Best mattress for heavy people – statistical analysis of over 17,000 user reviews – 2017 update

It’s been just over 2 years since we set out to put together the most precise guide possible on choosing the best mattress for heavy people.

The results you’re about to see are fruit of over 2,100 work-hours and statistical analysis of over 17,000 user experiences. But more on our rating methodology later.

 

Now, let’s choose you a mattress.

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Then click one of the red buttons below to meet your ideal mattress.

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Tuft and Needle Mattress

Best mattress for heavy people – TOP 5

 
Mattress
 
Info
 
Overall rating
& links
 
Tuft Needle Queen Mattress Adaptive Foam

Tuft & Needle
 

‣ Firmness - medium to firm
‣ Materials - adaptive foam
‣ Trial period: 100 nights
‣ Warranty: 10 years
‣ Height - 10 "
‣ Sizes - Twin to Cali. King

 
 
9.3

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Signature Sleep Signature 13 Inch mattress

Signature Sleep
13-inch
 

‣ Firmness - medium
‣ Materials - coil core,
memory foam top,
bamboo finish
‣ Warranty: 1 year
‣ Height - 13 "
‣ Sizes - Full, Queen, King

 
 
9.16

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olee sleep 13 inch

Olee Sleep
Top Box
 

‣ Firmness - medium
‣ Materials - coil core,
memory foam top
jacquard fabric finish
‣ Height - 13 "
‣ Warranty: 10 years limited
‣ Sizes - Full, Queen, King

 
 
9.1

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novosbed

NovosBed
 

‣ Firmness - medium
‣ Materials - sturdy foam core,
memory foam top,
plush cotton cover
‣ Trial period: 120 nights
‣ Height - 11 "
‣ Sizes - Twin to Cali. King

 
 
9.08

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my green mattress

My Green Mattress
 

‣ Firmness - medium
‣ Materials - coils,
Dunlop latex,
quilted cotton cover
‣ Trial period: 100 nights
‣ Warranty: 10 years
‣ Height - 11 "
‣ Sizes - Twin to Cali. King

 
 
9.04

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Firmness

As a rule of thumb, for optimal comfort and minimal pressure points, the firmness range for heavy people will be somewhere between a medium and a medium firm (4 to 7 our scale).

an illustration that indicates the optiomal firmness - 4 to 7 out of 10

Tuft & Needle

Our Goldilocks stamp in this category goes to Tuft & Needle.

When you spend as much time reviewing and testing mattresses as we have, you see it all – the bells and whistles companies tend to include so that their product sounds better. These can double or triple the price of a mattress.

That’s not the case with this mattress – there are no pompous claims like zillion springs and whatnot.

Instead, Tust & Needle took the time to develop a unique adaptive foam for the core (one-of-a-kind in the industry). In terms of support, the adaptive core is similar to high-end hybrid mattresses.

As you’ll see in the ratings below the stats returned an impressive 96 out of 100 in the Comfort category and 94 for materials quality.

Tuft & Needle Mattress - voted best mattress for obese people
stamp goldilocksbmi 30 40 small
tuft and needle mattress materials graph
  • Comfort 96%
  • Support 95%
  • Materials quality 94%
  • User satisfaction 91%
  • Value for money 91%

Is it right for you?

 

If your body mass index is between 30 and 40, but you don’t want to spend a small fortune on a mattress, Tuft & Needle is our recommendation.

 

It’s been labeled as “Best Buy” in 2016 and the “#1 mattress brand” in 2015.

 

More importantly – you get 100 nights to sleep on the mattress and see if it’s right for you. If you feel like it’s not – you return it for a full refund.

 

What the stats tell us is that 95% of people choose to keep it.

 

You can see what the users are saying about it and compare current prices by clicking one of the buttons below.

Signature Sleep Signature 13 Inch

The Goldilocks stamp in this BMI range goes to Signature Sleep.

If you’re a heavy person with a body mass index between 25 and 30, this Signature Sleep is by far the best value for money out there.

Innerspring mattresses with independent encasing usually go for more than $1000, while this mattress costs literally a fraction of that.

Yet, it has a higher user satisfaction rate than 90% of innersprings.

We have to say that we were intrigued by the price point of the product and did our homework on every quality aspect – from the gauge of the wires, quality of foam in the core and even manufacturing locations and practices.

There are mattresses in the price range that occasionally come to the market, but they are what we call “come-and-go” mattress.

This means that they simply fade out because the quality is not there.

Signature Sleep Signature 13 Inch - voted best mattress for the overweight in the BMI range of 25 to 30
stamp weight range BMI 25 to 30
  • Comfort 95%
  • Support 91%
  • Materials quality 92%
  • User satisfaction 88%
  • Value for money 92%

Bottom line

This Signature Sleep stood the test of time – it’s been on the market for almost a decade now.

Even with the long years of testing and reviewing mattresses, we have to say that we are still dumbfounded by the price tag.

This mattress currently has over 1200 customer reviews on Amazon; you can read the real-life experiences of owners by following the links below.

Olee Sleep Box Top

If your body mass index is over 40, finding a good mattress without breaking the bank is very hard.

For your body type, you’ll need to look past the marketing lingo that most companies use, like the mattress being “supportive.”

Instead, look for specific features.

The most important one are the coils – you’ll need them to be at least 6 inches thick and, just as important, treated with heat or electricity.

This ensures shape retention of the mattress in the long run.

For the top layer, you’ll want to look for breathable foam that’s just dense and thick enough not to create any pressure points at your hips and shoulders.

olee sleep 13 inch - voted best mattress for overweight couples
stamp body mass index over 40
  • Comfort 95%
  • Support 91%
  • Materials quality 92%
  • User satisfaction 88%
  • Value for money 92%

Bottom line

You only find features similar to this Olee Sleeper in mattresses the cost 200-300% more.

Yes, you read that right, heat-treated coils are not cheap and the price point of this Olee Sleep comes as a surprise, even to us.

It currently has over 700 owner reviews on Amazon; you can see what people shared about it by following the links below.

Novosbed

It’s been almost a decade now since Novosbed decided to shake up the market by offering a new approach to the way business in the industry is done.

They did it by offering 120 nights trial before you decide if it’s right for you.

In the case of Novosbed, the model works because you can adjust the firmness of the mattress by including or excluding their trademarked top layer.

You just unzip the top cover and set the mattress up to your desired firmness.

That’s why the company can offer the 4-month trial period – because most people choose to keep it.

novosbed - top-rated for heavy side-sleepers
  • Comfort 94%
  • Support 92%
  • Materials quality 92%
  • User satisfaction 92%
  • Value for money 84%

Is it right for you?

Firmness you can change and a 4-month trial is what earned the Novosbed a place on this list.

If you feel like it’s not right for you, the logistics and the process of returning the mattress is pretty straightforward and it all happens within a few days.

What brought down the Overall Rating is the significantly higher price tag compared to the Top 3 models.

Bottom line – for a new owner the risk of wasting money is non-existent.

Natural Escape mattress

What stands out about the Natural Escape mattress is the fact that all the materials used are 100% natural.

With other mattresses, you might see claims like natural latex or natural cotton, but if you read the fine print, it’s not uncommon to see that there is some form of synthetics mixed in.

That’s not the case with the Natural Escape – every single part, top to bottom, left to right, is 100% natural, zero synthetics included.

my green mattress twin
  • Comfort 93%
  • Support 94%
  • Materials quality 95%
  • User satisfaction 86%
  • Value for money 84%

Is it right for you?

Apart from the fact that My Green Mattress is completely natural, what makes it a good choice for heavy people is the firmness zoning.

Let’s explain that one – the springs in the leg and head area are 15.5 coil gauge while the range from your thighs to your upper torso is more supportive and uses a 14.5 gauge wire.

You can see what owners of this mattress are saying about it by following the links below.

Choosing the right memory foam for heavy people

Let us take a moment to address the issue of the type of memory foam that will be at the sweet spot between the comfort and support for an overweight person.

Bear in mind that the foam that we’re talking about here are the top layers (usually 2 or 3).

Most of the information that you can get out there goes over the basic facts about the foam quality. You see information about thickness and density but not an in-depth analysis of how it affects the sleep of a heavy person in terms of temperature sensitivity.

As opposed to other types, memory foam becomes softer as it gets warmer.

thermal mapping scan

The super dense foam

Typically used for the core, this should be ideally made of 6 inches or more of high-density foam (no lower than 2 pounds per cubic foot).

This kind of material will allow for the finishing layers to be supportive enough for the corpulent person.

Let’s precisely define what we mean by support.

If the core is not firm enough and the top layers are sub-par, a heavy person will see too much sinking and too much motion isolation.

Basically, you’ll feel trapped and find it hard to turn.

When looking at the advertising of the mattresses you’ll see the companies bragging about the motion isolation, but for a heavy person, high motion isolation is not necessarily a good thing.

This will be an especially important factor for an overweight couple.

What’s important here is the density

The top two layers should not be made foam that is less them 3.5 pounds per square foot. Anything lower than that and the surface will feel too soft.

On the other hand, anything over 5 LBS per square feet will feel too firm.

Density and temperature sensitivity

The denser the foam, the more temperature sensitive it is, which means that what might feel hard at room temperature will feel softer in a warmer sleeping environment because of the body heat.

mattress heat dissipation illustration

As it conforms to the body shape, if not sturdy enough, it will form a cocoon-like “nest” around an overweight. That’s why heat dissipation is crucial when choosing the best mattress for a heavy person.

You shouldn’t think too much about the analysis above, we’re just providing it for reference purposes. The choices mentioned in this guide are already adapted to tick all the boxes for the type that will make for the best memory foam mattress for a heavy person.

Let’s simplify things

All the talk about the density and the quality will be unclear for an average buyer, so if you want a shortcut it’s smart to simply look at the warranty.

The two things that you should be aware of, apart from how long the warranty is, are whether it is prorated (and under what terms) and whether there is a defined minimum sag requirement.

The first one means that if you want to return or replace your mattress at some point some of the costs included will come out of your pocket. The second one defines the terms of minimum sagging in that qualifies for a return or replace.

Types of springs

If you look at the fact sheets of most models out there that include innersprings, you will likely see the company mentioning things like “independent encased” or “high quality.”

For the average buyer, especially a heavy person, these statements are too vague to understand, so let’s get let’s get into an in-depth analysis of the springs used.

Number of springs is an “oversold” feature

In the last decade or so, the space for improvement in quality was narrowing down and the companies kept coming up with new ways to describe their products using vague industry lingo.

The one area that’s rampant in that aspect is the number of coils.

Generally speaking, the higher the coil number, the better the weight will be distributed.

But that has its limitations

In our opinion once you to get over 1200 coils the added numbers become less relevant.

Once you get higher than 1,200, you should be focused on the thickness of the top layers and the quality of the cover.

What makes a good quality spring?

A superior mattress for a heavy person will be made using coils treated with heat or electricity. This is important because the treatment improves the ability of the steel to return to its original shape with prolonged use.

Clarifying the gauge of the wire

Ideally, you’ll want the gauge to be to be 13 or lower. It might sound counterintuitive but the higher the gauge, the thinner wire is. A mattress that’s more supportive in the knee-to shoulder range will be the better choice for overweight or obese people.

Types of coils

The coils used will belong to one of the following 5 groups:

  • Continuous
  • Karr
  • Offset – noted
  • Pocketed (Marshall)
  • Knotted (Bonneill)

types of springs

In the opinion of our mattress repair experts (the people that were consulted when putting together this guide) the last two choice s are superior for heavy people – Marshall or Bonneill coils.

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Requirements checklist

To simplify things, we’ll provide a list of questions that you need to answer for yourself to make sure that you’re getting the best mattress for a heavy person (it applies to the range from overweight to obese).

  • Is the coil system meeting the standards we set above?
  • Minimum number of coils for specific sizes
  • Full-sized – 310
  • Queen sized – 400
  • King-size – 480

Most modern mattresses will meet these minimum requirements but we’re providing them nonetheless. Let’s continue with our checklist

  • Is the wire used treated with heat or electricity?
  • Is the finished material (outer cover) made using tightly-woven fabric?
  • Is the outer layer protected by some sort of material resistant to stains?
  • Does the label feature both the name of the company and number (name) of the specific mattress?
  • Does the warranty tick the boxes that you mentioned above – the minimum sag record requirement and terms of the prorated warranty?
  • Is the warranty limited and how long is the period covered?
  • Does the company specifically state that they will repair or replace a defective mattress?
  • Is there an added support for the edges?
  • How long is the mattress? A good rule of thumb here is that it should be 6 to 7 inches longer than the tallest sleeper will be using it
  • Are the coils naked or coated? Ideally, they will be treated or covered by a protective layer that’s rust-proof.

You can see whether our top picks meet the criteria in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Thickness of the mattress

For people under 220 lbs. a 10” thick mattress will usually provide enough support. For those heavier than 220 lbs, you’ll want to go with a product thicker than 11.5 inches.

edge support close up
Support for the edges, loft & latex as an option

The best mattress for heavy people (including the range from overweight to obese) will have sturdy edges. It might not sound like a big deal but it has a profound impact on long-term shape retention.

What’s the best mattress for heavy people in terms of heat retention?

If you asked us a few years ago, we would frown upon the out-of-box models. We’d laugh at the notion that 2 out of 5 picks on this list will not be innerspring.

But, to be fair, we did see significant improvements in terms of breathability of the memory foam structure.

Loft

The ideal scenario is the top two layers of foam are lofty to accommodate the pressure points at the hips and shoulders but not soft to the point where they trap heat. That’s why I’m innerspring core is more efficient in the heat dissipation category. If you’re set on memory foam A heavy person should look for a model that features at least 5 to 7 inches of extra firm support core and at least 6 to 7 let inches of foam (multiple layers of different firmness and density).

Latex-only

Although latex has some great properties, we would not recommend latex-only mattress for heavy people. The reason for that is the fact that the firmness of the surface doesn’t allow your shoulders or hips to sink in and align your spine.

If you’re interested in latex, a good option is a hybrid between a latex core and a foam top.

sleep deprivation among overweight infographic
Mattress for heavy people – other considerations

Breathing

If you’re a heavy person (whether overweight or obese) you are likely to experience some type of breathing problems.

If you experience shortness of breath, you can simply stop the activity and recuperate.

But what happens when you’re sleeping?

Sleep issues like apnea or snoring are more prevalent among the overweight.

The prevalence of apnea in adults is in the range between three and 7% for men and 2 to 5% for women. Those numbers get higher in overweight or obese people.

Adjusting your sleep environment is a big part of addressing the issue.

Apart from adjusting your mattress choice, you might think about sleeping in a slightly inclined position. It can be as simple as using a wedge pillow to slightly elevate your upper body and prevent obstruction in your upper airways.

It’s just a secondary issue and more reason to get the best mattress for a heavy person that’s within your budget.

Heavy people, acid reflux, and the mattress

Another common issue among the overweight and obese people is acid reflux. The severity can range from occasional heartburn to a full onset of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).

Your mattress plays a role here, too. If you choose one that doesn’t allow for proper weight distribution, it will only make things worse.

Like we said above (when we talked about breathing issues) pairing your mattress with a wedge pillow or slightly elevating the top part of your bed frame can be helpful.

A good mattress is more important for the overweight than the general population – here’s why…

If you’re overweight, you should look at the process of choosing right in terms that go beyond comfort.

The quality of sleep you get plays a significant role in your weight loss plan (if you have one).

People that skimp on sleep are more prone to obesity and less likely to lose weight The study that confirms that is based on the data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In this study over 9000 people were weighed and then asked to self-report for follow-up on changes.

Those who got less than seven hours of sleep were much more likely to be obese the study also found that the participants had a higher likelihood of developing obesity in the follow-up survey.

On the low-end, the results can only be described as scary because the people who slept approximately five hours a night were running a 73% higher risk to become obese or overweight than those sleeping for nine hours.

The results were reported by the professor of medicine Stephen Haymsfield and James Gangwisch from the University of Columbia.

In the mid-range the difference was not the significant – those sleeping for six hours have a 20% higher risk of becoming obese (compared to those sleeping for nine hours).

Why is this sleep study important for heavy people?

The results of this study speak towards the point that we want to make – choosing a mattress that will give you a good night’s sleep will make it easier to lose weight and less likely to worsen your condition if you’re already obese.

A bad mattress will have you reaching for comfort foods

To make our points here, we’d like to start by quoting Susan Zafarlotfi, Ph.D. – who is the Clinical Director of the Institute for Sleep and Wake Disorders based in Hackensack University in New Jersey.

Susan says “When you have sleep deprivation and are running on low energy, you automatically go for a bag of potato chips or other comfort foods.”

tired sleep deprived girl snacking in bed

What this means for you

The results of a poor night’s sleep on a bad mattress lower your chances of weight loss. The more you gain weight, the worse you sleep and the snack cravings spiral out of control.

Zafarlotfi also says that sleep debt is like credit card debt, it keeps accumulating interest rates until you forced to pay it off.

To put it more simply, an accumulated sleep debt in overweight people is a downward spiral and, if left unaddressed, it can crash your metabolism and keep you in the spiral of weight gain, obesity and all the issues that follow.

To be clear that this doesn’t mean that you can lose weight just by getting more sleep, it simply means that the well-crafted sleep environment and a good mattress is more important for heavy people than the general population.

A word from the team

We stayed away from mentioning terms someone might derogatory like “fat people”, especially since the Body Mass Index we’re basing the guide on is relative. An athlete will see a high BMI, but ofcourse they don’t qualify as fat people.

We are only adressing this semantic issue of body fat vs. BMI because many of the question we receive use the unclear term “fat people”.

So let us just clarify this:

The word “fat” is commonly used to describe people who are not muscular or athletically built and belong in the one of the following BMI ranges: 25-29.9 (classified as “overweight”), 30 and higher (classified as “obese”), 40 and higher (classified as “class 3 obese”).

The bottom line is that the top picks we listed here can be also described as “best mattress for fat people”, we just stayed away from the term. Heck, 2 out of 5 team member here at the Sleep Studies team have a BMI of 25 plus.

We hope that this clarifies the semantics.

FAQs about the best mattresses for heavy people

tuft and needle mattress seting up
Tuft & Needle
FAQs

One of the questions that keeps popping up in our inbox regarding this mattress are the materials. They’re so specific to this particular product that people don’t understand it fully.

So, let right that wrong.

The mattress is composed of two different parts – to be more precise two layers of high-grade polyurethane foam.

Type of foam

Polyurethane foam is a petroleum-based product and can be tricky in terms of chemicals used in the production, but in this case the materials have gone through rigorous scrutiny and have obtained a few third-party certifications, most importantly, the Centripur–US stamp.

We know that Centripur–US is a reliable third-party certificate and if the product is approved by them it’s reliably free of any harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, traces of metal, phthalates and other carcinogens.

The sturdy core is made of a 77-inch thick support layer while the top lofty layer is about 3 inches thick. It’s made of proprietary foam which means that no other company besides Tuft & Needle uses it.

Cooling

Apart from the balance between support and comfort (that we already mentioned) it has cooling properties because it’s infused with graphite and gel.

The core and the top layer are fused using a mixture of sticky rubber and water. We believe that it’s fair to use the word “fused.” We’re stressing this because kind of substance is technically a glue but it’s so strong that it’s used for shoe soles and similar products.

Fire-resistant

Another material that we feel should be mentioned here is the fire barrier blend that’s under the tactel fabric cover – the fire resistant brand consists of ran, silica and trace amounts of polyester. In case you’re wondering the silica is infused directly into the fibers and there is no way it will ever come in contact with your skin.

What kind of frame to use?

The frame you can see in the images is, as far as we know, not available for purchase. The lines and patterns of the mattress are minimal, so it will work with most frame design styles, from classic or vintage wooden to contemporary metal or leather bonded frames.

It’s our recommendation to go with traditional box-spring rather than an IKEA-type frame.

Is it any good for a heavy person who’s also a stomach-sleeper?

Based on the statistics seen the experiences of stomach-sleepers who are also overweight are overwhelmingly positive. So yes, we would say that it’s a good choice for a heavy stomach-sleeper.

Shipping and set up

For shipping, all the air is “drained out” of to the mattress so that it can be packed up compactly.

If you have never purchased this kind of matters (out-of-the-box) before, watching it unravel can be both fun and “scary” because the moment you open the plastic bag the cells of the foam quickly suck in the air and the mattress expands like it’s alive.

This is what allows it to be packed into such a small box. The box is about as wide as the product itself and about 13 to 17.5 “ in profile.

Is there an unpleasant smell on arrival?

Once you open the sealed bag it might take a few hours for the initial venting.

The mild odor resembles that of a latex mattress. To get to its final shape, it usually takes about a few weeks and by that point you should know whether it’s right for you. Having in mind that it’s covered by warranty of 100 nights, we don’t see a problem with that.

Size of the sheets recommended

This Tuft & Needle is true to size and standard sheets work pretty well. Our preference is fitted sheets, but your choice will depend on the kind of frame you use along with the product. If tucking in is easy, the classic flat flannel will do just fine.

For cold sleepers

It’s not very likely that you will be cold on this mattress, because we found it to be just right in terms of breathability. But if your bedroom gets especially cold during the winter nights you can use a heating topper on top and (as per the company) it will not cause any damage to the product.

Are covers included?

The only thing in the box is the mattress and no covers are included with it.

If you need an added of layer comfort it might be smart to get a good mattress topper or a pad (you can see our list of the best toppers and pads here).

How firm are the edges?

We were surprised to see that the edges are firm enough to comfortably seat on without breaking or giving in after period of time, which is a common issue with sub-par products that don’t come with innersprings.

Frequently about the runner-up – Signature Sleep 13

Signature Sleep Signature 13 Inch mattress 13
Signature Sleep
FAQs

Firmness

While most products on the list could be described as medium firm towards firm the most accurate description of this signature sleep would be just medium.
What’s the best size of the mattress for a heavy couple?

For a heavy, overweight or obese couple, we would say that your safest bet is to go with the King for optimal comfort (in terms of space and weight distribution).

The warranty

As it’s not precisely listed in any of the information we could find online we start to look at the fine print of the instruction manual and contact the company directly to get this answer – the warranty is one year, limited.

Can it be flipped?

Unlike the classic designs, this is a pillow top mattress which means that flipping is not an option.

However, you can rotate it occasionally (180° horizontal rotation).

This will allow for the coils that take on most of the weight (in the shoulder area) to be “rested” from time to time. This is smart with any innerspring, unless it features different levels of firmness in separate sections. You can read more tips on that here.

We have only seen the later design in a few “younger” arrivals.

Packaging on arrival

As most models today (including the innersprings) for efficient shipping the product is rolled up into a vacuum bag. However, that fact alone does not affect or cause any kind of damage to the springs, at least based on what we’ve seen.

Once opened, it’s true to size and looks as advertised – we have seen no indications of the coils being distorted.

Unboxing and expansion period

As the product arrives in the sealed bag you should be careful not to cause damage to the cover while opening it.

Most people will use sharp on objects like box cutters, which is okay as long as you’re careful. Another good option, probably safer than the cutter, are scissors – they will give you more control.

It will take about 48 hours for it to expand to its final shape, but because it’s coiled, you can even use the first night without compromising the structure.

Sounds coming from the springs

Our stats indicate that there are no significant squeaking noises. The company goes as far as to say that it is a good choice for “amorous activities” (it’s up to you to interpret the meaning of this wording).

Firmness

While most products on the list could be described as medium firm towards firm the most accurate description of this signature sleep would be just medium.

What’s the best size of the mattress for a heavy couple?

For a heavy, overweight or obese couple, we would say that your safest bet is to go with the King for optimal comfort (in terms of space and weight distribution).

The warranty

As it’s not precisely listed in any of the information we could find online we start to look at the fine print of the instruction manual and contact the company directly to get this answer – the warranty is one year, limited.

Can it be flipped occasionally?

Unlike the classic designs, this is a pillow top mattress which means that flipping is not an option.

However, you can rotate it occasionally (180° horizontal rotation). You can see more tips here.

This will allow for the coils that take on most of the weight (in the shoulder area) to be “rested” from time to time. This is smart with any innerspring, unless it features different levels of firmness in separate sections.

We have only seen the later design in a few “younger” arrivals.

Packaging on arrival

As most models today (including the innersprings) for efficient shipping the product is rolled up into a vacuum bag. However, that fact alone does not affect or cause any kind of damage to the springs, at least based on what we’ve seen.

Once opened, it’s true to size and looks as advertised – we have seen no indications of the coils being distorted.

Unboxing and expansion period

As the product arrives in the sealed bag you should be careful not to cause damage to the cover while opening it. Most people will use sharp on objects like box cutters, which is okay as long as you’re careful. Another good option, probably safer than the cutter, are scissors – they will give you more control.

It will take about 48 hours for it to expand to its final shape, but because it’s coils, you can even use it next time frame without compromising structure.

Sounds coming from the springs

Our data indicates that there are no significant squeaking noises. The company goes as far as to say that it is a good choice for “amorous activities” (it’s up to you to interpret the meaning of this wording).

FAQs about the Novosbed

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Novosbed
FAQs

How does the 120-night trial work?

It’s pretty simple and straightforward. If you get the Novosbed and end up not liking it for some reason, you simply contact the company and return it, no questions asked.

Based on what we’ve seen they efficiently honor their advertising claims and you won’t see any runarounds or delays in the process.

The cover

The cover of the numbers Novosbed is what’s known in the industry as Tencel fiber. The advantages of tencel are that it wicks moisture and heat away from the body of the sleeper, which makes it just right for warm, restless or sweaty sleepers. The tencel is combined with silica and a touch of poly-fiber. The lining is strengthened by a combo of cotton and rayon.

Foam layers

The Novosbed consists of 4 layers of foam.

At the very best base there’s the super firm 7-inch thick support (ILD 32).

The next two layers are ILD 9, with the first layer being classic memory foam and the second airflow gel.

Finally, the top is what the company calls Interlock Blue Cover (trademarked by Novosbed), which is also ILD 9.

FAQs about the My Green Mattress Natural Escape

my green mattress
Natural Escape
FAQs

Unboxing

The Natural Escape mattress comes rolled up into a cylinder and the setup is pretty simple. You just carefully cut the nylon encasing at the edges and then tear it open.

Are the materials really all-natural?

Yes, all the materials used for the My Green Mattress Natural Escape are 100 % natural, even the cover, which is wool and organic cotton.

It’s important to stress that the Dunlop latex used here is 100% certified natural, which means that it includes no synthetic latex. If you are in doubt it might be reassuring that it holds the Green Guard Gold Certificate.

ILD

The indentation load deflection is in the range between 18 and 22.

On our firmness scale we would place it at 6.5 out of 10.

Conclusions and future updates

As with most our guides, the updates of the ratings are done every 6 months as per our regular schedule.

If we see a significant shift in quality ratings of a specific product, we might do an un-scheduled update.

We make sure to present information that’s relevant at any give moment.

This guide is somewhat different and more susceptible to interpretation, so if you have any questions or need clarifications, use the comments below and we’ll respond with 24 hours.

If we’re not sure about the answer, we’ll respond to inform you that we have contacted our consultants and report back as soon as we hear from them.

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