Mattress For Couples

Remember those movies and TV shows from the 1950’s where the couples sleep in different beds?

You may be tempted to try the same if you have a partner that tosses and turns at night and keeps you awake. If you are a light sleeper then you need to limit the movement of the mattress to avoid being woken up.

That is not so easy to do.

What you can do, though, is get a mattress made for couples.

In essence it is a mattress that doesn’t allow for much movement to be transmitted across to your side.

Let’s take a closer look at how they work and what they can do to help you get some rest.

What to look for

The best types of mattresses for couples are the ones that have two sides with different thicknesses. The best way to not be disturbed by your partner at night is to help them sleep better so they aren’t always tossing about. Having this type of mattress will give each of you your ideal mattress based on your individual sleep styles.

You will notice your partner is more comfortable at night and moves around much less since they have the right kind of mattress. And you aren’t restricted by needing the same type since your side is customized to your needs.

Next up is finding a mattress with low motion transfer so when your partner does flip over you won’t even know.

These types of mattresses are usually made with memory foam and have varying layers throughout. The motion is then absorbed by the foam and transferred down into the bed instead of across to your side. There are even coil spring mattresses that achieve the same result but are usually accompanied by a layer of memory foam in addition.

Lastly, there are customizable mattresses that can be adjusted to suit your changing needs. Some of them allow for an adjustment of the firmness at the press of a button while others have different firmness on either side. This isn’t as high tech as you will need to flip the mattress over to go for a different firmness, but some couples may find this is sufficient.

You may have different preferences at different times. Sometimes you prefer firm and other soft depending on your mood. Having the ability to change is a nice option that can make a big difference in your sleep comfort.

When the mattress doesn’t help

If you’ve picked the perfect mattress and that still hasn’t helped, then it is time to encourage your partner to make some lifestyle changes so they can sleep more peacefully.

Here are some tips:

  • Encourage them to cut down on caffeine
  • Set up some aromatherapy diffusers in the room with calming essential oils
  • Try a weighted blanket that may help to calm them down
  • Use light therapy by adding special bulbs to your bedroom lights
  • If all else fails suggest sleep therapy for your partner
Follow these tips and you should be able to avoid a sleep divorce!