Choosing the Right Mattress for Couples
Finding the best mattress for a good night’s sleep comes with many considerations. When looking for a mattress to buy, you don’t only settle for the softest mattress that feels nice when you lie down for the first time, but you should also consider how it can benefit you in the long run. While choosing a mattress for your individual sleeping needs is a bit of a struggle, buying a mattress for shared use can mean a double dilemma.
But is it possible to find the right mattress for sharing? The answer is yes! The good news is that many mattress brands develop quality mattresses for couples and family use. This means that you can find the perfect match for you too.
Here are some things that you should take note of when choosing the best mattress that you can share.
What to Look for in a Shared Mattress
It would be ideal to have a hotel-quality California king bed in your bedroom so you can toss and turn however you want without disturbing your partner’s sleep. But if space is at a premium, it’s crucial to find the right mattress size without taking up all of your precious bedroom space.
There are four standard mattress sizes in Singapore:
- Single mattress (190cm x 90cm)
- Super single mattress (190cm x 107cm)
- Queen size mattress (190cm x 152cm)
- King size mattress (190ccm x 183cm)
Among the four standard mattress sizes, the queen-sized and king-sized beds are the best for sharing. Ultimately, the queen-sized mattress can fit two adult sleepers while maintaining ample area for smaller HDB or BTO bedrooms. However, with a queen mattress, sharers can only have approximately 76 cm of mattress space per person. This is a bit narrower than a single-size mattress. A queen mattress is an amazing choice if you need a space-saving shared mattress or if you love to cuddle up.
If you have more space in your bedroom, you may opt for a king-sized mattress to have more room to toss and turn. King size beds are also conducive for couples with a child to share.
Everyone has a different level of comfort preference and sleep support needs. If you’re sharing your mattress with your partner, it is imperative to consider both of your sleep requirements to come up with a bed that will make both of you comfortable. Do you prefer a softer mattress? Does your partner prefer a firmer one? The good thing about modern mattresses is that they are designed to fit many firmness needs. Hybrid mattresses with quality contouring layers and firm support can help provide the right soft contour while offering reliable pushback support to cater to different firmness needs.
When buying a mattress, aside from your firmness preferences, it’s also vital to choose your mattress firmness and support based on your sleeping position, body type, and sleeping condition.
Did you know that we move approximately 60 times in our sleep?
One of the most important features to look for in a shared mattress is motion isolation. A good mattress for couples must absorb movements, especially when one tosses and turns. A reliable mattress type for sharing is a memory foam mattress that offers proper body contour while allowing less motion transfer. If a memory foam mattress is too warm for your liking, a hybrid mattress with a cooling gel layer is another excellent choice.
A hybrid mattress does an excellent job of distributing weight while maintaining a comfortable and breathable feel. This mattress type also provides the right body support and pushback feel that is ideal for sex.
Another innovative sleep solution with excellent motion isolation is a pocketed spring mattress. The individually encased pocketed coils of a pocketed spring mattress follow through movements independently, which means that when one tosses and turns, the other person using the mattress will receive minimal disturbance.
For couples who share a mattress, it’s important to get a sleep solution that can provide ample support from the middle part of the mattress up to the edge. This will ensure that both sleepers can receive the right amount of comfort without the risk of falling off or feeling a wobbly mattress.
In a hot place like Singapore, choosing a breathable sleep solution is paramount to ensuring a restful sleep. When a mattress is shared, the bed will tend to heat up faster than a lone user. Some breathable mattress solutions are gel memory foam mattresses, hybrid mattresses like Vesper, which are engineered to provide the right breathability, and some pocketed coil mattresses with open cell structures like the Somnuz Mattress.
How to Buy the Best Mattress for Couples?
Here are some quick tips for buying the best mattress that you can share with your partner.
- Talk about your needs and preferences before visiting a mattress shop or browsing through online mattress stores. Jot down the things that you like in a mattress, including firmness levels, contour, or bounce.
- If you're having trouble agreeing on some mattress features, meet in the middle. For example, if you want a firm mattress while your partner prefers a soft mattress, try a medium-firm mattress that is closer to both of your preferences. Ultimately, medium-firm mattresses are also ideal for many sleeping positions and body types.
- Shop for your mattress together. Once you've completed your list, it’s time to test your mattress together to make sure that both users will love it. If you are shopping in a store, make sure that you both test your choices before coming up with a purchase. If shopping for a mattress online, look for mattress models with long trial periods so you can both test the bed at home.
Choosing the best mattress depends on your preferences, so it’s vital to carefully select the unit that can accommodate both of your needs. Ready to look for your perfect shared mattress? Check out our range of premium mattresses for the best prices in Singapore. Visit the nearest Megafurniture experience store or get a 100-night free trial for selected top-notch mattress types. Enjoy a convenient mattress shopping journey with our easy online shopping process and friendly customer approach.