Choosing the right mattress for couples.

Best Mattress Options for Couples?

Buying a mattress for two people can be challenging. Each person will want the mattress to meet their particular sleep, support and comfort needs. The problem is that each person may have different needs. This presents very specific challenges for the mattress buying process. Read on to learn about tips that will help couples find the best mattress, even if they have different sleep, support and comfort needs.

Mattress Size

Believe it or not, getting the right size mattress makes a huge difference in sleep comfort for couples. While some couples prefer to snuggle in the middle, making a full-size mattress sufficient, most couple like to have their own space in the bed. This means a queen or king size mattress is often a better choice.

Also, when considering your mattress size, evaluate the size of the two people sharing the bed. While a full-sized mattress can work well for a single person with a larger frame, it can become a tight fit for couples who are of larger size. If either person is larger in size, then a king mattress may be best. Also, if one person is taller than average, a cal king mattress may be best.

Lastly, consider the sleeping styles of the two people sharing the bed. If one person prefers to sleep diagonally or stretch out while sleeping, then a king size mattress may be best. The right mattress size will make sure that you have enough space to sleep comfortably and get a good night’s sleep.

Mattress Thickness

The thickness of your mattress is important for couples because it can affect how well the mattress holds up over time, especially if one person in the relationship is heavier. Heavier people need thicker mattresses to enjoy the same comfort and support, over extended periods of time, than thinner people.

Consider the body weight of both people and select the thickness that will provide you with the proper support and comfort, to get your best night’s sleep. For example, those who weigh 225 pounds or less will feel the most comfort on a 9-inch thick mattress. Those who weigh 225 to 275 pounds will feel the most comfort on a 10-inch thick mattress. And those who weigh more than 275 pounds, will feel the most comfort on a 12-inch thick mattresses.

Mattress Firmness

The firmness level of your mattress ultimately determines how well the mattress in question will suit your frame. Because your weight places pressure of its own on your body, you need a mattress that can not only help relieve that pressure, but also provide adequate support. The support in your mattress helps to maintain spinal alignment, and avoid a quicksand or sinking feeling.

Aside from your weight, the position in which you sleep also carries great importance when choosing the firmness of your mattress. For example, if you sleep on your side, you’ll require a mattress that offers more cushioning for your hips, knees, shoulders, etc. This means a thicker mattress (10-inch to 12-inch) in medium will be a better choice for your needs. If you sleep on your back, you will require firmer support than side sleepers. This helps to maintain spinal alignment while you sleep. Medium-firm, firm, and extra firm mattresses will suit your sleep needs the best.

Motion Isolation

If you have a partner who frequently moves around during the night or one who frequently goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night, the motion isolating capabilities of your new mattress matters.

Latex mattresses are outstanding choices for isolating motion, whereby they are very buoyant and offer zero motion transfer. The key is to select a mattress that has enough motion isolation so that you don’t disturb each other with your nocturnal movements.