Soo we’re going there…because it’s pretty obvious that we use our mattresses for more than just sleeping. And while sleep is the main priority behind why we try to find the perfect mattress, so are other bedroom activities (read: sex). Because if you sleep with a partner or have an active sex life, then it’s important to get a mattress that will serve you in more ways than one.
In this article we’ll look at everything you need to know about mattresses for sex, including the main factors to consider when choosing a sex-friendly mattress. We’ve researched features that encourage and enable intimacy at its best. And luckily for you, many of the factors that we list below also interlap nicely with what you would look for in a mattress to have quality sleep on. We’re not compromising on sleep quality here but rather complimenting it. Because sex and sleep are two of the most important, human necessities.
The connection between sleep and sex
Adults today are more sleep deprived than we ever have been. Even though we need around 7 - 9 hours of sleep every night, polls have shown that the average adult gets less than 7 hours every night. We may have a general understanding of the long-term implications this can have for our health and wellbeing, but we may not necessarily think about how it impacts our sex lives.
Of course, we use a mattress for sleep and sex. Yet, their shared location only scratches the surface. The truth is, a thriving sex life will improve your sleep quality and vice versa. Research has shown that if you have sex before bed, you’re body releases endorphins that help put you at ease. Sex releases oxytocin, a feel-good hormone that relaxes your body and mind: aptly named the “love hormone”.
On the other hand, sleep deprivation suppresses our body’s cognitive and physical abilities, which in turn suppresses our sexual desire and activity.
In all honesty, none of this sounds ideal. But it’s plain as day if you want better sleep, you need better sex. This is why choosing the right mattress is imperative!
What to look for in a mattress