Sleep Differently Than Your Partner? You are in Luck

Thousands, maybe even millions, of couples have problems sleeping together. Many of these couples end up resorting to twin beds, and sometimes even have their own rooms.

Common causes for this need to get away include snoring, and restless leg syndrome. When one partner is restless or moving about, it can cause the other person a night of disturbed sleep.

Fortunately, there are now a number of mattresses to help you sleep, along with your partner, regardless of how you both sleep.

Below you can see why and how some partners sleep differently from each other, and what can fix this issue. 

Why do You Need a Good Night’s Sleep?

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Having a good night’s rest isn't just about making sure you don’t feel tired in the morning. Sleeping well means that you will help your heart stay healthy and have a stronger immune system.

Losing sleep can affect both physical, and mental wellness. The Sleep Foundation recommends that healthy adults receive between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each day. The elderly require a little less, and children more to aid with their growth.

Humans need sleep for their bodies and minds to function correctly. Without sleep, blood pressure can be disrupted which is bad for the heart. Fatigue can also set in, which can affect the ability to carry out many functions such as driving, operating machinery, or general tasks. 

What Causes a Couple to have a Bad Night's Sleep?

Snoring is probably the number one complaint that people make about their partner’s sleeping habits. Nevertheless, this is far from the only cause of a bad night’s sleep.

Some people work different hours to their partners. This can result in one person being disturbed halfway through the night as the other tries to get into bed. Then there are sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome, which can result in one or both partners having a poor rest.

If one of the partners is recovering from an accident or illness, they may not be able to get comfortable. This movement can cause the other partner discomfort too.

Some of these issues can be resolved by using an adjustable bed. 

What is an Adjustable Bed, or Mattress?

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Adjustable mattresses and bases have been used for some time now. Picture a hospital bed where the upper section can be raised to allow a patient to sit up to rest or talk. They can be used to raise the knees and upper body so that the user is in a more comfortable position and help to relieve pain.

Spine Health recommends using an adjustable bed for back pain sufferers. Indeed adjustable beds can be used to help patients recover, but also for couples struggling to get comfortable.

The latest adjustable foam mattresses offer dual control. This offers the couple control over both sides of the mattress separately. One side can be set very firm for instance, while the other remains soft. 

Reasons to use an Adjustable Foam Mattress

As mentioned above, adjustable mattresses are ideal for several conditions including back pain. There are some great mattresses for sciatica pain sufferers, but you don’t have to be in discomfort to use one.

An adjustable smart mattress can help couples who are struggling to sleep in the same bed. By using technology to remove motion disturbance, and to set different levels of firmness, a couple can both enjoy the same mattress.

Reasons to use an adjustable foam mattress include:

  • Pain relief
  • Dual comfort control (in some models)
  • Independence for infirm or elderly users
  • Helps with sleep disorders
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Can improve blood circulation
  • Can help with asthma symptoms

How is Technology being used to Help Couples?

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Mattresses have moved on leaps and bounds over the centuries. Water beds, memory foam mattresses, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses, are all on the market. Adjustable mattresses themselves have made a huge leap forward, by introducing smart features.

One of the key benefits of adjustable bed sets is to provide better sleep. Imagine if you had your own sleep coach to improve things even further.

Now, some mattresses and beds are employing smart technology to turn you into your own sleep coach. Adjustable smart mattresses, and smart pillows, can help you to monitor how you sleep at night.

Metrics such as heart rate, sleep cycles, and other data, are monitored and stored through a mobile application. You can then use this data to adjust your side of the smart mattress, while your partner adjusts theirs.

This effectively turns one mattress into two by providing dual control over it. Add in motion disturbance elimination, and couples can enjoy more comfortable nights together. 


As technology moves forward it continues to provide people with ways to make their lives easier. The market is indeed flooded with some truly useless gadgets, the smart mattress though, is not one of them.Most couples don’t want to sleep apart, but many have to due to their sleeping style. Smart pillows and mattresses can help couples continue to sleep with their different styles but remain in the same bed. 

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