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US-Mattress President Joe Nashif
He snores, she tosses and turns, and both are losing sleep. He prefers a firm mattress, and she wants to feel like she’s floating on a cloud. For the modern couple, sleeping together is not all it's cracked up to be.
Today more than a third of American couples are disrupted by their partners’ sleep issues—which drives one out of every four couples to sleep in separate beds or rooms to get decent shut-eye. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for couples to rekindle their sleeping standards and determine what type of mattress is best for them based on sleeping preferences, trouble habits, comfort levels and sleep styles.
With so many couples struggling to find that perfect balance of comfort and companionship, I asked my mattress expert team at US-Mattress to put together their top five tips to help couples get deep, restful sleep. While the quality and features of a mattress will vary by manufacturer, material and design, these Top Five Sleep Solutions will arm couples in their search for a bed fit for two:
- Combat active sleepers. If your partner tosses and turns, choose a memory foam, gel memory foam or latex mattress to prevent the transfer of motion across the sleep surface. They can move around and you won’t even notice. If you prefer an innerspring system, select a mattress with wrapped or pocketed coils.
- Cut down on snoring. Snoring is one of the most disruptive sleeping habits facing couples. Partners who snore—or are kept awake by snoring!—should invest in an adjustable base. Those with an anti-snore feature or pre-set will raise the head of the base by seven degrees, which opens up airways and reduce snoring.
- Avoid temperature disputes. The style of comfort material is crucial for mates with different temperature preferences. Mattresses that contain PCM (phase change materials) are currently the best temperature managing materials on the market.
- Compromise on comfort. If he likes a firm mattress when she wants to sink into bed, couples can compromise by choosing the firmer mattress and adding a high-quality mattress topper to the partners’ side who prefers a softer feel.
- Build your own bed. Couples who cannot agree at all on a mattress’ firmness should consider making their own King bed by pairing two Twin XL mattresses suited to each partner with a bridge connector. Many people don’t know that a set of King size sheets will fit nicely over the top of two Twin XLs.
It's the most intimate piece of furniture in your house, but sleeping on the wrong mattress can bring trouble to the most blissful of couples. Insufficient sleep leads to any number of larger issues that diminish your daily quality of life, such as obesity, depression, hypertension, increased stress, and stroke. Perhaps the most romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day is to give your partner the gift of better sleep.
For more information or to contact a Mattress Expert, visit www.us-mattress.com.
Joe Nashif is the president of Brighton, Mich.-based US-Mattress, the first online mattress retailer with the largest selection of name brand mattress sets. US-Mattress has showrooms in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Livonia, Plymouth, Southfield and West Bloomfield.