We are on the search to find the best mattress for couples. Selecting a mattress is a difficult task on its own, with a partner it adds another set of preferences into the mix. Many factors have to be taken into account with the hope that no one has to compromise. We at The Mattress Guide hope to guide you in choosing the right mattress for you and your partner.
How do you choose the perfect mattress? Well, it is important to know what you will want to expect from your purchase and to find the optimal solution for both of your sleeping needs. Below we outline the main considerations before buying a mattress as a couple.
First thing is first, you both need to fit and depending on your preferences you may want to opt for a large or small mattress. The most common size bought by couples is the king size, it offers enough personal space for each of you yet is also intimate enough.
We put together a list of all the sizes currently available in the UK. Take a look to see what size best suits you and your partner (we suggest at least a Double size mattress). Some brands offer more sizes than others but they all offer at least the standard double, king and super king sizes.
Small single size mattress
Single size mattress
Small double size mattress
Double size mattress
King size mattress
Super king size mattress
EU small single size mattress
EU single size mattress
EU double size mattress
EU double L size mattress
EU queen size mattress
This is a very common term when used to describe a mattress but what exactly does it mean? It means how much energy/movement is absorbed by the mattress when one moves. No one wants to roll and awake their partner or be woken up from the others movements. Having great motion isolation is a huge benefit for most couples, it can be the difference between a perfect nights sleep and not sleeping at all.
Memory foam and foam combination mattresses are best when combating movement along the mattress, they absorb and dissipate movement very well. On the flip side, they may lack the springy feel Hybrid mattresses have to offer.
When purchasing a mattress, sex could be an important aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially for couples. Factors that can be used to asses if a mattress is great for sex include:
Durability – The warranty offered is a great way to see the manufacturers confidence in the long run.
Support – High-density foam mattresses and hybrid mattresses offer great push back and support.
Edge support – Typically spring mattresses or mattresses with reinforced sides don’t give in to edge collapse.
Thickness/cushioning – We would recommend a mattress at least 25cm in thickness.
Hybrid and spring mattresses provide the most amount of bounce for sexual activity but lack the motion isolation previously mentioned, this gives and take situation is something that you and your partner will have to decide on.
Firmness & Feel
Perhaps the most important aspect when deciding on a new mattress for couples. The firmness is rated on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest. The online mattress brands currently out there in the UK offer firmness feels from 4 through to 7.
This may be the biggest issue if you and your partner have different preferences. However, modular mattresses offer customisability that lets you choose the firmness of each side. This not only solves the conflicting preferences but also reduces motion transference with its split foam design.
Best Mattress for Couples – Top Picks
Below is a list of our top picks for couples. This is of course based on our personal preferences, but we hope you can use this as a starting point to find your perfect mattress.
Are you and your partner looking for a mattress that will stand the test of time? The Nectar mattress is your best option.
Nectar is so confident in their mattress they will offer a 365-night trial and a forever warranty (this is unheard of in the UK). The Nectar mattress can also hold up to 46 stone or 292 kg.
The Nectar mattress is also a great option for couples because it’s nearly entirely from memory foam which is the most superior material to absorb and dissipate movement. If you want to find out more, you can also head on over to our complete Nectar mattress review.
What makes the Brook and Wilde mattress a great pick is the comfort choices they offer. Brook and Wilde offer their premium mattress in soft, medium and firm, this at least gives couples an option compared to the other “one size fits all” brands.
This mattress has two spring layers; the first a 2000 mini pocket spring layer and further down the mattress, full-size pocket springs for extra push back and support. The Brook and Wilde mattress is 28cm thick which is slightly thicker than average. You can also view our in-depth Brook and Wilde mattress review.