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Let’s face it: you and your partner probably don’t share the exact same sleeping style and preferences. This can cause conflict when neither of you consistently receives an ideal night of sleep due to these differences.
The best mattress for couples will adhere to each sleeper’s needs as best as possible. Despite different preferences, it’s important that you’re able to compromise on a mattress so that each of you is comfortable and can rest soundly each night.
Tips For Sharing A Bed
If you struggle sharing a bed with your significant other, consider these tips to make bedtime easier for both of you.
- Use a split adjustable base.
If you or your partner struggles with a specific physical ailment, or you find yourselves hitting the hay at different times, there are many benefits to investing in a split adjustable base. This special kind of base is split down the middle so that the left and right side have different controls.
Therefore, if your partner prefers to be angled up more to alleviate back pain, reduce snoring, or simply to stay up late watching television or reading, he or she can angle his or her side of the mattress upwards while you lie flat.
Although this kind of base requires a compatible mattress, it allows each person their independence and the ability to customize the angle and positioning of the mattress to their liking without disrupting their partner.
- Customize your sleep accessories.
One way to make your shared bed align better with your personal preferences is by having separate sleep accessories.
For example, you may like a thinner, softer pillow while your partner may prefer a thicker, firmer pillow. You may sleep on your side while your partner sleeps on his or her back.
Ensure each of you has pillows that appeal to your sleep preferences and work well with your favorite sleeping position.
The same goes for blankets. If you get hot during the night and your partner constantly complains about how freezing it is, invest in different blankets and bedding that satisfies each person’s needs.
- Find a compromise on lighting.
If you enjoy waking up with the blinds wide open, sunlight pouring in, and your partner prefers darkness from dusk until dawn, what are you to do?
Find a compromise! One tactic is keeping a night light on the side of the bed of the partner who prefers light. On the flip side, the person who prefers darkness could wear an eye mask when their partner wishes to let in the natural light.
- Remember it’s better to have more space than less.
If not having enough room to stretch out without bumping into your partner is a constant concern, it’s better to have the option of more space. If the two of you are crammed in a full or queen-sized bed, consider investing in a bed one size up.
That extra space allows you to cuddle when you want or have your own space when needed, rather than forcing close proximity and discomfort at all hours of the night.
The Best Mattresses for Couples
While finding the best mattress for couples can be a daunting task, we're here to help. Here are just a few mattresses that are perfect for couples.
This Kingsdown Sleeping Beauty Cushion Firm mattress gives you and your partner both support and pressure relief thanks to its gel memory foam. The memory foam provides cushioning comfort, increased pressure relief, and temperature regulation - perfect if you sleep hot and your partner is always cold. The wrapped coil system supports the natural curves of your bodies while providing additional reinforcement where it's needed most.
What's better for a couple than feeling like you're sleeping on a cloud? That's what you get with the Beautyrest Black Ultimate Plush Pillowtop mattress. The mattress seamlessly integrates luxury and technology for an indulgent sleep experience for you and your partner. Innovative coil structure, intricately engineered cooling technologies, and the latest in pressure-relieving memory foam make this the ultimate choice in luxury bedding.
The Cassatt Luxury Plush Pillowtop mattress includes all the extra touches you and your partner deserve. Indulge Memory Foam creates a responsive feel that’s easy to melt into, and the inner coils provide perfect support for both of your bodies — all to deliver next-level comfort.
The Beautyrest Harmony Cruz Bay Medium Pillowtop mattress is infused with charcoal and provides natural cooling. The Cruz Bay Medium Pillowtop mattress also features a targeted support system and cooling yarns. For those couples looking to do their part to save the environment, this mattress also features Beautyrest's exclusive partnership with SEAQUAL™, and offers enhanced sustainability by recovering the equivalent of 50 water bottles from our oceans for each queen-sized mattress. Not too firm and not too plush, the medium pillow top model offers that “just right” feel you both will love.
The Sealy Shelmore Pillowtop Soft mattress with faux Euro Top features the trusted motion-reducing encased coils and targeted memory foam support of similar Posturepedic® Spring mattresses with a soft feel. A reinforced edge improves durability, while cover treatments help to keep you and your partner cool, and the mattress protected.
The Beautyrest Harmony Brookwood Ultra Plush mattress is the ultimate choice in comfort, cooling, and essential pressure relief. The Brookwood also uses SEAQUAL™ sustainable fabrics (with the equivalent of 50 ocean-based bottles) so you and your partner can rest easy and comfortably all night long. The Brookwood Ultra Plush mattress offers the softest feel so you can sink deeply into a luxurious sleep that leaves you and your partner feeling invigorated every morning.
The Rockwell Luxury Firm Euro Pillow Top Mattress combines multiple foam layers, with advanced support technology, for an unbeatable night of sleep for both of you. This mattress offers premium gel foam for cooling comfort, memory foam that properly cradles and supports the curves of both of your bodies and an air vent system that allows for air to properly flow through the mattress.
Try BedMATCHⓇ With Your Partner
BedMATCHⓇ, our diagnostic sleep system that uses scientific data and mathematical calculations to determine the perfect fit for your body type, sleep preferences and sleep needs, can be done with a partner! Advanced technology takes the guesswork out of determining the best mattress to accommodate you and your partner.
Visit your nearest Mattress Warehouse to try out bedMATCHⓇ with your partner. You’ll not only find the best mattress for couples but the best mattress specifically for the two of you.