We spend one-third of our lives in bed, so it’s a given that we don’t just use it to sleep. Reading, working from home, and the more intimate moments – our beds have seen it all.
When shopping for the best mattress, you’ll want to consider size and comfort for sleep hygiene reasons, but you should also consider how you choose a mattress and how it might affect your love life, for better or worse . .
Recently, the Emma CliMax Hybrid (opens in new tab) was launched, and specifically aimed at couples. “A hybrid mattress that meets the unique needs of plus-size sleepers and couples who do more in bed than just sleep,” says the publicity. But is choosing a mattress based on more than just sleep a consideration? We spoke to experts to find out.
Nicole Eichelberger (opens in new tab)A BSM-certified sleep expert, says that a good mattress can not only help you sleep better, but will improve your love life in a variety of different ways.
‘The first is that the right mattress will support you properly. If you’re lying on an uncomfortable surface, there’s no way you’re going to be able to relax and really enjoy yourself,’ she said Homes & Gardens. ‘A good mattress will support you and make you feel secure while still allowing you to move freely – and that’s the key to enjoying yourself.’
She also explained how important it is to keep your spine aligned.
“If your spine isn’t properly aligned, it can cause pain or discomfort, or even later in the day,” she explained. “This is why it is important for couples looking for a new mattress to consider buying one together: if one person likes firmness while another prefers softness, they will have two different mattresses with different levels need of firmness or softness, so that each person gets what they want.’
Isabelle Uren, a certified relationship expert at Bedbible.com, further highlighted the benefits of the right mattress.
‘The firmer the mattress, the more it will support your body and the easier it will be to move on. Latex or hybrid mattresses are good options and come in a range of firmness levels, so you can find one that fits. Memory foam, on the other hand, makes it very difficult to move as it absorbs your movements. A good level of bounce in your mattress will also help boost your movements.’
Finally, she adds, it may be important for some people to invest in a mattress that will help them stay still during those private moments.
‘You also want a mattress that is going to stay still. While spring mattresses are great, they can make that horrible cracking sound, which is distracting and definitely not discreet!’
What are the best mattresses for couples?
So, what type of mattress is best for couples? Here are just a few mattress deals to consider if you’re in the market for a new mattress for two.
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The Emma CliMax Hybrid (opens in new tab) was created to celebrate real bodies and their intimate moments in bed. Combining five layers of Emma’s award-winning breathable AIRGOCELL foam and one layer of supportive springs, CliMax mattress contains 100+ support points to evenly distribute pressure and pocket springs that provide an optimal level of tension and bounce. The mattress supports up to 1,000 pounds and comes with two free pillows. Starting at $1,245 for a complete.
Nest Bedding’s popular Robin mattress (opens in new tab) is a reversible medium-firm hybrid mattress that offers sleepers the best of both worlds. The Robin mattress is included in Nest Bedding’s Black Friday Early Bird sale, with up to 50% off mattresses and two free pillows (ends October 31). Starting at $724.50 (originally $1,449) for a complete.
Created the coolest bed in the world thanks to its Ghost Ice technology, the GhostBed Luxe (opens in new tab) is ideal for when things get a little… warm. Although there are no springs in this mattress – ideal for keeping things still – the contour gel memory foam ensures an ultra bouncy bed. Starting at $1,363 (originally $2,725) for a complete.
The TEMPUR-Adapt collection (opens in new tab) are designed to fit and support bodies while relieving any pressure or tension. TEMPUR-Adapt has been named the most recommended mattress in North America and customers can choose from medium or medium hybrid feel. Starting at $2,449
Saatva’s Classic (opens in new tab) mattress boasts hotel-quality comfort with a great level of support. The breathable cotton cover allows for more airflow to help disperse body heat, while the double coil design stops sagging. Starting at $1,495 (originally $1,695) for a complete.
You can see a full review of the Saatva Classic mattress for more details.