The 3 Best Mattresses For Motion Isolation

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by Margeaux Baulch Klein
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When you're a light sleeper or have a partner or pet who moves around a lot while they sleep, you may want to consider investing in one of the best mattresses for motion isolation. These mattresses are designed with individually encased coils and/or memory foam to cut down on the amount of motion that is transferred from one part of the bed to the other. A zero motion transfer mattress ensures that a restless sleeper or an early riser won't wake up someone on the other side of the bed from their tossing and turning or while climbing out of bed completely.

When shopping for a mattress for motion isolation, you'll want to take the comfort level into consideration, as well. Many of the best mattresses for motion isolation are designed with medium support. However, if you prefer a firmer or softer one, you can often customize these mattresses with the right mattress pad, whether that means a firm or soft topper, to achieve the level of support that you desire.

Price is also an important factor for many people when mattress shopping. Although hybrid mattresses typically offer the best of both worlds (they combine individually-wrapped spring coils with a layer of memory foam), to save on cost, you may want to look for a memory foam-only bed, which is often a more affordable choice than a hybrid mattress.

For more details on the best mattresses for minimal partner disturbance, scroll down below.


The Best Overall: LUCID 12-Inch Hybrid Mattress With Motion Isolating Springs

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

For the best value for your money, look no further than this LUCID 12-inch mattress. Its unique hybrid design contains a layer of supportive memory foam that's infused with bamboo charcoal and aloe vera that's odor-resistant and provides a soothing sleep experience, while the bottom of the mattress is comprised of individually-encased spring coils that are 6.5 inches tall, so this mattress is responsive while minimizing motion. Thanks to its comfortable medium-plush support and ability to isolate motion, this mattress has earned an average 4.3-star rating with over 1,200 Amazon reviews. In addition, this mattress also boasts CertiPUR-US certification and a 10-year warranty.

What fans say: “f you are looking for a supportive but soft bed this mattress is for you. It is similar to a sealy hybrid cushion firm mattress but not as expensive. It comes rolled up in a giant box. Weights over 100lbs according to the delivery driver. Box was beat up as expected but the mattress was safe inside the plastic wrapping. Let it rise once out of the box and on the bed frame. Slept on it same night. I didn’t even know my partner was in bed. He comes to bed later and I’d usually hear and feel him get into bed with our old mattress, but not with this one! I sleep great. None of my limbs fall asleep. I hope this review helps! I LOVE this mattress.”


The Runner Up: Sweetnight 10-Inch Mattress

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

At 10 inches in height, this medium-firm hybrid Dreamfoam mattress is a bit shorter in height than the best overall pick, but it is designed with many of the same fantastic features. It also almost a thousand individually encased coils that facilitate motion isolation, a breathable memory-foam top that’s designed to keep you cool while you sleep, an Energex foam mid-layer, and comes with a 10-year warranty. There’s also an additional foam base underneath the spring layer for extra support.

What fans say: “As someone who has had 3 back surgeries and has trouble sleeping as it is I cannot do anything but rave about this mattress. I sleep like a baby, wake rested and my back is not aching after a nights sleep. It keeps cool as you lay on it and does not wake your partner when getting in or out.”


The Most Affordable Mattress For Motion Isolation: HOFISH 10-Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress

  • Available in sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King

This high-density memory foam mattress has a plush 12-inch height at a budget-friendly price point. It’s a bit firmer than the other picks on this list, but the responsive memory foam layer is perfect for eliminating motion transfer so you can get a great night’s sleep, no matter how much your partner tosses and turns. It boasts over 9,000 five-start ratings from Amazon shoppers who love how comfortable this mattress is, especially for less than $350 for a Queen size.

What fans say: “We bought this mattress about a week ago obviously to replace a conventional mattress. Straight out of the box it expanded (maybe 2-4 hours to fully expand) [...] I would normally toss and turn and wake up all hours if the night/morning on the old mattress. Now I sleep straight through the night/morning only getting up when nature calls. My partner and I cannot feel each other’s movements throughout the night/morning which makes for a great sleep experience.I would definitely recommend this mattress.”

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