Finding the Best Mattress for Couples

Finding the Best Mattress for Couples

Posted by Sleep Sense on 15th Feb 2024

Having a special someone to sleep next to every night is wonderful, right? There’s nothing better than snuggling up with your loved one at bedtime. It’s comforting to know that your partner is beside you in the middle of the night. But sharing your life and your space with someone can be a special sort of frustrating. Especially when it comes to getting some shut-eye. This is where finding the best mattress for couples becomes crucial.

If you’ve ever been woken up by your partner’s thunderous snoring, shifting around, bed hogging, or cold feet on your back, then you’ll know that sleeping next to someone is not always easy. An uncomfortable mattress can make sharing a bed almost unbearable, exacerbating issues with partner disturbance and snoring – it’s a common problem that many couples face. Poor sleep quality can breed resentment in a relationship, so if you’ve ever found yourself fantasizing about separate bedrooms, or sniping at your partner after a bad night’s sleep, then it might be time to upgrade your mattress.

If you want to wake up feeling rested in the arms of your significant other, then check out our top tips for finding the best mattress for couples.

The Importance of Space in a Mattress for Couples

When it comes to sharing a bed, ensuring you have plenty of space is a must! Sharing a tiny single bed in a dorm may have been cute when you were at university, but it will quickly wear thin in a long-term relationship. Many couples will choose to opt for a queen size bed for a comfortable fit. If you or your partner are the type that like to stretch out, then you may even want to consider a king bed (or a super king if you both love to starfish!). If you’re one of the 33% of Americans who wish they had a bigger bed, then you’ll appreciate the importance of choosing a bed to comfortably fit both you and your partner. Check out our ultimate guide on bed sizes for help finding the right option.

Reducing Partner Disturbance in a Mattress for Couples

Being woken in the middle of the night by a partner who is tossing in their sleep, or on a different sleep schedule to you, can be very annoying. Finding a mattress that is made out of materials that reduce motion transfer can make a big difference to the quality of your sleep. Foam mattresses are known to reduce partner disturbance and are a popular choice for couples. Some spring mattresses will tend to react to your movement and transfer motion across the bed. A foam mattress will absorb any movement and adjust to the shape of your body, preventing any sagging or rolling. If you prefer the feel of spring mattresses, then consider a pocket spring mattress. These are designed to minimize partner disturbance with springs that move independently from one another. You can find out more about the difference between spring and foam mattresses here.

Finding the Right Firmness in a Mattress for Couples

The hardest part of finding a mattress as a couple is that you will both have different needs and comfort preferences. Finding a mattress that works for you both can take time and a little bit of compromise. Your height, weight, health, and sleeping style can all affect the level of firmness that you need in a mattress. It’s common for couples to find that they’re on opposite ends when it comes to comfort preferences. Many men, for instance, will prefer a firmer mattress, while their partner may require a softer surface for proper support and comfort. If you both have very different needs, then consider opting for a medium or firmer mattress in memory foam or with a pocket coil system, as this will mean that your mattress can adjust to your individual sleeping positions and needs for a more comfortable night’s sleep.

Co-Sleeping with Children on a Mattress for Couples

Co-sleeping, the practice of sharing a bed with your partner or child, offers numerous benefits, including enhanced bonding and a sense of security. However, it also presents unique challenges, such as differing sleep preferences and disturbances from movement. The key to a harmonious co-sleeping arrangement lies in addressing these challenges with the right sleeping environment.

The Quattro Flippable Mattress: An Ideal Mattress for Couples

The Quattro Flippable Mattress stands out in this regard. Its innovative design offers different firmness levels on each side, allowing each sleeper to enjoy their preferred comfort level without compromise.

The Split King Option: A Game-Changer for Couples

Our Quattro Flippable Mattress’s most unique feature is the Split King option. It’s essentially two twin XL mattresses combined, offering unparalleled customization. Each side can be flipped independently, allowing for personalized firmness. This option is ideal for couples with distinct sleep preferences, ensuring both enjoy optimal comfort without impacting the other’s sleep. The Split King configuration is particularly beneficial for minimizing movement transfer. You or your partner can toss and turn, or get up for a midnight snack, without worrying about waking the other.