The start of a brand new relationship is a beautiful thing – all the time spent together getting to know each other, having fun together and, of course, getting used to sleeping with each other.

Adjusting to the routine of sharing a bed with someone, particularly if you’ve been single for a while, can be pretty gruelling. Getting comfortable enough with someone to sleep well may take a while, but there are steps you can take to make sure you and your new beau sleep peacefully – after all it’s the second most important thing you’ll be doing in the bedroom!

Good sleep helps a good relationship

Few things get in the way of a burgeoning new relationship than waking up tired and grouchy after feeling uncomfortable all night. It’s definitely difficult to put your best morning face on if you’re exhausted all the time.

If your bed is more used to supporting just one person and with two it’s a bit of a squeeze, it could be time to look for a new mattress and bed to make sure your love life stays on track.

Young Couple Sleeping in Bed

Have you got enough space?

Although it’s romantic to go to bed cuddled up to each other, most people sleep best when they have enough physical space to stretch out and really get comfortable. If you don’t have a king size bed, it could be a good idea to consider buying one.

If a king just won’t fit your budget or your bedroom, then have a look at a queen sized bed because double beds just don’t cut it for most couples. They’re just too narrow and one or both of you ends up squashed in an unnatural position for much of your sleep time.

There are a ton of options out there, ranging from mattresses that allow the body to sink right in (memory foam) to the traditional box spring mattresses – whichever you decide on make sure you buy online at to make sure you get the best value at the best price.

Get mattress compatible

It’s pretty important to find out from your partner the kind of mattress he or she prefers before you decide which to choose. Are they more into a firm or soft mattress? Do they want plenty of space or are they happy to cuddle up to you all night?

It’s unlikely that you’ll completely agree on the kind of mattress and bed you both want so look at this as one of the first compromises you make as a couple! It’s definitely important to consider the difference in body weight as this can affect the comfort of yours and their night’s sleep. Rolling together in the middle of a mattress that isn’t supportive enough is going to be less than romantic when it happens every night.

It is possible to find beds with two different mattress types on each side, or you could always add a memory foam topper to one side if it’s preferred by one and not the other – where there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to the perfect bed.