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What Is the Best Mattress for Couples?

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Choosing a mattress for yourself is somewhat easy. Choosing one that works for you and your partner is not quite as simple. The differences in you and your partner’s needs, preferences, physical size, etc. all come into play when deciding what mattress to buy.

Couples who don’t align on those preferences may want to explore mattresses that have different or adjustable levels of firmness on each side of the bed. But there are certainly tons of beds out there that can suit the needs of two different sleepers at once. Here are some of the things to consider when shopping for a mattress for two.

What Makes a Mattress Great for Couples?

Motion Isolation. Sharing a bed with a partner can be problematic if one or both of you tend to move a lot in your sleep. This can be disruptive to the other’s sleep. You’ll want to look for a bed that does a good job of isolating motion, so you and you’re partner’s movements don’t reverberate through the bed and disturb each other.

Noise. You or your partner’s movements won’t just be felt, they can also be heard. You’ll want to look for a mattress that is quiet. A bed that creaks with every little movement can be a major barrier to a good night’s sleep.

Customizability. Look for mattresses that come in multiple different comfort and firmness options, so you can be sure you get a bed that fits your needs.

Responsiveness. Hopefully, you and your partner will be having sex on your new mattress. Most people agree that a mattress that responds to, rather than absorbs your movements is best for sex. You’ll want to look for a responsive bed that balances a healthy bounce with good motion isolation.

Sleep Trial. Buying a bed that gives you a free sleep trial period will help ensure both you and your partner are sleeping well and are happy with the purchase. Many mattress companies give you plenty of time to try out a bed and return it with a full refund if you find it is not working for you and/or your partner.

Our Recommendations

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Saatva Mattress
Saatva Highlights
  • Free white glove delivery & mattress removal
  • 15-year warranty
  • Available in Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm

Saatva. The Saatva mattress is our #1 mattress overall, and a great innerspring option for any couple. It has great responsivity and bounce, and also performs very well in terms of motion isolation for when playtime is over and it’s time to sleep. Comfort layers of foam also keep the Saatva very quiet when you move around on it. You can customize your sleep experience, with three different firmness levels to choose from. Best of all, Saatva comes with a 120-day free trial with full money back if you or your partner decide you don’t like your new luxury mattress.

Loom And Leaf Mattress Logo
Loom And Leaf Mattress
Loom And Leaf Highlights
  • Free white glove delivery and mattress removal
  • 15-year warranty
  • Available in Relaxed Firm and Firm

Loom & Leaf. For lovers who love memory foam, the Loom & Leaf is your best bet. The motion isolation on this bed is unrivaled. Memory foam is as quiet as it gets, but, in general, does not provide the bounce that many couples feel is best for sex. There are a lot of customers who enjoy the hugging feel of memory form when having sex, however. The Loom & Leaf also comes in multiple firmness levels and comes with a free 120-night free trial, all of which makes it a great choice for couples.

DreamCloud Highlights

DreamCloud. The DreamCloud is an outstanding, 15” thick, luxury hybrid mattress that has both coils and latex at its core. That means excellent support, significant responsiveness, great motion isolation and relative silence when responding to movement. Dreamcloud offers supreme comfort whether sleeping or loving, and a 365-day trial means you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in a purchase that isn’t right for you and your partner.

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Zenhaven Mattress
Zenhaven Highlights
  • 100% natural latex
  • 20-year warranty
  • Available in Luxury Plush & Gentle Firm

Zenhaven. We believe the Zenhaven mattress is the best luxury latex mattress on the market. Latex is extremely responsive, which makes it great for couples. Many Zenhaven customers report a feeling of being propelled across the mattress when they roll over. You can imagine how that might add to your sexual experience on the mattress. Another great perk for couples is the mattresses unique, two-sided design. The Zenhaven essentially gives you two mattresses in one. On one side is luxury plush, about a 4 on a scale of 1 through ten. Flip the Zenhaven over and you get a firmer surface, about 8 on the same scale.

Nectar Highlights

Nectar. For couples looking for a great value on a budget, the Nectar mattress is a great choice. The bed-in-a-box memory foam mattress does very well in terms of staying quiet and isolating motion as you and your partner move around. And with a 365-night free trial, it is extremely low-risk for you and your partner.