Top Mattresses for Sex

Best Mattress for Sex 2017

Sleep is important, and should probably be your number one criteria for choosing a mattress. But if you’re stuck between a few good ones, you may want to consider how they “perform” during non-sleep activities as well.

The right bed can provide a platform for great sleep and sex. Below I share my top 5 mattresses for sex (that are also good for sleep).

Best Mattresses for Sex 2017

Here’s my 2017 list for the best mattresses for sex. Note: Because “responsiveness/firmness” usually goes hand in hand with good for sex, most are better for back sleepers.

Prices listed are for queen sized mattresses.

  1. Nolah Sleep – $849 | Best for back sleepers
    ☑ $75 off with code TOPDOWN
  2. Eyri – $895 | Organic, best for back sleepers
  3. Amore Firm – $775 | Better for back sleepers, Dual firmness option
  4. Love and Sleep – $599 | Great for back + side sleepers
  5. Nectar – $799 | Better for back sleepers
  6. Layla – $799 | Reversible for back or side sleeping
  7. Suissly – $999 | Better for back sleepers

Below I go into detail about the criteria I use for determining a good “sex” mattress, as well as some more details about each of the mattresses in my list.

The Criteria for a good “Sex” mattress


The responsiveness of a mattress is essential for a healthy and enjoyable sex life. Mattresses with slower response times tend to feel sluggish and far too soft. Sex becomes far more challenging as the participants continuously sink into the bed.


Mattresses with better compression create a bounce effect. The bounce gives energy back to the couple having sex. The better compression, the longer you can go with less fatigue and exhaustion. Mattresses with less compression tend to absorb the energy.


The material and construction of the bed are crucial to highly sexual couples. Sex takes a much larger strain on a bed than regular sleep. The top 5 mattresses for sex need to be durable and dependable.


We are focusing on sex, but sleep and snuggling as still necessary for a great sex life. The best sex mattresses need to offer excellent responsiveness and compression, but still be comfortable.

Details About my Top Picks

As I mentioned above, all the mattresses in this list are also great for sleeping. Also note, mattresses not included in this list are not necessarily bad for sex….these ones are just particularly stellar.

Nolah Sleep

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The Nolah is wonderfully soft, sleeps cool, yet maintains good firmness for nighttime “movements”. In terms of sleeping, we highly recommend it for both side and back sleepers.

Best Features: Runs cool, good responsiveness

Cost: $849 for a queen. Get $75 off below.

$849/Queen — Get $75 off

$849/Queen — Get $75 off


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To start with, the Eyri uses organic materials like wool and natural latex, which is definitely a plus in our books. It stays super cool and has great responsiveness for lots of nighttime activities.

Best Features: Organic, stays cool, best for back sleepers

Cost: $895 for a queen. Get $50 off with the code below.

$895/Queen — Get $50 off

$895/Queen — Get $50 off

Amore – Firm

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The Amore mattresses come in three versions—the soft, medium and firm. For sex (and back sleepers), I recommend the firmest version—it’s very supportive and has great responsiveness. And if you have a partner who prefers a softer mattress, you can choose their dual firmness option and have your bed have a firm side and a soft side (aka. a sex side and a snuggling side).

Best Features: Dual firmness option (extra $100), great responsiveness, firm version is great for back sleepers.

Cost: $850 for a queen. Get $60 off with the code below.

$850/Queen — Get $60 off

$850/Queen — Get $60 off

Love and Sleep (by Nest)

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The Love and Sleep comes in two firmness levels, but both work great for sex (but the firm one is a bit better). Plus, the price is unbeatable for the comfort level.

Best Features: Great price, Medium firmness is great for back and side sleepers

Cost: $599 for a queen. Buy below.

$599/Queen — No discount

$599/Queen — No discount


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NectarSleep has found that perfect blend of comfort and responsiveness. The firmer bed won’t suck your energy away during nighttime activities. The bed has a great responsiveness that enhances and lengthens sexual activities. It is also important to note that the Nectar Mattress has just enough softness to snuggle comfortably.

Best Features: Best for back sleepers, low horizontal motion transfer (you won’t notice your partner get up in the night), 365 money back trial

Cost: $799 for a queen. Get $50 off with the code below.

$799/Queen — Get $100 off

$799/Queen — Get $100 off


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The Layla has one of the best balances for sex and sleep in our opinion. It is very responsive, yet also has the right amount of comfort. Couples will enjoy a supportive and energetic sex life with the Layla Mattress.

Best Features: Runs cool, reversible (one side is firmer & one is softer)

Cost: $799 for a queen. Get $50 off below.

$799/Queen — Get $50 off

$799/Queen — Get $50 off


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The Suissly Medium Firm uses pocket spring technology to provide one of the most responsive mattresses I have found. This bed will save you a ton of energy with the level of bounce it provides.

Best Features: Super responsive, better for back sleepers

Cost: $999 for a queen. Get $10% off below.

$999/Queen — Get 10% off

$999/Queen — Get 10% off

I hope I helped in your search for the best mattress for sex (and sleep). And if you end up buying one of these beds, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below.

Are you a mattress company that thinks your mattress might fit this list? Contact me and I’ll try it out and see.

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