How much weight can mattresses carry? Just like humans, mattresses come in all shapes and sizes. And each one is designed to hold and support different weights.
If you’re a larger person, or even a couple, trying to find a bed that is supportive and comfortable, it can feel intimidating to find a mattress that will cushion you appropriately without wearing down the mattress. That’s why the weight and weight limit of a mattress should be considered in finer detail.
The good news is, there are plenty of excellent mattresses and box springs to choose from right at your fingertips. But you just have to know what you’re looking for. There’s no shame in getting a mattress that supports a heavier weight. After all, we need our mattresses to support our bodies properly if we have any chance of getting decent sleep. And heavier sleepers need extra support and cushioning in the areas where weight might be more concentrated.
*Disclaimer: the terms “heavy” or “larger” are being used generally. Of course, you can weigh 200 pounds and be perfectly fit and healthy. For the purposes of this article, we’re referring to “heavier”, “heavy” or “larger” as anybody over 200 pounds.