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Choosing a mattress for yourself can feel overwhelming at times – there are so many different options on the market that it can be difficult to narrow them down. This becomes even more challenging when you need to choose a mattress for you and your partner, each with your own unique sleep preferences. Here’s what to consider when shopping for a mattress as a couple.

Motion transfer

One of the biggest challenges when shopping for a couples’ mattress is finding an option that doesn’t transfer motion from one side to the other. If one partner tosses and turns or decides to get out of bed in the middle of the night, you want to make sure that the motion won’t wake the other party up. If you’re concerned about motion transfer, you should look for a mattress that’s made with latex or memory foam, which absorb motion. Thicker mattresses also tend to be better for absorbing motion as well, plus they are better equipped to handle the weight of two people.


If you and your partner have different preferences regarding mattress firmness, this can be a point of contention between the two of you. If you can find a medium-firm mattress that accommodates the contours of your body, this may be the best way to compromise. There are also some mattresses that offer different firmness levels on each side, so you can both feel totally comfortable without affecting your partner’s sleep.


Noisy mattresses can be incredibly annoying when you’re sleeping with someone else. A squeaky mattress is much more likely to disturb your partner in the middle of the night, and if it’s particularly loud, it can disturb your neighbors. Stay away from innerspring mattresses, which are much more likely to make noise.

One Sleep Company offers wholesale mattresses with the same quality as the bigger mattress brands, but at a much more affordable price. These factory direct mattresses are made using the same materials and construction as name brands, and there are a variety of options available to suit your sleep preferences. Visit our locations in Washington state to test out these comfy mattresses in person.