If you consider yourself a restless sleeper, you know getting a good night’s sleep isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re sharing the bed with a partner. To help, we compiled this article on how to find the best mattress for restless sleepers.
In this article, we will cover:
|Amerisleep AS3||Open-cell polyfoam||Medium||$1399||100 nights||20 years|
|Zoma Sports||Memory foam||Medium-Firm||$750||100 nights||10 years|
|Vaya Mattress||Open-cell memory foam||Medium||$595||100 nights||10 years|
|Love & Sleep Mattress||Gel-infused foam and poly-foam||Medium||$699||100 nights||Limited lifetime|
|Spindle||Latex foam||Soft/Medium/Firm||$2499||365 nights||10 years|
|Muse||Gel-infused foam||Soft/Medium/Firm||$950||120 nights||10 years|
|Nature’s Novel by Sweet Zzz||Latex||Firm/Medium-Soft||£1399||100 nights||Lifetime|
The Best Mattress for Restless Sleepers
Amerisleep offers five different models varying in firmness; the firm collection includes their AS1 and AS2 models, their AS4 and AS5 complete their soft collection, and the AS3 is their true medium model.
Each of their mattresses is designed for sleeping styles; the firmer mattresses recommended for stomach and back sleepers while softer mattresses are recommended for side and combination sleepers.
We recommend Amerisleep’s AS3 model for restless sleepers. The AS3 model is a true medium level of firmness and provides great motion isolation, perfect for somebody who tosses and turns throughout the night.
The first layer is Bio-Pur® memory foam; designed with a large, open-cell structure; this layer is more breathable than standard memory foam. This layer works with the lightweight cover to create a cool sleeping environment, eliminating the worries of overheating throughout the night.
Beneath the two inches of Bio-Pur® foam is the Affinity layer, which features HIVE® technology. HIVE® technology contains hundreds of hexagon-shaped cutouts grouped into five comfort zones—the head, shoulders, back, hips and feet. This type of zoned support is important for restless sleepers because it provides the support your body needs regardless of your sleeping position.
Directly below the Affinity layer with HIVE® technology, is Amerisleep’s Bio-Core® layer. This durable layer supports the layers above and could be why Amerisleep is able to offer a 20-year warranty on its mattresses.
Amerisleep has a 100-night sleep trial on all of their mattresses. They believe it’s important to try your mattress in your own home for more than a few nights to get the most genuine feel for what their mattresses can offer. Any time within the 100 days, you’re able to return or exchange your mattress at no cost to you. Amerisleep will arrange to have your old mattress picked up and removed, taking the hassle out of the return. It’s important to take into consideration when transitioning mattresses, your body will undergo an adjustment cycle lasting up to 30 days; they urge you to try their mattresses for 30 days while your body adjusts, but do not require you keep it for 30 days before opting to return or exchange.
Amerisleep offers you a 20-year warranty, one of the longest in the industry. For the first 10 years, they will replace your mattress in full if deemed defective. During the second 10 years, they will replace your mattress at 50% off the original price. To be deemed defective, your mattress must have a visible sag of at least .75 inches.
Zoma Sleep believes they created the perfect sports mattress. Designed for people with active lifestyles, the Zoma mattress rejuvenates the muscles and allows your body to recharge for another busy day.
Alongside the mattress, Zoma Sleep also offers a pillow and a bed foundation that go hand-in-hand with the Zoma mattress. All of these products are manufactured to bring out the best of each other, so buying them as a package may be a good idea.
Triangulex™ is the first layer found within this mattress. It’s made from slow-responding memory foam to provide gentle contouring to the sleeper’s body. But what makes this layer truly special is its three-zoned support design.
Triangulex™ is split into three even segments. The bottom and top of the mattress feature hundreds of triangular cutouts. They provide gentler support to the pressure points that don’t need a firm surface. The middle of the layer is made from an even foam exterior, allowing a more supportive surface. This design provides more support to the heavier pressure points, such as the lower back and the hips.
Reactiv™ is found right under the Triangulex™. It’s a poly-foam layer with a gel-like feel to it. It’s responsive and supportive. It also assists the Triangulex™ layer above in supporting the pressure points.
Reactiv™ layer’s structure is great for minimizing motion, as it conforms to the body. It’s also the layer that’s designed to allow maximum relaxation and rejuvenation to the muscles.
You’ll get a 100-night trial to properly try out this mattress. If after this time you will find that it’s not suitable for you, you’ll be able to return it free of charge. This sleep trial is also specified as risk-free. So as long as there are no stains or tears, you can send it back with pretty much no questions asked.
Zoma Sleep provides a 10-year warranty for their mattress. This warranty covers faulty craftsmanship and structural defects. It also covers the deterioration of the foam—an indentation in the mattress of more than 0.75-inch deep.
Zoma Sleep’s warranty does not include regular wear and tear. Or intentional damage, such as stains, ripped fabrics and other such happenings.
Vaya Sleep is a start-up brand that’s found on Amazon and eBay. Being fresh in the online mattress industry, it has found a place for itself within the “budget-friendly quality mattress” section.
Vaya Sleep also manufactures pillows, but it is the Vaya mattress that we’ll be covering today. Why? Because if you’re on a tight budget and you’re a restless sleeper, this mattress could be it for you.
This all-foam mattress is made from two poly-foam layers. They both have an open-cell design to provide better pressure point support and allow the mattress some breathability. These layers also work great at absorbing movement, which is ideal for a restless sleeper. Meaning, even if you’ll be sharing your bed with a partner, chances are that they won’t feel you moving around at night.
What’s best about the design of these poly-foam layers is they’re CertiPUR-US certified. This means they’re naturally hypoallergenic and have no toxic materials inside them whatsoever.
Vaya Sleep offers 100 nights to sleep on their mattress and return it risk-free if you decide it’s not for you. That’s a standard sleep trial length for all-foam mattresses in the industry. But it’s impressive that for such a low price ($595 for a queen-size) you still get the same benefits as you would from a high-end luxury mattress brand.
Same as with sleep trial, Vaya Sleep offers a standard 10-year warranty. This warranty covers manufacturing defects and deterioration of the foam inside the mattress. If you find that your mattress has sagged more than 0-75-inch within 10 years of your purchase, Vaya Sleep will supply you with a brand new mattress.
Love & Sleep mattress
Nest Bedding offers a total of six different mattresses. They range from hybrid to all-latex and all-foam. We picked Love & Sleep mattress from their range because unlike its latex counterparts, it has great motion isolation. It’s also the only all-foam mattress that they offer, which is ideal for restless sleepers.
The Love & Sleep mattress comes in six sizes, and a split king option. The mattress can also be bought in two different levels of firmness – Medium and Firm. For restless sleepers, we’d recommend going for the Medium option. This is because a softer foam tends to absorb movement more effectively.
Energex™ is their unique design of the foam that is found within the top layer. It’s a hybrid foam that is infused with minerals and other materials that help to dissipate excess body heat. Energex™ foam is also more buoyant when compared to traditional memory foam. This allows better contouring of the body and pressure point relief.
The responsiveness of the Energex™ foam is good, but not as effective as latex foam. Usually, this would be a potential downside. But for restless sleepers, this is a definite upside, as it means better motion isolation.
SmartFlow Air Flow Layer
Underneath the Energex™ is another unique design by Nest Bedding – SmartFlow Air Flow foam. This is a 1-inch thick layer, that’s convoluted to resemble an egg crate. The structure of the foam itself is very breathable and combined with the dents on top it provides the mattress with very good temperature control.
Just as the mattress brands mentioned above, Nest Bedding offers a 100-night sleep trial. However, the limitation on this trial is that only one mattress can be returned per customer, per year. This shouldn’t be a problem if you’re only buying the mattress for yourself. However, if you’re renovating your whole house and updating all mattresses, returning them all will not be an option.
Nest Bedding offers a surprising Lifetime Warranty. This means there’s no time limit on getting a mattress replacement free of charge, as long as the damage meets the criteria.
Nest Bedding covers a sag in the mattress of greater than 1 inch (which is greater compared to the other warranties above). It also covers all factory and manufacturing defects.
What it does not cover is standard wear and tear, intentional damage, minor cosmetics imperfections and so on.
Spindle Latex Mattress
Spindle mattresses are made from 100% natural materials; combining natural latex with organic cotton and natural wool, they aim to be the greenest mattress makers on the market. They offer one 10-inch model that comes in four levels of firmness, each model made from layers of the same natural latex blend. For restless sleepers, Simply Rest recommends aiming for a medium feel because it will adequately support your body while providing plenty of pressure relief.
Natural Wool Batting
The cover of all Spindle mattresses is made from a combination of their organic cotton and natural wool batting. The natural wool batting works to wick away moisture, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It also provides a natural flame barrier without having to add any harmful chemicals.
Spindle’s organic cotton, used in combination with the natural wool batting to create the cover, is made without pesticides, pigments, or bleach. It is grown in Texas, New Mexico, and sometimes even India; it is then knit to Spindle’s specifications for optimal comfort.
Every Spindle mattress has three layers of latex; depending on the level of firmness you choose, each layer will be either medium latex or firm latex. The medium mattress has two layers of medium latex followed by a bottom layer of firm latex. The top two layers of latex function to provide pressure relief and keep your spine in place, while the bottom layer is designed to create a stable base for the mattress and sleeper. Latex has its pros and cons; because it is a naturally cooling material, it helps keep you cool throughout the night, but it’s also a bouncy material and has poor motion isolation. If you are restless because you find yourself waking up hot throughout the night, this may be an excellent solution for you; however, if you are somebody who is restless because you’re a light sleeper, this may not be the best fit for you.
Spindle offers a generous 365-night sleep trial to its customers. If you decide to go with Spindle, you have an entire year to test it out and determine whether or not you want to keep it. If you decide within the year you’d rather return it and look elsewhere, they will issue you a full refund after you donate the mattress to charity.
If you fall in love with your new mattress, you’re covered from any defects by Spindle’s 10-year limited warranty. Should the latex fail within the first 10 years, they will replace it for you free of charge. To deem their latex as “failed,” it must have a sag of at least .75 inches. Spindle also offers a 25-year Comfort Life Program to its customers. By opting in to this program, you are able to buy replacement parts for your mattress at a discounted price. This keeps your mattress in tip-top condition by allowing you to modify it as you need over the years instead of buying a brand new mattress 10 years down the line.
Muse offers one model of mattress, The Muse, in three varying levels of firmness- soft, medium, and firm. For restless sleepers, we usually recommend medium mattresses; however, when it comes to The Muse, we recommend restless sleepers opt for the firm feel. If you’re not convinced firm is the best fit for you, they have a sleep quiz on their website to give customers a personalized recommendation based on your sleeping habits. Their all-foam mattresses are produced according to CertiPUR-US® guidelines; this ensures you aren’t breathing in any harmful chemicals, flame retardants, or formaldehyde from your mattress while you sleep.
Washable Cooling Cover
The covers of all Muse mattresses are removable and washable. The base cover attaches to the cooling cover with a zipper, making it simple to get on and off. The cooling cover is made with unique phase-changing Diamond Breeze yarns that absorb ambient temperature in the room and help keep the mattress cool throughout the night. The technology works like your favorite activewear by wicking away moisture from your body, keeping your temperature regulated while you sleep.
Temperature-Regulating Gel Foam
The top layer of the Muse mattress is a 2-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam. This gel-infused foam works in combination with the Diamond Breeze yarns to create a cool sleeping environment. In addition to regulating your body temperature, this layer contours to your body to provide gentle relief and support.
Responsive Comfort Layer
Below is another 2-inch layer of foam. This responsive layer has varying densities to create a range of firmness levels. Stacking two memory foam layers on top of one another creates great motion isolation throughout the mattress; this means if you’re somebody who is restless and you sleep with a partner, you can toss and turn as much as you want and they won’t feel a thing.
The bottom layer is an 8-inch base; dense and durable, it works as a foundation to support the sleeper above. This foundation is designed to eliminate the sinking-in feeling sometimes associated with memory foam. It also provides adequate edge support so you can sit on the corner of your mattress without sliding onto the floor. Altogether, this mattress comes in at 12 inches in height, making it ideal for almost every bed frame.
When you buy your Muse mattress, it comes with 120 nights to try it out; you have the option to return it for a full refund at any time within the trial period. Should you decide you need to return your mattress, Muse will help you find a local charity or non-profit to donate it to. Once you have shown proof of donation, Muse will issue your full refund.
If you decide during your sleep trial you made the right purchase and Muse is the best fit for you, you’re covered by their 10-year limited warranty. The warranty covers any visible indentations greater than .75 inches, splits or cracks in the material, and tears in the fabric due to manufacturing defects. Should you find yourself needing to claim your warranty, Muse will replace your mattress for you after you present proof of purchase and they deem it defective.
Nature’s Novel Latex Mattress by Sweet Zzz
Nature’s Novel Latex mattress is handmade exclusively from natural materials and renewable resources, making it both healthy and eco-friendly. Sweet Zzz combines Talalay and Dunlop latex to give customers the great support of Dunlop latex with the superior contouring properties of Talalay. Unlike the other brands on this list, Sweet Zzz has one model and does not give you the option to choose between levels of firmness. Since all of the layers are quite dense, this mattress is on the firmer side, with SweetZzz even rating it as 7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Because everybody has different sleeping styles and preferences, this isn’t going to be the perfect mattress for everybody.
Made from organic cotton and 1 inch of natural wool, the Nature’s Novel cover is antiallergenic, naturally flame retardant, flexible, and very durable. Organic cotton and wool are both naturally cool; they work in both hot and cold weather to wick away moisture from your body and keep you cozy. In hot weather, it works to keep you cool, while on colder days, it warms you up.
Natural Talalay Latex
The first layer is 2 inches of 100% natural Talalay latex; being both naturally breathable and buoyant, this layer contours to your body and works in conjunction with the cover to keep you cool while you sleep. The cells of Talalay latex are 50% larger than standard memory foam and do not trap heat, creating a neutral environment that won’t wake you up during the night. SweetZzz extracts their Talalay latex from rubber trees, ensuring they are not harming the trees during the task; this makes their process completely renewable. Another nice perk to natural latex is it’s also hypoallergenic and extremely durable.
Beneath, is 2 inches of Dunlop latex. The difference between the Dunlop latex and Talalay latex layers is how they are manufactured; both are 100% natural, and even Oeko-Tex certified as Class 1, the highest possible score. Oeko-Tex certification verifies their materials are free of any harmful chemicals. While Talalay latex is used above as a cushion, the firmer Dunlop latex lies below and adds excellent support.
All of these layers sit on top of a 7-inch, high-density poly-foam base. The purpose of this base is to support the layers above. A big concern with latex mattresses is motion transfer since they have a bouncier feel; this core layer helps eliminate that worry by absorbing motion from above. This allows a restless sleeper to sleep soundly despite any other motion in the bed.
Sweet Zzz gives its customers a 100-night, risk-free sleep trial to test their new mattress. If you decide you don’t want to keep your mattress, Sweet Zzz will issue you a full refund after you have donated the mattress to a charity of your choice and provide them with proof of donation.
All Sweet Zzz mattresses come with a lifetime warranty. Because a lifetime is a long time, the warranty applies only to the original purchaser. At any point in your lifetime your mattress has a visible sag at least .75 inches, Sweet Zzz will repair or replace it for you free of charge.
Understanding Restless Sleep
If you are a restless sleeper, or you share the bed with a restless partner, you’re all familiar with the struggles that come with falling and staying asleep. The majority of restless sleepers have found relief by finding the best mattress for them, finding their ideal sleeping position, and understanding the root of their restless sleep.
Finding the Ideal Sleeping Position for Restless Sleepers
Regardless of your preferred sleeping style, there is room for improving the quality of your night’s sleep. Side sleepers should aim for a medium-firm mattress to relieve pressure in their shoulders and hips while keeping the spine in alignment. Simply Rest recommends back sleepers opt for a firm mattress with a slightly softer top; the firmness provides the necessary support for your back while the plushness fills any gaps between your lower back and the bed. Stomach sleepers should consider changing their sleeping position altogether. Though it may be comfortable, sleeping on your stomach puts unnecessary pressure on your neck and spine. If you are a restless sleeper that prefers sleeping on your stomach, developing the habit of sleeping in a different position could be the solution to your problem. If you find it too difficult to switch positions, a medium-firm to a firm mattress with no pillow will help improve your posture and give you a better night’s sleep.
Most of the time, if you’re a restless sleeper, you sleep in a combination of positions. If you would classify yourself as a combination sleeper a medium mattress is your best choice because it is the most versatile.
For stomach sleepers, a firmer mattress is usually better; whereas with side sleepers, a softer mattress is usually better. To find the best mattress for stomach sleepers or the best mattress for side sleepers, read our other guides.
Causes of Restless Nights
Pinpointing the exact reason for your restless nights can seem impossible; however, focusing on your diet and your sleeping environment can be an excellent place to start. A bad diet can have a significant impact on your sleep; consuming heavy foods, fast foods, complex sugars, and generally avoiding most healthy foods can prevent you from falling into a deep sleep. To allow yourself to get the soundest sleep, try to leave a two-hour window between your last meal and bedtime. Replacing unhealthy evening snacks with lighter options, such as vegetables, can eliminate going to bed with a full stomach.
Another factor to take into consideration is your sleeping environment. If you are restless because you’re waking up hot or because your partner is tossing and turning, it’s time to evaluate the materials in your mattress. Low-quality foams can lead to sweating during the night, while plant-based foams will keep you cool and dry. Latex mattresses can cause more bounce and motion through the bed, while memory foam will provide a more stable environment and eliminate motion transfer.
Overview of The Best Mattress for Restless Sleepers
Finding a solution to your restless nights is not a lost cause. Though you may feel as if you were born a restless sleeper and there is nothing you can do about it, most people find a small change can make all the difference. Everyone deserves a good night’s rest; when investing in your next decade of sleep, be sure to ask questions and do your research into finding what brand of bed is going to be your best mattress.
This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.