Why We Got Rid of our Big Fig Mattress

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Researching the Big Fig mattress and wondering if it's a good fit for heavy people who want a good night's sleep? Read on.

We recently got rid of our Big Fig mattress in order to… drumroll pleaseget another Big Fig mattress in a larger size! We moved to a bigger home (more on that later) and wanted a little more room to stretch out now that we have that luxury. Our last mattress from Big Fig was in perfect condition after several years, so we moved it up to the guest house / granny flat / studio / I haven't yet decided what we're calling that above-the-garage-space. We reached out to Big Fig to see if they'd like to work with us again, and here we are.

Buh-bye cozy queen, hello California King!

big fig mattress in cozy bedroom

So I should come right out and apologize RIGHT NOW that the title of this post is a total bait-and-switch. I'm only *kind of* sorry. Here's why: I rave about this mattress to everybody who enters my home! I figured that a title like “Why We Got Rid of our Big Fig Mattress” would probably get a fair amount of click-throughs from folks trying to figure out if this mattress is a good fit for them, and I wanted the chance to explain to you that after not just one but TWO Big Fig mattresses – it's a resounding yes from us. The unparalleled comfort and durability of the Big Fig mattress – coupled with its accessible price point – make this the top choice for those seeking a good night's sleep.

Why we Originally Chose the Big Fig Mattress

Long-time readers probably know the history of me and my husband. I was a year older than Nate when he encountered me in our hallway dorm at UCLA and was all, “How you doin?” a la Joey from Friends. Having lived next not one, not two, but THREE football players in my previous dorms, I took one look at him and was like, “No football players!” a la Edna Mode from The Incredibles (even though I thought he was the finest man to ever put on a Bruins jersey).

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Almost a year later, this persistent guy managed to finally get me into his (lumpy, hard, dorm-sized) bed.

The rest is history. A very long history of Nate and I battling extremely uncomfortable mattresses. His large-and-in-charge offensive lineman stature quickly made mincemeat of most beds. With multiple different mattresses, over time, in his sleep he managed to shift the bulk of the filling over to the side that was innocently attempting to transport my smaller stature through dreamland. His half would inevitably go all pancakey while mine would balloon up and we'd flip it just to toss and turn even more. It was rough, for a long time.

Until we finally, finally found Big Fig.

bedroom in the midst of remodeling

Designed with both luxury and durability in mind, this mattress is revolutionizing the way heavy people – and couples of mixed size – sleep.

What Sets the Big Fig Mattress Apart?

Curious about what makes the Big Fig mattress stand out from the crowd? Here's the lowdown:

Unrivaled Durability

With its heavy-duty construction, the Big Fig mattress is built to last. Say goodbye to sagging, sinking, and premature wear and tear. This mattress is designed to withstand years of use without losing its shape or support. I didn't even know that it was POSSIBLE for a mattress to last more than a couple years – let alone be constructed to last twenty!

Superior Comfort

Sink into a world of luxury every night with the plush comfort of the Big Fig mattress. Hundreds of 15-gauge steel coils are individually wrapped to be totally responsive to YOUR body – and yours, and yours, and his, and hers (generally not all at once but HEY, you do you). This mattress also features multiple layers of premium high-density foam to cradle ANY body in all the right places for a blissful night's sleep.

Strong and Supportive from Side-to-Side for Ample Space

Ever found a decent mattress, but then felt cramped on it because the sides go limp? The Big Fig mattress is strong all the way around! Supported by an Amish-made, all wood foundation rated for 2,000 pounds, the Big Fit Mattress can hold up to 550 pounds per sleeper or 1,100 pounds total. Did I mention that the bed frame is made of recycled railroad steel? No saggy sides here. Whether you sleep alone or with a partner, you'll have plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

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The Benefits of Sleeping on a Big Fig Mattress

Sleeping on a Big Fig mattress offers a myriad of benefits for your overall health and well-being. Here are just a few:

  • Optimal Support: The Big Fig mattress provides unparalleled support for your spine, helping to alleviate aches and pains.
  • Temperature Regulation: Say goodbye to sweaty nights with the Big Fig mattress's advanced ThermoGel cooling technology, designed to keep you comfortable all night long.
  • Motion Isolation: Tired of being disturbed by your partner's movements? The Big Fig mattress minimizes motion transfer, so you can enjoy uninterrupted sleep.

FAQs About the Big Fig Mattress

1. Is the Big Fig Mattress Suitable for All Sleep Positions?

Absolutely! Whether you're a side sleeper, back sleeper, or stomach sleeper, the Big Fig mattress provides the perfect blend of support and comfort for a restful night's sleep.

2. Does the Big Fig Mattress Come with a Warranty?

Yes, indeed! The Big Fig mattress comes with a generous 20-year warranty, so you can rest easy knowing your investment is protected.

3. Can I Try the Big Fig Mattress Before Buying?

While there's no in-store trial available, Big Fig offers a risk-free 120-night trial period. If you're not completely satisfied with your mattress, you can return it for a full refund.

4. How Does the Big Fig Mattress Compare to Other Brands?

The Big Fig mattress stands head and shoulders above the competition thanks to its unparalleled durability, superior comfort, and innovative design. Plus, it's backed by rave reviews from satisfied customers.

Our Takeaway: Its Time to Invest in Your Sleep with the Big Fig Mattress

Big Fig is the ONLY mattress that was designed specifically for people with bigger figures, with each layer made for the support and comfort of couples like Nate and I. That's why we've told all his teammates, his larger-sized work buddies, gym pals, and our other men (and women) acquaintances of impressive size all about it. These are the sorts of dinner conversations that come up after a couple glasses of wine – and these are the sorts of things I like to share with all of you!

7 cat licking paw on mattress

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, don't settle for anything less than the best. With its unmatched durability, luxurious comfort, and innovative features, the Big Fig mattress is the ultimate choice for those who value quality sleep. Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to the sweetest dreams imaginable.

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