Is sleeping with your partner a pain because they toss and turn the entire night? Or do you have to wake up and get out of bed several times in the night (to go to the loo or feed the baby etc.) and don’t want to disturb your companion’s sleep?
If your answer to any of the two questions is yes, then you need to invest in a mattress that offers zero disturbance by providing the feature of motion isolation.
In today’s guide, let us see how each type of mattress – coir, latex, spring, and memory foam – performs with regards to motion absorption and isolation.
Coir mattresses or coconut husk mattress is natural mattresses. This makes them hypoallergenic and gives them a good bounce. Being natural, they are also easy to maintain requiring very little care.
However, when it comes to motion isolation, these mattresses are not quite up to the mark. Only if they are combined with other bedding materials, such as metal coil springs or latex, do they offer motion isolation?
These mattresses sag really quickly, which makes them the least durable on this list. So even though they are natural and good for the skin, they do not give you the good sleep you deserve.
Like memory foam mattresses, a latex mattress conforms to the body shape of the sleeper. This gives them the perfect support they need during sleep without creating pressure points in the neck, shoulders, and hips.
They provide good back support like memory foam mattresses but can be a little bouncier. However, that does not affect their motion isolation.
When buying a latex mattress, you need to pay attention to the thickness and the density of the latex. These two factors will play a major role in determining the motion isolation of the mattress.
The motion isolation offered by a traditional innerspring mattress depends completely on the quality of metal coils and their number. While continuous coils offer poor isolation, Bonnell coils are better. The best, however, are pocket coils which cause very little disturbance to one sleeper when the other one moves or turns.
Motion isolation in an innerspring mattress also depends on the quality of foam used as a mattress pad. If a memory foam layer is used or a latex layer is used, then the mattress will offer better motion isolation.
Hybrid mattresses try to give the sleeper the goodness of both innerspring and latex or memory foam. Due to this reason, a hybrid mattress is better than traditional innerspring in motion isolation. However, it is not as efficient as a latex mattress or a memory foam mattress.
Also, the screechy noise that hybrid mattresses produce like the innerspring ones, can be quite inconvenient, especially when you are sharing your mattress with someone.
Memory foam mattresses
Definitely, one of the best mattresses when it comes to motion isolation. These mattresses absorb your motion when you toss and turn, and isolate that completely so that your partner is not jostled out of sleep. It can absorb a tremendous amount of motion without scattering it through the entire bed.
This makes it an ideal mattress for couples. When purchasing a memory foam mattress, make sure it is of medium firmness. These mattresses offer the sleepers the ideal support required by them.
Another benefit of memory foam mattresses is that they accommodate all types of sleeping styles and positions. Therefore, whether you sleep on your stomach, you sleep on your back, you sleep on your sides, or are a mixed sleeper (someone who changes their sleep position through the night), you have nothing to worry about. Your memory foam mattress will support you equally. This is especially beneficial for couples since the chances are really high that the partners do not sleep in similar positions.
Now that you have gone through this post on how each type of mattress behaves with regard to motion isolation, it will not be difficult for you to make your choice. So if you don’t want to be disturbed in your sleep and have interrupted sleep owing to your partner’s movements and your poor choice of mattress, then go through this guide once again and invest in the right mattress!