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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 bed 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 you sleep hotwe’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 and stomach sleepers
  • Those who 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, as well as 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.

Saatva Solaire

Best Mattress for Heavy Couples
Best For
  • Couples who have different firmness preferences
  • Couples who want a completely custom sleep experience
  • Couples interested in using an adjustable base
  • 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, plus a moisture barrier, vulcanized air chambers and a power edge enclosure. The Solaire remote-operated air chamber allows you 50 options for firmness that you can adjust with the touch of a button. The bed 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 lets you try their mattress for 120 nights, so you and your sleep partner can make sure it’s right for you.

Read our full Saatva Solaire Mattress Review to learn more. 


DreamCloud Premier

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

Trial period

365 days

Reason to buy

A luxury mattress with a great return policy

The DreamCloud Premier mattress is a six-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. Finally, a naturally hypoallergenic latex layer gives the mattress an extra level of bounce, and two supporting layers of foam enhance the bed’s durability.

Read our full DreamCloud Premier Mattress Review for more details.

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 who 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.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

Best Soft Mattress for Couples
Best For
  • Couples who are easily disturbed by motion
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those who like firmness options
Score
4.8 / 5.0
Firmness

5

Trial period

120 days

Reason to buy

Cooling features and overall comfort

There are three main concerns for couples when it comes to sleeping: isolating motion, staying cool and choosing the right firmness level. The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora has you covered in all three categories. First, the Aurora isolates motion well, meaning that when your partner gets up for a midnight snack run, you won’t feel them get out of bed.

Next, the Aurora is a luxury hybrid mattress that goes all-in on “cooling” features. It uses a material which feels cool to the touch and has an innerspring unit for better airflow. If sleeping hot is your main concern, the Aurora could be a great option. Finally, if you can’t agree on a firmness level, the Aurora comes in three choices: soft, medium and firm. So, if you and your partner both wish for a soft mattress, we highly recommend the Aurora, especially for side sleepers who like being “hugged” by the mattress.

Read our full Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review to learn more.

WinkBed

Best Innerspring Mattress for Couples
Best For
  • Side, back and stomach sleepers
  • People with back pain
  • Hot sleepers
Score
4.7 / 5.0
Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Trial period

120 nights

Reason to buy

Four firmness options

Handmade to order in the USA, the WinkBed combines a comfort layer of gel-infused polyfoam, a cotton lumbar pad and lots of innersprings: a transitional layer of 2.5 inches of pocketed microcoils atop a base layer of 7.5 inches of even more pocketed coils. This layer gives the bed a responsive, springy yet conforming surface.

For those couples who sleep hot, the WinkBed features a natural eucalyptus-derived Tencel cover (think cooling) and a Euro-pillow top with gel-infused foam (even more cooling). At 14” tall, it’s a plush, sturdy combination of contouring foam and steel coils, making it a long-lasting, durable mattress at a nicer price point than other luxury beds with similar features.

See our WinkBeds Mattresses article for more details.

Idle Gel Foam

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
4.8 / 5.0
Firmness

Dual-Sided

Trial period

18 months

Reason to buy

Easy-to-remove cover and cooling gel

The Idle Memory Foam Mattress features two height choices (12 inches and 14 inches), an 18-month sleep trial and many other perks at a competitive price. The cooling gel and cradling, yet responsive foam make this mattress a good option for almost all sleep positions.

For couples (especially restless sleepers), this mattress is a great option because all-foam mattresses are superior at motion isolation thanks to their movement-absorbing materials. The Idle Sleep mattresses are made with unique Buoyancy Foam that reduces motion and reacts extra quickly to any motion, helping couples get a peaceful night’s sleep.

Read our full Idle Sleep Memory Foam Mattress Review for more details.


 

GhostBed

Best Cooling Mattress for Couples
Best For
  • Lightweight and average-weight back sleepers
  • Value seekers
  • Hot sleepers
Score
4.7 / 5.0
Firmness

6.5

Trial period

101 nights

Reason to buy

High-Density Memory Foam Core

If you have a partner who sleeps hot, you know firsthand the importance of a cooling mattress. Thankfully, the GhostBed features technology to keep the sleeping surface cool. Each cover is stitched with breathable, moisture-wicking micron fabric. The aerated latex layer just beneath the cover promotes airflow, letting warmer air out and bringing cooler air in.

Full disclosure: There is some motion transfer in the GhostBed, probably due to the latex layer at the top of the mattress. Consider the cooling latex a tradeoff: You’re cooler, but you give up a little bit when your partner needs to shift position at night or gets out of bed earlier than you do in the morning.

Read our full GhostBed Mattress Review to learn more.

Casper Wave Hybrid

Best Hybrid Mattress for Couples
Best For
  • Couples who toss and turn (active sleepers that move around 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 made 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 Latex Hybrid

Best Organic Mattress
Best For
  • Stomach sleepers and those who need more support
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those who want a mattress made with all-natural materials
  • Couples ready to invest in a high-quality bed
Score
4.8 / 5.0
Firmness

6.5

Trial period

120 days

Reason to buy

All-natural mattress perfect for side sleepers

The Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress is an all-natural, organic mattress that blends the pressure-relieving support of latex with durable coils. We find it to be medium firm, or perhaps just a bit more firm on our firmness scale (6.5 out of 10). It is designed with an organic cotton cover, an organic wool layer, a Talalay latex layer, individually wrapped coils and a stable organic base layer.

While this mattress does not perform as well with motion isolation—or limiting the mattress’s ability to transfer movement across the surface—couples will appreciate its responsive nature when it comes to sex. In fact, it made our list for Best Mattresses for Sex. Saatva Latex Hybrid mattresses have a 15-year warranty and a 180-night trial period.


 


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 up your partner. 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 are 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 whether 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 10 phenomenal options, 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. 

Our 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 we’re willing to bet one of the mattresses we reviewed here 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
Saatva Solaire Best For Heavy Couples 4.8/5
DreamCloud Premier Best Luxury Mattress for Couples 4.8/5
Leesa Hybrid Best For Side and Back Sleepers 4.5/5
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Best Soft Mattress for Couples 4.8/5
WinkBeds WinkBed Best Innerspring Mattress for Couples 4.7/5
Idle Sleep Memory Foam Best For Couples with Different Preferences 4.6/5
GhostBed Original Best Cooling Mattress for Couples 4.7/5
Casper Wave Hybrid Best Hybrid Mattress for Couples 4.9/5
Saatva Latex Hybrid Best Organic Mattress for Couples 4.8/5

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