Best Mattress for Couples

When part of a couple, some unanimous decisions can come easily. Where will we go for dinner tonight? Where will we go on holiday? Shall we go hiking today? Then there are times when reaching a united agreement is not so simple. Choosing a new mattress to suit both your needs can seem impossible. Just visit any physical mattress store, you’re bound to see couples bickering over which mattress to choose. Most likely, one half of that couple will leave unhappy because they just wanted to quickly make a decision and high tail it out of there! It’s important for both parties to be happy and feel confident in deciding which mattress to choose, after all, you’re both going to be sleeping on it. 

Your bed is a sanctuary, choosing the best mattress for couples ensures a strong foundation for sleep health. Those well-known expressions ‘sleep on it’, and ‘you’ll feel better in the morning’ are true. A good night’s sleep on a quality mattress can benefit physical health and relationship health. There are a few things to consider when shopping online for a couples mattress.

Best Mattress Buying Guide 2020

Size is Everything 

When it comes to a couples mattress, the wrong size can make or break your sleep health. Even couples who sleep all cuddled up will need a little space sometimes. We invariably move dozens of times each night, therefore, we need a mattress big enough to allow these movements. Also, consider your height and weight when shopping for a couples mattress online. If you’re a petite couple, a Queen size mattress could work for you. The Queen size Nolah AirFoam™ 10 mattress is 60”x80”x10”. This could be a sufficient size mattress for a petite couple who sleep close all night. However, opting for the larger King mattress at 76”x80”x10 does give a little wriggle room and can be refreshing when the weather is hot and sticky, allowing you both to stretch out and breathe. A larger couple will benefit from a King mattress 76”x80”x10 or a California King 72”x84”10”. The California King mattress will suit tall couples and is considered a celebrity mattress. Whatever your size there is a mattress to suit your proportions and sleep style.   

Size

10” Original 

12” Signature

Twin

38”x75”x10”

38”x75”x12”

Twin XL

38”x80”x10”

38”x80”x12”

Full

54”x75”x10”

54”x75”x12”

Queen

60”x80”x10”

60”x80”x12”

King

76”x80”x10”

76”x80”x12”

California King

72”x84”x10”

72”x84”x12”


Queen Size Mattress 

Best for: Couples who sleep snuggled together all night.

Total sleep area: 33ft²

Space per person: 30” 

Room size: To sufficiently fit a Queen size bed (that is 60”x80”) while still leaving plenty of walking space around the bed and room for other furniture. The bedroom should be a minimum of 10x10 square feet in size.   

King Size Mattress 

Best for: Couples who enjoy plenty of individual space and have a pet on the bed too.

Total sleep area: 42ft²

Space per person: 38” 

Room size: To sufficiently fit a King size bed (that is 76”x80”) while leaving floor space for two nightstands and a medium dresser. The bedroom should be a minimum of 12x12 square feet in size.      

California King Size Mattress 

Best for: Couples over 6ft tall or to fit a narrow room. For those who want extra length rather than width. 

Total sleep area: 42ft²

Space per person: 36” 

Room size: To adequately fit a California King size bed (that is 72”x84”) while leaving room for additional furniture. The bedroom should be a minimum 10x12 square feet in size, due to the added length of the bed.   

What Mattress Size Should I Get?

Sleep Styles

Check out our Mattress Buying Guide to learn about sleep styles. If you and your partner have different sleep styles, it might be best to opt for a King size mattress or California King size to allow you both plenty of room to move around and sleep soundly.  

Mattress Type and Firmness

Choosing the right mattress firmness as a couple is not an easy task. There are so many choices, memory foam, latex, hybrid, pocketed springs, poly-foam and varying degrees of firmness. When shopping for a couples mattress online, you’ve probably seen memory foam mattresses in almost every store. Memory foam mattresses may not be the best option for a couple because they tend to retain body heat which creates a hot sleep environment. When sharing a bed with your partner, it’s important for sleep health that you’re on a cooling mattress. When sleeping on a cooling mattress, you will enjoy a more restful sleep. Latex mattresses, spring mattresses, poly-foam, and hybrids could all be somewhat unreliable for couples as they may retain too much body heat and may not be as durable as AirFoam™.  A flippable mattress might be a great option because it offers 2 mattresses in 1 giving a soft side and a firm side. Simply flip it over when you feel like a change. Durability is a big factor to consider when shopping for a couples mattress online. New mattress materials such as AirFoam™ could bring you a level of comfort that is far superior to memory foam, latex, hybrids, and poly-foam because it’s made of a revolutionary new mattress material. Made with modern materials and advanced mattress technology, the AirFoam™ Signature 12 flippable mattress could be a cozy and comfortable addition to your bedroom.     


                   Nolah AirFoam™ Original 10                                        Nolah AirFoam™ Signature 12


Thickness

10" thick

Thickness

12" thick

Firmness

Medium

Firmness

Soft or Firm

Motion transfer

Low

Motion transfer

Ultra-Low

Body conforming

Medium

Body conforming

High

Pressure relief

Medium

Pressure relief

High

Cooling

High

Cooling

High

Durability

High

Durability

High

Flippable Firmness

No

Flippable Firmness

Yes (Soft or Firm)

Organic

No

Organic

Yes - organic cotton cover

Warranty

15-Year

Warranty

Lifetime/Forever 


Testing Your Mattress

Shopping online for a couples mattress is the perfect solution because most online mattress stores should give you at least 100-nights free use of your chosen mattress. Avoid online mattress retailers who do not offer a free trial. This gives you the luxury of saving time and energy in visiting physical mattress stores and getting caught in traffic in the process. Let your mattress delivery driver worry about the traffic! With a mattress risk-free trial, you will undoubtedly find the perfect couples mattress and find true sleep comfort too. 

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