There are many reasons why you need a heavy-duty mattress, but the most common is if you’re above average in weight and size. Heavier people need a mattress made specifically for them. Think about it this way, the unique needs of a child are taken into consideration when we purchase things like bikes and clothing. Simply put, adults shouldn’t ride a child’s bicycle or wear children’s clothing because they’re too big for it and they will break it. Keep this in mind when buying a mattress.
What Are The Qualifications for a Heavy Duty Mattress?
- The mattress needs to be able to support anywhere between 250 to 350 pounds on each side of the bed
- A different material is used to make it. You may recognize the name of a Sealy, Serta, Simmons, or a Spring Air. We use higher density foam, more steel and a two-sided design that cannot only be rotated but also flipped over. This helps even things out so you don’t get those big deep body impressions (often referred to as “sags”).
- The Medicoil HD mattress is unique because it has a foundation that supports it, unlike any other bed.
In the end, all those things we just discussed—the steel, the foam, the two-sided and the heavy-duty foundation—make up an ideal bed.
The Importance of a Heavy Duty Mattress
Light duty (average quality), medium duty, and heavy-duty mattress options are available to fit the specific needs of the full-grown adult consumer. It’s important to note that the majority of the normal mainstream brand name mattresses are built to suit the average to a below-average sized sleeper. So, if we don’t buy a heavy-duty mattress accordingly, the excessive weightiness can quickly break down your new bed.
There are many things that can go wrong with a mattress if you are overweight or even obese. As a rule of thumb, your new sleep system most likely was not built for large men and women. In fact, feedback from customers we spoke to said something like this:
“I am on my 2nd or 3rd purchase. I’ve spent hundreds, I’ve spent thousands on trying to find a good mattress that will hold up. Everyone keeps promising me that their mattress will last a long time. They reinforced this explaining that it included 10 -20 warranty, but when the rubber met the road, they never delivered a mattress that lasted OR felt good. In fact, few lasted longer than 2-4 years. I’ve ended up wasting a whole lot of money and I refuse to keep doing it and don’t know what to do? I didn’t have this problem with my old (brand name) mattress.”
What Could Go Wrong If You Are Heavy or Obese and Don’t Use a Heavy-Duty Mattress?
The first is the most common result of not purchasing the right bed. Mattress sagging, dents, Impressions, and body depressions where we sleep and assume a horizontal sleeping position. This happened on a supporting surface right where we lie. It is important to choose a system that is resistant to these common issues, so it won’t dip and break down as fast. Poor-quality low-cost building material is no substitute for super-strong resilient construction materials. Without proper upholstery, the layers of foam, fiber, and other kinds of padding fail prematurely.
Newer mattresses including brand names don’t last as long. The average male weighs less than 200 pounds and females 150 lbs. Manufacturers looking to improve on profits for shareholders have cut costs by removing high quality, more durable materials. The result, a mattress that underperforms especially if being slept on by big girls and bigger boys. Their beds need to be overbuilt to support weights 225 -350 on each side.
Lack of Support
Without strong supportive coils the core support of your bed can fail ultimately giving way underneath of the padded upholstery and this is not good. Worse than that the foundation/box spring is not up to the task of supporting everything. Itself, the mattress, or the sleepers.
Need I say more?
Why Do Today’s Mattresses Wear Out So Fast?
Thirty years ago all mattresses did what we expected them to do and they did it well. Everyone seems to remember the major brand names such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons, and Stearns. There was a time when consumers put their faith and trust in a brand name and could expect their beds to perform for 10-20 years.
Today, mattress reviews on independent third-party websites clearly demonstrate that newer beds will last but a fraction of their predecessors. In fact, companies like Mattress Firm often advertise that tossing, turning, aches & pains are attributed to lack of support for our bodies, especially if your mattress is eight years or older.
Customers speak about body impressions and sagging that is so bad by years 5 and 6 that people are having to purchase new mattresses. We feel it’s important to take the time to learn how durable mattresses are built, along with terminology and misleading jargon about anything and everything beds/mattresses. The more knowledgeable you are, the less likely you are to spend a ton of money on a low performing mattress.
So, Why Buy Heavy Duty Over Brand Name Sleep Products?
- More Resistant to Body Impressions, Uncomfortably Deep Holes, and Unsightly Sags
- Heavy Duty Lasts Longer (10-12 years). Brand Name Mattresses Can’t Do That
- Tough Tested to Support 350 LBS On Each Side (700 lbs. Combined)
- Stronger Sides and Ends for Easy Entry and Exits
- Saves Money. Why Buy & Replace with New Mattresses That Don’t Wear Evenly?