you with discomfort and restless nights.  

It’s important that you discuss these details when choosing a mattress. They will always be kept completely confidential, and this way you will be able find a product that can really cater to your weight requirements. After all, choosing a mattress that can give you the best night’s sleep possible is hugely beneficial for your overall health and happiness.

Get expert help

Resilience heavy sleeper mattress

18 stone per sleeper is usually the weight limit when it comes to the majority of mattress manufacturers, and this can leave you at a loss if you’re a heavier or larger sleeper. What do you do if you’re heavier than this? This is where we can help.

Mattresses that can truly cater to you are a specialist area, and unfortunately many mattress retailers won’t be able to provide you with the details that matter, such as the weight limits per person of a mattress, its responsiveness to your body pressure, or its longevity.

Our experts at John Ryan can give the information you need, because we understand how important specialist knowledge is when it comes to finding you a mattress that can last. Especially one that provides you with enough support and stability for your exact height and weight requirements, whether you’re 18 stone or above.

Look for firm supportive comfort

If you’re on the heavier side, then the firmness of the mattress is one of the most crucial elements to consider. The more you weigh, the more stress your body will put on a mattress over its lifetime. Leading to dips and failures in poorer quality mattresses that aren’t properly tailored to you.

There’s no need to worry though, because there are mattresses designed to offer strong stability and firmness to those that need it. If you happen to be a bigger sleeper, then it’s essential that you choose a mattress with a firmer support or spring layer that can adapt to and absorb the pressure the shape of your body makes. This way you’ll ensure that you get the serene support you need to ease those pressure points, and rest in complete comfort.

Our Resilience Mattress range for heavy sleepers has been designed specifically to offer a perfect blend of luxury comfort and support for those above the average body weight. They are built with you in mind, with our Bariatric Resilience range offering extra supportive materials, for additional stability and firmness. This can help enhance everything from the quality of your sleep to your posture. We can also make our Artisan mattress range in a extra firm spring tension for heavier sleepers.

Think about thickness

Whatever your weight, everyone deserves a wonderful, soothing night’s sleep. However, how heavy you are and other factors such as how you sleep are very important, and always need to be considered when choosing a mattress that can suit your specific needs. The heavier you are will mean that you need a mattress that gives your whole body the right kind of support. In order to rest as comfortably as possible, you’ll need a mattress that is tailored to your weight, one that will alleviate any aches and pains and leave you feeling rested, refreshed and full of energy for the next day. At John Ryan, we are devoted to the details that matter, and we want to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to choose the best mattress if you’re overweight. Consider the right questions Most mattress retailers will shy away from asking the really important questions, such as your height or your weight. Of course we understand that this information is sensitive, and therefore etiquette can dictate that it shouldn’t be discussed. But when it comes to choosing the best mattress, not discussing these questions, will be doing you a disservice. You will likely end up with a product that isn’t suited for you, leaving you with discomfort and restless nights. It’s important that you discuss these details when choosing a mattress. They will always be kept completely confidential, and this way you will be able find a product that can really cater to your weight requirements. After all, choosing a mattress that can give you the best night’s sleep possible is hugely beneficial for your overall health and happiness. Get expert help 18 stone per sleeper is usually the weight limit when it comes to the majority of mattress manufacturers, and this can leave you at a loss if you’re a heavier or larger sleeper. What do you do if you’re heavier than this? This is where we can help. Mattresses that can truly cater to you are a specialist area, and unfortunately many mattress retailers won’t be able to provide you with the details that matter, such as the weight limits per person of a mattress, its responsiveness to your body pressure, or its longevity. Our experts at John Ryan can give the information you need, because we understand how important specialist knowledge is when it comes to finding you a mattress that can last. Especially one that provides you with enough support and stability for your exact height and weight requirements, whether you're 18 stone or above. Look for firm supportive comfort If you’re on the heavier side, then the firmness of the mattress is one of the most crucial elements to consider. The more you weigh, the more stress your body will put on a mattress over its lifetime. Leading to dips and failures in poorer quality mattresses that aren’t properly tailored to you. There’s no need to worry though, because there are mattresses designed to offer strong stability and firmness to those that need it. If you happen to be a bigger sleeper, then it’s essential that you choose a mattress with a firmer support or spring layer that can adapt to and absorb the pressure the shape of your body makes. This way you’ll ensure that you get the serene support you need to ease those pressure points, and rest in complete comfort. Our Resilience Mattress range for heavy sleepers has been designed specifically to offer a perfect blend of luxury comfort and support for those above the average body weight. They are built with you in mind, with our Bariatric Resilience range offering extra supportive materials, for additional stability and firmness. This can help enhance everything from the quality of your sleep to your posture. We can also make our Artisan mattress range in a extra firm spring tension for heavier sleepers. Think about thickness It can be an easy element to overlook when choosing a mattress, but it’s thickness is important to consider, especially if you’re overweight. You’ll want to look at mattresses that are at least 12” thick, or more. The reason for this is that mattresses that are this thick will be able to provide you with a high level of deep compression support. This will help to ease any of your pressure points and provide a much more comfortable sleeping experience, while preventing any sagging or sinking in the mattress. There are mattresses below a 12” thickness level that make use of extra thick comfort layers for added compression support, allowing them to function for you as a heavier sleeper. However, it’s generally best to go with the thicker profile mattresses for better, more consistent compression support. Take other sleepers into consideration If you have two people sharing a bed, you need to consider your combined weight when choosing a suitable mattress. For example of your weight and your partner’s weight adds up to say, 26 stone, then this would mean you would need to look at the heavier mattress categories. A lot of mattress retailers won’t be able to cater to you both, instead they may just offer a very firm mattress to suit the heavier person. Going for a one-size-fits-all response is likely to leave you with aches and pains, not to mention a very unsettled sleeping environment. We prefer the tailored approach that gets you a mattress that perfectly suits both sleepers. You could consider choosing two different mattresses in order to ensure both of you are as comfortable as possible. Through our Bespoke mattress service, we can provide two different mattresses tensions in our zip and link models. By utilising two different spring tensions, both you and your partner will be able to gently drift off, knowing each of your individual needs are catered for and not compromised. Zip and Linked mattresses or traditional Pocket Sprung Mattresses can allow for dual tension springs, which result in one side of the mattress feeling softer and the other firmer. The latter can also minimise the risk of you rolling towards your partner, if you happen to shift about during the night. Never settle for something less You should never have to settle for second rate when it comes to mattresses, no matter your size. This is why we always take into account your height, weight, sleeping position and other personal preferences, to find you the ideal mattress. Everyone needs a supportive and comfortable night's sleep, and you deserve that luxury, satisfying and soothing sleep quality experience, from a tailored and tested mattress for bigger sleepers. Our team can assist you in choosing the best mattress that meets all of your requirements, please get in touch with us for a chat today. thivk mattress

It can be an easy element to overlook when choosing a mattress, but it’s thickness is important to consider, especially if you’re overweight. You’ll want to look at mattresses that are at least 12” thick, or more.

The reason for this is that mattresses that are this thick will be able to provide you with a high level of deep compression support. This will help to ease any of your pressure points and provide a much more comfortable sleeping experience, while preventing any sagging or sinking in the mattress.

There are mattresses below a 12” thickness level that make use of extra thick comfort layers for added compression support, allowing them to function for you as a heavier sleeper. However, it’s generally best to go with the thicker profile mattresses for better, more consistent compression support.

Take other sleepers into consideration

If you have two people sharing a bed, you need to consider your combined weight when choosing a suitable mattress. For example of your weight and your partner’s weight adds up to say, 26 stone, then this would mean you would need to look at the heavier mattress categories.

A lot of mattress retailers won’t be able to cater to you both, instead they may just offer a very firm mattress to suit the heavier person. Going for a one-size-fits-all response is likely to leave you with aches and pains, not to mention a very unsettled sleeping environment. We prefer the tailored approach that gets you a mattress that perfectly suits both sleepers.

You could consider choosing two different mattresses in order to ensure both of you are as comfortable as possible. Through our Bespoke mattress service, we can provide two different mattresses tensions in our zip and link models. By utilising two different spring tensions, both you and your partner will be able to gently drift off, knowing each of your individual needs are catered for and not compromised.

Zip and Linked mattresses or traditional Pocket Sprung Mattresses can allow for dual tension springs, which result in one side of the mattress feeling softer and the other firmer. The latter can also minimise the risk of you rolling towards your partner, if you happen to shift about during the night.

Never settle for something less

zip and link mattress

You should never have to settle for second rate when it comes to mattresses, no matter your size. This is why we always take into account your height, weight, sleeping position and other personal preferences, to find you the ideal mattress.

Everyone needs a supportive and comfortable night’s sleep, and you deserve that luxury, satisfying and soothing sleep quality experience, from a tailored and tested mattress for bigger sleepers.

Our team can assist you in choosing the best mattress that meets all of your requirements, please get in touch with us for a chat today.

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