10 Best Mattresses For Cuddling In 2021

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This article was medically reviewed by a board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski

Experts interviewed for this article

– Certified psychotherapist Gregory Malovic
– Board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski

It’s not always easy to find the best mattress for cuddling. After all, we spend a lot more time in bed than just sleeping.

Finding a mattress that suits your needs and those of your partner can be tough if you don’t know what to look for. In this post, I will go over some tips on how to find the best mattress for cuddling in 2021.

The biggest challenge of a mattress for cuddling

One of the partners may prefer a softer mattress why another partner prefers a firmer mattress. However, you purchase only one mattress. So it should combine the best features of both soft and firm mattresses.

Usually, a good snuggling mattress needs to be soft. Some people might want the best mattress for cuddling because they need extra support and firmness, but this is a different category of best mattresses.

Also, nobody likes cuddling when it’s too cold. A good mattress for cuddling should have a cooling or airflow feature. Otherwise, you will feel too hot or cold during the night when cuddling with your partner.

What may happen when your mattress is bad for cuddling?

You will have less proximity with your partner

Couples cuddling in bed are proven to have stronger relationships [1]Adult attachment and cuddling in romantic and parent-child relationships … Continue reading.

When your snuggle mattress is not comfortable enough, you will simply end up shifting positions. You will feel discomfort after a while of cuddling because your partner is in an uncomfortable position or the mattress is too firm. Your partner might get less sleep than you do if they are not comfortable during the night and need to shift their body every so often.

You will have a lower quality of sleep

Did you know that cuddling improves the quality of sleep[2]Bed-Sharing in Couples Is Associated With Increased and Stabilized REM Sleep and Sleep-Stage Synchronization https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00583/full? If you decide to cuddle with your partner even when it’s not really comfortable, you will have a lower quality of sleep. One night of bad sleeping isn’t a catastrophe but can you imagine what will happen if you have a bad sleep systematically?

Higher probability of depression

Depression may occur when people are experiencing a lack of companionship. This is especially true in older adults, who have lost the majority (if not all) of their friends and family.

Here’s what certified psychotherapist Gregory Malovic says about this:

“Cuddling is a perfect way to express companionship in a physical way. Cuddling not only activates the same pleasure centers in your brain as sexual touch, but it also releases serotonin and oxytocin. That’s why cuddling with someone can make you feel good for days after. It has a lasting effect on both parties involved and is proven to prevent depression” [3]Phone interview with a certified psychotherapist Gregory Malovic May 22 2021

Cuddling impacts the oxytocin production that helps to beat the depression [4]Could Love Hormone Help Treat Depression? https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2012-02-13-love-hormone-and-depression.aspx. So please, do not underestimate the importance of cuddling.

Mattresses for cuddling are a perfect solution to all these issues

If you want to live a happier and more fulfilling life with your spouse, I suggest you purchase a mattress that is designed specifically for hugging. This is the only known way to make a perfect bed for cuddling.

A decent mattress resolves a huge array of issues such as not enough cuddling with your partner, low quality of sleep, depression, or physical issues.

If you pick the right mattress for cuddling, this will become one of your favorite investments, and best of all you’ll have your partner to thank.

About my unsolicited research

I spent 89 hours conducting this research and pick the best mattress that does not sag. I looked at 30 different mattresses and narrowed them down to 12. I consulted with a certified psychotherapist, rheumatologist, chiropractor to add expert opinions on the subject.

As I already mentioned, a good mattress for cuddling should be durable, and not sag. It should also be comfortable for both people on it by providing a soft surface to cuddle with while still being cushioned enough so that the other can move without feeling discomfort. Last but not the least, it should have cooling features. The mattress for cuddling is not too hot in summer and can keep you warm during winter.

So I purchased and run three tests with each mattress to score their performance in terms of durability, softness, and temperature control.

To test the durability of each mattress, I used a 100-pound dumbbell and which was thrown from the height of 4 feet into the middle of the mattress 500 times. After this, I measured its sagging using a laser level and pointer.

To test the softness of each mattress, I measured how much pressure is needed to make an indentation on its surface and compared that with my comfort rating. The best mattresses were those that need less force to create indents and are also very comfortable.

To test the temperature control, I used a  precision thermometer to measure the temperature of each mattress after laying on it for an hour and recorded how long it took for that surface’s temperature to return back to normal. After this, I calculated the thermal conductivity of each mattress. A good mattress should have a low thermal conductivity. Here is how it was calculated:

Thermal conductivity = (Conductivity constant * cross-sectional area * temperature difference)/ material thickness

  • Conductivity constant – is a constant that depends on the material of the mattress covering
  • A cross-sectional area is an area covered by two human bodies cuddling
  • Material thickness – thickness of a mattress

After this, I scored each mattress using these parameters and ranked them. I also took into account other parameters such as price, warranty period, free trial, and much more because a good mattress for cuddling should also have all the characteristics of a good mattress.

What is a mattress for cuddling?

A mattress for cuddling is best described as a mattress that accommodates comfort and closeness between two people. It provides enough space between the bodies to avoid feeling cramped or trapped, while still giving both individuals the ability to feel the warmth emanating from one another. It’s a mattress made for cuddling and healthy, comfortable sleep in general.

The best mattresses for cuddling are also supportive but form-fitting so each partner would feel a proper level of support and comfort.

Types of mattresses for cuddling

  • Hybrid mattress for cuddling. These are best for couples with different preferences in terms of firmness. A hybrid mattress would best accommodate any preference from the two types of sleepers and provide enough space between them to cuddle comfortably.
  • Memory foam cuddle mattress. Memory foam is best known as a good material that mimics the contours of your body, providing you with more comfort while supporting your spine line.  This material best suits people who prefer softer mattresses and are looking for a little more cushioning to cuddle with their partners.
  • Innerspring mattress for cuddling. If your preference is firmer, innerspring mattresses offer you the support that you need while also providing enough space between partners so they can snuggle comfortably without feeling any discomfort.

Benefits of a mattress for cuddling.

A good mattress for cuddling is a perfect combination of a quality regular sleeping mattress and a mattress that is comfortable for cuddling.

A hugging mattress is very comfortable in a number of ways:

  • provides enough space between partners to get comfortable without feeling congested or cramped, so it should be soft enough
  • never overheats to help both partners feel cool
  • is highly durable and lasts for 10 years
  • relaxes the joints and muscles, relieving tension in your back.
  • helps you sleep better by offering a more stable, supportive sleeping surface.

Downsides of a mattress for cuddling

However, the mattresses for cuddling also have their downsides:

They often have an extra softness. If you sleep best on a firmer mattress, it might not work well with this type of mattress.

Also, you should be ready to spend a bit more on this type of mattress if you want to ensure that it will last the best part of a decade.

A mattress designed for cuddling can fully replace a regular mattress

The explanation is simple: most of the brands do not have a separate category of mattresses for cuddling. All you have to do is to pick a high-quality mattress with several extra features: softness, temperature control, and durability.

Things to consider when choosing a mattress for cuddling

At this point, you should understand three main characteristics that make a mattress perfect for snuggling. However, there are many more that also should not be underestimated.

  1. Softness. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to the softness of their mattress. Soft mattresses are best for cuddling if you want to feel each other more and experience some pressure relief.
  2. Temperature control. You should look for an option that is best matched with your specific needs in terms of temperature: cooling or warming, depending on the season.
  3. Durability. You don’t want to waste your money on a new mattress every other year. A quality cuddling mattress should have a long lifespan.
  4. Mattress type. Hybrid mattresses will be a smart choice for couples with different preferences, as they give you the best of both worlds. They offer a softer feel than memory foam but are more durable and comfortable over time when compared to traditional innersprings.
  5. Motion isolation. When you sleep on a mattress, the motion of your partner (or pets) can be transferred to your body. The best mattresses for cuddling will have excellent motion isolation so that one person’s tossing and turning won’t affect the other’s sleep.
  6. Edge support. Pay attention to this feature, especially if you and your partner typically sleep in the same bed. When one of you sits up, it can cause an indentation near the edge of the mattress (called a “roll-off”).
  7. Multiple sleeping positions. The mattress should support different sleeping positions because both you and your partner will have different needs.
  8. Type of foam. Memory foam is best for cuddling. It conforms to your body and you will feel the other person’s movements less, which can be a plus if they tend to toss and turn throughout the night.
  9. Price range. If money isn’t an issue, then by all means go with a more expensive mattress that fits both your needs best. High-end models will offer extra comfort, better quality, and a longer lifespan. If you’re on a budget then the best option for cuddling is an innerspring mattress with memory foam toppers. They are usually very affordable and offer great value for money. You’ll get enough comfort without having to spend too much.
  10. Warranty.  If you’ve invested a lot in your mattress then it is best to make sure that all the necessary features are covered with warranties. Memory foam mattresses typically come with longer warranties, which makes them worth considering if you’re on the market for one.

Health Benefits of Cuddling

It turns out that cuddling has a whole range of positive effects on our health and mind. A board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski confirms:

“Cuddling is one of the best things you can do for your health. It’s good for lowering cortisol levels, which means it’s really good for decreasing stress. It also reduces pain and stress.” [5]Interview with a board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski 17 May 2021

A study found (https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html) that women who cuddled with their partners were less likely to develop breast cancer, and they had lower chances of getting ovarian cancer too.

Cuddling can also improve your sleep quality

Studies show that those who are touched by their partner at night tend to have better-quality sleep than those without any contact with their partners during the evening hours.

Cuddling reduces stress

If you live a stressful life, the last thing you want to do when it’s time for bed is cuddle. But, there is a powerful reason to do so: Snuggling up with your partner before hitting the hay can help reduce stress and promote good sleep hygiene in both partners. The reason is cuddling releases feel goods chemicals like oxytocin that make us happy

Cuddling reduces body pain

Oxytocin, an all-natural painkiller, is released when we hug, kiss and cuddle. It’s a powerful tool in the fight against chronic pain.

Cuddling reinforces stronger bonds

This is for the family that wants to create a stronger relationship. Cuddling can help you bond with your partner in a way other than just having sex.

Cuddling lowers the blood pressure

If you already have or are predisposed to have high blood pressure, snuggling with your partner at night could be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Cuddling lowers blood pressure, decreases your stress levels, and even reduces cholesterol.

Best mattresses for couples cuddling in 2021

Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress

The Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress offers 50 levels of firmness so everyone can find his perfect setting. This feature is extremely important for couples, as finding a mattress that suits both partners’ needs can be difficult.

The Saatva also offers the perfect balance of comfort and support, so you won’t feel like you are sleeping on a slab of concrete even when it is in its firmest setting.

An organic cotton quilt with a 180-night home trial and CertiPUR-US certified foam. 

With a natural botanical antimicrobial treatment, 180-day trial period, and 25 years of warranty, the Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress is ideal for those who care about their health and environment.

Here is what a board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski says about Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress:

“I recommend the Saatva Solaire mattress to all of my patients with chronic pain. The gentle, yet supportive feel is perfect for people who need a little extra cushioning because they have back problems or other conditions.” [6]Interview with a board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski on 17 May 2021

Here is how I tested Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress:

Durability Test of Saatva Solarie

To test the durability of the Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress, I used a 100-pound dumbbell and which was thrown from the height of 4 feet into the middle of the mattress 500 times.

If a dumbbell of mass m = 100 pounds is dropped from height h = 4 feet, then the velocity just before impact is v = 4.85 m/s. The kinetic energy just before impact is equal to its gravitational potential energy at the height from which it was dropped:

K.E. = 533.316 Joules

If in addition, we know that the distance traveled after impact is d = 0.16 foot, then the impact force may be calculated using the work-energy principle to be

Average impact force = F = 10666.32 Newtons

Just imagine, after 500 repetitions, the mattress absorbed a total of 266,658 Joules of energy and 5,333,160 Newtons of force.

After this, I measured its sagging using a laser level and pointer.

The size of the sag was 0.1 mm. So there was almost no sagging at all. This result really impressed me.

Softness test of Saatva Solarie

To test the softness of the Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress, I measured how much pressure is needed to make an indentation of 0.5 feet on its surface. For this purpose, I used a hydraulic pressure that accurately shows the resistance of the mattress.

Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress required only 20 psi (pounds per square inch). This indicates that a mattress is very soft and will be comfortable for couples cuddling.

Temperature control test of Saatva Solarie

To test the temperature control, I used a precision thermometer to measure the temperature of the Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress after laying on it for 60 minutes and recorded how long it took for that surface’s temperature to return back to normal.

After this, I calculated the thermal conductivity of each mattress.

A good mattress should have a low thermal conductivity. Here is how it was calculated:

Thermal conductivity = (Conductivity constant * cross-sectional area * temperature difference)/ material thickness

  • Conductivity constant – is a constant that depends on the material of the mattress covering. It is made of certified organic cotton which has a conductivity constant of 0.04
  • A cross-sectional area is an area covered by two human bodies cuddling. Taking an average surface covered by an average man (8.6 square feet) and an average surface covered by an average woman (7.6 square feet), I calculated the total cross-sectional area as 8.6+7.6=16.2 square feet.
  • Material thickness – the height of a mattress that equals 13 inches.

Thermal conductivity = (0.04 W/m x 1.5 sq.m x 9 K) / 0.39 m = 1.384 Watts per meter-Kelvin. This is the second lowest thermal conductivity among all the tested mattresses.

The quantitative measurements of Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 0.1 mm
  • The pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.5 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.384 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 13 inches

What sets Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress apart from the competitors:

This mattress is special for several reasons:

Reason 1:

Saatva Solaire has 50 precise firmness options to choose from. This means that you can find the perfect mattress for cuddling with your partner, according to how they like their mattresses (soft or firm).

Reason 2:

Saatva Solaire has dual air chambers and a split top. It means that you can individually control the angle of your side of the bed, and still have that same great cuddling experience with your partner.

Reason 3:

Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress is a special mattress that has a special service. This mattress will be delivered for free to the room of your choice.

Pros:

  • High durability
  • Very soft
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • 50 precise firmness options
  • Has a split on top

Cons:

  • This is a high-end model that costs higher than the average

How Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress has evolved from previous models:

There aren’t too many changes made to this model because it was launched in January 2020.

However, recently they improved the motion isolation and improved the airflow.

How does it feel to use a Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress beyond the manufacturer’s info?

  • All the users highlight a very high level of communication, support and service for all Saatva customers
  • Users love the ability to adjust the firmness that makes their cuddling more comfortable
  • The mattress is very thick and you may require additional stool or steps to get on your bed

What users like about Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress

– Excellent customer service and communication (145 votes)

– The ability to adjust the firmness level of your mattress so that it is more comfortable for cuddling. (129 votes)

How to use a remote control of Saatva Solaire

Start by tapping any button to wake up your remote queen and king. Mattresses contains two separate air chambers, each with its own remote. You can only use one remote at a time. The beautiful button fully inflates individual air chambers.

Step 1. The firm button increases your side’s firmness. Press and hold “firm” until you reach the setting the feels best to you. Then release the “firm” button.

Step 2. When you find your ideal firmness, setting the soft button increases your chamber’s softness. Press and hold “soft” until you reach the setting that feels best to you.

Step 3. The “memory” button stores your preferred comfort setting. press and hold memory for five seconds to save your preferred setting. The display will flash before showing the stored level.

My verdict:

With Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress you will cuddle in comfort without sacrificing support or being confined to one setting’s firmness.

Helix Midnight

This option is much more affordable and performed well during my testing. For this reason, I recommend it for couples who like a softer mattress.

The Helix Midnight Mattress has wrapped coils to help provide uniform body support and give the perfect bounce. The premium memory foam layer supports the sleeping position so you can unwind in any cuddling pose without worry.

Plus, their breathable cover helps keep cool air close but it never feels sticky through all four layers of the mattress material. No matter how hot things get, this innovative design will cool you down for the sweetest sleep.

For whom is the Helix Midnight Mattress made for?

As already mentioned, those who like soft mattresses will find the bed with Helix Midnight to be the perfect bed made for cuddling. If you sleep in a position that requires more back support, this may be not the most perfect option for you.

What users like about Helix Midnight Mattress:

  • Softness. People enjoy to cuddle on Helix Midnight (88 votes)
  • Affordability. Helix Midnight costs significantly less than other mattresses (81 votes)
  • What users don’t like about Helix Midnight Mattress:
  • Quality fabtic.  The fabric is of high quality, but still feels very natural as opposed to other fabrics. (55 votes)

Quantitative measurements of  Helix Midnight Mattress

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 0.2 mm
  • Pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.4 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.411 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 14 inches

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Soft
  • Good for cuddling

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for heavier people. Overweight people find the mattress to be too soft

The WinkBed

I was skeptical about this model because it looks overpromoted. However, it performed really well during my tests.

The WinkBed is a hybrid mattress that has a Euro-pillow top and gel-infused foams so it contours to your body for complete comfort. Add our natural Eucalyptus-derived Tencel® cover, motion isolation technology, and built for couples who like getting close.

For whom is the The WinkBed made for?

  • Couples who like to cuddle
  • Couples who want a mattress with motion isolation
  • Heavier couples that like to cuddle
  • Heavy people who also want good back support.

What users like about The WinkBed:

  • It is good at motion isolation (80 votes)
  • A good combination of softness and firmness (60 votes)

Quantitative measurements of The WinkBed mattress:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 0.25 mm
  • Pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.5 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.511 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 13.5 inches

Pros:

  • Quality build
  • Good quality for the price
  • Cooling
  • Comfortable for most positions.

Cons:

  • Too soft for some users who picked a ‘softer’ model

DreamCloud Premier Rest

This high-end model performed really well during my tests and has high ratings. Dreamcloud Premier Rest is crafted with a hybrid of memory foam and springs. You’ll get all the great benefits that come with this combo, like pressure point relief and better circulation to help you sleep more soundly.

Its 16-inch height gives you more space for tossing and turning without compromising support no matter what position you sleep in. Plus, it comes complete with 1 cashmere pillow top.

For whom is the DreamCloud Premier Rest made for?

This mattress is best for a couple who want to sleep in any position, on their sides or stomachs. If you specifically prefer luxury designs, this mattress is great for you because it will turn any platform bed into a luxury snuggling bed.

What users like about DreamCloud Premier Rest:

  • Luxury design (99 votes)
  • It supports back and reduces the lower back pain (40 votes)

Quantitative measurements of DreamCloud Premier Rest:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 0.15 mm
  • Pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.4 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.811 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 13.5 inches

Pros:

  • High-end model with a luxury design
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Cashmere-blend cover feels good

Cons:

  • Thermal conductivity test showed that the cooling technology has room for improvement

Emma Original Mattress

This is a very interesting pick and I could not expect that it would perform that well in my testing.

The Emma Original Mattress is designed in Europe and has three layers. The first layer is high-quality, organic cotton that provides breathability, comfort, and durability.

The second layer uses aerogel instead of traditional coils to give the mattress an excellent level of support without sacrificing any plushness.

The third layer consists of memory foam that adjusts to your unique shape and contour for a comfortable yet firm surface every night you sleep on it.

For whom is the Emma Original Mattress made for?

It is for people who are looking for unpopular solutions and want to save money. When it comes to saving money, the Emma Original Mattress is a great choice for couples because of its good price and quality build.

What users like about Emma Original Mattress:

  • Simplisity in design (40 votes)
  • Good stabilization (30 votes)

Quantitative measurements of Emma Original Mattress:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 2.0 mm
  • Pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.4 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.411 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 10 inches
  • Delivered in a box with size of 17x17x44 inches

Pros:

  • Superior cooling isolation
  • No pre-sleep sag

Cons:

  • Lack of support under heavy weight

Bear Pro Mattress

This model was a real get to me because it performed really well in thermal conductivity and durability tests.

Bear Pro is the most advanced model of Bear branded mattresses. It has 5 layers, including a breathable Celliant® cover to speed up muscle recovery, copper-infused foam for cooler, cleaner sleep, gel memory foam for removing unwanted body heat, and responsive transition foam providing pressure relief with balanced support. High-density support foam provides a long-lasting life cycle.

For whom is the Bear Pro Mattress made for?

For people who do not like coil constructions, for people who like a very comfortable mattress with excellent pressure relief, and for people who care about the environment.

What users like about Bear Pro Mattress:

  • Good motion isolation (66 votes)
  • Superior cooling (77 votes)
  • Eco-friendly (101 votes)

Quantitative measurements of Bear Pro Mattress:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 0.5 mm
  • The pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.7 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.231 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 12 inches

Pros:

  • Eco-friendly
  • Comfortable
  • Does not overheat

Cons:

  • May be on the firmer side for some couples

Crave Ultra Plush Hybrid Innerspring Mattress

This is one is the very soft mattress. And I don’t agitate you to believe their marketing description – that’s the result of my own independent testings.

You can try it out for up to 100 nights at home before you buy to make sure it’s right for your specific needs. The hybrid design features coils and memory foam which combine for that perfect balance of pressure relief and support that are so important for snuggling.

For whom is the Crave Ultra Plush Hybrid Innerspring Mattress made?

This mattress is made for couples who want the best of both worlds. It has a breathable cover that doesn’t trap heat which can make things uncomfortable, and it’s built to be soft but supportive with an innerspring coil system.

What users like about Crave Ultra Plush Hybrid Innerspring Mattress:

  • This mattress is very soft (55 votes)
  • It is very easy to unpack (40 votes)
  • The mattress is very comfortable (15 votes)

Quantitative measurements of Crave Ultra Plush Hybrid Innerspring Mattress:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 3.5 mm
  • The pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.9 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.431 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 12 inches

Pros:

  • Very soft
  • Has original appealing design

Cons:

  • It may be too soft for couples who love firmer surfaces

Keetsa Tea Leaf Classic

It’s a very difficult task for every brand to create an eco-friendly mattress that would perform well in my testing. I should admit that Keetsa did a great job at it.

Keetsa Mattresses are luxury, eco-friendly mattresses made of recycled materials. The manufacturer takes the time to make sure each step in the process is durable and safe for you and the Earth. This special formula makes this model affordable either.

This hybrid mattress combines the best aspects of innerspring and foam for affordable, back or stomach sleepers. The firmness is engineered to provide a solid foundation as you sleep soundly, 7 layers provide all-around comfort that meets CertiPUR®US standards. The cover enhances air ventilation for a cooler and drier night’s rest.

For whom is the Keetsa Tea Leaf Classic made for?

The Keetsa Tea Leaf Classic is made for eco-conscious cuddlers and sleepers. The mattress conforms to your body, so it can be used by back or stomach sleepers and those who prefer medium comfort levels. It is better for couples who like firm surfaces.

What users like about Keetsa Tea Leaf Classic:

  • Tea Leaf Classic is eco-friendly (40 votes)
  • The fire barrier in this Keetsa mattress is made of cotton treated with a flame-retardant agent. (32 votes)
  • Helped to recover from fractured vertebrae (3 votes)

Quantitative measurements of Keetsa Tea Leaf Classic:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 0.2 mm
  • The pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.9 foot: 20 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.489 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 13 inches
  • Shipping dimensions:
  • Twin: 41 x 21 x 21 inches
  • Full: 41 x 22 x 22 inches
  • Queen: 44 x 23 x 23 inches
  • King: 44 x 25 x 25 inches
  • Cal King: 45 x 25 x 25 inches

Pros:

  • Eco-friendly
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • It may be too firm for some people

The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep 

This is a premium mattress that was included in this guide for its performance during my experiments.

Built with the latest technology in mind, this luxurious four-pad bed does more than even your greatest eCommerce mattress. With dual-zone climate comfort and unparalleled health control, you’ll never want to leave your Keetsa again.

The five layers are equipped with an antimicrobial, moisture-wicking cover for healthier air quality and easy cleanings. It also features patented airflow vents and a hypoallergenic material that combats dust mites, mold, fungi colonization; as well as QNylon microfiber threads that prevent bacteria growth. 

For whom is The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep made for?

This mattress is definitely not for everyone. It will be a great investment for those that are looking for a mattress with the best cuddling ability, advanced comfort control, and health monitoring functions.

What users like about The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep :

  • Advanced comfort control (98 votes)
  • Health monitoring functions (97 votes)
  • Easy to sleep on (130 votes)
  • Great for cuddling (115 votes)

Quantitative measurements of The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep :

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 0.1 mm
  • The pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.9 foot: 30 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.489 Watts per meter-Kelvin
  • Thickness: 13 inches
  • Shipping dimensions:
  • Twin: 41 x 21 x 21 inches
  • Full: 41 x 22 x 22 inches
  • Queen: 44 x 23 x 23 inches
  • King: 44 x 25 x 25 inches
  • Cal King: 45 x 25 x 25 inches

Pros:

  • Advanced functions
  • Great for cuddling
  • Advanced comfort
  • Advanced health monitoring

Cons:

  • Pricey

Leesa Hybrid Mattress

The Leesa Hybrid mattress offers support for all types of cuddlers. This innovative new type of hybrid design is perfect for those who move or change positions often during the night, side-sleepers, and even stomach sleepers! With 1000+ pocket springs that provide air pockets for any type of sleeper to reduce pressure points and get a great night’s sleep.

The Leesa comes with a special hole punched foam layer at the top that provides airflow to create less heat build-up making it perfect in warmer climates. The four layers envelop you in softness and comfort without losing support–a rare feat indeed!

For whom is the Leesa Рybrid Mattress made for?

It’s a great option for couples who are looking for a decent mattress with advanced cooling options and air circulation.

What users like about Leesa Hybrid Mattress:

  • You can sleep cuddling all night long without worrying about the heat. (90 votes)
  • It’s a great mattress for sleeping or making love. (69 votes)

Quantitative measurements of Leesa Hybrid Mattress:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 2 mm
  • The pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.9 foot: 40 psi
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.189 Watts per meter-Kelvin

Pros:

  • Feels cool
  • High-quality build

Cons:

  • Some users report that they received an undersized mattress

Layla Memory Foam Mattress

Layla copper foam mattresses are made of 6 layers. Each layer is designed to provide you with the maximum support for a number of different size beds.

There are two levels of firmness – soft or medium that can be changed by flipping the mattress. The Layla foam mattress, in contrast to other types of memory foam, has copper foam on each side so it helps keep you cool during sleep which makes it a unique snuggle bed mattress.

For whom is the Layla Memory Foam Mattress made for?

  • Couples who want to adjust the mattress to their needs (soft or medium firmness)
  • Cuddlers who want a temperature-regulating foam that will keep them cool while they sleep
  • Snuggles with allergies, as the Layla Memory Foam Mattress is not made from toxic substances.

What users like about Layla Memory Foam Mattress:

  • Cooling effect (90 votes)
  • Adjustable firmness (88 votes)

Quantitative measurements of Layla Memory Foam Mattress:

  • Size of sag after the durability test: 3 mm (firmer side)
  • The pressure needed to make an indentation of 0.9 foot: 28 psi for the softer side and 40 psi for the firmer side
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.389 Watts per meter-Kelvin

Pros:

  • Durable foam
  • Firm enough for individuals who need a firmer mattress without being too firm
  • Adjusts to your body type and cuddling position

Cons:

  • Not the best option if you’re looking for something with lots of bounce

A few words about a Cuddle Mattress

Please, notice that a Cuddle Mattress was discontinued and will not be available anymore.

The innovative bedding company introduced the first pillow top foam mattress in 2014 and it has been gaining popularity through its huge publicity from TV and other media.

The innovative shape that was offered by a Cuddle Mattress

The main feature of this cuddle bed mattress was that it allowed you to snuggle with your spouse without an arm numbing due to its innovative wrap design. It made it easier to snuggle with your partner, as the accordion-like strips flex at the head and foot of the mattress so stray elbows, feet, or hands could tuck into them.

FAQ

What is the best mattress for heavy couples?

The best mattress for heavy couples is one that will provide adequate support and comfort. If you’re both overweight, then it can be hard to find a sleeping position or even an area of the bed where neither person feels like they are sinking in too deep.

Please, pay attention to the maximum allowed weight of the mattress. It’s not possible to sleep on a mattress that is too small for you. It will be sagging too fast and this might negatively impact your quality of sleep and life.

It’s important to remember, there are no best mattresses in this category because everyone has different needs and preferences when it comes to sleeping position, support level, etc.

Please remember that your mattress should be made of quality materials. It should be highly durable to last and it should offer great pressure relief. Another good way to find a mattress that your partner will enjoy is by testing out the mattress in person with them.

I recommend Helix Plus – Mattress For Plus Size Sleepers for larger couples. This is a high-end mattress specifically designed for heavy couples and will add even more pleasure to your sleep.

What is the best mattress size for couples?

It depends on a range of factors such as your partner’s height, weight, and what you find most comfortable. A queen-sized mattress is usually best for couples that are both the same height or those who want to be able to cuddle.

If you are used to sleeping with your pets on your mattress, you may want to consider a king-sized or California king-sized mattress because your cat or dog might take up more room than your partner.

Your sleeping positions are also very important. If you like to change the sleeping positions frequently, a king-sized or California king-sized mattress is for you because it allows more room to move around.

If one of you likes to sleep on his stomach and the other prefers back sleeping, a queen size may be best.

If you and your partner are very different heights or weights then we recommend getting two separate mattresses that suit both of your preferences best.

What is the perfect mattress for a newly married couple?

A newly-married couple obviously has special needs when it comes to their mattress. After all, they are sharing a bed with someone for the first time and will inevitably have different sleep preferences when compared to what they had before getting married.

This is why you need to find the best mattress that suits both parties’ needs at once. It might seem like an impossible task but you can openly discuss your sleeping preferences and needs with your partner; this will help you make a final decision.

The best mattress for cuddling cannot be just one thing, since there are many preferences out there when it comes to mattresses: some people like firm beds while others prefer soft ones. There is no right or wrong answer here so do your research and find the perfect bedding.

Also, newly married couples require a sturdier, more durable mattress to avoid sinking in the middle opposite to older couples might want to invest in a mattress with specialized features that will help with aches and pains.

Where do I put my arms when cuddling in bed?

Don’t know where to put your arms when cuddling?

Step one: know which side of the bed your spouse prefers to sleep on.

Step two: put your arm where the head of your spouse will lie.

Step three: put the pillow on top of your arm.

Step four: tell your spouse to put his or her head on the pillow.

This is the best solution that will help your arms feel comfortable and your cuddling night last longer.

What type of mattress is best for couples?

While there is no single answer, usually a hybrid mattress is best for couples because it can be customized to suit both sleeper’s preferences.

Hybrid mattresses are made with a combination of two or more materials (memory foam, latex, and/or springs) and come in a variety of firmness levels. This means you can have the perfect balance between soft and support that suits your needs perfectly.

If you prefer something firmer than memory foam but softer than coil-based, then choosing an all-latex mattress is best for cuddling. These types of beds offer excellent pressure relief while still being supportive enough so partners won’t feel each other move at night.

However, if one partner prefers sleeping on their stomach this may not work as well because there’s less room to shift positions.

What mattress firmness is best for couples sharing a bed?

This depends on your and your spouse’s firmness preferences: If one is a “softie” and the other prefers a firmer mattress, this can be an issue.

If both of you are on the softer side: The best option would be to find a mattress that’s not too firm but won’t compromise its support either. That might mean making your purchase from different brands or going with something in-between like memory foam instead of latex.

For those who prefer firmer mattresses: If you’re looking for a bedding set that will suit both needs, then look into Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattresses – they have 50 firmness levels so there should be one to match everyone’s preference (unless it’s as extreme as preferring hardwood).

Why you should trust us

I’m working in the mattress industry for more than 20 years and have personally tested more than 500 different models of 100 different brands made in the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, UK, and Australia.

This article is supported by four interviews with a certified psychotherapist, rheumatologist, and achiropractor who gave their expert commentary about mattresses for cuddling.

I purchased and tested each mattress with the additional weight, hydraulic pressure, and thermometer. As a result, I received quantitative measurements that go beyond the manufacturer’s description. These measurements can be interpreted to evaluate and rank these mattresses.

At the end of the day

As you can see, there is plenty of nuances when purchasing a high-quality mattress for cuddling with your spouse. And there is no such thing as a bed designed for cuddling specifically. That’s why it is essential to be educated on what makes a mattress good for cuddling.

Pay attention to your own needs and use the results of my unsolicited testing and the expert comments listed in this article to find your perfect mattress for snuggling.

Do you know what mattress is best for cuddling?

To be honest, I don’t think there’s a perfect answer to this question. What feels great one night might not feel so good the next time. That being said, if you have any complaints about your current mattress then it may be worth considering a new way of sleeping altogether with something like an adjustable bed frame and memory foam or latex layer on top.

This article has given you all the information needed in order to find that perfect mattress for cuddling! It has covered everything from comfort materials to price point – anything else left out? Just let me know.

References

References
1 Adult attachment and cuddling in romantic and parent-child relationships https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263664535_Too_close_for_comfort_Adult_attachment_and_cuddling_in_romantic_and_parent-child_relationships
2 Bed-Sharing in Couples Is Associated With Increased and Stabilized REM Sleep and Sleep-Stage Synchronization https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00583/full
3 Phone interview with a certified psychotherapist Gregory Malovic May 22 2021
4 Could Love Hormone Help Treat Depression? https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2012-02-13-love-hormone-and-depression.aspx
5 Interview with a board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski 17 May 2021
6 Interview with a board-certified Rheumatologist Julia Osmanski on 17 May 2021

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