5 things to keep in mind when shopping for a mattress with your partner
Are you shopping for a mattress that you'll be sharing with someone else? If so, there are some things you want to keep in mind.
Is either of you a hot sleeper?
One of you may get hot overnight or your shared heat may cause you to heat up quickly. When looking at mattresses, keep in mind that no matter what you get, everything will eventually absorb heat as you lay on it for hours. However, if you get more breathable materials such as latex foam, the mattress will be able to vent.
Some mattresses have a gel infused foam or a heat-resistant spray; these both help to prevent heat absorption for much longer, and thus keep the mattress cooler. Regular memory foam does tend to sleep warmer than other mattresses, which is why we recommend the gel-infused for those who don't want to sleep hot.
Does either of you have allergies?
The most natural type of foam we offer is our hypoallergenic Talalay latex. Since some people are sensitive to chemicals, we recommend going with our line of Talalay Latex mattresses or a coiled product with no memory foam in it. Memory foam is known to be fairly chemically-heavy, but polyurethane foams aren't quite as bad. In general, memory foam is an allergen-free material, however, some people are extremely sensitive to chemical compounds. If either of you is allergic to latex, have no fear, we only use Talalay latex in our products, which strips the latex out of the proteins that cause reactions. We also completely surround the latex with foam so you don't come in direct contact with it while sleeping.
What size mattress will you need?
As you know, mattresses come in various sizes. Consider the size of each of you and if you'll have any animals in the bed as well. Here are the standard dimensions to help you determine what size mattress you need:
- TWIN: 38-39"x74"
- TWIN XL: 38-39"x80"
- FULL: 54"x74"
- QUEEN: 60"x80"
- KING: 76"x80"
- CAL KING: 72"x84".
What type of sleeper is each of you and what is your comfort preference?
You'll have to take into consideration each of your preferences when it comes to sleep positions and general comfort. Does one of you prefer a softer mattress or a firmer one? If so, consider getting something in the middle or get a split king so that each person can choose the comfort level they want.
If one of you is a side sleeper, we suggest not getting something extra firm, but rather staying on the softer side with individual coils or an all-foam mattress. Lumbar support is a needed feature for side sleepers as well. However, if one of you is a stomach sleeper, we recommend a firmer mattress. Too soft and your hips could sink too much and cause lower back pain.
Do either of you wake up easily?
If either of you wakes up easily, then you may be looking for a mattress that reduces the amount of movement you feel when your partner rolls around. In this case, we recommend shopping for a memory foam mattress.
These are just a few things to keep in mind as you shop with your partner for a new mattress. Just remember, it's best for both of you to come in and try the mattresses out before picking the right one. We invite you to stop in and see us at Mattress Dealzz. We're happy to help you find the right fit.
- Jeremiah Stettler