You would do anything for your partner, from breakfast in bed to a casual midday pick-me-up text—it’s these details that make your love language unique. Of course, while it’s not as romantic as all the other signs of affection, caring for your partner’s health is also one of the more endearing ways of telling them you care, and one of the best ways to express that love is with a quality mattress you both can enjoy. That’s why, for this edition, our sleep specialists sought the top beds for two. Get our recommendations along with buying tips in this quick guide to the best mattress for couples.
At a Glance:
A lot of things happen in the bed, but motion transfer doesn’t have to be one of them. On a scale from least to most, innerspring mattresses are the least effective at absorbing motion, followed by hybrid mattresses that reduce movement a little better, and memory foam mattresses are the best for motion transfer. If either you or your partner are particularly light sleepers, investing in this detail can make all the difference between sound sleep and a night of tossing and turning.
The tradeoff for memory foam is hot sleep. The open-cell structure is notorious for trapping heat, which conducts to the body, resulting in sweaty sleep—particularly when in the company of a partner. Luckily, this is a phenomenon relative to lower-quality memory foam mattresses; newer models add features like cooling memory foam, layers of gel, or even fibers laced with metals like copper or aluminum that wick heat away from the body.
Ultimately, the traditional coil mattress is still unbeatable when it comes to enjoying a cool night’s sleep. The secret is an airy base that promotes natural airflow better than memory foam. For the best of both worlds, consider a hybrid mattress that uses a top memory foam layer for soft, contouring support, and a traditional innerspring base for reinforces comfort.
Anyone who has rolled off the bed (or been pushed off) knows edge support is an understated feature every mattress should have. But beyond keeping you on cloud 9 and off the floor, reinforced edges are also a valuable feature that prolongs the life of a mattress. The extra support resists sagging and collapsing, plus, it enables the entire surface to be used as sleep space—a definite treat for anyone dealing with a bed hog.
The biggest factor couples buying a mattress should consider is firmness. But note: Manufacturers use different scales to rank the firmness of their mattresses. Depending on the brand, firmness will either be indicated by a numeric scale between 1–10 (we use our own ranking from 0.5–4.5), or a descriptive rating, ranging from ultra-plush, to medium, all the way up to ultra-firm. Couples buying a new mattress should also focus on mattress 10–14 inches in thickness, and while specific comfort levels are determined by each user’s needs, a medium firm mattress is always a good starting point to gauge how much more or less firmness you and your partner want.
If there ever was an elusive term when it comes to mattress shopping, it’s responsiveness. This term refers to how “springy” a mattress is, and while it’s most synonymous with coil spring mattresses, it also relates to hybrid, memory foam, and latex models. Overall, innerspring mattresses offer the best response, whereas product testers often mention that getting out of a memory foam mattress can be a bit of a struggle. The difference is that coils push the body (which can be negative for sensitive pressure points), while memory foam contours around the body, requiring a little more effort to get out of bed.
Squeaky mattresses are never a trait buyers look for when shopping for a new bed. Luckily, this is only really a concern with innerspring mattresses, but new advancements make this trivial even for those models. The key is understanding the quality of coils you’re investing in. Traditional innerspring coils are linked together and cause friction when pressure is applied. Higher-quality innerspring coils, such as pocketed coils, that are individually wrapped in material which drastically reduces noise and also promotes better body contouring and support.
However, keep in mind that pocket coil mattresses tend to be firmer, so if you and your partner prefer softer comfort, consider a hybrid pocketed coil mattress for dual support on the gentler side.
Our Top Mattress Picks
Whether your interests are your comfort, enhancing your daily lifestyle, or your budget, these seven mattresses for couples will satisfy your buying needs!
You can count sheep—or the number of ways this Tempur-Pedic mattress provides the quality rest you and your partner deserve. Start with its refreshing cover with PureCool+ technology that regulates sleep temperatures, even when sleeping with your plus-one. Even more cooling is provided by a High-Stretch Performance Panel that promotes airflow, the perfect complement to the cloud-like support of exclusive TEMPUR-CM foam that cradles the body in all-around comfort.
If you and your sleep partner are looking to upgrade on a budget, this affordable mattress from Sealy is a handy solution for your needs. You’ll enjoy the traditional support of innerspring with a boost of comfort from Sealy Posturepedic Technology—the only support of its kind on the market that is specially designed to stabilize the heaviest part of the body. For that just-right feel, layers of soft foam are added, giving this coil mattress a soft touch the whole body will appreciate.
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Finding a mattress both of you will love isn’t always easy, but this Sleep Essentials hybrid mattress makes it possible with its coil and foam support for total comfort that suits every sleeper’s needs. Quality can be found in every stitch of this high-end mattress, from the quilted top to the open coil design that breathes easier and is cooler on the body. A great luxury mattress for those who like their dreams extra-sweet.
Best Mattress for Active Couples: Sealy® Hybrid Performance™ Z9 Copper II Firm Queen Mattress-52334751
A healthy lifestyle starts with great sleep, but what goes on during the day also matters. Partners who actively work out will find this best hybrid mattress for couples at the sweet spot between durable support and gentle comfort—the perfect setup to rest muscles and joints. Sealy truly set out to create the best mattress for active couples with Sealy Chill Technology that soothes the entire body, plus triple support from slow-response Immersion Advanced Memory Foam, and DuraFlex edges that makes every surface a comfortable sleep space. No matter if it’s a leg, back, or full-body workout, rest easy knowing this pick also provides 20 percent more coils in the center for rejuvenating support, better recoveries, and happier sleeping couples.
Best Mattress for Heavy Couples: Beautyrest® Black® Hybrid X-Class™ Medium Queen Mattress-700810873-1050
Equal parts softness and support are why this Beautyrest hybrid mattress is a top contender if you’re searching for the best mattress for heavy couples. Advanced T3 Pocketed Coils at the base give ample support during the night and make it easier to get in and out of bed. Bodies of every shape will enjoy three distinct levels of comfort (ContourFit, RightTemp memory foam, and gel memory foam) that distribute weight evenly for superior relaxation, plus a cooling surface for comfortable rest throughout the night.
Best Mattress for Couples of Different Weight: Tempur-Pedic® TEMPUR-ProAdapt™ Medium Memory Foam Queen Mattress-10737150
Couples are unique: Not every pod will have two identical peas. It’s a challenge partners with different body weights in particular need to consider while mattress shopping, but luckily, this best mattress for couples with different weights is a comfy solution. The secret is 12 inches of premium memory foam that contours to each body’s unique shape and size on a medium-firm comfort level that suits virtually every type of sleeper. If you and your sweet pea want better sleep based on both of your body forms, this mattress with TEMPUR-ProAdapt is the luxurious answer to the sleep you’ve always dreamed of.
Best Mattress for Couples with Different Preferences: Sealy® Hybrid Premium™ Silver Chill Plush Queen Mattress-52335451
Hogging the blanket might always be a thing, but the all-around comfort of this best mattress for couples with different preferences is something both you and your partner can agree to share. Sealy delivers a satisfyingly comfortable combination of coil support and foam, including exclusive Posturepedic Technology with 20 percent more coil support at the center. Other features you and your partner will enjoy include: a cool-to-the-touch cover, reinforced edges, slow-response memory foam, and a high-end knit cover for an extra touch of luxury.
While these are some of our favorite mattresses for couples, we understand each partnership comes with particular needs that can also be found in our catalog. Regardless of the choice, here are a few tips to consider before the big purchase.
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