Best Mattresses for Petite Sleepers
These innerspring and foam beds are perfect for you if you’re shorter than 5 feet 2 inches and/or weigh less than 120 pounds
Mattresses are typically designed to accommodate all body types—but that doesn't mean they actually deliver. That's why in CR’s mattress tests, we evaluate how well each mattress supports three distinct groups of people: petite, average, and big or large/tall. If you're about 5 feet, 1 inch and weigh 120 pounds or less, you fall into CR’s petite support ratings category.
“Don't assume the mattress that your linebacker brother finds comfortable will also work for your petite frame,” says Christopher Regan, who oversees CR’s mattress tests. “Try to test out a mattress for at least 15 minutes before making a final decision to see if it is comfortable to you—you’ll likely notice whether the firmness or the mattress’ stability is to your liking."
At CR, we buy and test queen-size mattresses because that’s the most widely sold size. Using lab equipment and human subjects, we evaluate how well a mattress supports the body for both back and side sleepers of various sizes, how easily sleepers can shift their weight without disturbing their partner, and how well the mattress keeps its shape over time.