February 22, 2023
Living with your partner can come with some challenges and compromises, especially when you start to share many things at home. This includes your mattress.
If you’ve been free to toss and turn all alone in your bed, sharing one with someone with different sleeping needs can be challenging. If you are wondering if there is a mattress that can support both your body type and sleeping needs, you are in the right place.
In this guide, we’ll talk about the factors that you should consider when buying a shared mattress. We’ll also look into some high-quality mattresses in Singapore that are perfect for couples.
Take a look at these factors when buying a shared mattress in Singapore:
Size is a huge factor to consider when shopping for a mattress. This is especially crucial if you have a small space and a shared mattress.
What if your situation includes both? Then you need a mattress that is spacious enough for sharing and compact enough to fit smaller spaces.
In Singapore, a standard queen-size mattress can offer an ample sleeping surface for two adults to comfortably sleep, especially if you love to cuddle up. With its 152 cm by 190 cm dimensions, a queen mattress can also fit into standard HDB main rooms.
If you have more space in your bedroom, feel free to welcome a king-size mattress to enjoy more space to stretch out on. For reference, a standard king-size mattress is twice as wide as a standard single-size mattress.
When shopping for your mattress, consider your room size, body type, how you want to stretch out during sleep, and your budget. Consider whether you have a child or a pet who sleeps with you.
With lots of mattress types offered on the market, it’s easy to get lost in the options. Some of the most popular types in Singapore are memory foam, natural latex, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses.
While any mattress material can be comfortable according to your preferences, some factors like contour, motion transfer, and breathability should also be taken into account.
A memory foam mattress offers proper body contour and movement absorption. So, if your partner tosses and turns a lot, a memory foam bed can be beneficial. However, in terms of breathability, a latex mattress with an open cell structure or an innerspring mattress is a better choice. A hybrid mattress with memory foam, pocketed coils, and cooling gel layers is also an ideal choice.
Before visiting a brick-and-mortar store or browsing through an online mattress shop, it’s crucial to first discuss your preferred sleeping position with your partner and see where you can meet. Do you tend to sleep on your stomach? On your side or back? Your sleeping style can influence your choices in terms of materials and size.
If you have the same sleeping position, it will be much easier to spot the right mattress. However, if you have different preferences, discuss whether you want a softer or a firmer mattress.
When it comes to combination sleeping, medium-soft to medium-firm mattresses can offer a versatile sleeping surface for couples.
One of the most common issues with mattress sharing is the endless disturbance when your partner tosses and turns. If your mattress moves and bounces every time your partner moves, you are up for nightly disturbances.
Prevent this nightmare by choosing a mattress with motion isolation features. This means that even when your partner tosses and turns, there will be little to no disturbance on your end.
When it comes to motion isolation, Somnuz recommends a pocketed spring mattress with individually encased coils that respond independently to movements. Unlike traditional innerspring mattresses, which move as a single unit, an innerspring or inner coil mattress responds only to pressure points. It also has a higher spring count than traditional coil beds, making it more supportive for different sleeping positions.
Shopping for a new mattress that you’ll share with your loved one can be very challenging. But with open communication, you can surely choose a mattress that can cater to both of your needs.
Everyone is bound to have different comfort preferences, including the mattress. Your partner may love the sinking feel of memory foam while you prefer a bouncy spring mattress. Make sure to communicate both of your preferences before shopping for a mattress so you can easily figure out what features you want to prioritise and what mattress type you can agree on.
Aside from communicating your preferences, create a list of your priorities as well as the features that you strongly want your new mattress to have. This can help you narrow your choices when you encounter many options.
Loving someone doesn’t mean liking the same mattress. When you and your partner have different mattress preferences, find a way to meet in the middle where both of you can benefit.
If you’re having trouble choosing between a soft and firm mattress, try a medium-firm mattress that can offer the contouring comfort of a soft bed and the pushback support of a firmer sleeping surface.
Medium-firm mattresses are also good for combination sleepers or those who toss and turn a lot. If you or your partner is a restless sleeper, choose a mattress type that can absorb your movements without giving you the feeling of being stuck.
If you can’t afford to make some compromises, try using a mattress topper on one side of a firm bed to add some plush. To ensure the breathability of your mattress, especially when one of the sharers sleeps hot, look for a mattress with an open cell structure, a gel foam layer, or a cooling fabric cover like our Somnuz Comforto 10 Inch Bamboo Fabric Latex Individual Pocketed Spring Mattress.
Choosing a mattress for couples can be twice as challenging as shopping for a solo mattress. Luckily, there are various mattress types that are specially designed to address the dilemma.
Before shopping for your new mattress, always maintain open communication with your partner so you won’t make a regrettable purchase. In the end, your mattress choice is not only important for your sleep, but it’s also vital to growing your intimate relationship.
Ready to buy your new mattress? With Somnuz's innovative mattresses in Singapore you can say goodbye to disturbing motion transfer and uncomfortable sweaty nights. Made from specialised materials, our mattresses offer the right balance of comfort, breathability, and motion isolation, so you don’t have to compromise with your shared sleeping surface.
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