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Thursday, July 30, 2015

What Size Mattress Should You Buy?

Buying a mattress that is too small is one of the biggest mistakes we see from new bed-buyers. Many couples start out sleeping on a "double," also known as a full size mattress.  These full size mattresses are 53” wide which –when divided by two – leaves each sleeper exactly the same space as a crib mattress!  In my opinion, this is not enough room for the average adult to get a consistent good night’s sleep.  Here is some info to help you choose the right sized bed for your needs.

Twin Mattress 
A twin mattress, also known as a single mattress, is the smallest possible mattress size we have available.  Twin mattress dimensions are approximately 38 inches wide by 74 inches long. Both twin and full sizes are approximately 74 inches long, which may be too short for some adults, especially those over or close to six feet tall.  There is an extra-long version for taller people that are approximately 38 inches wide by 80 inches long.
Recommendations: Twin mattresses are great for bunk beds or in rooms that are tight for space. The XL twin is a popular choice in college dormitories and other smaller bedrooms with taller users. 

Full Mattress
A full mattress, also known as a double mattress, is approximately 53 inches wide and 74 inches long. This is the size of mattress that most convertible cribs use once it becomes a “big kid” bed.  Like the twin, full sizes are approximately 74 inches long, which may be too short for users close to or above six feet tall.

Recommendations: In my opinion, a full size bed has enough width for a single adult sleeper.  We have seen full pass twin mattress in popularity for teenage bedrooms. Due to convertible cribs, and many parents’ desire to spend quality time with children during their bedtime routine, full size beds are being used more frequently with young children as well, as they provide a comfortable place to rest, read or snuggle together at bedtime. 

Queen Mattress
Queen mattress dimensions are 60 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long – approximately six inches wider and six inches longer than a full size mattress. These extra few inches can make a big difference for couples. This, and the fact that it fits easily into most bedrooms, has made queen size mattress by far our best selling size.  However, with only 30 inches of personal space for each adult, this is nine inches less width than if you were sleeping in a single mattress.

Recommendations: Queen size is a great choice for guest rooms, couples that have space issues in their bedrooms or for couples who prefer to sleep close to each other

King Mattress
The king size mattress dimensions are 76 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long – this is the equivalent space of each partner having space equal to two twin XL mattresses.  This is a big mattress: its size might make it tough for you to fit it into a room, maneuver around corners or haul up a set of stairs, so make sure you measure first.

Recommendations: In my opinion this is the ideal choice for couples.  Every year, the king size seems to grow in popularity.  I think this is largely to do with the size of the master bedroom found in most new homes.  Not only does it allow both partners enough personal space, it also allows room for the mornings when your “alarm clock” is a welcome visit from kids or the family pet.
If you are in the market to buy a new mattress please visit our website or come into the store and salesperson would be happy to assist you with your purchase.

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