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The Emma Original is an award-winning mattress and one of the UK's most popular choices.
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~ The UK's best-selling mattress.
This bestselling mattress by the award-winning Emma brand offers 3 layers of premium foam and soft comfort, with sufficient support and stability.
Does the mattress support me well and allow for good spinal alignment, regardless of sleeping position?
Can I move around with ease?
Can I sleep comfortably, or do I feel too hot or cold in the bed?
Is the mattress wide/long enough, and can I use all the available space?
Many of these depend on your build, weight, metabolism rate, and whether or not you're a restless sleeper. 🏃♀️
But the problem is that different people will have different body types and different preferences, changing their mattress requirements.
We're all unique and have different needs.
Let's look at a standard relationship:
Women tend to be smaller and lighter and are more likely to feel cold more easily. 🙍♀️
Men tend to be heavier, of larger build, and run at higher temperatures. 🙍♂️
If you're a 50 kg (110 lbs) woman who easily feels cold, your sleeping requirements will be very different to those of an 85 kg (187 lbs) man who sweats a lot.
You may prefer a soft memory foam mattress that hugs your body, while your partner would like a firmer mattress with pocketed coils that can better support his weight and temperature.
Enter mattress drama. 🤬
Unique problems of sharing a bed
But, there are even more factors to consider.
Let's continue the above example. 🤔
Say the man in the scenario is a very light sleeper - he wakes up at every sound, and even the slightest movements disturb him. 🕺
He generally falls into bed and sleeps in pretty much the same position all night long.
But the woman in our scenario is a very restless sleeper.
Perhaps she even struggles with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), which is more common in women than men, and she spends a good percentage of the night tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable.
Now let's say the couple has opted for an innerspring mattress that better supports her partner and keeps him cooler.
This is great as it meets his sleeping requirements.
But, innerspring mattresses tend to have higher motion transfer, so her constant tossing and turning keep her partner awake all night long.
And since the innerspring mattress is firmer and less comfortable for her, she's likely to toss and turn even more!
Both partners have trouble getting a good night's sleep and wake up cranky in the morning. 😖
That's the perfect recipe for a doomed relationship.
Maybe two beds are better
Considering the above, it's no wonder that so many couples end up choosing two single mattresses pushed together, perhaps even combined with a bed bridge or mattress topper to make it a tad more comfortable.
But couples also have unique needs.
What about movie marathons with pizza and the kids or dogs?
What about evening snuggles?
What about sex?
Having two separate beds isn't the perfect solution either. 🤷♂️
It may sound like all doom and gloom, but there are mattresses that can meet both partners' sleep and comfort requirements.
You may just need to spend a bit more time searching for them. 🕵️♀️
And that's precisely why we're here.
So let's look at some of the aspects you need to consider when searching for the best mattress for couples.
The right support: Finding a good degree of firmness
One of the most important things to consider when buying a new mattress is its firmness. ☁️🧸🧱
This is the way the mattress feels to lie on.
Firmness is often a matter of personal preference.
Do you like beds that feel like sinking into a marshmallow cloud?
Do you prefer beds that feel harder and more stable?
The degree of firmness that's right for you will also be influenced by your weight, build, and preferred sleeping position.
Lighter-weight people and side sleepers will do better on a softer mattress.
Average-weight people and combination sleepers do well on medium-firm mattresses.
Heavier-weight people, strict stomach sleepers, or back sleepers do well on firmer mattresses.
Medium-firm mattresses, like the Simba Hybrid, are likely to be the best for couples. 👩❤️👨
Split-bed mattresses (like the Tweak Mattress), where you can choose different firmness levels or even different temperatures, are great for couples if you are very sensitive sleepers or differ to a large degree in build or preferred temperature.
These can get very expensive, though.
Many couples can find a great mattress to share if their sleeping habits are similar enough.
You could also put two single mattresses on one bed frame and combine them with a bed bridge for more individualised sleeping comfort.
Are foam beds or spring beds better for couples?
There's no right or wrong when it comes to mattress types, as there are so many individual factors to consider.
We're big fans of high-quality pocket sprung or hybrid mattresses, though, as these tend to offer the best of both worlds.
Can I test a mattress during a sleep trial?
We always recommend choosing a quality mattress that offers a sleep trial period.
Trials give you the chance to try the mattress for an extended period in the comfort of your own home.
If you're not fully satisfied, you can return the mattress for a full refund.
Of course, terms and conditions always apply, and the mattress cannot be damaged or stained.
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