With the numerous sizes of bed mattresses being offered out in the market, selecting the right mattress is not really all that easy.
Are you sure that what you purchase will fit nicely inside your room?
Does it give you enough leg space?
A standard mattress life lies in between seven to nine years. After that, it is time for a replacement.
Coming across this ultimate mattress size chart and bed dimensions guide will do you wonders. It will make the task relatively easier to understand and undertake.
So, let us begin shall we?
Here is a simple way I can make choosing a mattress relatively simple. Check on the following information below to familiarize yourself with the measurements of mattresses you can see both online and at a retail store.
A Table Of Bed Mattress Comparison Chart
When buying a mattress, it is important to take mattress size in consideration. One size definitely does not fit all. The perfect bed size depends greatly on those who plan to sleep on it.
|A single bed or a twin bunk bed for dorm use or cramped up rooms.|
This is usually found in dorm rooms and guest rooms.
|- children who no longer fit on their toddler bed or baby cot
-adults looking to save space
|A space saver and still a comfortable choice.||- adults or taller kids|
|Commonly known as a “double standard”.||- Adults who wish for a bigger sleeping space.|
|It offers additional six inches of space in length.||- perfect for those who do not want more width, but wants more leg space|
|It takes up more space than the other types cited above, but it is suitable for more than one person.||- couples or individuals sleeping with child or pet|
|A queen perfect for people who wants more length, but does not want more space||- for couples where one (or both) are taller.|
|This is only viable for rooms that have no less than 12 x 12 in size.||- couples who sleep with kids and/or pets|
|This the longest one of the mattress options, but is narrower than king-size.||- tall people and active sleepers benefit from this type of mattress|
Twin And Twin Xl
The twin is perfect for growing children and teenagers. The size is also ideal for adults who live in small spaces. But, it is easy to feel cramped up if the person is more than average in weight or height. It is fairly difficult to find a smaller bed for adults because the smaller ones available down the line are just for cots and cribs.
- It is a perfect fit for almost all standard bed frames.
- Very cheap.
- Not really economical. After just a few years, you might need to replace it.
Twin XL is fairly the same, but is more suitable for taller people. You can find this in dorm rooms or small apartments. Some people use two Twin XLs to cover their King Size Bed. This is a genius idea for a couple who prefer different mattress types or firmness.
- The minimal space it occupies is perfect for taller people who does not have bigger rooms.
- Perfect for guest bedrooms and bunk beds.
- Not really as economical, since the width does not change. After a while, the kid/adult using the bed might outgrow it.
Full Bed And Full Bed Xl
The mattress dimensions for a full bed indicate that it has more width than a twin sized one. But still, it can only accommodate one person. Of course, this person can enjoy more space. This is good for guest rooms and tiny studio type apartments. Full size XL just have additional 5 inches in length.
- Full size mattress are perfect for vintage beds. It has been utilized by people from many years ago.
- While on the recent years, vintage beds were considered good enough for couple use, the additional width is not enough for two people to be comfortable sleeping side by side.
Queen Sized Bed
This is the most common mattresses for couples. The difference in width and length from full mattresses provide sufficient space for more comfort and undisturbed sleeping environment for two people. A moderately sized room can cater a queen-sized bed.
- It is good for people who want more space, but have limited bedroom size.
- Couples who have different preferences regarding mattress preferences, such as firmness or sleep positions should get a split queen-sized mattress. Not really a popular option today, but this is great for minimal transfer of motions.
- Bigger and taller people might feel cramped up in the bed.
- For split queen beds, sheet availability is very limited.
Mattresses in king size comes in different configurations, shapes, and sizes. There is the split head king, which is probably the newest option in the market. It comes with an adjustable base. The split is placed in the head area. This enables couples to cuddle without the hassle of the seams the regular split mattresses have.
- The 8” width per person (on a regular King mattress) can guarantee enough space for two people (even the tall ones). A very generous space at that!
- For tossers and turners, a king-sized bed will not affect your partner.
- You can even have your kid or your pet sleep with you and your partner.
- King -size mattresses, especially a California King one, is very heavy. Changing sheets will be a difficult chore.
What More Do You Need To Know About Mattress Sizes?
Some advice you might benefit from (depending on your situation) are the following:
First off, if you are thinking of upgrading, you should be familiar with the current mattress dimensions you are using. After all, if you are looking for a larger alternative, you do not want to end up purchasing the exact same type.
For people who are moving to a different home, never neglect the measurement of your new room. Actually, if you are looking for a new place, you must ensure that the bedrooms should be able to accommodate your current bed sizes. Otherwise, you might need to buy new furniture or suffer the issues of a cramped up space, namely the difficulties of going around the room and the unappealing environment.
A Simple Guide On Finding The Right Mattress Size Depending On Your Needs
Finding the right mattress size is not really just about personal preferences, there are factors you should be considerate of. Especially, if you are buying a mattress that is not intended for your personal use. Hopefully, this guide will simplify things for you.
Step 1: Know the height of the person who will be using the mattress. If it is just you, it will be a lot easier to determine which mattress size to go for, but if not, you should be very precise with this detail. The mattress should have a longer length than the tallest sleeper who will use it.
Step 2: Know just how much space will be occupied. But, do not use the exact measurement. Add a bit of allowance is necessary, so you will not feel too squeezed in. If the space is too limited, you or your partner might fall off the bed. Allot space for movements like folding of hands or legs. Your elbows or knees should not hit or be in contact with your partner’s and should not exceed the edges of the bed.
Step 3: Your sleeping behavior also affects your mattress size selection. An additional margin should be placed if one (or both) are well-known tossers and turners.
Step 4: Do not expect mattress sizes to be the exact same size as the bed frame. The main idea is to have the mattress fit inside of the frame, after all.
A Quick Summary: General Rules Of Mattress Sizes
Based on the tips and information I have provided, here are some key take-aways:
- If there is only one person that will sleep on the bed, your choices would be: a twin/XL or full size/XL.
- For couples (or any two persons who have intentions of sharing the bed together), your choices would be: Queen (along its many variants), King (with its many types) and California King. With the provided online mattress comparison chart above, finding the differences regarding a queen-sized and a king-sized mattress will be a piece of cake.
Whatever your personal choice is, there are so many options out there. There are sizes available for every different type of mattresses. There is no doubt you will find one that will satisfy your needs. As an added bonus, here is my last piece of advice: Try visiting stores first before making a purchase. It will enable you to get a better sense of what might work for you.