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Is DLX Mattress the Best for Reducing Motion Transfer?

January 31, 2024 5 min read

DLX mattress highlighting the best mattress for motion transfer.

When it comes to a good night's sleep, one of the last things you want is to be constantly disrupted by your partner's movements. If you're a light sleeper or have experienced this issue in the past, then the ability of a mattress to minimize motion transfer might be a crucial consideration when shopping for a new mattress. We will delve into the concept of motion transfer, how DLX Mattresses address this issue, and various factors that can contribute to motion transfer in your bed.

What is motion transfer?

Motion transfer occurs when you can feel the movements of your sleeping partner while you are in bed. These movements can range from subtle shifts to more significant changes in position, and in some cases, they can disrupt the quality of your sleep by waking you up.

Do DLX Mattress reduce motion transfer?

Highlighting the pocket coil unit construction for motion transfer

DLX Mattresses are designed to reduce motion transfer effectively, thanks to their combination of features. The individually wrapped coils in their hybrid coil unit are a significant contributor to this reduced motion transfer. These coils work independently which means that when one person moves on one side of the mattress, it doesn't create as much motion transfer to the other side as compared to traditional innerspring mattresses where the coils are interconnected.

Additionally, the types of foam and fabrics used in DLX mattresses are chosen to further minimize motion transfer. We incorporate high-density specialty foams and super-elastic fabrics that can stretch and flex to help dampen movement and reduce its transmission across the mattress surface.

While DLX Mattresses are designed to excel in this regard, it's essential to keep in mind that individual experiences can vary based on factors like mattress firmness, weight distribution, and personal sensitivity to motion transfer. However, if you're looking for a mattress with a focus on reducing motion transfer, DLX mattresses are likely to be a good option to consider.

Is DLX Mattress the Ultimate Solution for Motion Transfer?

The effectiveness of a DLX Mattress in reducing motion transfer can vary depending on individual experiences and previous mattress types. For those who have never encountered issues with motion transfer on hybrid, innerspring, or pocket coil mattresses, a DLX Mattress is likely to meet their needs seamlessly.

Factors to Consider:

When considering a new mattress, especially if motion transfer is a concern, it's important to evaluate your current sleeping situation and any previous experiences you've had with different types of mattresses. Here's a breakdown of factors to consider based on your specific scenarios:

Never Had an Issue with Motion Transfer: If motion transfer hasn't been a problem for you and you're accustomed to hybrid, innerspring, or pocket coil mattresses, a DLX Mattress will likely offer a comparable experience in terms of motion isolation.

Traditional Innerspring Mattress: For those who have experienced motion transfer with traditional innerspring (open coil) mattresses, switching to a hybrid mattress with individually wrapped coils can reduce this issue. However, it's also important to consider other factors such as your bed frame, box spring, sheets, and mattress protector, as these can all influence motion transfer.

Hybrid Mattress with Individually Wrapped Coils: If you've used a hybrid mattress with individually wrapped coils and still experienced motion transfer, a DLX Mattress might offer a similar or slightly improved experience in terms of motion isolation. To determine if the DLX is the right fit for you, please reach out to us and share information about your current mattress, including the brand, model, and firmness level, so that we can offer you personalized advice. With DLX's 120-day trial period, we have a vested interest in providing you with honest expectations to help you make an informed decision and reduce the likelihood of returns.

Two-Sided Mattresses:When selecting a two-sided mattress, it's important to note that these typically have slightly more motion transfer compared to single-sided mattresses. This is because single-sided mattresses often feature a firm, solid foam base underneath, which provides greater stability compared to the two-sided counterparts that are more flexible. While DLX mattresses use similar techniques to minimize motion transfer, it's worth mentioning that the Premier Hybrid, being one-sided, tends to exhibit slightly less motion transfer than the Classic Hybrid, which is a two-sided mattress.

Memory Foam Mattresses: If you've been sleeping on a Tempurpedic mattress or a similar spring-less mattress, it's important to consider that hybrid mattresses typically have more motion transfer. For individuals highly sensitive to motion disturbances and seeking a solution, we recommend choosing a Tempurpedic-style mattress made of high-quality all-foam materials, featuring dense memory foam (with a density of over 4 pounds) and a smooth, stretchy cover. If minimizing motion transfer is your top priority, your best choice is to opt for a Tempurpedic or a similar spring-less mattress that utilizes high-quality foams, rather than hybrid or innerspring mattresses.

Additional Tips to Reduce Motion Transfer:

Apart from the mattress itself, other factors can contribute to motion transfer. Here are some tips to help you minimize disturbances from your partner's movements:

  • Test the mattress on the floor:Placing the mattress on a solid, motionless surface like the floor can help you determine if the mattress is the primary source of motion transfer.
  • Ensure proper support:Pair your mattress with a high-quality, supportive foundation and/or a sturdy bed frame with a center supports that touch the floor. This will help maintain mattress stability. Opt for heavy duty foundations, frames, slats, supports, etc to ensure a stable support system that doesn’t increase motion.
  • Check the bedding:This is often an overlooked factor, but both sheets and mattress protectors can significantly contribute to motion transfer. If you find yourself experiencing issues with motion transfer, consider conducting a brief test by removing the sheets and mattress protector. However, it's important not to sleep directly on the mattress without any sheets or a mattress protector.
    1. Avoid Too Tight Bedding:Bedding that is excessively tight can create a trampoline-like effect, causing the mattress to feel bouncy and amplifying motion transfer.
    2. Consider Fabric Choices:The type of fabric used in your bedding matters. Some heavy-weight fabrics with tightly woven materials can act like a drum, enhancing motion transfer. Instead, opt for sheets and mattress protectors made from stretchy materials like Lycra or circular knit fabrics to minimize this issue.
  • Consider separate sleep setups:While not always ideal, having separate mattresses, foundations, bed frames, and bedding for you and your partner can effectively reduce motion transfer.
  • Avoid box springs:True box springs with actual springs can lead to more motion transfer. Instead, consider using aa heavy duty foundation, which serves the same purpose without springs.
  • Size matters:If you share your bed, opting for a larger size, such as a standard king size mattress, can help reduce motion and disturbances since there is more space to spread out.
Realistic Expectations

It's essential to maintain realistic expectations regarding motion transfer. No mattress can completely eliminate motion transfer without compromising comfort. Mattresses need to be responsive and adaptable to provide both support and conformability which inherently allows for some degree of motion. Unless you like sleeping separate bedrooms or on the floor.

The Takeaway

If motion transfer is a significant concern for you, opt for an all foam mattress uses a high density memory foam and high density base foam with no springs, which can absorb more motion than other types of mattresses. Ultimately, the key to a restful night's sleep lies in finding the right combination of mattress and accessories that suit your specific needs and preferences.