With a partner, you must consider their preferences as well as yours when it comes to buying a mattress that you will share.
Many factors will have to be considered when choosing a couple’s mattress, such as firmness of the mattress, type of mattress, and comfort level.
Why your relationship might be in need a new mattress:
If you and your partner have had your mattress for a long time, or you rushed into buying your current mattress, you might find that you both find it uncomfortable, and this could be affecting you personally and your relationship in several ways.
1.You both wake up feeling tired – This is the most common affect a bad mattress will have on a couple. When your mattress needs replacing, you will that you and your partner will be tossing and turning all night whilst trying to find a comfortable position to settle in.
When you are tired, this will generally always affect your mood, and if your mood is affected, your relationship will be too. When we are deprived of sleep, we’re more likely to overact to situations we wouldn’t usually let overwhelm us. This can lead to conflict in relationships, and it can lead to feeling irritable when around your partner. If you currently feel this way around your partner because of tiredness, it might be time to start looking at a new couple’s mattress.
2.You wake up feeling stiff – If you and your partner sleep well but find you wake up with aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, or back, then your couple’s mattress might be the wrong one for you.
If you and your partner wake up with regular back pain, then your mattress could be too soft or too hard. If you sleep on a soft mattress, then your spine could be falling out of alignment. But, if you sleep on a hard mattress, the firmness could be causing joint pressure in your hips, which ultimately leads to pain in your lower back.
Waking up and feeling stiff is an instant mood deflator, and this could also lead to irritability and sensitivity in a relationship. So, if your mattress is causing tension in your relationship, it could be time to choose a new couple’s mattress.
Which couple's mattress is best for you?
Which couple’s mattress is best for you all comes down to individual preferences, and of course, it helps if you and your partner have similar likes and dislikes.
If you have similar preferences, you and your partner will have no issues picking the best couple's mattress.
To make it easier to pick your mattress, you need to understand what you’re buying. So, here’s a quick breakdown of the different types of mattresses on offer at Bed Guru:
Pocket Sprung Mattresses – This type of mattress is one of the most popular out there. The pocket sprung mattress contains individual springs, each sewn into its own pocket of fabric. The springs work independently, to ensure that they are providing you and your partners bodies with better pressure-relieving support.
Independent springs also means you can move into any position you like whilst sleeping without disturbing your partner.
Hybrid Mattress – A great option for couples that suffer from allergies or find themselves feeling hot during the night. A hybrid mattress combine pocket sprung layers with cooling materials such as foam.
The combination of pocket springs and foams means these mattresses are breathable and feel utterly luxurious, and they are great for couples who enjoy that hotel bed-like feeling in their own home.
Orthopaedic Mattresses – This type of mattress is great for couples who inherently suffer from aches and pains in their neck, back, or hips. Orthopaedic mattresses are straight to the point, they are not made to feel luxurious as such, just comfy!
Orthopaedic mattresses help to evenly distribute your weight and offer support to areas such as the hips, shoulders and lower back. So, this type of mattress is great for couples who need firmness in their lives.
Memory Foam Mattress – This body-hugging mattress has become extremely popular over the years. The memory foam mattress is great for those couples who suffer from bad backs, as the mattress moulds to your natural shape and ensure your spine is supported correctly.
They’re also hypoallergenic, so if you or your partner suffer from allergies then you can be sure to keep them away with a memory foam mattress.
How to know which firmness is right for your relationship?
Firmness is subjective, and everyone prefers different things. However, we’ve found that most people tend get a good night’s sleep on a medium to medium-firm pocket sprung mattress.
These types of mattresses are often a no-brainer for couples as they offer a happy medium, they’re not too soft or too hard, they’re just right.
Even though we recommend medium to medium-firm mattress to be on the safe side, it is important to consider your weight when choosing a mattress. Depending on how much you weigh can usually be a good indicator as to what mattress firmness you and your partner may need. If you have an average BMI, you are likely to need a medium mattress.
If firmness isn’t the issue, but the size or shape of your mattress, then it might be a good idea to get a custom-sized bed. At Bed Guru, we create bespoke mattresses, bed frames, and divan bases. So, if you find you’re too tall for your current bed, getting a long custom-made bed could fix your disturbed sleep.
Talk to your partner!
If you are struggling to sleep because of your mattress then it’s important to talk to your partner about your struggles. This way you can both come to a conclusion on which type of mattress would work for both of you, and you can both get a dreamy night’s sleep once and for all.
You can browse the full range of Bed Guru’s couples mattress over on our site.