How to choose the right bed for couples

If you sleep with a partner, you may be wondering if it's possible to get a mattress which lets you both sleep in comfort. The answer is yes! Here we'll examine what you need to know about getting a mattress that’s right for both of you.
No partner disturbance
One of the most important things in a mattress is to ensure there is little or no partner disturbance. In other words, when one partner moves at night, the other partner should not be able to feel it. If your mattress transmits movement significantly, you'll be in for a restless night as we move abound sixty times in our sleep!
The type of mattress you have will play a big role in the amount of partner disturbance. For example, a waterbed transmits a lot of movement. On the other hand, latex is one of the most highly recommended types of mattresses for its lack of partner disturbance.
Allow plenty of space
Cosy is one thing; cramped is another. Even if your mattress does not transmit movement easily, if there just isn't enough space for both of you to move without bumping into each other, you simply can’t get a good night's sleep. One person's movements will awaken the other via physical contact.
Ideally, a couple should sleep on a king size mattress to ensure sufficient space. However, if the room dimensions would feel cramped with a king size, then a queen size mattress is the next best alternative. If you have no space restrictions at all, consider getting a larger mattress custom-made!
Different firmness for each mattress side
Customized firmness levels of the mattress
What do you do if one partner wants a firmer mattress and the other person prefers a softer mattress? The good news is that this is one thing on which you don't have to compromise! With most mattress companies, you can only have one level of firmness for one mattress. But here at Okooko by European Bedding, you can pick two different levels of firmness in one King-size mattress. This way each partner gets to sleep on a mattress of their preferred density, without compromising on their health and comfort.
Adjustable slatted bed base
Customized firmness levels of the bed base
When it comes to sleep comfort, don't forget about your bed base! Okooko’s adjustable sprung slatted bases give you the option to easily customise the firmness of your bed base. Each half of the base can be adjusted separately to meet the needs of each partner. This bed base does more than simply allowing each person their customized fit; it also allows for temporary changes or changes over time. For example, suppose a couple is expecting a child. The lady’s side can be easily made firmer to support her during pregnancy, while the husband keeps his side as is. After the pregnancy, her side of the bed base can be reset to its previous level of firmness to always keep the right amount of back support.
Ensuring ultimate comfort for couples
The best mattress for couples is a latex mattress due to its lack of partner disturbance. It also has the bonus of being extremely comfortable. No matter which mattress you use or what company you buy it from, couples should ideally buy a king size mattress or larger to allow sufficient space for restful sleep.
Many couples are pleasantly surprised to find out that they don't have to compromise on the firmness levels when they buy from Okooko by European Bedding! Each person can pick their own level of firmness in a King size mattress. Our adjustable slatted bed base also allows each person to control and change their firmness level. This adds extra fine-tuning options for both partners.
We respect and recognise your individual need for comfort. We enjoy the privilege of helping couples find the perfect combination of mattress and base for them - without anyone needing to compromise!
A version of this article first appeared on the European Bedding Singapore website.
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