Heavy Duty Mattress Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Heavy Duty Mattresses

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mattress. All of us are unique which means that our bodies require different amounts of comfort and support throughout the night. For many people, the standard mass-marketed mattresses from big-box retailers don’t provide near enough support and often wear out far too quickly.

At STL Beds, we offer a comprehensive sleep solution for this dilemma. Our selection of Heavy Duty (HD) Mattresses can provide higher quality support for longer than most standard mattresses. Here we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about Heavy Duty Mattresses.

What Makes A Mattress Heavy Duty?

For a mattress to be labeled as Heavy Duty, it needs to be able to support 250-350 pounds. You’ll often see heavy duty mattresses labeled as “two-sided” which simply means that the mattress has two useable sides and both sides can support that weight range on either side of the bed. 

HD Mattresses are also constructed from a variety of materials you won’t find in your typical compressed “bed-in-a-box” mattresses. Some HD Medicoil Mattresses are constructed with special materials, two such material found in select models is sleep cool gel memory foamor all-natural latex support layer. High traffic areas like the mattress seat edges are reinforced to make entering and exiting the bed easier and longer lasting. Due to these weight requirements and extra reinforcement, HD Mattresses are designed to last longer than a typical mass-marketed mattress.

What Makes A Mattress Heavy Duty? Girl laying comfortably on a Heavy Duty Mattress.

Can I Use A Heavy Duty Mattress If I’m Not Plus-Sized?

Of course! Simply put, HD mattresses are made from superior materials with designs that are made to last. A standard mattress can be expected to last around 8 years with normal use. Today, we use our beds for a lot of other things besides sleeping which can lead to a mattress that loses its effectiveness much sooner than expected.

A heavy duty mattress is made to last 10-15 years. This means you will get more value when you invest in a heavy-duty mattress. Plus, a mattress that is better built will maintain the same “brand-new” feeling for longer.

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What Is A Bariatric Mattress?

A bariatric mattress is a mattress that is built to help support someone who is medically obese. These mattresses are made of special materials, feature unique designs, and provide the highest level of support. 

Our HD Medicoil Mattresses are bariatric mattresses. Although anyone can use them, their design can help obese people find more restful sleep. HD Medicoil’s signature coil spring system and unique HD foundation provides support that other so called heavy-duty mattress set, which rely on layers of cheap foam, simply cannot offer.

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These Mattresses Are More Expensive. Is it Worth it?

Absolutely. Heavy Duty mattresses are worth the price for a variety of reasons. First, they represent a long term investment. With a mattress that is backed by a warranty to survive for decades, you won’t have to worry about constantly changing your mattress to suit your needs.

These mattresses also pose an opportunity for better overall health. Health professionals around the world have identified clear health risks from interrupted or lack of sleep. A solid mattress, built to provide ideal support for a longer time, gives you a better chance of achieving healthy levels of sleep every night. If that doesn’t convince you, then check out a post made by one user who discovered their ideal mattress.

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Which Mattress is Right for Me?

Our line of HD mattresses varies depending on their model. You’ll want to be sure that your mattress’s specifications match your specific needs. You can do this by answering  questions like:

Do I like a softer or firmer mattress?

What size do I need? Will it fit in the desired room?

Would I prefer something sturdy like a coil spring or something with more foam?

Do I want to be able to flip my mattress?

If you’re not sure about any of these or want to learn more about your potential sleep solution read some of our resources on shopping for a Heavy Duty mattress. We hope that this guide has provided you with the clarity you need. When you’re ready, browse our selection of HD Mattresses for sale and find your ideal sleep solution or contact us to talk with a sleep expert.

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What Makes A Mattress Heavy Duty?

For a mattress to be labeled as Heavy Duty, it needs to be able to support 250-350 pounds. You’ll often see heavy duty mattresses labeled as “two-sided” which simply means that the mattress can support that weight range on either side of the bed.

What Are Heavy Duty Mattresses Made Of?

The materials used to make heavy duty mattresses often vary based on their manufacturer. Most heavy duty mattresses feature multiple components and layers of materials. Our HD Medicoil mattresses are composed of the best quality high-density foam layers. Select models include layers of natural latex or memory foam. Each building element works together to increase head to support, give long lasting comfort and durability for up to 15 years. A signature coil spring system is the heart of every HD bed. It molds, contours and supports your body like no other innerspring system. Our recommended foundation is created to support your new mattress system so that it doesn’t sag and wear out prematurely. Specifications are unique to each Medicoil HD Mattress so do your homework and compare.

Can I Use A Heavy Duty Mattress If I’m Not Plus-Sized?

Of course! Simply put, HD mattresses are made from superior materials with designs that are made to last. A standard mattress can be expected to last around 8 years with normal use. Today, we use our beds for a lot of other things besides sleeping which can lead to a mattress that loses its effectiveness much sooner than expected.

WHAT IS A BARIATRIC MATTRESS?

A bariatric mattress is a mattress that is built to help support someone who is medically obese. These mattresses are made of special materials, feature unique designs, and provide the highest level of support.

These Mattresses Are More Expensive. Is it Worth it?

Absolutely. Heavy Duty mattresses are worth the price for a variety of reasons. First, they represent a long term investment. With a mattress that is backed by a warranty to survive for decades, you won’t have to worry about constantly changing your mattress which can ultimately cost you much more money.

I Sleep Hot. Can A Heavy Duty Mattress Help?

Yes. Most heavy duty mattresses are composed of many different supportive layers. This allows for your body to sink in slightly deeper and expel heat within the mattress. So instead of simply exchanging heat with the top layer of your mattress (like with many standard “cooling” mattresses), your body heat is drawn away from you.


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