Different body weights, shapes and comfort preferences between partners have to be calculated carefully to satisfy each.

Sleep is not just resolution material — it is a basic human need. But, no one is getting enough of it. We’re all too busy, too stressed, too obsessed with our phones and computers. Sleep deprivation is a problem. And, for many people, the primary cause is the person right next to you in bed. And, that problem has a complicated solution. Searching for the right mattress, and making a long-term commitment to one, seems like double the challenge when you’re shopping for two.

Couples with different sleeping preferences, different sleeping positions, or a significant difference in weights require either the perfect compromise or should look for customizable mattresses that adjust to their sleeping style. It is also important to get a product with the right bounce and firmness when it comes to recreational activities. Your mattress is the factor with the single greatest influence on the quality of your sleep, and the quality of the sleep you’re getting can affect your work, your relationship with your significant other, and your sex life.

The bed must have enough room and space for both of you. The ideal size for an average couple is queen, with king being the optimal choice if both of you need your own space while sleeping.

Having good motion isolation is probably the most important thing for couples. For example, if one partner is a back sleeper and much heavier than the other partner who is a side sleeper. Without low motion transfer, the lighter partner will have trouble sleeping. Options would be a split mattress, a hybrid, a firm pillow top mattress, or an air mattress with separate air chambers for adjustable firmness.