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Best Mattresses for Couples

You've found the perfect match, but what about the perfect mattress? If you share a bed, check out our top mattress picks for couples.

By Katie Terrell Hanna

In the market for a new mattress built for two? Selecting a mattress can be a challenge for solo sleepers, so we understand the added pressure for couples who may want different firmness options or who have different sleeping positions. Your budget, your preference for materials (innerspring, memory foam, latex), and even your um… shall we say nocturnal activities? They’re all important factors to consider when choosing the right mattress. That’s why we’ve put our heads together and come up with Mattress Nerd’s top picks for the best bed for couples. 

Regardless of your body type, sleep position, whether you are tossing and turning or sleep hot– we’ve got you covered. We’ll also review the factors that matter most to couples when choosing a mattress. So if you’re clueless about where to begin, by the end of this article, you will both be on your way to a better mattress and a great night’s sleep.

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The Best Mattress for Couples

Helix Midnight Luxe

Best for Couples with Different Weights
Best For
  • Couples with differing firmness preferences
  • Side, Back & Stomach Sleepers
  • Those that suffer from chronic back and joint pain
  • Hot Sleepers
Score
4.8 / 5.0
Firmness

5.5

Trial period

100 nights

Reason to buy

Luxury zoned support made for side sleepers

The Helix Midnight Luxe has designed several versions of their mattress, one to suit every type of sleeper. The Midnight Luxe is Helix Sleep’s most popular option, especially among the side sleeping population, but it is great for almost any type of sleeper. If you are a hot sleeper the mattress will keep you cool at night with the breathable cover and airflow technology.

The Midnight Luxe is not necessarily a budget mattress, but Helix does have a regular Midnight version. This mattress also has a zoned support layer, which cradles some different parts of the body more than others to give extra support where needed, and extra give in sensitive areas. Helix mattresses also come with free shipping in the US, a 100-night sleep trial, and a 10-year warranty.

Read our full Helix Midnight Luxe mattress review to learn more.

Idle Sleep Hybrid

Best for Couples with Different Preferences
Best For
  • Couples who want firmness flexibility
  • Couples on a budget
  • Couples who sleep hot
  • All sleep positions
Score
4.6 / 5.0
Firmness

Dual-Sided

Trial period

18 Months

Reason to buy

Flippable hybrid comfort

The Idle Sleep hybrid is a mattress made of foam and coils, and is dual-sided. One side is ‘Medium’ (a 5-6 on the firmness scale) and the other is ‘Luxury-Firm’ (a 7-9 on the scale). So, if you’ve been sleeping on the softer side and need more support, just give it a flip and you’ll be in good shape. 

The Idle Sleep hybrid is topped with Thermocool fabric, which is designed to keep hot sleepers cool, and keep cold sleepers warm. The coils in the mattress make it very breathable, and the true star layer of the mattress is the IDLE buoyancy foam, which claims to perform better, faster, and more comfortably than memory foam.

Read our full Idle Sleep mattress review for more details.


 

Casper Wave Hybrid

Best Hybrid Mattress for Couples
Best For
  • Couples who toss and turn (active sleepers that move a lot)
  • Side sleepers
  • Sleepers who like soft mattresses
Score
4.9 / 5.0
Firmness

5

Trial period

100 nights

Reason to buy

Memory foam contours and coils respond

The Casper Wave Hybrid mattress balances the contour of memory foam with the responsiveness of individually wrapped pocket coils. This design provides added durability and increased edge support. For you, it means cloud-like comfort with the support you need to align your spine. 

The Casper hybrid’s patented Zoned Support™ contains a combination of specialized foam layers that provide support at all the common pressure point zones. The upper portion of the mattress is comprised of softer foam to cradle the shoulders and a firmer foam is used in the lower region to support the back and hips.

Read our full Casper Wave Hybrid mattress review to learn more.


 

Saatva Solaire

Best Luxury Mattress
Best For
  • Couples who have different firmness preferences
  • Couples that want a completely custom sleep experience
  • Couples interested in using an adjustable
  • Couples with the budget for a premium mattress
Score
4.9 / 5.0
Firmness

Custom Firmness Levels

Trial period

120 nights

Reason to buy

Customizable, split airbed.

The Solaire mattress by Saatva offers next-level luxury and customizable comfort. It includes layers of organic cotton, Talalay latex, and gel-infused memory foam, a moisture barrier, vulcanized air chambers, and a power edge enclosure. The Solaire remote-operated air chamber allows you fifty options for firmness that you can adjust with the touch of a button. The Solaire offers the latest in technological innovation for sleepers at a reasonable price point compared to similar mattresses so everyone can access luxurious sleep.

The Solaire also allows you to try their mattress for 120 nights so you and your sleep partner can make sure it’s right for you.


Leesa Hybrid

Best for Side and Back Sleepers
Best For
  • Couples who toss and turn (active sleepers who need motion isolation for their partners)
  • All sleep positions; especially, side and back
  • People with low-back pain
Score
4.5 / 5.0
Firmness

7

Trial period

100 days

Reason to buy

Advanced comfort and support

The Leesa Hybrid mattress combines the plush comfort of foam technology with the firm support of pocketed coils that adapt to your body regardless of sleep position. The comfort layer is comprised of specialty foam that is hole-punched so it doesn’t trap heat like traditional foam. The recovery layer relieves pressure to the back, hips, and shoulders. The pocket spring base provides durability, motion isolation, and edge support. For couples, that means you won’t be disturbed by a partner that tosses and turns or feel as though you’re falling off their side of the bed.

The Leesa hybrid also comes with free shipping, a 100-night sleep trial, and a 10-year warranty.

Read our full Leesa Hybrid mattress review (formerly known as Sapira) for more details.

DreamCloud Mattress

Best Luxury Mattress for Couples
Best For
  • Lightweight and average-weight sleepers
  • Back and side sleepers
  • Hot sleepers
Score
4.8 / 5.0
Firmness

6.5

Trial period

365 Days

Reason to buy

A great mattress for pain relief and all-around comfort

The DreamCloud mattress is an 5-layer luxury hybrid mattress made with a combination of memory foam and coils. Though memory foam is typically known for sleeping hot, the innerspring coils in the DreamCloud enhance airflow. A luxurious tufted cashmere top gives sleepers a “hotel bed” feeling, and a gel memory foam layer further facilitates cooling throughout the night. A layer of gel memory foam gives the mattress an extra level of bounce, and two supporting layers of foam enhance the bed’s durability.

Read our full DreamCloud mattress review for more details.

Zenhaven

Best Organic Mattress
Best For
  • Side & Back Sleepers
  • Hot Sleepers
  • Those who want a mattress made with all-natural materials
  • Couples ready to invest in a high-quality bed
Score
4.6 / 5.0
Firmness

Dual-Sided: Plush and Firm

Trial period

120 days

Reason to buy

Dual-sided firmness

The ZenHaven mattress is an all-latex, dual-sided mattress. One side is ‘Luxury Plush’ (4-5) and the other side is ‘Firm’ (7-8). It is designed with four layers of Talalay latex foam and a five-zone lumbar support system. The first portion of the mattress is a thin top layer of smooth and soft Talalay latex. The middle section contains two dense layers of latex that provide a supportive firm center. Finally, the firmer layer of latex provides lumbar support and spinal alignment. 

It works by providing firmer support to the head, back, and leg areas, while offering softer support in the shoulders and hips that need conforming support. Because of the five-zone support system, this mattress offers excellent spinal alignment and that of the neck and shoulders. 

The ZenHaven mattresses have a 20-year warranty and a 120-night trial period.

Read our full ZenHaven mattress review to learn more.


 


Mattress Buyers Guide for Couples

Motion Isolation

If you change sleep positions throughout the night, toss and turn, or get out of bed, you’re creating motion that could wake your partner up. Many mattresses, particularly memory foam mattresses and natural latex mattresses are great for isolating motion because they reduce motion transfer and absorb the shock of movement. However, note that if a mattress is good at absorbing movement, it will be less responsive, which can impede motion during sex. It’ll be your decision which feature is most important.

Noise

Noise goes hand in hand with motion transfer. If movement is absorbed by the mattress, noise likely will be too. Again, memory foam, because of its nature, will naturally make less noise than a hybrid mattress. If you are a noisy lover (in terms of movement) then memory foam or latex mattress will be better, but again, it’s less responsive nature will make necessary bounce more of a challenge.

Support and Durability

Support and durability is super important for couples with different weights. Foam and latex mattresses take on more wear than hybrid mattresses that have the added support of inner coils. In addition, the inner steel coils can add firmness and therefore increase support to those who need it based on their sleeping position or chronic back and joint pain.

Sex

As we stated above, it is a decision whether buoyancy is more important or noise reduction. You can make the final call about which feature is more important although we will say we think regardless of your choice, your nocturnal activities will go on as scheduled. You can also check out our recommendations for the best mattress for sex.

Optionality 

There are some mattresses on the market—multiple options that we’ve reviewed—that are flippable. Typically, one side will be softer than the other which can be a great option for couples whose firmness preferences change from time to time. When this happens, instead of buying a new mattress, you can just conveniently flip it over.

Size & Weight Limit

It’s important to keep in mind that most mattresses have a weight limit of 600 pounds, sometimes more in Queen and King size models. If you and your partner have a combined weight limit of over 600 pounds, it’s important to make sure your mattress can accommodate that without speeding up its wear.

Cooling

Mattresses typically absorb heat. For sleepers who experience high body heat, it can make for a sweaty, restless night. An innerspring mattress will transfer heat better than foams because of its open cell construction. However, many newer foams have been engineered with temperature regulation technology to allow for better heat transfer. If you or your partner are hot sleepers, you’ll want to choose a mattress that has cooling technology worked if it is a foam or hybrid mattress. 


Pros & Cons of Mattress Types For Couples

Memory Foam

PROS: Memory foam is a great option if motion isolation and noise from movement is your concern.

CONS: Memory foam does poorly in responsiveness, which can impede movement during sex. It also has poor edge support compared to other types and some foams trap heat.

See Best Memory Foam Mattresses

Latex

PROS: Latex foams have good motion isolation and reduce noise from movement. It is more responsive than memory foam and allows for better movement.

CONS: As Latex is like memory foam in texture, it can also have poor edge support. 

See Best Latex Mattresses 

Hybrid

PROS: Hybrids also are good on motion isolation and noise since they are a combination of foam and coils. They are also very responsive, which can help for ease of movement during sex. 

CONS: Hybrids can be noisier than foam and latex mattresses. 

See Best Hybrid Mattresses 


Conclusion

So there you have it- the best beds for couples. Not only have we hand-picked several phenomenal options, but we have also given you options for varying mattress types, sleep positions, and firmness levels. 

Finally, we reviewed factors for you to consider based on the common concerns couples face when buying a mattress and the pros and cons of each type of mattress. Now you know your options for the best mattress for couples and all the important factors that you need to consider. 

My advice is for you to go over each of these factors, your firmness preferences, your sleep positions, and whether you have priority for the type of mattress. Write each of your opinions down on paper and compare them to see where you agree and disagree. 

In the areas where you don’t agree, is there a compromise that can be made? There has to be since you were already sleeping together, to begin with, and I’m willing to bet one of the mattresses we reviewed here today will have a compromise to suit you both.

Recap: Top Rated Mattresses For Couples

Mattress Award  Nerd Score
Helix Midnight Luxe Best For Couples with Different Weights 4.7/5
Idle Sleep Hybrid Best For Couples with Different Preferences 4.6/5
Casper Wave Hybrid Best Hybrid Mattress for Couples 4.9/5
Saatva Solaire Best For Heavy Couples 4.8/5
Leesa Hybrid Best For Side and Back Sleepers 4.5/5
DreamCloud Best Luxury Mattress for Couples 4.8/5
ZenHaven Best Organic Mattress for Couples 4.8/5

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