We all know one thing for certain, that being a part of a couple means that you don’t always agree. Ah, who are we kidding, you hardly ever agree, right? Especially when it comes to a sleeping surface, not everyone’s wants or needs are the same. One person might sleep seemingly with one eye open, to awaken to the sound of a pin drop. The other could be a sound sleeper who wouldn’t notice a marching band parading down the street at midnight. Some sleep naturally warm, some a little cold. Either way, you both need undisturbed and balanced sleep. Selecting the best size of mattress that is comfortable for both of you can be tricky. But luckily, Mattress World Northwest has some tips to help you buy the right mattress the first time, which can save you money, and get you many nights of quality sleep!
Durability doesn’t come standard with many things, including a mattress and bed frame. Why does the mattress matter for couples? The first major factor is durability because two people weigh more than one, and we want your mattress and comfort to last. Secondly, motion cancellation is crucial to achieving undisturbed sleep. Body temperature regulation is also a significant factor because we both know that couples don’t always agree on the thermostat either!
You might be wondering, “Do couples need to look for specific materials or features in a mattress?” The answer is yes.
Lumbar support—also called zoned support—is found in the center third of the mattress through either a more concentrated coil structure or added material layers both of which can enhance the durability. High-density memory foam or latex in the comfort layers creates a design that makes for a high-performance mattress that will last you for years to come. High-quality memory foams contain more additives and less air than lower-grade memory foams. This relieves pressure on the body and adds long-lasting comfort to your mattress.
Latex is arguably one of the most durable materials used in mattresses today. Mattress World Northwest has one of the best selections of latex mattresses in the Portland Metro area. Latex mattresses consist of material that is made from extracting sap from a rubber tree. While somewhat of an extensive process involving rinsing and refining the sap and then heated to form a latex layer, it is highly durable and as an added bonus, natural as well. Some may say it is an even better material than foam for comfort in a mattress because of its added support value and pressure-relieving power.
Traditionally your body would need the presence of coils or extra firm base foam underneath the memory foam to create a balance of support for your spine. No coils or foam are actually needed with latex due to the “lift” that it gives you. It provides bottomless support and excellent spinal alignment. Like memory foam, latex allows you to sleep more on top of the material rather than in it which is why it is a much cooler mattress material. A latex or latex hybrid mattress, in the ideal comfort level for your sleep position and body type, can be one of the best mattresses for heavier couples because it provides long-lasting support.
Mattress World Northwest is proud to showcase multiple lines of mattresses that use latex. Including a line of hand-made all latex mattresses by Posh + Lavish, and luxury hand-tufted Aireloom mattresses that use latex and independent springs. Last but not least, one of our best and most affordable latex hybrid mattresses is made in Oregon by Englander.
Another major factor when it comes to selecting the best mattress for couples is how effective the support system and comfort layers are at canceling motion or bounce. Throughout the night you are bound to move around or even get in or out of bed. A pocketed coil support system, also known as a wrapped or independent coil, can help increase sleep quality by limiting motion transfer in the base of the mattress. Because the springs are not connected like the original wire-tied coils, this offers both sleepers more of a barrier from bounce. This style can provide one of the best systems for sleep independence, preventing you from being affected by your partner moving, giving you a restful and undisrupted night’s sleep.
Comfort layers can also provide motion control more so toward the top of the mattress where you sleep. Memory foam is typically a more dense material that is highly effective at eliminating bounce. It has the capability to absorb body weight, relieve pressure, and add comfort to your mattress. While its ability to absorb pressure on your hips and shoulders is great for circulation and muscle relaxation, it also provides the ability to absorb movement.
Along with motion cancellation, temperature regulation is also paramount to getting many nights of solid sound sleep. Many couples would agree, one person tends to be sweaty and hot when they sleep, preferring the fan blowing close-by or the window open in winter. The other bundles up in layers and blankets to stay warm.
What can you do when you seem to have opposite temperature settings?
Mattress World Northwest can help find you a great new quality mattress that has temperature balancing properties. Many memory foam and hybrid mattress models introduce Phase Change Memory technology (P.C.M.) and gel foam to assist sleepers on both sides of the hot or cold spectrum. P.C.M. technology is designed to store, absorb, and release body heat according to your skin temperature. This allows for the fabric or foam to consistently regulate your temperature throughout the night, whether hot or cold. The best mattress for couples is one that is not just designed to cool but to have complete climate control.
The entire sleep system consists not just of springs or coils for support. The overall durability of a mattress for couples also depends on the platform, base, or box spring your mattress sits on. This can considerably affect the amount of motion you feel from the other person, as well as how long the mattress will last before it starts to show wear. The best base system for a mattress for couples is an adjustable base frame because of its stout and sturdy structure. Many adjustable bases come with a 20-year limited warranty and can hold up to 850+ pounds per side.
A split (two-piece) adjustable base for a king or queen-size mattress can enhance the durability even more so by increasing the weight capacity. With this type of set-up, you have two adjustable bases instead of one, to maneuver your mattress. This means you are actually being supported by separate bases, providing twice the durability. Along with a split base, a split or flex head mattress can give you the ability to individually adjust the position on either side by elevating the head or foot to the position most comfortable for each person. Split queen or king mattresses can also provide ideal motion cancellation because you are sleeping on separate systems placed next to each other. This creates your own customized individual sleep surface with two supporting structures. Overall, this is a great and effective way for you and your partner to achieve a peaceful and comfortable night’s sleep, while also keeping your mattress lasting longer than you ever thought it should.
Mattress World Northwest is proud to display a great selection of split king mattresses that fully divide down the middle for ultimate independent comfort and motion cancellation for couples. The split king size is available through Simmons Beautyrest, Serta iComfort, Sealy Posturepedic, Tempurpedic, Stearns and Foster, The Rest Bed, Blu Sleep, and The Number Bed by Instant Comfort. All of which the head and feet can adjust separately, making it an ideal mattress choice for couples.
We are also very excited to showcase flex head mattresses in king, California king, and queen size because we have found these to be the latest and greatest style of mattresses for couples. Flex head mattresses are available in the Number Bed by Instant Comfort, and California handmade luxury latex mattresses Posh+Lavish. Flex head sizes are also provided by The Rest Bed and Blu Sleep memory foam.
Imagine a mattress that is only split about halfway down the middle, but can still independently adjust the head and foot zones separately, so you each can be in the position you want. Whether you are just lounging, watching TV, or trying to catch some Zs, this style of mattress gives you the benefit of a fully split mattress without losing the middle “cuddle zone.” The flex head design with the individual foot adjustment is a feature that is unique to Mattress World Northwest—you won’t find it anywhere else!
It is important to consider all the factors when shopping for a new mattress like the obvious being comfort, price, and customer service. Then there are the not-so-obvious considerations like warranty service, comfort guarantee, and finance options. Mattress World Northwest gladly provides deferred-interest financing for up to 48 months on purchases to give you simple and low monthly payments on your new sleep system. We also make it even easier by servicing your mattress manufacturer’s limited warranty in-house. This service is unique to Mattress World Northwest and it would be very hard to find genuine customer service that will surpass ours. Being family-owned and locally operated we value each customer’s business and greatly appreciate each opportunity we have to serve the community. We truly want to help people and couples improve their sleep quality and in turn enhance the quality of life for you, your kids, and your fur babies too.