Monday, December 16, 2019

Tips For Couples When Choosing A Mattress by McKenzie Dillon

Choosing a mattress you’ll love for the next 8+ years can be stressful enough, let alone finding one to accommodate two people. When couples are in search of their perfect mattress, you want to make sure you follow these three rules so you make sure neither you, nor your significant other is sacrificing any sleep. 

1.) Find An Appropriate Firmness Level
You always want to take your sleeper type into consideration when you’re shopping for a new mattress, and it isn’t any different when you’re searching for a mattress to share with a loved one. If you and your partner have the same sleeper type, you’re in luck — you just have to find something that caters to your sleeping position. 

Side sleepers should consider something soft to cradle their pressure points, while back and stomach sleepers will sleep more comfortably on a firmer mattress that keeps their spine in neutral alignment. Combo sleepers can either choose a firmness level based on their dominant sleeping position, or go for something in the middle.

If you have a different sleeper type than your partner, which is highly likely, try to do what combo sleepers do and find something around a “medium” firmness level. They tend to be the sweet spot between supportive, but also pressure relieving. Keep in mind, there are plenty of mail order mattresses online that come with free trial periods, so you can return your bed and get 100% of your money back if you or your significant other don’t your new bed. 

2.) Make Sure It Has Good Edge Support
Another key bed characteristic a couple should look for in a mattress is good edge support. If you don’t know what edge support is — think back on a time where you were pushed to the edge of the mattress because of your bed hogging significant other. Did it feel like you were going to roll off the side, or did it feel sturdy and supportive? Hopefully it was the latter, which means the bed had good edge support. The entire perimeter of the mattress should feel supportive enough to comfortably lay on the very edge, especially if you’re looking to share a queen or full size bed.

3.) Look For A Mattress That Isolates Motion 
When a mattress has good motion isolation, you shouldn’t feel or be jolted awake every time your partner gets up in the middle of the night to sneak a late-night snack or to use the bathroom. If you share a bed with a partner, all-foam beds tend to do a better job than hybrid mattresses at isolating motion since they do not have any bounce from coils.


McKenzie Dillon is a blogger and sleep enthusiast for The Slumber Yard, a reviews site that focuses on bedding products. When she’s not sleeping, McKenzie likes attending comedy shows, hiking and cooking. 


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