Therapedic Medicoil HD and Pure LatexBLISS: The Best Beds for Heavier People


There has not been extensive research done on the best mattresses available for larger or heavier individuals, but one thing is clear: comfort and support matter. Two important factors are thickness and durability of materials. According to, a sleep product research company, thickness and durability are important factors to consider for individuals weighing more than 200 pounds, and the needed thickness varies with weight (as well as personal preference!). Here are their findings:

  • 200 – 250 lbs: Recommended thickness of 9, 10, or 11 inches.
  • 250 – 300 lbs: Recommended thickness of no less than 9 inches.
  • 300 – 400 lbs: Recommended thickness of no less than 10 or 11 inches.
  • 400+ lbs: Recommended thickest mattress available, or out of the most durable material available!

They also mention that the support section of the mattress should be at least 6 inches (to allow enough flex under higher weights to provide adequate comfort) and is recommended to take up most of the thickness of the mattress. We like to emphasis that investing in a good mattress will actually pay off over time. By selecting one that will last, you will worry less about having to replace it in a few years when that pillow-top mattress starts getting impressions, something that will occur sooner with heavier people. At Mattress Mart, we recommend and offer the Pure LatexBLISS and Therapedic MediCoil HD mattresses for more robust people; both are extremely durable and built to last.

Natural Latex by Pure LatexBLISS

In the studies that have been done, many larger individuals prefer latex mattresses for their durability, dense material, and "natural buoyancy." The mattresses are easier to move than memory foam mattress as well as much easier to get out of and move around on.

One hundred percent latex mattresses can often times be hard to find, often turning people to order them online. But when you order online, you miss out on the chance to test it out before buying it. At Mattress Mart, we carry the Pamper, the Nature and the Beautiful, all made 100% Talalay Latex, by Pure LatexBLISS, a 100% latex mattress with 6" latex support core and climate control phase change technology. You can also add on a 3" removable, custom-fit, 100% Talalay Latex mattress topper for added thickness.

These mattresses are not required to be flipped or rotated and have a 20 year non-prorated warranty with a ¾" indention limit. The cover is removable and washable, and the latex is non-toxic, allergen-free, dust mite resistant, and antibacterial.

Therapedic MediCoil HD

But just as some prefer vanilla over chocolate, others prefer the more traditional feel of a spring mattress. At Mattress Mart, we offer the Therapedic MediCoil Ultra Heavy Duty line of spring mattresses which offer up to three times the level of support more than a regular mattress. They utilize an ultra heavy-duty, 12.5 gauge spring system, one of the strongest spring systems available on the market today. This mattress also fits extremely well with the 3" Talalay Latex toppers from Pure LatexBLISS as mentioned with the latex mattresses above.

Therapedic HD beds are extremely durable with a warranty against sagging and impressions for 20 years as well as guaranteed against manufacturing defects in workmanship and/or materials.

Try out these two types of mattresses or any other variety at Mattress Mart at your convenience. With locations in Portage, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek, Michigan, all of our staff at Mattress Mart is willing to answer questions and provide recommendations. Stop on in today!

Tags: Pure LatexBLISS, Therapedic

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