Apart from choosing the right type of mattress to sleep on, it is also very crucial to choose the right mattress size. As it is important to sleep on a bed that provides you quality support, it is also important to ensure you have enough room to fully relax and sleep. Many people make a mistake when purchasing a new mattress and buy one that is too small. In order to buy the right mattress and ensure your sleep is not disturbed by lack of space in bed, you should familiarize yourself with different mattress sizes. By picking the right size, you can relieve back pain and ensure you wake up every morning fresh and energized.
When it comes to mattress size, consumers can usually choose between five main options – twin mattress size, full, queen, king and California king size mattress. There is also an option of making a custom size.
How to Choose the Right Mattress Size
Twin size: The length of each different mattress size is generally constant, but widths slightly differ. A twin mattress or a single mattress is the smallest size for adults. Twin mattress is approximately 38 inches wide and 75 inches long. It is not rare that they are short for some adults. A twin XL mattress comes with an extra 5 inches length to accommodate taller consumers.
Full Size Mattress
Full size or double size mattress is 75 inches long and 53 inches wide. If a couple share this bed, they will have only 27 inches of personal space which often isn’t enough space to sleep comfortably. Since the bed is 75 inches long, it may be short for some adults.
Queen-Size and King-Size Mattress
These mattresses measure 80 inches in length and 60 (queen) to 76 inches (king) in width. Although the queen size bed is only 5 inches wider, it makes a difference in comfort. This is the most popular mattress size for couples. This mattress is also an ideal fit for couples who have smaller bedrooms. However, if you are looking for maximum comfort and personal sleeping space, you should opt for a king-size mattress that gives you 38 inches of personal space – as each of you were sleeping in a twin bed.
California King Mattress
This mattress is around 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. If you have the budget and a large bedroom, why wouldn’t you treat yourself with a California king bed? However, before opting for such a big mattress, make sure you have measured your bedroom properly, and that you have purchased bedding that will properly match the large mattress. Also, have in mind that regular sheets and linen won’t fit adequately.
Due to the importance of sleep in general and, more specifically, the right type and size of mattress, it is necessary to explore all your options before making a purchase. Since there are so many different mattress sizes available, it may be hard for you to opt for the right size. A general guideline is to get a mattress size that is at least six inches longer than your height. The right mattress should be made of quality materials and provide you enough comfort to have a proper night of sleep.
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