Mattress size chart & bed dimension guide. Part 2

Research what size mattress might work best for you and your bedroom space.

Queen

This size mattress is 60″x 80″. Perhaps the most commonly sold mattress in the world, the queen size is ideal for couples or singles with kids/pets who sleep with you.

If you are considering anything larger than a Queen you will want to make sure to measure your living space first.

The next thing to consider is if you sleep set has to go up or down a staircase.  Many old homes in a city have smaller stairwells.  If your home fits in this category, have no fear, you can order a split boxspring/foundation.  The mattress is not an issue since they will bend if needed in most cases.

*Bear in mind if you measure most mattresses they can appear off by about an inch or so in one direction or the other.

King/Eastern King

This size mattress is 76″x 80″. King size mattresses are preferred by most couples.  You will just want to make sure your room can accommodate this size before purchasing.  A regular king is the most commonly bought king size because the length is sufficient for most adults and most couples want the extra width vs length. 

King boxsprings/foundations are split, so most stairwells will not be an issue.

*Bear in mind if you measure most mattresses they can appear off by about an inch or so in one direction or the other.

Cal-King

This size mattress is 72″x 84″. Cal-King size mattresses are preferred by couples or couples or coupes who have a tall sleeper.  You will just want to make sure your room can accommodate this size before purchasing.  With less width and more length this size is ideal for tall people or people who have a narrow but long room.

King boxsprings/foundations are split, so most stairwells will not be an issue.

*Bear in mind if you measure most mattresses they can appear off by about an inch or so in one direction or the other.

Wyoming King

This size mattress is 84″x 84″. Wyoming size mattresses are ideal for people seeking a lot of space.  These mattresses are not commonly made from most manufacturers.  Some factories will custom make this size for you but there will most likely be an upcharge.  Finding sheets and bedding sets to fit could be a challenge as well.

*Bear in mind if you measure most mattresses they can appear off by about an inch or so in one direction or the other.

Alaskan King

This size mattress is 108″x 108″. Alaskan size mattresses are ideal for the whole family.  These mattresses are not commonly made from most manufacturers.  Some factories will custom make this size for you but there will most likely be an upcharge.  Finding sheets and bedding sets to fit could be a challenge as well.

*Bear in mind if you measure most mattresses they can appear off by about an inch or so in one direction or the other.

Conclusion

When trying to find the right mattress size to fit the needs of you or your family, these are a few things to have in mind.

  • If upgrading for adults to a larger size be sure to measure your room to make sure you can accommodate the size you want.
  • If you are upgrading your child’s mattress be mindful of how tall they may get and if you want to bypass a twin size for a full or queen if height is prominent in your family.
  • Third, who will be sleeping in it? If it’s just you and you are not tall, you may be good with a twin xl r full/double size.  But, if you are a couple, single with a child or pet you may want to strongly consider a queen or king.
  • Keep in mind if you are looking to buy a new bedroom set or upgrade in mattress size, the larger you go typically the bed frame, beds, platforms, etc will also become more expensive to buy.  Spending more now to get the comfort and space you want is generally not a bad investment.  Unless it doesn’t fit in your space, you will never say “I wish I had a smaller mattress”.

Now that you have an idea of what size mattress could work great for you take some time to see our other guides and which mattress might work best for you.

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