Nectar Sleep is likely good for restless sleepers, given it's motion isolation abilities. Tuck.com rated their Motion Isolation factor as Very Good (the 2nd highest rating below Excellent) and said, "The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion and has helped curb nighttime sleep disruptions for owners and our testing team alike. Our motion tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed."
Mattress Guide rated Nectar Sleep's Motion Isolation factor 4.4/5 stars and said:
"The Nectar, like many of the other memory foam beds on the market today, absorbs motion easily, thereby alleviating any disruption that can be caused by your partners sleep patterns and movements.
Because of its very dense foam feel, there is not an excessive amount of bounce and, therefore, presents with low motion transfer.
With that said, the Nectar is quite capable of controlling motion transfer and if you are more concerned about a peaceful sleeping experience that presents with no motion, rather than excessive bounce, then surely the Nectar is the perfect fit for you."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Nectar Sleep on November 8, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
The Cloud Reviewer's review of Olee Sleep mattresses rated all three of their models as Exceptional for the motion isolation category. They said, "The mattress doesn’t sink sideways beyond 2 inches. This means it perfectly aligns with your body curvature alone and doesn’t really push / sink your partner as you move around."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Olee Sleep on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
Purple mattresses are designed to buckle around specific pressure, meaning one person shouldn't feel another person moving around. Sleepopolis's review tested the mattress by dropping weights from varying heights (to simulate someone moving around in bed) and found a 4 inch dropped produced a small disturbance that quickly disappeared, while drops from 8 and 12 inches created disturbances similar to the average results from other brands tested. Sleep resource Sleep Like the Dead rated Purple's performance when it comes to motion disturbance between a B and a B+, depending on which version of the mattress (i.e Purple Original vs New Purple 3*).
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Purple Mattress on November 6, 2018, Read all 3 motion isolation reviews.
Dealmeisters.com gave Zinus a 9/10 for motion isolation, saying "This is in large part due to the slow-moving nature of the foam used, which fails to transfer shifts in weight farther than several feet or so." Tuck.com rates their mattresses between good and very good, noting that the memory foam models are strong in the motion isolation department, and that the company's innerspring mattresses perform surprisingly well.
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Zinus on November 6, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to motion isolation, Mattress Guide gave a positive review, saying "Motion transfer with the Bear Mattress is quite minimal – almost none at all. Which makes it an excellent option for couples if one of them if easily disturbed by shuffling or movement from the other one."
Tuck.com, who created their review after analyzing over 3,000 reviews from 22 sources, concluded similarly. They gave Bear Mattresses a rating of Very Good (with only Excellent being higher) for motion isolation, saying "According to owners, the Bear Mattress absorbs and isolates motion to a significant extent, and many report a reduced number of nighttime sleep disruptions."
The Sleep Judge agreed, and even performed a weight drop test. They said, "Where the Bear lacks in edge support it makes up for in motion isolation... I used a 20-pound medicine ball and held it at eye-level. When I dropped it onto the bed, it only bounced very slightly before coming to rest. I then placed the ball on one side of the bed and dropped an identical ball on the other side. There was very minimal disruption of the resting ball. You could also see clearly that the bed quickly bounced back when the ball was dropped."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Bear Mattress on November 7, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
Tuck.com gave Saatva mattresses a rating of Fair (below Good, Very Good, and Excellent) for Motion Isolation, saying, "Like other innersprings, the Saatva mattress does not absorb or minimize motion to a significant extent. This may be problematic for certain sleepers, such as couples who share a bed, since minimal motion isolation can lead to sleep disruptions."
However, Mattress Guides offers a contrasting opinion, saying, "A survey of Saatva mattress reviews makes it clear – customers are very happy with the motion isolation that Saatva mattresses provide. This is thanks to the individually wrapped coils, which are completely isolated from every other coil and are suspended within the mattress in such a manner as to eliminate vibration."
Sleepopolis also offers a positive take on Saatva's motion transfer qualities after conducting a test where they dropped weights onto the bed. They said, "The 4-inch drop shows a small disturbance. This drop is meant to simulate someone tossing and turning on the other side of the bed, and the disturbance felt is pretty low. The foam pillow top of the comfort layer and individually wrapped coils are two components of the construction that are good at isolating motion transfer."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Saatva on November 7, 2018, Read all 3 motion isolation reviews.
Sleep Like the Dead gives Leesa a B rating for motion isolation, saying "Both models perform above average in regard to minimizing disturbance." Tuck.com reports that "the dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree," and gives it a rating of very good. Sleepopolis compares Leesa and Casper and finds for both brands, "As with most foam mattresses, motion transfer is extremely minor."
Mattress Clarity's review cites little disturbance from motion, saying, "If you sleep with a partner, you shouldn’t feel their movements transfer to your side of the mattress and wake you up."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Leesa on November 6, 2018, Read all 3 motion isolation reviews.
Casper's website says that they provide better movement isolation than traditional boxsprings, and that a partner's movements won't be felt if they're more than 6 inches away. Sleep resource Sleep Like the Dead rated Casper mattresses between a B and B- for motion isolation. Sleep Delivered compared Casper and Leesa mattresses, and found that movement is more easily felt on a Casper mattress. Mattress Guides, however, gave Casper a 4.7/5 star score for motion isolation, saying “The sinkage in lying position is between 1 and 1.5 inches, and it measures 2 inches while sitting, which is great.”
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Casper on November 6, 2018, Read all 3 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to motion isolation, Sleepopolis says this about Lucid mattresses: "Though memory foam is usually pretty good at absorbing motion and dispersing it evenly throughout a mattress, the Lucid didn’t perform that well on this motion transfer test. I’d attribute this to its simple design, which lacks any sort of fabrication geared toward containing movement. Unfortunately, this means you’re likely to feel your partner tossing and turning in the night."
Tuck.com, who analyzed over 9,000 reviews to come to their conclusions, gave Lucid Mattress a rating between Good and Very Good (depending on the mattress) and said, "The memory foam mattresses from Lucid minimize a significant amount of transfer. The thick comfort layers of the latex and hybrid models also provide good motion isolation."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Lucid Mattress on November 8, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to motion isolation, Mattress Clarity gave it 4.6/5 stars and said, "The mattress is high quality memory foam, so as expected it performs very well in the motion transfer test. The other firmness options in the memory foam line should perform similarly well. Memory foam typically performs the best for motion isolation, so though I haven’t tried the latex or spring options from Brentwood Home, you can expect they perform slightly less well."
Tuck.com gave it a score of Very Good (the second highest possible score) and said, "Largely due to their memory foam and/or latex comfort systems, Brentwood Home hybrids absorb and minimize motion transfer to a significant extent."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Brentwood Home on November 8, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
Sleepdelivered.com's review of Dromma mattresses say this about their motion isolation capabilities, "The Drömma
medium-firm mattress has more motion transfer than most, probably due to its bouncy top foam layer. You may notice your SO more on this mattress than, say, on a Leesa or Loom and Leaf. But when you want to notice your SO, you’ll appreciate that bounce. The Drömma medium-soft mattress, on the other hand, has very little motion transfer. It insulates couples from each other just fine."
The Sleep Judge performed a weight drop test (where they drop 20 lb medicine balls) and said, "When I applied this test, there was minimal movement of the resting ball, and this indicates a good degree of motion isolation. However, we don’t all sleep at the polar opposite edges of the bed, either! When I dropped the ball closer to the resting one, I didn’t notice much of a difference. We can conclude that motion isolation is more than acceptable in this product." They rated it 8/10 for motion transfer.
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Dromma Bed on November 8, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
Real Mattress reviews rated Rem-Fit 4.5/5 stars for their Motion Transfer quality. The Sleep Sherpa spoke positively about its motion isolation abilities, saying, "Here’s a video showing how much bounce you get out of the mattress. Despite having a coil system it does a great job of absorbing motion." The video shows a test where a heavy ball is dropped onto the mattress (next to where another similar ball is already sitting) and little motion is seen.
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Rem-Fit on November 8, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to motion isolation, The Sleep Judge gave a positive review, saying, "Using two 20 pound medicine balls, I tested this product to see just how well it performs. I placed one ball on one third of the mattress and dropped the other on the opposite third. To my surprise, there was minimal movement of the resting ball when the other all made contact with the mattress surface. Furthermore, the ball I dropped only bounced a few times before coming to rest."
Tuck.com compiled and analyzed 678 reviews from 16 different sources, and gave Avocado's Motion Isolation factor a rating of Good (with Very Good and Excellent being higher) with the justification, "Being a very firm hybrid (almost an innerspring), the Avocado will transfer motion more than all foam and other mattress builds."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Avocado Mattress on November 7, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to motion transfer, The Sleep Judge gives Helix Sleep Mattresses a rating of 8.4/10, saying, "Between the foams and the pocketed microcoils, you get a sleep surface that isolates movement when you sit, lie down, shift, or toss and turn in bed. What this means is that if your partner gets up for a drink of water in the middle of the night, there should be little to no motion noticed by you."
Tuck examined 344 reviews from 11 different sources to produce their review of Helix Sleep. In regards to motion transfer, they give it a rating of Good (with Very Good and Excellent being higher) and say, "Helix mattresses isolate motion and minimize nighttime disruptions to a noticeable extent, which is better than average for hybrid models."
Sleepopolis tested Helix Sleep's motion control by dropping weights on the mattresses, and breaks down their results by the two types of mattresses offered:
"The Moonlight has quite high motion transfer results, which tell me you’re likely to feel your partner’s movements in the night. Given the bouncy nature of the mattress, I’m not too surprised by these results, but it is something for couples to be aware of.
On the other hand, the Midnight exhibited much lower motion transfer results thanks to its thick layer of memory foam up top. This material is excellent at absorbing and containing motion, so helps to curb the bounce from the pocketed coils to ensure that you won’t be too disturbed by your bed mate’s tossing and turning."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Helix Sleep on November 7, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to restless sleepers, you want to make sure your mattress prevents motion transfer. Brooklyn Bedding got a rating of Very Good (the second highest rating) for it's Motion Isolation factor from Tuck.com, who analyzed 392 reviews for their review. They said, "Due to its 4" all-foam comfort system, the Signature isolates and minimizes motion better than most hybrids."
Mattress Clarity offered a less warm review, saying, "Testing the mattress, I experienced a little bit of motion transfer. The cup was definitely affected as I moved near it. The motion isolation is about average and those who sleep with a partner may feel some motion transfer. If you sleep with a partner, this is just something to consider." They rated it 3.7/5,
Sleepopolis said, "While the 4 inch drop showed a surprisingly small amount of disturbance, the 8 and 12 inch drops showed the average amount of interference that I’d normally expect from a hybrid design. Given the bounce of the TitanFlex foam and pocketed coil system, it’s no surprise that there was some slight motion disturbance across the surface. That being said, the motion transfer is nothing major and means you probably won’t be too bothered by your partner tossing and turning at night."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Brooklyn Bedding on November 7, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
The Sleep Judge gave Tomorrow Sleep mattresses a rating of 8/10 for Motion Transfer, saying, "To gauge motion transfer reduction, I had someone lay next to me and move around. You clearly see in our video review that there is very minimal movement in my body. I think Tomorrow did an impressive job, especially considering springs are included in the overall construction."
Tuck.com gave it a score of Good (with Very Good and Excellent being higher) for Motion Isolation, supporting their rating by saying, "Thanks to its topmost memory foam layer, the Tomorrow mattress isolates motion and minimizes transfer to a good extent."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Tomorrow Sleep on November 7, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
Here's what the Sleep Judge had to say about Eight Sleep mattresses motion isolation qualities, "I laid on the product and had my son lay next to me. He did a series of typical movements like rolling around, sitting up, and laying back down. I only noticed very minimal motion transfer. It wasn’t until he started jumping up and down that you could see some movement in my body." They gave it an 8/10 rating for motion isolation.
Tuck.com reviewed 3 different Eight Sleep mattresses and gave all of them a rating of Good (with Very Good and Excellent being higher) for motion isolation, saying, "The Saturn does a great job of isolating motion," and "The Jupiter does a great job of isolating motion" and "The Mars does a great job of isolating motion but not quite to the same extent as the Jupiter and Saturn"
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Eight Sleep on November 8, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
The Sleep Judge said this about DreamCloud's motion transfer qualities, which it rated 8/10:
"Where coils typically excel in terms of breathability and edge support, they often lack when it comes to motion transfer reduction, especially products featuring continuous coils. However, DreamCloud counters this with two great features:
- Coils are both individually-wrapped and foam encased. Pressure on one area doesn’t have the domino effect continuous coils do, meaning your sleep partner isn’t disturbed when you move around.
- The many layers of memory foam in the comfort layer work to absorb motion and keep your mattress stable.
Considering the great edge support and the fact that there is no weight limit on the DreamCloud mattress, this is one of my top-picks for sleep partners and those who carry a lot of weight."
Mattress Clarity offered a different point of view, saying, "During my tests, I definitely saw some motion transfer on the DreamCloud mattress. When I pressed into the mattress around a glass of water, it was disturbed quite a bit. Also, when I rolled around near it, the glass moved.
I also asked Joe to get in and out of bed while I lay on the other side. I definitely felt his movements on my side of the bed. Overall, the motion transfer is not a highlight of this mattress."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed DreamCloud on November 8, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to motion isolation, Tuck.com, after analyzing almost 200 reviews, gave WinkBeds a score of Good (with Very Good and Excellent being higher). They said, "Multiple foam layers allow the WinkBed to isolate motion transfer to a greater extent than other innersprings, according to owners."
Sleepopolis judged WinkBed's ability to isolate motion by doing a weight drop test. They found "The initial drop is from 4 inches, and it appears as though the foam layers up top do a good job dampening the motion. This drop is to simulate someone adjusting their sleep position on the other side of the bed, and with a result like the one above I would not worry too much about being disturbed in your sleep.
The 8 and 12 inch drops show high spikes of disturbance, which is to be expected as the higher drops get a little deeper into the mattress. These spikes are generally bigger than pure foam mattress options, but perform above average for other mattresses with similar construction."
Mattress Clarity gave WinkBeds a rating of 3.5/5 for Motion Transfer, and said this about their video test, "As you can see, it does quite well. It’s not as good as a memory foam mattress for motion transfer, but performs very well for an innerspring mattress."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed WinkBeds on November 7, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.
When it comes to motion isolation, Tuck.com, who analyzed over 175 ratings from 12 sources, gave Aviya a rating of Poor, saying, "As an innerspring mattress, the Aviya does a poor job handling movement across the surface."
Mattress Clarity gave them a 3.5/5 score for motion transfer, supporting their rating by saying, "If you sleep with a partner on a poorly constructed innerspring mattress, you are going to be disturbed any time they move at all. Fortunately Aviya considered motion transfer in their construction, and performs way above average on the motion transfer test."
Sleep Advisor has a similar sentiment as Mattress Clarity, saying, "While memory foam beds are best known for their motion isolation, innersprings traditionally have less isolation. There is more motion transfer on Aviya than many all-foam beds we have reviewed. However, pocketed coils help to minimize that transfer."
— Giselle Krachenfels reviewed Aviya Mattress on November 7, 2018, Read all 2 motion isolation reviews.