Best customisable mattresses of 2022 reviewed and rated: split tension and combination beds for couples

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Decent shuteye is crucial to our health and well-being but we each have different preferences on the perfect sleep environment.

Some are naturally warm sleepers while others love drifting off wrapped under a heavy duvet and fluffy pillows, while others prefer Arctic conditions with a cooling pillow and the mattress to match. Couples often have to meet in the middle on a mattress too - and finding a Goldilocks-standard that ticks both sets of checklists can be hard to come by.

Thankfully developments in sleep technology now mean you can have your bed exactly as you like it. Customisable mattresses are growing in popularity for bed-sharers who no longer want to compromise on their kip.

What is a customisable mattress?

Simply put, it’s a king or superking-sized bed that can be made with different degrees of firmness.

Whether you prefer a hard bed to support your spine and back as you snooze, or you like to drift off on cloud-like softness, these mattresses can be made to accommodate you.

Say goodbye to bedtime arguments: we’ve found the best customisable mattresses for couples that promise to give a blissful night’s sleep - for both of you.

Shop our favourites here

Silentnight Yours&Mine mattress

Sweet dreams are all but guaranteed with Silentnight’s Yours & Mine mattress, which has been specially created for couples who like different firmness ratings.

Simply choose soft, medium or firm each and wait for your delivery. Every option comes with Silentnight’s Mirapocket support system to keep you comfortable throughout the night. Assembly is easy: all done in just three steps and a single comfort layer spans the top of the whole design, so there’s no rolling into the join, disturbing your sleep. The only thing you’ll need to decide on together is a gel, memory foam and eco-comfort layer.

The Silentnight Yours & Mine Dual Firmness Mattress - Memory is available in king and superking sizes, from £1,099. Meanwhile the gel version begins from £1,199.

Buy now, Silentnight

Spink & Edgar Legacy Mattress

Made with all-natural fillings (think horse hair, hempure and cashmere and temperature-regulating wool) and stuffed with layers of wool, sumptuous Egyptian cotton and silk, this split-tension mattress is one of the most luxurious options around. It’s been crafted by premium bedmakers Harrison Spinks and features unique 17,500 Revolution® HD double pocket springs that offer firmer support as more pressure is applied to it.

The king and super king mattresses can be zipped together and come in two pieces; ideal for twosomes who prefer varying tensions. These mattresses are also lighter, easier to turn and helpful if access for delivery is difficult.

Buy now £7999.00, Dreams

Dormeo S Plus Evolution Memory Foam Mattress

Not only does this zipped mattress offer two densities, but it incorporates a special S-shaped layer to safeguard your spinal health. The Dormeo S-Plus Evolution Memory Foam Mattress also provides cooling comfort through the Octapspring coils (which offer 8x the airflow when compared to foam) and a layer memory foam that will leave you feeling held as you drift off.

A fast drying cover made with Climalite Silver tops off the bed, offering moisture-wicking properties that will keep the mattress feeling fresh. There’s also a Clean Effect treatment that boasts antibacterial, anti-dust mite and anti-static protection.

The only downside we can see is that the tensions are set - firm and soft. That said, the connected cores can be quickly and easily interchanged independently of one another: simply unzip the cover and flip your side of the mattress to choose between them.

If all that wasn’t enough, you’ll even get a free Octasense pillow (worth £49) chucked in for free. We’re sold.

Buy now £399.99, Dormeo

Winston’s Premium Cotton 1500 Pocket Spring Mattress Zip & Link

The only sort of tension that should exist in the bedroom is the mattress kind. Put arguments to bed thanks to Winston's Zip & Link bed, which uses a zip to connect two different density options together. Not only will you get the bed you each need and deserve but there's zero motion transfer too, so you won't be disturbed if your partner has early starts, late nights or just needs the loo in the middle of the night.

A layer of springs offer pressure relief for backs and joints while a mix of natural fillings and hypoallergenic fibres within keep things cool and comfortable. You wake feeling refreshed and raring to go come the morning.

Buy now £1599.99, Winstons

Bed Factory Direct Custom Size Couples Duo Divan Bed

You can pick up a customised bed at online outlet Bed Factory Direct for less than you’d expect. Pick your firmness and skilled craftsmen will make two mattresses that when zipped together, will form the perfect bed for you and your partner. Each will feature 1000 pocket springs for support as well as a layer of memory foam for the utmost in comfort.

Buy now £439.00, Bed Factory Direct

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