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Heavyweight sleepers face a dilemma when purchasing mattresses: most memory-foam mattresses either aren’t supportive enough or lose support too quickly. Traditional mattresses are a gamble, as they rely on separate support from a platform or box spring. Hybrid mattresses, which combine innerspring coils with foam top layers, work well for sleepers over 250 pounds but can cost significantly more. When buying a mattress, consider not just the sleeper’s weight but also their preferred sleeping positions. Side and stomach sleepers, for example, need top cushioning to cradle the body’s curves. Back sleepers need firm support. Combination sleepers may need to dial in a combination of support and cushioning, something that mattresses with a height of 10 inches or more may best provide.

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