Below are the dimensions for the most common traditional mattress sizes:
- Single/Twin: 39 × 75 in (99 × 191 cm)
- Double/Full: 54 × 75 in (137 × 191 cm)
- Queen: 60 × 80 in (152 × 203 cm)
- King: 76 × 80 in (193 × 203 cm)
Most people ask “What size should I buy?” Here are a few tips to help you decide:
- A full size mattress has less space per person than a crib mattress does for a baby and is not recommended for adults.
- Most average size adults need a queen size to prevent movement & heat transfer from their partner.
- A King Size is 16″ wider than a queen, if you can fit a King size in the room it is highly recommended.
Things you should take into consideration when selecting the correct size of a mattress include:
The mattress should be longer than the tallest person who will be sleeping on it and wide enough so that the person has enough space to lie in their natural resting position without reaching beyond the edge of the mattress or in the case of couples having their elbows or knees touching.
For Couples we would recommend a Queen or King.
The closer you get to your partner, the greater the chance for motion transfer as well as heat transfer which can disturb your restful sleep. Larger sleep surfaces reduce these factors.
Consider your lifestyle needs. Do you expect young children or family pets to join you in bed? If so, additional sleeping space would be required.
For Young Children
Consider the length of time you expect to keep the mattress before replacing it. You should select a mattress that your child can grow into instead of grow out of.
Remember to factor in times where you may need to spend time in bed with your child such as nighttime readings and comforting sessions. If space permits, we suggest a full size.
Remember these are the growing years so anticipate the growth spurts and select a size they won’t grow out of.
Its likely homework and study time will be spent in bed as well as video gaming.
The child will be off to college in a few years, so the room may be converted into a guestroom. If space permits, we suggest a full size.