Aside from in-laws and dirty dishes, there’s one other thing that can part a couple like the red sea: their mattress. More specifically, a mattress that works for only one partner—and is a total nightmare for the other. One partner prefers to sleep on a slab of concrete, the other likes to sink into a Jet-Puffed marshmallow, and in the end, no one wins. Then on the flip side, you have the issue of motion transfer, where one lightweight sleeper can barely get five minutes of REM before being awoken by the other’s tossing and turning.
Whatever the case, one thing’s clear: Each couple needs a mattress that’s going to work for both of them (before the fights *really* escalate from exhaustion the next day). So below, we’ve outlined 10 mattresses for couples, whether you’re looking for ones with different firmness levels to ones that feature everything from cooling foam to back pain relief.