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How to Choose a Mattress for Restless Sleepers?

How to Choose a Mattress for Restless Sleepers?

The right mattress is important for achieving deep and healthy rest. Your choice of mattress must support your sleeping position, body type, and other requirements. Getting the best sleep solution is even more important for mattress sharers with varying sleep requirements. There's nothing more frustrating than having your sleep compromised by an unsuitable mattress and tossing and turning just to get settled. And if you or your partner happen to be a restless sleeper, you will have to deal with frequent disturbances due to endless tossing and turning. 

Luckily, you don’t need to sacrifice your rest with a mattress that can’t cater to both of your needs. Modern mattresses are made from specialised materials that are more versatile for sharing. If you are a restless sleeper or sleeping with a restless sleeper, continue reading this guide to determine the best mattress for people who often toss and turn.

 

What Causes Restless Sleeping?

What Causes Restless Sleeping?

Most sleepers have experienced a long night of tossing and turning, and have found it hard to settle into deep sleep. Some indications of restless sleep include constant tossing and turning, an inability to sleep soundly, and having a hard time falling and staying asleep. If you’ve been through these or are currently going through these issues, you are more likely to feel exhausted even after completing your sleep.

Many factors can contribute to restless sleeping, ranging from the quality of your mattress to the conduciveness of your surroundings, as well as physical and mental stress. Tossing and turning can be caused by a variety of conditions, including sleep apnea, hot sleeping, physical issues, and medications. An unsuitable mattress can also cause you to frequently toss and turn at night in search of the most comfortable spot for snoozing. If the reason for your endless tossing and turning goes beyond your sleep environment, make sure to consult a doctor to determine the issue.

Some important factors that restless sleepers look for in a mattress are its responsiveness to movements, motion isolation, and firmness. Many mattress manufacturers, thankfully, offer specialised mattresses for restless sleepers.

 

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Restless Sleepers

When buying a mattress in Singapore, you'll get to see various mattress types, materials, and firmness levels. While it can be confusing to choose from the myriad of choices on the market, having a clear vision of the features that you want to have will help you shortlist your choices. 

 

The Right Mattress Firmness

The Right Mattress Firmness

Enjoy improved sleep quality by choosing a mattress with the right firmness level. Mattresses in Singapore can range from very soft to very firm varieties to cater to different body weights and sleeping positions. While the right mattress firmness level is determined based on your preference, some levels of softness and firmness can be more beneficial for some types of sleepers than others. Softer mattress varieties are generally ideal for side sleepers, while firmer mattresses are good for stomach sleepers. In terms of weight requirements, firmer beds are excellent for heavier sleepers as they come with extra support. Medium firm mattresses are ideal for back and combination sleepers, as well as people weighing between 130 and 230 pounds.

 

Mattress Responsiveness

Mattress Responsiveness

If you toss and turn a lot during sleep, it’s crucial to find a mattress with responsive materials and configuration. Bouncy latex mattresses, innerspring beds, and hybrid pocketed spring mattresses are excellent choices if you are looking for a mattress that supports mobility. Memory foam absorbs movements, making it a comfortable choice for mattress sharers. However, it is not as efficient as other materials in terms of supporting mobility. If you love the hugging feel of a memory foam mattress without the feeling of being stuck, choose a hybrid with a memory foam layer combined with other responsive mattress materials. 

 

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation

Aside from responsiveness, a good mattress for restless sleepers should include proper motion isolation. If one of the mattress sharers frequently moves or changes positions, the other can be disturbed due to the motion transfer. To prevent unwanted nightly disturbances, choose a mattress with excellent motion isolation.

Some mattress types that we recommend are hybrid mattresses with memory foam and latex or spring materials, and pocketed spring mattresses. 

Pocketed spring mattresses are innovative mattress types that are created to provide motion isolation. Each individual coil is enclosed in a fabric sleeve that responds independently to your movements. This means that even if your partner tosses and turns, the movements you feel will be minimal, reducing your disturbance.

 

Silence 

Silence

Many restless sleepers may have a hard time falling asleep due to the many factors that we mentioned above. Because of this, it’s important to maintain a sleep surface and an environment that is conducive to sleeping. Squeaking sounds when one tosses and turns can be very disturbing for both mattress sharers. Innerspring mattresses are great for responsiveness, but they fall short in this category. If you are opting for an innerspring bed, try a pocketed coil variety.

 

Heat Retention

Heat Retention

If you are a hot sleeper, tossing and turning is inevitable as you deal with your sweaty sleep surface. There is some good news, however: specialised mattresses for restless sleepers are made with cooling materials that are also beneficial to those who sleep hot. Mattresses with Tencel and cotton covers are excellent at absorbing moisture while keeping a cool environment to sleep in.

 

Edge Support

Edge Support

Edge support is another important factor to consider when buying a mattress for restless sleepers. If you or your partner frequently toss and turn, all parts of your mattress should be able to comfortably support your body and prevent you from falling from your bed.

 

Choosing the Best Mattress for Restless Sleepers

Choosing the Best Mattress for Restless Sleepers

If you or your partner tosses and turns a lot at night, you'll need the right mattress solution to provide you with the necessary motion isolation, support, and sleep comfort. Start by looking into the type of mattress that you want to purchase, the look for features that you want your mattress to possess.