What mattress to choose for heavier couple?

Mr Keith Coulson asked 23rd October 2017

Dear Sir or Madam,

Myself and my wife are looking to buy a new mattress and your web site has provided a lot of advice from your blogs and articles. My question comes from falling between the cracks in the weight charts that you provide.

We are looking to get a super king sized mattress and are currently sleeping on a king sized. Our current mattress is pocket sprung (unknown tension of spring) with a memory foam topper from Ikea. We believe that we prefer softer feel mattresses, but are not sure due to the confusion that your website highlights between firmness and support. We would like to be supported but have the cloud like sinky feel of comfort.

We are both around or just below 18 stone and like to sleep on our sides and currently get pain in our hips and other pressure points from the current mattress. Additionally, we also tend to be light sleepers and wake each other up when rolling over (hence the need for a bigger bed).

Our question is what specific mattress would you recommend that we invest in? In terms of cost, we are just interested in getting a good nights sleeps and want to get the best mattress for that.

1 answer

Lee Lelant Staff answered 1 year ago

Good Morning Keith,

Thank you for your questions.

At your body weights, you would both fall within a Medium spring tension. The spring tension is determined solely by your body weight as you need the spring to give you the right level of support.

Anyone who is a side sleeper should avoid anything too firm in the top upholstery as this will only serve to cause pressure point pains in places such as your hips, knees and shoulders.

If one user does have the tendency to disturb the other then Zip and Link mattresses would be the best thing to look at; This is effectively 2 separate mattresses that can be zipped together to form one overall unit or independently as 2 separate units. This will eliminate sleep disturbance as the movement isn’t transferred between springs as they are 2 separate entities.

Given that you want something with that soft cloud-like sink sensation I would say that either our Artisan Bespoke 004 or Artisan Luxury mattresses would be the best ones to look at. The Artisan Luxury is the softest mattress that we do offer so will give that luxurious sink in sensation. The Artisan Bespoke 004 is more of a medium but medium to soft so will still give a sink in sensation but not as much as the Luxury.

 John Ryan By Design Artisan Bespoke 004Vi Spring Regal Superb
11200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton900gsm Blended real Shetland Isle Fleece Wool and Cotton
2Hairproof Cambric CoverHairproof Cambric Cover
3200gsm Soft BambooNA
41200gsm Pure Horsetail1200gsm long stranded Horsetail blended with British Fleece Wool
51000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton1000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
61600 Calico encased Pocket Springs [ 49mm ] [1.28mm]1720 Calico encased Pocket Springs [48mm ] [1.28mm]
Total GSM3600 gsm3100 gsm
 John Ryan By Design Artisan LuxuryVi-Spring Devonshire
Total GSM4600gsm2600gsm
11200 GSM British Fleece Wool and Cotton 600gsm British Fleece Wool
2Hairproof Cambric Cover1700gsm Devonshire Fleece Wool
31200gsm Pure Horsehair NA
4500gsm Pure WoolNA
51200gsm Pure HorsetailNA
6500gsm Pure Wool300gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool and Cotton
71476 Calico encased Pocket Springs [51mm] [1.42mm] 1326 Calico encased Pocket Springs [54mm] [1.52mm]

I hope that this has answered your questions fully but if you do have any further queries then please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0161 437 4419.

Kind Regards, Lee.