After gruelling 13-hour flights, there were only two things I was interested in – sex and sleep. Thankfully, both tend to happen on the same bed. However, as a connoisseur of mattresses, I noticed that some mattresses were better than others for both activities.
It may seem odd that the best mattress for sex isn’t the one that you’ve randomly picked out. However, suppose your sex life is active. In that case, you’ll need a bed supporting you in your activities rather than hampering your pleasure. So you certainly don’t need to be fighting your mattress as you aim for the best!
In the interest of finding the very best mattress for sex, I tried some favourites to see what suited my needs for sex and sleep the best. It was tough, long, and thoroughly enjoyable, but I have some definite choices I think you’ll like.
- – Best For Side Sleepers
- – Best For Back Sleepers
- – Best For Front Sleepers
- – Best For Combo Sleepers
- – Best For Couples
- – Best For Hot Sleepers
- – Best For Back Pain
Best Value – Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
- Motion Isolation
- Pressure relief
- Edge Support
- Side sleepers: The support offered by the mattress is excellent for side sleepers.
- Couples: The motion isolation keeps partners from being awoken by each other’s movements.
- Value seekers: The mattress is worth every penny
- Hot sleepers: If you heat up quickly, this isn’t for you.
- Lightweight sleepers: It may be too firm for you.
- Memory foam: If you don’t like the sinking feeling of memory foam, you won’t like this mattress.
Starting at a brilliant £569, the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress offers five individual layers to provide support and comfort. It certainly delivers on the support, as it should, since it has three dedicated layers.
The Dynamic Support layer, Pressure Relieving Memory Foam, and 7-Zone Supportive Base are all present to provide additional levels of support, adding to the firmness of the mattress. These layers also contribute significantly to the movement isolation feature.
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If you’re a side sleeper like me, this mattress will be incredible. The memory foam and pressure relieving layer cradle every contour of your body and don’t leave you waking up with aches and pains.
Like most memory foam mattresses I’ve experienced, the Nectar mattress also prevents any movement of your partner from disturbing your beauty sleep. However, the unfortunate drawback is that many positions during sex become unachievable.
Since memory foam tends to ‘hug’ the contours of your body, you’ll find that shifting positions or certain positions become unserviceable; take it from me!
The lack of effortless movement isn’t just a hindrance during sex but also daily. Getting in and out of bed becomes difficult if you’re over 130 pounds. While getting out of bed is an issue, this bed makes it a lot harder!
Even with all the support in the world, this mattress does not have excellent edge support. So, if you’re overweight, sexually adventurous, or just like living on the edge, you’ll not feel very comfortable.
However, suppose you’re a couple that enjoys a single position and doesn’t mind that you have to be in the centre of the mattress to enjoy sex. In that case, you’ll be perfectly comfortable. The Nectar mattress is very quiet so that you won’t be announcing your habits to the world.
All of that being said, for its price point and features, the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress is quite lovely, offering great support. Not to mention, it’s environmentally conscious, comes with a 365-day trial, and a forever warranty!
Best Luxury Pick – Eve Premium Hybrid Mattress
- 5-layers of foam
- Memory foam plus spring
- Silver strand is woven into the mattress cover.
- 1,500 springs
- Couples: The medium firm mattress does not allow disturbances to happen across.
- Overheat: If you tend to heat up, this mattress keeps you cool and fresh.
- Lightweight to average weight sleepers: The medium firm nature of the mattress may not fully support someone heavier or overweight.
- Heavyweight sleeper: If you’re a heavyweight side sleeper, you’ll sink into the bed leading to discomfort through the night.
- Require bounce: If you need some bounce, this is not the mattress for you.
Have you been looking for the best mattress for sex, no matter the cost? When it comes to luxury mattresses for sex, I can’t think of better than the Eve Premium Hybrid Mattress. The UK-based company has been all the rage recently. This particular mattress has been talked about for ages, so I had to give it a go.
Let me tell you, I have had two severe injuries when I was younger, and one of them still hurts occasionally at night. However, the Eve hybrid mattress reduced the pain. The number of layers and 1,500 springs in the mattress provide incredible support and alignment. You will feel this hybrid mattress support your spine.
Apart from my aches and pains, it also accommodated my temperature requirements. I get pretty hot at night, and the Eve mattress lived up to the hype and regulated my temperature brilliantly.
Not to mention, the added edge support was quite handy. With the Eve hybrid mattress, the edge support is excellent enough to sleep right up to the edge with no issues. It’s like added width to an already large mattress. It also comes in handy during sex! So if you’re a couple that loves moving around, you’re in good hands.
However, there’s not a lot of bounce despite the numerous springs coiled into the mattress. Despite all the spine alignment that’ll happen when you’re sleeping, you’re not likely to get the right kind of bounce you might appreciate during sex. Apart from that, it lives up to its name as a luxury hybrid mattress.
As most hybrid mattresses are, the Eve premium hybrid mattress runs a little expensive across all three sizes. Starting at £978, it doesn’t come cheap. However, they offer a 100-night trial run and a whopping 10-year warranty. So there’s a silver lining everywhere!
Best light-weighted Sleeper – Sealy Casoli 1200 Pocket Sprung Mattress
- Latex layer
- 1,200 Individually wrapped pocket springs
- Tencel fibre
- No-turn mattress
- Lightweight sleepers: The bed is soft, but it is perfect for a light-weighted sleeper, and it still offers protection.
- Move around: If you’re a restless sleeper, this is an excellent mattress for you and your other half.
- Combo sleeper: You’ll be comfortable on this mattress if you’re switching between your back and stomach through the night.
- Heavyweight sleepers: You’ll be comfortable on this mattress if you’re switching between your back and stomach through the night.
Sealy is a well known UK-based mattress brand with some comfortable products. The Casoli mattress I’m recommending is one of the better-known products. It has not just been cosy and comfortable for my girlfriend and me but for thousands of other couples.
If you’re like my girlfriend – all of 41 kg – then the Casoli mattress is incredible for you. Despite being around 29 cm deep, this memory foam mattress doesn’t run too hot and doesn’t get too firm. On the contrary, this is a medium mattress with memory foam and 1,200 individually fabric wrapped springs. I keep bringing them up because of how supportive they are.
The springs won’t cure your aches and pains, but they certainly will help. All 1,200 springs offer support to every vital region of your body. Since it is a zoned mattress, you can ensure that it targets your lumbar region, ensuring that your spine is aligned and that your shoulders are supported.
The memory foam and these innumerable amounts of springs mean that the bed is perfect for any sleeping position. I know I was happy sleeping on my side despite not being all that light-weighted. My girlfriend, who is also a side-sleeper, agreed with my mattress assessment!
Not to mention, all those springs are guaranteed to aid you during sex. The latex layer and other properties of the mattress ensure adequate cooling. Your temperature will be regulated, but adaptive technology makes sure that any moisture is absorbed while regulating temperature.
If you’re prone to allergies or dust rashes, you’ll be just as happy as I was to know that this comfortable mattress is allergen-free. While I can’t speak for my girlfriend, I’d imagine that the odourless, dust and allergen-free mattress appealed to her!
I almost forgot to mention; that the cushy mattress offers edge-to-edge support. While it is soft, it will allow you to roll around and have fun without a massic struggle and sinking. Also, once done having sex, you don’t have to turn it or anything; it’s a no-turn mattress! So, it’s great for light sleepers and light lifters!
As an excellent mattress for light-weighted sleepers, it’s not very useful for heavyweight sleepers. It isn’t unserviceable, but the sheer softness of the mattress will turn some people off. However, it’s still an excellent mattress for a light-weighted couple who are ready to test the durability of those springs.
Best Average-weight Sleeper – Silentnight 1400 Pocket Strung Mattress
- 1,400 Mirapocket Strung System
- Natural Latex layer
- Purotex Cover
- Zonal Support
- Average weight sleepers: a medium-firm mattress with enough support
- Hot sleepers: the mattress allows airflow and a cool temperature.
- Body and back pain: if you’re sore, usually wake up sore, or anticipate sores, then this mattress is excellent for you.
- If you don’t like firm beds, do not buy this mattress.
Do you ever wonder whether you could ease your back pain after sex? With the Silentnight mattress, you might just be able to do precisely that. I’m an average weight with some back issues, just like anybody else in the technology-driven age. But, with the Silentnight mattress, my entire body was well supported, and I was utterly comfortable despite the firmness.
The mattress’s firm isn’t multiple layers of foam but rather a combination of natural wool filling and 1400 individually wrapped springs. The springs themselves individually offer support and help to distribute your weight evenly.
When I said it would support you, I meant it. That means you won’t be sinking into an extra soft mattress during sex, either.
The British company did not miss anything. It even provided a latex layer to encourage cooling and airflow through the wool filling. When you think of the best mattress for sex, cooling plays a big part, and the company acknowledges this requirement.
You’ll also find that the latex layer offers more support and doesn’t just serve to provide cooling and temperature regulation. So while it doesn’t play a crucial role in relieving pressure as the springs might, it’s still a brilliant touch.
This comfortable mattress may not be so for everybody. My girlfriend is a light-weighted sleeper, and she didn’t enjoy the firmness while sleeping. However, the practicality and durability of the mattress appealed to her. Not to mention, the Purotex cover that makes it hypoallergenic didn’t hurt either!
Another essential factor to mention would be the traditionally hand-tufted surface. It is a great touch, but it allows for better temperature regulation!
Even if she didn’t enjoy it too much, I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in every manner on this mattress. It is supportive in every way, leaving you well-rested and raring for another round in the morning.
Best Heavyweight Sleeper: Puffy Mattress
- Edge Support
- Climate Comfort layer
- Made in the USA
- Very Firm and Supportive
- Heavyweight sleepers: The mattress is firm and allows airflow
- Hot sleepers: Puffy’s cooling gel will make you feel cool
- If you don’t like firm mattresses, you won’t like this one.
Did you often wonder if a mattress would work for your weight? Well, I have the answer to all of your problems. With the Puffy Mattress, you won’t have to look for a mattress as this will support you if you are a back sleeper above 230 pounds.
The Puffy Mattress was made for people of varying weights and heavyweight. Due to this, a lot of the features focus on support. While I don’t quite fit in the weight range, this firm mattress would be most comfortable. It offered me a lot of help.
The usual shoulder and back pain was almost non-existent at night and in the morning. I was grateful for the support through my pain.
The extreme support comes from the 70% firmness and its 6inch support base layer. These layers offer an incredible amount of support to every area of your body. As a result, your weight is evenly distributed, whether your head or legs, leading to better spine alignment and less back pain. Moreover, a bouncy, soft foam layer adds to your comfort.
However, the support was most visible only when I slept on my back or side. As a side sleeper, this was a comfortable mattress for me. It adjusted to the numerous contours of my body. It did a fine job when I lay down on my back or side. It ensured that wI didn’t sink in hen lying down on my back, and my body’s shape got supported optimally.
The mattress firmness, bounce, responsiveness and balanced foam offered some excellent support during sex! I wasn’t expecting the edge-to-edge support and firmness to be in favour of sex, but it did its job. However, the bounce makes it a little challenging to change positions. But these difficulties were minor.
Moreover, the mattress didn’t make any noise and provided excellent support and made the sexual experience pleasurable.
The Puffy mattress is temperature-controlled and cooling despite all the comfort and cushiness. Especially for someone overweight, I see how this is a massive advantage.
The Puffy mattress has a comfort layer filled with Puffy cooling gel. This makes the mattress breathable, especially if you are a hot sleeper. Moreover, even after sexual activity, you will find the mattress cool to touch.
From quiet and firm to cool and collected, the Puffy mattress is everything you want to be in reality and bed! The Puffy mattress is hypoallergenic, and you’ll have a heavenly sleep after a wild night.
Buyer’s Guide to The Best Mattress for Sex
Now that I’ve counted down the best brands, it’s time to break down what to look for in the best mattress for sex. I know how hard (wink) it can be to come (wink wink) by.
Whether it’s a one-night stand or your significant other, we’ve wanted to give them a good time. But, let’s be honest; all of us have overthought our mattresses before inviting someone over (to “talk”).
I’ve personally overthought things like ‘What if it’s not bouncy enough? What if it’s too bouncy?’. Hopefully, you’ll know what mattress suits you best by the end of this article.
Do I need to explain this one? We’ve all gotten mentally scarred by the squeaky beds at hotels, college dorms, or your neighbour’s house. You don’t want to go through the Walk of Shame (bells tolling) the following day.
Imagine yourself as you get into the elevator with your 60-year-old widowed neighbour going to her book club meeting. She looks at you as you wish her a good morning and says, “I know YOU had a good night”.
Your partner probably pointed at the couch for a minimal sound experience. And I mean, couch sex is fun but super uncomfortable. So they’d instead choose that over your noisy bed. Ouch.
Plenty of brands offer you appropriate bed frames that fit your mattress and vice versa. Finding the right mattress for your bed frame is the best way to reduce the squeakiness of your bed.
An innerspring mattress tends to be noisier than the others. So you should probably avoid those if you live with someone else.
Your bed might be noiseless after this, but you still need thicker walls!
Sensitivity and Support
It is probably not an active thought in your head, but still significant. The sensitivity of your bed makes it more responsive and adapts to your body’s movement. You may be wondering why this counts.
Well, getting nasty with someone can be exhausting. While you change positions and move around on your bed, it’s always comfortable to have a soft and comfy mattress. But, on the other hand, it can feel like your bed is hugging the two of you.
So now you’re cuddling one another and are also being nestled by your bed. I tried and tested it; it’s the best.
Memory foam or latex hybrid mattress is a good option for a sensitive and supportive mattress. That does depend on what you’re looking for, though. For example, if you’re looking for a firmer and more restrictive bed movement, I’d recommend a memory foam mattress.
If you’re looking for a bouncier bed that’s still a little restrictive, you could go in for a latex hybrid mattress. Latex mattresses create deep depressions in the bed if you apply pressure in a specific area. A hybrid, however, does not do this to the same extent.
It’s no surprise that I’m a hot sleeper. Besides my dashing looks, I tend to sweat a lot at night. But unfortunately, being a naturally sweaty sleeper doesn’t always help your sex life.
Sex tends to heat the body because of the excessive amount of exercise that goes into it. So hot sleeper or not, you’ve probably sweated while getting nasty with your partner.
Having a cuddly girlfriend doesn’t help much either. Mine LOVES to cuddle in her sleep. I’m not complaining because who doesn’t love cuddles, but there needs to be some way to cool down your body.
A mattress that can regulate your body’s temperature and cool it down when necessary is heavenly. It helps me sweat lesser and also enjoy my girlfriend’s cuddles more.
While you heat things in the bedroom, a cooling mattress should help you cool right back down after.
If you’re in or have been in a monogamous long-distance relationship like I am, you may not be getting as much action as you’d like. But if you’re a wild bunny, you know what they say about bunnies. Your mattress may not withstand all the action it’s getting.
Durability is critical for any mattress but is more specifically for frequent movement. If your mattress isn’t durable, it can cause saggy depressions in the bed. And that’s never good for your back; you wouldn’t want you or your partner(s) to have backaches.
I’m always so tempted to bounce about on any mattress. No, it’s NOT because I wish I had a trampoline. That was a lie; I love trampolines. But honestly, the bounce of the mattress is just fun. During sex, it’s even better.
It helps keep things exciting and also more enjoyable. Latex mattresses are usually known for their bounce and are great for specific sex positions. Choosing the right one is essential; you don’t want to make love on a trampoline after all. But, on the other hand, that’d be fun, right?
Every sex position is unique, and some are simpler than others. But for those impossible ones, you see, you may need a mattress with proper edge support.
Personally, this is a feature all mattresses should have. However, suppose you’re getting down to business with someone or are someone who tosses around a lot. In that case, edge support mattresses protect you (from the floor).
During sex, it also gives your partner something to grip on if they’re on their knees and palms. You also don’t need to worry about constantly shifting back to the centre, fearing that you’ll fall off.
Edge support is the protection you don’t need to buy repeatedly.
Do you know what’s worse than bad sex? Waking up to severe body aches after good sex. I know what that’s like. My backaches get so bad when I try to sleep, and shoulder aches usually get aggravated in the mornings.
While that is related to my previous injuries, a pressure-relieving mattress can help alleviate my pain tenfold. So whether your partner experiences this kind of pain or if it’s just you, check out pressure relieving mattresses that balance body weight and help destress.
Reduce the pressure on yourself and your body by investing in one of these. It’s a lifesaver.
Will buying a better mattress improve my sex life?
While I can’t speak for your sex life or skills, I can say for the mattress. Investing in a good mattress that caters to your needs can help improve the overall experience. As a result, you and your partner may enjoy making love even more than before! So go off, you freaks. You deserve it.
Is a latex mattress better, or is a memory foam mattress better?
Well, this depends on what you’re looking for from your experience. While latex mattresses are bouncier and great for certain parts of your body, memory foams are more comfortable for post-sex cuddling.
Both are great options for a fine sexual experience. However, a hybrid mattress of both types have the best of both worlds- firmness and bounciness.
How do I stop my bed from squeaking?
Usually, the problem isn’t your mattress alone. While mattresses such as Innerspring mattresses tend to be louder, you should probably try adjusting your bed’s frame with the mattress you choose or vice versa.
Picking the right mattress that fits your frame will make it less squeaky. On the other hand, there may be general issues with your bed frame. You could try repairing it or buying a new frame and a new mattress.
You can keep your nosy neighbours out of your business (and bedroom).
Picking a bed with the best features for you and your partner’s comfort is essential. However, finding a balance between the best sex mattress and the best mattress for your sleep can be tricky.
I’ve tried these mattresses and compared their features to help you choose. Making your first impression or helping you make the most of your sex life is not that difficult once you make this choice.
If you tend to overthink things, picking the right mattress for your sex life can relieve most of that stress. So go, invest in a good mattress and focus on yourself and your partner.
Whether you’re a sexually active person (read rabbit) or someone who occasionally gets nasty at your place, your options are endless.
I hope that, with this article, you’re able to narrow down your search and get right to it. I’ve put a lot of sweat and tears into it (literally).