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Buying a mattress for two people can be challenging. Each person will want the mattress to meet their particular sleep, support and comfort needs. The problem is that each person may have different needs. This presents very specific challenges for the mattress buying process. Read on to learn about tips that will help couples find the best mattress, even if they have different sleep, support and comfort needs.
Believe it or not, getting the right size mattress makes a huge difference in sleep comfort for couples. While some couples prefer to snuggle in the middle, making a full-size mattress sufficient, most couple like to have their own space in the bed. This means a queen or king size mattress is often a better choice.
Also, when considering your mattress size, evaluate the size of the two people sharing the bed. While a full-sized mattress can work well for a single person with a larger frame, it can become a tight fit for couples who are of larger size. If either person is larger in size, then a king mattress may be best. Also, if one person is taller than average, a cal king mattress may be best.
Lastly, consider the sleeping styles of the two people sharing the bed. If one person prefers to sleep diagonally or stretch out while sleeping, then a king size mattress may be best. The right mattress size ensures that you have enough room to sleep comfortably and get a good night’s sleep.
The thickness of your mattress is important for couples because it can affect how well the mattress holds up over time, especially if one person in the relationship is heavier. Heavier people need thicker mattresses to enjoy the same comfort and support, over extended periods of time, than thinner people.
Consider the body weight of both people and select the thickness that will provide you with the proper support and comfort, to get your best night’s sleep. For example, those who weigh 225 pounds or less will feel the most comfort on a 9-inch thick mattress. Those who weigh 225 to 275 pounds will feel the most comfort on a 10-inch thick mattress. And those who weigh more than 275 pounds, will feel the most comfort on a 12-inch thick mattresses.
The firmness level of your mattress ultimately determines how well the mattress in question will suit your frame. Because your weight places pressure of its own on your body, you need a mattress that can not only help relieve that pressure, but also provide adequate support. The support in your mattress helps to maintain spinal alignment, and avoid a quicksand or sinking feeling.
Aside from your weight, the position in which you sleep also carries great importance when choosing the firmness of your mattress. For example, if you sleep on your side, you’ll require a mattress that offers more cushioning for your hips, knees, shoulders, etc. This means a thicker mattress (10-inch to 12-inch) in medium will be a better choice for your needs. If you sleep on your back, you will require firmer support than side sleepers. This helps to maintain spinal alignment while you sleep. Medium-firm, firm, and extra firm mattresses will suit your sleep needs the best.
If you have a partner who frequently moves around during the night or one who frequently goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night, the motion isolating capabilities of your new mattress matters.
Latex mattresses are outstanding choices for isolating motion, whereby they are very buoyant and offer zero motion transfer. The key is to select a mattress that has enough motion isolation so that you don’t disturb each other with your nocturnal movements.
Most people purchase mattresses that are prefabricated and sold as is. It is one thing that sets PlushBeds mattresses, like the Botanical Bliss Mattress, apart from so many others on the market.
Each mattress is handcrafted and customized just for you, according to your specifications. This means couples can choose to have one side of the mattress firm and the other half of the mattress soft to accommodate the diverse comfort needs of each partner. That way everyone sleeps comfortable and happy!
Also, you have 100 nights to make sure it’s the right fit for the two of you. If one of you needs more softness or firmness on either side of the bed, PlushBeds will send you an additional layer to add to one side (or both sides, if needed) to help each of you get your best night’s sleep. Because our layers aren’t glued together, you can add or remove layers at will and they are held firmly in place by the luxurious organic cotton cover.
Split Sized Mattresses
One mattress that is very popular with couples is a split mattress. Split mattresses have the same dimensions as its usual size, except it’s made in two pieces. For example, the split king mattress is really two twin xl mattresses, side by side. Bed frames will typically hold the two sides together and couples do not feel the split in the middle. Split mattresses have less transfer movement than a standard size mattress, so if a partner is notorious for all-night moving, the other partner won’t be disturbed.
Split sized mattresses also allow each partner to have their own preferred firmness and/or thickness on their side of the bed. For example, couples can have firm on one side of the mattress and soft on the other side of the mattress. This is perfect for couples who have different sleeping styles. The split sized mattresses also work well with split sized adjustable beds.
Another consideration for couples is adjustable beds. Some people have specific health conditions that require them to sleep with their head or legs (or both) elevated. That doesn’t mean that both partners will be comfortable sleeping that way.
The good news is that split sized adjustable beds allow each partner to choose his or her preferred sleeping configuration without disturbing the other. Each side of the adjustable bed can operate independently with its own remote control. The two sides can also be synced together if desired. Perfection for couples!
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There is not one mattress that’s perfect for all couples. However, PlushBeds makes it easy for couples to make the perfect choice for each sleepers’ needs. Visit our site or call our customer service today at 1-888-464-1145 to learn more about your options and how we can help you choose the perfect mattress for your sleep needs.
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