mattress size guide
Buying a mattress is an important venture. One has to consider a lot of things in order to make a good decision as to which mattress will offer a refreshing and relaxing night’s sleep. The type of mattress, materials, durability, warranty and the comfort it gives are all important factors. The mattress you invest your money in needs to fit your needs.
With the availability of so many bed sizes and mattress sizes, you may have experienced some confusion as to which will fit your bed or frame best. This article, with a handy bed size chart, will help you make the right decision about the proper mattress and size. Read on to know more before you go out on your shopping expedition.
Mattress Sizes & Dimensions
28"W x 52"D (71 x 132 cm)
Twin Bed Dimensions(Single):
39"W x 75"D (99 x 190 cm)
Twin Bed XL Dimensions (Single XL):
39"W x 80"D (99 x 203 cm)
Full Bed Dimensions(Double):
54"W x 75"D (137 x 190 cm)
Queen Bed Dimensions:
60"W x 80"D (152 x 203 cm)
King Bed Dimensions (Eastern King):
76"W x 80"D (193 x 203 cm)
A crib size mattress measures 28 by 52 inches (71 by 132 centimetres). These mattresses are used exclusively in baby cribs. Cribs mattresses are not very transitional as they do not fit any other standard size bed.
Also commonly called: Single Size
This mattress measures 38 by 75 inches (96 by 190 centimetres). There is just enough room for a little movement without feeling cramped or falling off the bed. This size is also known as single size in some countries. Usually used for children's beds, trundle beds, and daybeds. Consider a twin size if you are short on space or working with a limited budget. Twin size mattresses usually measure from 5 inches to 20 inches thickness. For bunk beds or kids beds less thickness is recommended.
Extra-long Twin Size
Also commonly called: Twin XL or Single XL
The dimensions of this mattress are 38 by 80 inches (96 by 203 centimetres). This is ideal for growing kids so you won't have to change mattresses during their teenage years. This size is also typically used in college dorms. Twin XL mattresses may be a great solution for couples with different firmness preferences as two Twin XL mattresses pushed together measure the same as a standard king set.
Also commonly called: Double Size
This mattress measures 54 by 75 inches (137 by 90 centimetres). It is big enough for two people. However, it doesn't give you much space for elbow room and may be experienced short in length for some. The full size mattress is ideal for guest rooms and smaller rooms. Many Queen and Full size mattresses are very similar in cost, so consider carefully your needs before choosing to go for a slightly less expensive full size mattress.
The queen size mattress dimensions measure 60 by 80 inches (153 by 203 centimetres). This is the more popular mattress size. It provides ample space for two adults, though not as much room as when a single adult occupies a twin bed. Comfortably cozy!
Also commonly called: Eastern King Size
The king size mattress measures 76 by 80 inches (198 by 203 centimetres). This mattress gives two adults plenty of elbow room. It gives each just as much room as one gets when occupying a twin size bed. This mattress offers the widest sleeping surface and is ideal for master bedrooms.
Pocket Coil Mattresses
The design is as simple as the name implies; each coil is wrapped in its own pocket. Each spring performs independent from the others, which makes it absorb movements hence reducing 'motion transfer'.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam is known for its reduced motion transfer and pressure point relief. Memory foam feels solid, yet 'hugs' your body. Memory foam is constructed in such a way that it provides support and adjusts to your body's temperature and weight.