There are a whole lot of people sleeping together. That’s right – about 150 million Americans, are married or unmarried and co-habitating. That’s a lot of people sharing a bed, but perhaps not sharing the same opinion of that bed.
How many of those people do you think have had discussions – even arguments – about their mattress? Are you one of them?
If you have a sleep partner and are thinking about a new mattress, you might want to keep reading for our tips for couples on how to choose a mattress that can make you both comfortable, happy, and not feel like you’re sleeping with the enemy.
1. Recognize the Importance of Your Sleep Positions
Most of us know what our favorite sleep position is, but if you’re not sure, ask your sleep partner. He/she probably knows what you do in your sleep more than you think. More than four out of 10 people favor side sleeping, and interestingly, studies say it’s preferred by women twice as much as men. Your favored sleep position plays a role in your comfort during sleep, affecting your sleep quality and how you feel when you wake up in the morning. Some positions can cause health issues or aggravate problems such as back pain.
2. Know Your “Feel” Preference and What Goes into It
Comfort is a very individual thing – and how a mattress feels is very much part of that. Some people like a sleep surface that’s more firm while others prefer the pillow-top feel of sleeping on a cloud. Besides the feel options of plush, medium or firm, it’s important to realize that the different types of mattresses – standard foam, specialty foam or hybrid – contribute to the overall comfort. It’s best to try out different mattresses while considering the main components and how they affect your sleep comfort.
3. Understand Temperature Regulation Goes Beyond Thermostat
Sleep experts say the optimum room temperature for good sleep is between 65 and 70 degrees. This, too, can be an individual feel thing, but you and your sleep partner are more likely able to come to an agreement for what is comfortable for both of you. When shopping for a mattress, keep in mind there is a range of technologies for temperature regulation in the mattress fabric cover, such as our Cool Touch cover, as well as in the mattress layers. Make sure you research carefully.