Sharing a bed with a partner has many benefits, including an increase in oxytocin and a higher likelihood of entering deep sleep. If you are sharing, however, it is important that both parties are comfortable. Sharing a bed should not prevent you from being able to sleep well through the night.
Sharing a bed comfortably
Recognising partner disturbance
At Sealy, we understand the real problem of ‘partner disturbance’ and how it can affect your sleep. One partner’s restlessness can impact the other, keeping one or both parties awake. We break down the causes and solutions of this issue in an article dedicated to partner disturbance.
When we conduct mattress testing, one of our markers of quality and durability is stability. Sealy Posturepedic mattresses are engineered to minimise lateral movement across the sleep surface. However, we also know that it is important to address the issue at its source; if one party is restless or tossing and turning, this is often a result of discomfort and improper support.
What is partner disturbance and how does it affect your sleep?
Sharing the right mattress
If you are purchasing a new mattress, you may be wondering how to choose one that suits both parties. It is common for partners to have different mattress preferences, which is why we recommend taking the time to understand what is important for each of you.
The first step is to try our online Mattress Selector, which can help to identify sleep requirements and suitable Sealy models. You may also need to consider the size that is best for you, and to try a model in-store.
How to test a mattress in-store
What bed size should I get?
Tips on sleeping peacefully as a couple
Prioritise sleep health
Sharing a bed often comes with the challenge of balancing different work and sleep schedules. Adults typically need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, so try to ensure you are getting a sufficient amount of rest. While it may be tempting to have less sleep or go to bed too early (especially if you are trying to coordinate going to bed at the same time as your partner), doing so may actually be detrimental to your overall health and lead to sleep problems. We have a guide on quality sleep for busy people, which you may find helpful if you are struggling to get the right amount of hours per night.
Establishing an ideal environment
If you are new to sharing a bed with a partner, it may surprise you that the mattress is not the only element that factors into your ability to sleep comfortably. It is important that your bedroom is a place of rest, set up to promote deep and refreshing sleep. Read our articles below on how to create an ideal bedroom environment, and what to consider when buying sheets for yourself and your partner.
How to create an ideal sleeping environment
When buying sheets, does thread count matter?
Not sure what mattress is right for you?
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