Best Mattresses for Couples
These options from Casper, Charles P. Rogers, Tuft & Needle, and other brands stood out in CR's test for stabilization
Healthy people shift positions 40 to 60 times per night. Two healthy people, shifting next to each other? Several times per hour? That can make for some sleep disruption.
That’s why, at Consumer Reports, we test stabilization for all of the mattresses we rate. With innerspring mattresses, this test—essentially a gauge of bounciness—is a good indicator of whether your movements will disturb your partner or vice versa. And with foam mattresses, which aren’t generally bouncy but can be difficult to roll around on, our stabilization tests determine how easy it is to change position.
And, of course, a mattress works for a couple only when it offers support for both partners. In our labs we test and rate how well each mattress maintains support for sleepers of different statures and sleeping styles.
Best Innerspring Mattresses for Couples
These traditional mattresses use steel coils for support. They are the most widely sold type and tend to be more expensive than foam mattresses.
Best Foam Mattresses for Couples
Foam mattresses can include various spongy materials—such as latex and memory foam—that soften when you lie on them and soon mold to your body.
Best Adjustable Air Mattresses for Couples
Foam and innerspring not your thing? Try an adjustable air bed that allows you to change the mattress’ firmness with the click of a button.
Tips for Buying a Mattress
Tossing and turning all night? Maybe it’s time for a new mattress. On the “Consumer 101” TV show, CR expert Chris Regan shares tips on what to look for when mattress shopping.