There are not many things that feel more luxurious than climbing into a big comfy bed with a thick, plush mattress. The standard thickness for a mattress is between 6 to 9 inches - while some of the more luxurious mattresses are 12 inches. There are even some mattresses that are an astonishing 16 to 18 inches. But, how much mattress thickness do you really need? Hint: for most people it is nowhere near 16 inches.\n\n\nFactors that Affect Mattress Thickness Preferences\nBefore you get started, there are a few factors that affect the mattress thickness, that work best for one person over another. If you\u2019re part of a couple, you need to find the mattress that meets both your needs. Many people select their mattress thickness based on one or more of the following factors:\n\n \tBody weight\n \tHealth and medical conditions\n \tMobility issues\n \tHeight preferences\n\nHowever, there are other factors that affect the thickness of the mattress that will be the most comfortable for you, including the type of mattress and your own personal preferences.\u00a0Below you will learn more about each of the factors listed above and how they impact your mattress comfort level and buying decisions.\nBody Weight and Mattress Thickness\nFor these calculations, you want to consider the body weight for each person rather than the total body weight for both partners.\n\n \tPeople weighing 225 pounds or less should expect to sleep comfortably on a 9 inch mattress for the expected lifespan of the mattress.\n \tPeople weighing between 225 and 275 pounds will find that a thicker mattress meets their needs better and that a 10 inch mattress is more suitable.\n \tPeople weighing in excess of 275 pounds may wish to consider a 12 inch mattress to ensure their continued comfort for the duration of the mattress lifespan.\n\nSome will argue there is little, if any, benefit for advancing beyond 12 inches for a mattress, though others seek to add a layer of plush comfort. If you\u2019re sleeping on a PlushBeds natural latex mattress, you may consider an additional comfort layer or one of the PlushBeds natural latex mattress toppers for additional comfort. Latex toppers from PlushBeds are currently available in 2 and 3 inch thicknesses. Another option is adding a wool topper, if you want the softness but not the height.\nHealth and Medical Conditions\nPeople with certain medical conditions might find plusher or firmer mattresses are better choices to meet their sleep needs. For instance, those who suffer from back pain might prefer firmer mattresses with fewer layers while those who have some of the following conditions might prefer thicker mattresses with more comfort layers that boost both the softness and the height of the mattress.\n\n \tFibromyalgia\n \tShoulder pain\n \tArthritis\n \tHip pain\n\nEven side sleepers might prefer a softer, thicker mattress to help alleviate pressure point pain on their hip and shoulder, while laying on their side. The key is to find the mattress height that delivers the greatest possible degree of comfort, so you can get a great night\u2019s sleep night after night.\nTotal Height of the Bed\nAnother thing to keep in mind is the total height of your bed once you add the mattress. A bed that\u2019s too tall for your feet to touch the floor, while sitting on the side of the bed, may make getting into and out of the bed difficult. The same can be said of a mattress that is excessively short. It can make it more difficult for some people to roll into and out of the bed.\n\nThe mattress isn\u2019t the only thing that affects the total height of the bed. Other things have an impact on your bed\u2019s total height, include the following:\n\n \tThe bed frame\n \tBox springs\n \tFoundations\n \tRisers you may have added beneath the frame\n\nFortunately, the total height of the bed is something that can be easily adjusted by changing things like riser height, bed frame, foundation or the type of mattress you choose.\u00a0Choose the mattress that works best with the total height of the other components or adjust the total bed, so that it is a comfortable height for you and your partner, to get into and out of, at all hours of the day and night.\nMobility Concerns\nPeople who have specific mobility issues may require mattress thicknesses that work with their mobility aids. Some people, for instance, require wheelchairs or mobility scooters to get around. They need mattresses with heights that allow them to transition easily back and forth without requiring too much strain on their legs, backs, or arms in the process.\n\nEven those who have walkers or use a cane to walk may find their needs met best with mattresses that do not require them to climb into or roll out of the bed. Not too high, not too short and not too plush where they sink into the bed. It really is a balancing act for people who have mobility concerns, to find just the right height in a mattress, and that\u2019s one of the ways mattresses from PlushBeds shine, thanks to their customizability.\nPlushBeds Offers Unique Mattress Thickness Options\nAll of\u00a0PlushBeds\u00a0mattresses are handcrafted and customized for you, with a wide variety of thickness options. Also, the Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress comes with a\u00a0100-night comfort exchange guarantee. Because the layers of PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress are not glued together, you can add or remove layers, to help you find the right thickness, comfort and support to meet your needs. Or you can add a mattress topper to add another 2 to 3 inches to your mattress thickness.\n\nContact us today to learn more about our handcrafted and customized\u00a0mattresses.\nLink to Us!\nIf you found this article useful, please copy and paste it into the html code of your website or blog: Learn More About Going Green at the <a href"https:\/\/www.plushbeds.com\/blog\/mattress\/how-to-choose-mattress-thickness\/">PlushBeds Green Living Blog<\/a>.