From a bed width of about two meters you can consider whether you want to use a continuous large mattress or rather two single mattresses. Both have advantages and disadvantages, which we present below.
Do you sleep alone or as a couple?
If you are sleeping alone in a bed, you should opt for a single large mattress. Thus, the entire bed width can be used without feeling annoying transitions. The situation is different when sleeping in a bed for two. Here, the use of two mattresses can promote a peaceful night's sleep.
The advantages of 2 mattresses
If you share your bed with a partner, it is quite advantageous to use two mattresses, as each side can be adapted to the specific sleeping habits. Using two mattresses offers the following advantages:
- You can adjust the slatted frames differently.
- The degree of hardness of the mattresses can be chosen differently depending on your preference.
- You can get up at night without waking the other one (s).
- Restful sleep is not transmitted over the entire mattress.
- Weight differences do not matter.
Setting the slatted frames differently
If only one large mattress is lying on two slatted frames, these must always be set synchronously so as not to damage the mattress.
Choose a different degree of hardness
Some prefer mattresses that are hard, while others prefer softer ones. To find an "intermediate solution" here is complicated. With separate mattresses, everyone can choose the mattress hardness according to their preference.
Restless sleep and getting up at night
The mattress transmits movements in the form of vibrations. If one of the two partners is restless, the other will feel it, provided you are lying on the same mattress. With separate mattresses but less movement is transmitted, so even restless sleepers let their partner sleep.
Heavy persons are known to sink deeper into a mattress. This can cause a continuous mattress to cause the other side to pick up a bit, especially if both people are sleeping very close together. This is not a problem with separate mattresses.
What about the gap?
If two mattresses are placed next to each other, there is a stinging sensation that is especially disturbing when cuddling, embracing sleep and sexual activity. But that does not necessarily mean buying a full-length mattress because it can be easily removed. Using a mattress wedge, also called love bridge, connect both mattresses together.
In addition to the mattress wedge, you can also equip your 2 mattresses with a mattress topper, creating the feeling of a single large mattress.