Are Split Beds Good for Couples? 3 Reasons We Love Them

Last Updated on September 27, 2022

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

Here at GhostBed, we love love. We also know that even the best relationship suffers when sleep quality crumbles. If you're coupled up, bedtime should be one of your day's coziest, most comforting parts.

But what do you do if you and your bedmate have different sleep preferences? Enter: the split bed.

A couple rests on their GhostBed Split King Mattress

Split Beds: What Are They?

Split kings are by far the most popular size of split beds. What's a split king, you ask? The perfect marriage of form and function, a split king is 2 twin xl mattresses (38" x 80") placed side by side, to create a total sleeping area of 76" x 80"—the same size as a king.

A split king offers couples the ideal way to get two separate yet adjacent sleeping spaces.

3 Reasons Why Couples Love Split Beds

She wants to stay up late reading; he wants to hit the hay. She sleeps best on a super plush mattress, and he prefers a firmer feel. Here at GhostBed, we talk with customers every day about their sleep needs, and these are just a few of the situations that a split bed can remedy.

Though we could come up with countless reasons to invest in a split king bed, keep reading for the 3 that come up the most in our conversations.

Reason #1: Complete Customization

When you pair a split king mattress with an adjustable bed base, both partners have control over how high or low they want their heads and/or feet to be, without disrupting the other. This comes in handy if one person likes to sleep in a particular position, or wants to sit up to read or watch TV. It's also helpful in situations where one of you is recovering from an injury or serious health condition like fibromyalgia or sleep apnea.

Reason #2: Premium Features for Both Sides

Head and foot positioning isn't the only thing each partner can customize! With a luxury base like the GhostBed Adjustable Base, each side comes with premium features—including head and foot massage, USB ports and under-bed LED lighting. Plus, each partner gets their own wireless remote, making the customization even easier.

Reason #3: Less Motion Transfer

Picture this: you're drifting off into a deep sleep, and your partner gets up to use the bathroom. Next thing you know, it's 2 in the morning, and you're still trying to get back to sleep.

When you sleep on a split bed, this won't be a problem. Your partner will be less disruptive because their movements are on a completely separate mattress. If you have a restless sleeper for a partner, a split bed can be a relationship-saver.

Split Beds: Helpful for Harmonious Relationships

As you can see, there are many advantages to investing in a split bed if you sleep with a partner. And those benefits multiply when you pair your mattress with an adjustable base. If you'd like help deciding if a split king is right for you and your partner, reach out to our team of Sleep Experts whenever you're ready! We'll do everything we can to help.


Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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After undergoing three neck surgeries, Marc knew what it was like to live and sleep in constant pain. In 2001, after searching fruitlessly for a comfortable pillow and mattress that supported his neck and back ... Learn More

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