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Moving in together is a big step for any couple. You are closer now, physically as well as emotionally. Couples share everything, from rooms to feelings. Buying a mattress together is just as big as any other decision you make, so we wanted to provide some help on how to pick the right one for you.

Mattress Size

This is perhaps the biggest consideration. When you are sleeping on a mattress by yourself, you only need room for one person. A couple has different requirements. Twin size mattresses simply will not suffice for two people. At the very least, a couple should look for a Queen-sized mattress. This will ensure that both parties have enough space for themselves.

Another factor to consider is whether or not there will be additional people or pets on the mattress. If a couple has a young child that would like to sleep with them, going another size up may prove worthwhile. Some people love lying on the same bed as their dogs, and these dogs take up space. This is another situation where someone might want to size up.


This is important. If you are sleeping in the wrong position, or your bedding is not supporting you enough, you may encounter some health problems down the road. The wrong mattress can apply a ton of pressure to your joints. A poor mattress will be awful for your back.

Before you purchase a mattress, it would be a good idea to have a long discussion with your partner about what you want and need. If the two of you have diverging needs, you may want to look into a mattress that can be varied based on what side of the bed they are on.

Zero Gravity

Adjustable bed bases lift the head and foot of the bed, and offer relief for back pain, sore legs, snoring, sleep apnea and more- plus they are great for watching TV and using iPads and laptops in bed. Couples need to decide if they will always want to be in the same position at the same time, or if split king or queen sizes would be right for them.

Motion Transfer

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, we move in our sleep more than we think. Couples rarely have the exact same sleeping schedule, which means that getting out of and into bed has potential to wake the person up.

When you are at the store, it may be a good idea for someone to be on one part of the bed, while the other person moves around a lot. You will be able to see how much the bed moves and how stable it is.


A mattress that supports a couple deals with twice the weight of a typical mattress. It is a good idea to ask around for how much a mattress can endure. Good mattress companies will offer warranties on their mattresses, which shows that they believe in the quality of what they sell.


Many couples want to ensure that their mattress was not made via processes that they do not believe in. For example, if you want a mattress that was made in America, you can ask about it. The same thing is true for couples who only consume organic products.

If you have any questions about mattresses, please let us know. Mattress World and Al Davis Furniture is completely committed to getting you the sleeping experience that you deserve.