Mattress Sizes and Dimensions-The Sizes and Pros and Cons! (2023)

Mattress Size Dimensions (IN) Dimensions (CM)

Split California King

(2) 36 inches by 84 inches

(2) 91.4 cm by 213.3 cm

California King

72 inches by 84 inches

182.8 cm by 213.3 cm

Split King

(2) 38 inches by 80 inches

(2) 96.5 cm by 203.5 cm


76 inches by 80 inches

193 cm by 203.5 cm

Split Queen

30 inches by 80 inches

76.2 cm by 203.2 cm


60 inches by 80 inches

152.4 cm by 203.2 cm

Full XL

53 inches by 80 inches

134.6 cm by 203.2 cm


54 inches by 75 inches

137.1 cm by 190.5 cm

Twin XL

38 inches by 80 inches

96.5 cm by 203.5 cm


38 inches by 75 inches

96.5 cm by 190.5 cm

Other Mattress Sizes Chart

Mattress Size Dimensions (IN) Dimensins (CM)

Alaskan King

108 inches by 108 inches

274.3 cm by 274.3

Wyoming King

84 inches by 84 inches

213.3 cm by 213.3 cm

Texas King

80 inches by 98 inches

203.2 cm by 248.9

Olympic Queen

66 inches by 80 inches

167.6 cm by 248.9 cm


48 inches by 72 inches

121.9 cm by 182.88 cm

Where to find the mattress size on your mattress?

You can usually find the mattress size on the tag. If the tag is missing or if it doesn’t say the size, you can simply measure the mattress. Once you have dimensions, you can look up on a chart which size to which those dimensions correspond.

Bed Sizes in Order

Alaskan King Mattress Dimensions

(108” W x 108” L)

As a square mattress, the Alaskan King is just as wide as it is long. This massive mattress size measures 108” in length as well as width. This size is custom made and as such usually requires custom bedding and accessories. Its large sleep surface offers couples, and even families, plenty of room to share. It is definitely spacious enough for more than two people! This Alaskan King bed can be constructed of latex or memory foam and it can be made as one or two pieces. We often recommend a one-piece to avoid a seam down the middle.

Pros and Cons of the Alaskan King Mattress Size


  • Huge bed with ample space for large sleepers and those who like to stretch out.
  • Wide enough for multiple sleepers.
  • Extra length allows for pets at the foot of the bed.
  • A bed this large has a sense of grandeur, reflective of luxury living.


  • Not great for tight spaces, necessitates a large room.
  • Fewer options for bed sheets and bed frames.

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Split California King Mattress Size

(36” W x 84” L)+(36” W x 84” L)

Sleeping on a Split California King Mattress size is a good, solid choice for couples who like their space-and a lot of it. The length of a Split California King Mattress is 84 inches while the width is 36 inches per side. It has everything to offer that the split king and split queen sizes do, but on a larger scale. Those looking to create a large and luxurious bedroom environment will be “living like a California King” when sleeping on this size!

The Pros and Cons of a Split California King Mattress Size


  • The Split Size California King is big, allowing for stretching out and comfortably accommodating larger individuals.
  • Compatible with split features of adjustable beds.
  • If purchased initially, a split Cali-King mattress can lead to long-term saving as upgrading sizes won’t be necessary later.


  • Though big can be great, a split California King Mattress might not fit in smaller spaces.
  • Larger mattresses like the Split California King come with a larger price tag in most cases.

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California King Mattress Size

(72” W x 84” L)

183. cm X 203.5 cm

The California king mattress size is 72 inches by 84 inches. It is shorter than a regular king by 2 inches, but it is longer by 4 inches. The California king is a good option for people who are taller or who prefer more space. It is also a good option for people with pets that lay at their feet. Like with all mattress sizes, you want to make sure you have enough space for a California king. Though the California king is 2 inches narrower than a regular king, it still has a bigger surface area. Thus, it costs more than a regular king. A mattress is an investment that lasts for years. Thus, it is always good to know everything that you can about it. Below are the pros and cons that may help you in your purchase

The Pros and Cons of a California King Mattress Size


  • The California King has a large length. Making it very comfortable for those who are taller or have pets that like to sleep at their feet (as mentioned above).
  • The California King mattress dimensions allow a great sleeping arrangement for couples who like to sleep closer together.


  • The California King takes up a large amount of space in a bedroom. Be sure to measure the amount of space you have for a bed before buying a mattress.
  • The California King is not a rare mattress to find. It can be hard to find proper bedding and sheets to fit. Keep in mind the bedding for such a large mattress can be found, but not as cheap as a smaller mattress such as the Twin.

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Split King Mattress Size

(38” W x 80” L)+(38” W x 80” L)

The dimensions of a Split King Mattress side are 38 inches by 80 inches, approximately the same as a Twin XL. So, two Twin XL mattresses make up a split king bed. This makes it simple to find sheets to fit and replacing a single side simple too. People who want to make use of an adjustable bed will likely enjoy having a split mattress. Parents can purchase a split king mattress and use it for two kids in different rooms even. Then, later, they can join the two sides for one larger bed so when it’s time to upgrade only one bed will need to be purchased.

The Pros and Cons of a King Mattress Size


  • The pair of sides can be used together or individually.
  • Split King Mattresses are sufficiently large enough for comfortable sleep.
  • Split mattress versions allow for use of dual-firmness mattress options; each side could be set to support and feel differently.
  • Due to being split, the setup of a split King Mattress is possible in places with narrow doorways and halls.


  • The Split King mattress may be too large for some bedrooms.
  • Generally, the larger the mattress, the larger one’s budget needs to be when shopping.

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King Mattress Size

(76” W. x 80” L)

183 cm X 203.5 cm

The king mattress is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. These dimensions are equal to having two twin XLs mattresses put side by side. The people who usually use the king mattress are couples who enjoy more space. Couples with children and/or pets may also find the king mattress to be a perfect size. The king mattress is generally more expensive than the smaller sizes. But you can possibly save money with it over time if you find that you do not need to upgrade to a larger size. You can find the king mattress with different levels of quality and pricing. So if you are on a budget, you can still find a king mattress that you can afford. When buying a mattress you need to ensure that it is comfortable and large enough. Below are a few pros and cons of the king mattress that can help you choose.

The Pros and Cons of a King Mattress Size


  • The King mattress dimensions are large enough to leave adequate space for couples who have children or pets that may sleep in bed with them from time to time.
  • Often the user of a King size mattress does not find themselves in need of a larger size mattress, in this case the California King. This can save money overtime and be a very great investment.
  • Comes in a variety of prices and quality.


  • The King mattress will take up a large amount of space and may not be suitable for someone who has a smaller amount of room to allow for their bed.
  • The cost of a King mattress with great quality can possibly be a bit too steep for someone watching their budget. It may save money overtime but the outright price can turn some people away.

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Split Queen Mattress Size

(30″ X 80″)+(30″ X 80″)

Split Queen Mattress dimensions measure 30 inches wide and 60 inches long per piece. These mattresses are usually sold as two pieces. There are several advantages to choosing this size, one of which is single side adjustability when paired with an adjustable bed that has that feature. Because the mattress is split in two, each side can be pushed together to form one large bed, or moved apart to create two separate sleeping arrangements.

The Pros and Cons of a Split Queen Mattress Size


  • All the things we love about the original Queen size; comfortably fits one or two adults, comes in multiple styles, large enough to share with kids or pets.
  • Split Queen Mattresses usually fits standard Queen bases.
  • This size mattress is typically the most cost effective split size.
  • Split Queen mattresses are obtainable in many brands and styles.


  • Split Queen Mattress sheets are not carried everywhere so it may take longer to find when shopping for sheets.
  • When replacing a Split Queen Mattress, both sides are sold together so it is rare to be able to purchase a single side by itself.

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Queen Mattress Dimensions

(60″ X 80″)

152.5 cm X 203.5 cm

Queen mattress dimensions are large enough to accommodate two adults, ringing in at 60” wide by 80” long. The queen mattress dimensions provide adequate space to comfortably fit two people, but not so much space that the bed doesn’t fit comfortably in the room. The queen size mattress is popular for this reason. It is found in the bedrooms of single adults, couples, teens and even kids. This size mattress is a good choice for anyone looking to maximize space. It makes for a very common mattress size in hotels. The queen mattress dimensions provide enough length for average sized adults, without as much width as the King or California King. This size is available in a variety of quality levels. Therefore, it is also available to fit a wide range of budgets. The following pros and cons list can help you decide if a Queen mattress will fit to your needs.

The Pros and Cons of a Queen Mattress Size


  • The Queen Mattress Dimensions comfortably fit two full size adults.
  • Many of those who upgrade to a Queen never find themselves needing a larger mattress, therefore do not upgrade to a King or California King.
  • The Queen is also a great size mattress for single adults with pets or young children that may sometimes sleep in bed with them.
  • Comes in many different qualities and mattress types.


  • Some couples find that the King mattress is more comfortable, due to it leaving more space for each individual.
  • The Queen mattress may not be suitable for two adults and pets at the same time. Whereas the King and California King often leave plenty of room for a couple and pets.
  • The Queen mattress fits two adults, but might not allow much room to stretch out and have a large amount of space between each user.

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Full XL SizeMattress Dimensions

(53” W. x 80” L.)

A Full XL mattress is similar to a Twin XL in that it takes the original size and adds length. So you might guess that a Full XL will have almost identical benefits to the Full but with the added bonus of being longer. The dimensions for a Full XL measure 53 inches wide and 80 inches long. Often times this size mattress is used by adults and taller teenagers. While it could fit two people, many times it is most comfortable for a single sleeper. Smaller rooms accommodate this size better than some of the larger options available.

The Pros and Cons of a Full XL Mattress Size


  • This size mattress occupies less space than other mattresses with similar benefits.
  • A Full XL can be found in multiple types of mattress including pillowtop, memory foam and latex.
  • Due to the large variety of types of Full XL mattresses, they can be found in multiple price points.
  • The extra six inches in length may add to the length of time it can be used as a person grows taller.


  • The Twin XL is not ideal for two people, though it may be possible for two individuals to share.
  • This size may not be available in all mattress models.

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Full SizeMattress Dimensions

(53” W x 75” L)

134.5 cm X 190.5 cm

The full size mattress size is 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. A full mattress is sometimes called a “double” It is the usual choice for growing children. It is also great for adult single sleepers. The full size comfortably fit people who are less than 65 inches (~5’5″) tall. This mattress is 17 inches wider than a twin. Thus, it is a good choice if you have a guest sometimes. But it is not large enough to fit an adult couple comfortably every night. The mattress does not take up a large space, like the King and California king do. When choosing a mattress for your child, it is important compare their height with the mattress dimensions. If you think your child will get taller, you might need to buy a bigger mattress in the future. It also may be helpful to look at some pros and cons of the mattress. Below are some pros and cons of the full size mattress.

The Pros and Cons of a Full Size Mattress Size


  • The full size mattress does not take up a large amount of room space.
  • This mattress comes in a variety of qualities, making it available to fit a wide range of budgets.
  • The full size mattress leaves enough space for the individual to stretch out across the bed, and also fit to the needs of their growing height.
  • The mattress is a great next step for those who are just outgrowing a Twin, or Twin XL.
  • When purchasing a mattress, the full size will in most cases be cheaper than a Queen or King. Making it the perfect size, and the cheaper mattress for one who is not expected to grow out of this size for a couple of years.


  • The full size mattress may be easily outgrown by teens. It could be more economical to upgrade to a larger mattress first instead of having to replace with another mattress later on.
  • The size of a full mattress is not suitable for more than one person on a regular basis.

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Twin XL Mattress Size

(38″ X 80″)

96.5 cm X 203.5 cm

The Twin XL Mattress Dimensions are very similar to the normal Twin Mattress. The Twin XL has an added 5 inches in length. This makes it a great size for growing children. Instead of buying the next size up (Double), you can get the Twin XL. Due to its extended length, it costs more than the Twin, but can be a very wise investment if you are only looking for a new mattress based off the users growth. It is very similar to the Twin mattress. Therefore, its audience is almost one in the same. Often times this bed is used for teenagers and adults saving on room space. This is also a cheaper way to get a mattress that fits your needs. There are several pros and cons associated with selecting a mattress with Twin XL Mattress dimensions. Listed below are just a few.

The Pros and Cons of a Twin XL Size Mattress Size


  • The cost of a Twin XL is lower than a Double, Queen, King, Or California King.
  • This mattress size can be perfect for those who outgrow a Twin, but do not have the room space for a Queen size mattress.
  • If two growing children are sharing a room, two Twin XL mattresses will take up less space than upgrading to two Double mattresses.
  • The Twin XL can be found in many different qualities and price points.
  • Bunk beds can be found to fit the Twin XL mattress dimensions.


  • Most people will not have this size through their entire adult life so an upgrade to a larger size will eventually be made. Because mattresses can last for so long, it may be more economical to skip this size and invest in a larger size to begin with. However, it is a good replacement for the Twin.
  • This size mattress only fits one full size adult in most cases.

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Twin Mattress Size

(38″ X 75″)

96.5 cm X 190.5 cm

The twin mattress is the smallest size available, excluding toddler and infant size. It is 36 inches wide and 75 inches long. The twin is the perfect size for a young child and growing adolescents. It is also good for single adults saving on room space. Due to its small size, a twin mattress is often used in dorm rooms and other spaces with more than one bed. The room does not feel cramped, and there is still space for furniture and other objects. Since a twin mattress is small, it is often more affordable than larger mattresses. When deciding on which mattress to buy, there are many things to consider. Below are the pros and cons to think about. How these pros and cons impact a person is based on preference and needs.

The Pros and Cons of a Twin Mattress Size


  • Generally the cost of a twin size mattress is less than that of a larger size, though prices can vary greatly depending on the quality selected.
  • Gives parents with young children the opportunity to provide a mattress that suits their needs, and is not “too big”.
  • Can be a very great investment for those with a smaller amount of space to allow for their bed
  • The Twin mattress dimensions measure approximately 38 inches wide and 75 inches in length.
  • Available in both high quality and lower quality models.
  • Many bed frames that accommodate multiple children fit one or more twin size mattresses.
  • Twin bunk beds can save even more space and be a “fun” sleeping environment for children.


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  • Often the length of a Twin mattress is not great enough to comfortably fit a full sized adult.
  • Twin mattresses are not ideal for more than one person sleeping at a time.

Custom Sizes

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Alaskan King Mattress Size

(108″ X 108″)

Measuring 108” wide as well as 108” long, the Alaskan King Mattress is likely one of the largest mattresses available. It can be a great way to fill a large room while also adding to the enjoyment of the bedroom. In this bed, it’s highly doubtful you’ll ever interrupt your partner’s sleep, or vice versa. At nine feet wide, multiple people can sleep atop this mattress. The nine feet length makes it ideal for tall individuals. Nobody’s feet should hang off the edge! Having an Alaskan King Mattress built to order from Rest Right Mattress might just be the best way to treat yourself!

The Pros and Cons of a Alaskan King Mattress Size


  • The Alaska King Mattress will help fill a large bedroom space.
  • The spacious surface allows for multiple sleepers, larger sleepers, and taller sleepers.
  • This size may make getting comfortable easier as you can spread out.


  • Limited retailers carry sheets so they may need to be ordered online.
  • A large bed requires a large bedroom area.

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Wyoming King Mattress Size

(84″ X 84″)

A step larger than the California King is the Wyoming King Mattress. It maintains the 84 inch length of a California, but adds an additional 8 inches to the width. The larger size of an 84” by 84” Wyoming King Mattress allows users to spread out and get comfortable. It can also be great for instances where more than two people will share the bed. Whether it is shared with a large pet or a child with needs for sleeping besides parents, there’s ample room. The Wyoming King Mattress is not available at all retailers but at Rest Right Mattress, we can have one customized just for you!

The Pros and Cons of a Alaskan King Mattress Size


  • The large surface are of a Wyoming King mattress is great for individuals who are larger.
  • The extra width of the Wyoming King fits more than two people in most cases.
  • The long length is good for tall people.


  • The Wyoming King takes up a good amount of space so it must be set up in a larger room.
  • Sheets may prove more difficult to find for a Wyoming King mattress.
  • Sheets are available in limited colors and thread counts.

Texas King Mattress Size

(80″ X 98″)

With the Texas King size, you get the traditional width of 80 inches but extended length of 98 inches. This longer bed size caters to tall people who are tired of sleeping on beds that are too short. Sleeping on a bed that isn’t long enough can lead to aches and pains that last a lifetime. The Texas King eliminates those worries by accommodating to the needs of some of the tallest individuals.

The Pros and Cons of a Texas King Mattress Size


  • The adequate length of a Texas King means tall people don’t have to ball up to fit on the surface.
  • With enough surface space to relax, comfort is at a maximum.
  • Its not-too-wide structure allows it to fit medium size rooms.


  • Texas King mattresses require a special bed frame – but we offer those, too!
  • Sheets for a Texas King usually must be ordered online.

Olympic Queen Mattress Size

(66″ X 80″)

An Olympic Queen mattress is wider than a traditional yet maintains the length of a regular queen-sized bed. Olympic Queens are custom made to 66” wide and 80” long. There is a large market for this size. This is because it is small enough to fit into most rooms and still offers the extra width. People who sleep with a pet or child appreciate the extra space. It’s also great for couples who maybe need that extra elbow room.

The Pros and Cons of a Olympic Queen Mattress Size


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  • Extra width satisfies space needs when sleeping with a pet or child in the bed.
  • Olympic Queen beds aren’t too big for most bedroom spaces.
  • Great for individuals who don’t need a King but just want something a little wider than a Queen.


  • Shipping of untraditional sizes sometimes takes longer.
  • Special sheets and bed frames are necessary.

Antique Mattress Size

(48″ X 72″)

An Antique mattress or some may call three quarter mattress is shorter than any other mattress size available at Rest Right Mattress. These measure 72 inches long. With a width of 48 inches, it is wider than a twin but not quite as wide as a full size. People with a short stature tend to opt for the Antique mattress size because it is large enough but doesn’t take up too much room.

The Pros and Cons of a Antique Mattress Size


  • Small mattresses take up less space and can make rooms appear larger.
  • Antique mattresses are ideal for teens who need more bed surface but still aren’t too tall.
  • An Antique mattress has more bedroom placement options than most other sizes.


    • Sheets are uncommon for Antique mattresses and can have fewer design options.
    • The distinct size of an Antique mattress requires custom frames and/or platforms

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Selecting a Mattress Size

A great deal of care should go into your decision on which mattress size to choose. Mattresses are built to last for many years. That means you want to make sure it fits your needs from day one. How tall you are is going to go far in determining which mattress size is most comfortable for you. You want to make sure that your legs aren’t hanging off the end of the bed. You’ll want extra headroom as well. Sleeping comfortably is the number one purpose of a mattress. You won’t be comfortable if you feel squished into a too-small surface space so this is an important decision.

Mattresses for Couples Sleepers

The common mattress size for couples is 80 inches long and 60 to 76 inches wide. Thus, the mattress sizes queen, king, and California king are good options for couples. The king and queen are more popular for couples since these two usually provide enough space. But the California king size is popular in the United States west coast. It is also 4 inches longer (but 2 inches narrower) than the regular king size. Thus, the California king is a usual choice for taller individuals.

Mattresses for Single Sleepers

The common mattress size for single sleepers is 75 inches long and 38 to 76 inches wide. Thus, the mattress sizes twin, twin XL, and full are good options for single sleepers. A full mattress can still fit a second person, but the twin and twin XL are really for one person only. The full XL is a size that is 80 inches long, so it’s a good option for a taller person, or just someone who enjoys more space.

Mattress Sizes Per Height

We have created a guideline to help you choose the right size mattress for your personal stature. We accounted for the fact you will need a few more inches in addition to your height. Then, we narrowed down the mattress size options per height range. These are simply suggestions meant to point you in the right direction. Keep in mind that you know how much room you like better than anyone else. These are simply a place to start.

8’ 8” or Shorter: Alaskan King Mattress

Mattress Sizes and Dimensions-The Sizes and Pros and Cons! (14)If you are 8’8” or shorter, an Alaskan King Mattress is a reasonable mattress size. It is a full 9 feet on both sides, making it long and wide. More than one person could enjoy sleeping in this mattress. The tallest consumers would probably prefer it over small mattress sizes. Its substantial size is desirable and unique.

6′ 8″ or Shorter: California King

Mattress Sizes and Dimensions-The Sizes and Pros and Cons! (15)For a person whose height is under 6’8”, the California King is an option. It is seven feet long so accommodating for those who are fairly tall. If you are right at the edge of this range, you may want to go ahead and upgrade to the Alaskan however. It will provide the most headroom and legroom.

6′ 3″ or Shorter: King, Queen, Twin XL

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All three of these mattress sizes have an 80” length. They are the most common sizes because many people fit these nicely. If your height falls around 6’3” or under, you could consider these. Which you choose would be dictated on other factors-outside of your height. For example, how many sleepers and the size of each person.

5′ 11″ or Shorter: Twin, Full

Mattress Sizes and Dimensions-The Sizes and Pros and Cons! (17)The average American is 5’9” according to the CDC. That means most people will be able to fit on a Twin- or Full-size mattress. Provided they meet your other sleep criteria, they could be a good fit. These mattresses are 75” in length with differing widths. They are some of the most affordable mattress sizes as well.

Mattress Size Factors

Many factors shape your mattress size decision. These are a few of the things you may want to examine before concluding on the best mattress size for you.

Budget: Smaller mattresses tend to be less expensive than larger ones. Although, mattress type will also play a large role in the cost.

Available Square Footage: Even if you want a massive bed, you will be limited to the size of the bedroom.

Hallway Access: Setting up a mattress is going to require moving into the desired bedroom. Narrow hallways or doorways might cap off the sizes you can choose from.

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Age of Sleeper(s): The life of a mattress is several years, so if the user will be experiencing significant growth over the next few years, you may want a mattress that is suitable for the growth.

Who is Using the Mattress: Will the mattress be sleeping one? Two? A couple and a pet or child? These are things to understand and consider as well.

Tall Mattress vs. Short Mattress: Dimensions of the perimeter of a mattress is not the only size to consider. How tall your mattress is going to be after setup is also a concern. This mostly impacts the way your mattress looks, but it does somewhat affect functionality. A box spring makes up around half of the mattress height and platform beds don’t typically use one. So, a short mattress may not be ideal for a platform bed. Additionally, if a mattress is too tall, it may hide the headboard once decorative pillows are added.

Headboard Calculations: Though a headboard can be purely ornamental, often times, it is used as a chairback of sorts. People can lean on the headboard as they read or watch television. If the mattress height is too tall, there may not be enough of the headboard usable for this purpose. To ensure the mattress you choose is the right size in this regards you’ll need to do two things. First figure out what the measurement will be from the top of the mattress to the top of the headboard. Compare it to your body- waist to head measurement. A good rule of thumb is the first measurement should be approximately four inches longer.

Questions & Answers

What is the size of double mattress size mattress?

A double mattress size, it is referred to as a full. Its dimensions measure 54”x 75”.

What is the difference between a single bed and a twin bed?

A single bed and a twin-size bed are the same thing; measuring 38”x 75”. The phrase twin-size came about because it makes it possible to fit two of these beds in one room.

What size is a queen mattress?

A queen size mattress is one of the most favored mattress sizes because it can comfortably fit two adults. Its length is sufficient to welcome the average height sleeper and width enough for two. Official dimensions are 80 inches long and 60 inches wide.

What is the standard mattress size?

Standard mattress sizes are the sizes that you see at most mattress stores. They generally include Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King and California King.

How do I know my mattress size?

If you are replacing a mattress and want to know what size you already have, simply measure its sides. Then, compare it to our chart at the top of the page.

Are there bigger mattress sizes?

Larger mattress sizes are available at Rest Right Mattress. There are many people who find that traditional mattresses are too short. Others conclude that they need more space to stretch out. Our extra-large sizes meet the demand for customers needing something extra. These sizes include the Alaskan King, Wyoming King, Texas King, and Olympic Queen. To discuss custom sizing, give us a call.

What is the most popular mattress size?

The standard Queen is the most popular mattress size. However, the most important thing is that the mattress you choose is right for you. Just because a mattress such as the queen meets the needs of the majority, doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for everyone.

What size mattress do two side-by-side twins mattress make?

Two Twins combined measure 76”x 75” which does not equate to the dimensions of any single mattress size. Rather, it gives the width of a King and the length of a Twin. Two Twin XLs on the other hand, make up the size of a traditional King at 76”x 80”


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Mattress Sizes and Dimensions-The Sizes and Pros and Cons!? ›

→ The King mattress size , without a doubt, is the best standard mattress size for couples in India. They provide ample space and comfort for not only couples but also children. A King size XL can also be an ideal size for a couple to sleep in comfortably.

What are the size differences in mattresses? ›

Mattress Size Chart
Full54" X 74"
Queen60" X 80"
King76" X 80"
California King72" X 84"
2 more rows

Which size mattress is best? ›

→ The King mattress size , without a doubt, is the best standard mattress size for couples in India. They provide ample space and comfort for not only couples but also children. A King size XL can also be an ideal size for a couple to sleep in comfortably.

What is the most popular mattress size? ›

For most homes though, a Queen size mattress (60” x 80”) is the most popular option but plenty of people opt to go smaller with Full size mattresses (54” x 75”) or larger Kings (76” x 80”).

Does mattress size matter? ›

Does Mattress Size Matter? No matter how much homework you do to select the best mattress type and comfort level, if a mattress is not the right size, it will affect your sleep quality. A mattress must accommodate all potential sleepers — kids, pets, you — while allowing you space to move around your bed comfortably.

Which is better 6 inch or 8 inch mattress? ›

If you want one of the most durable mattresses that stays comfortable for years, it should be at least 8 inches thick, including the minimum requirement of a 2 to 3-inch thick comfort layer and 5 to 6-inch thick base layer. Usually, the more mattress thickness, the softer it feels.

What are bed sizes in Canada? ›

Standard Mattress Sizes Available in Canada, with Dimensions
Width x Length
Double/Full53 x 74 ½"134.5 x 189 cm
Queen RV60 x 74 ½"152.5 x 189 cm
Queen60 x 79 ½"152.5 x 202 cm
King RV72 x 79 ½"183 x 202 cm
6 more rows

Do you sleep better on a bigger mattress? ›

Ergonomic studies show that couples sleep better in a bigger bed. Before the trials only 15% said they would buy a larger than standard bed. Afterwards 50% said they would. (Ergonomic pilot study by the National Bed Federation, 1995.)

Is a queen size bed too big for one person? ›

Queen size mattresses are best for single sleepers who enjoy their space. They're also good for couples, just as long as nobody is over 6 foot, 5 inches. It's currently the most popular mattress size in North America. The recommended room size for a queen size mattress is at least 10 by 11 feet.

Which mattress is good for back pain? ›

Memory foam or latex foam mattresses are best for back pain sufferers. They aid in healthy spinal alignment, blood circulation, and pain alleviation by evenly dispersing the body's weight.

What size bed do most couples sleep on? ›

The standard queen mattress measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long and is the most popular mattress size, especially amongst couples.

Is an 8-inch mattress too thin? ›

Is an 8-inch mattress too thin? On average, an 8-inch mattress may not give you enough neck, hip, and back support. If you happen to be a smaller-weight single sleeper, it could be adequate, but typically, low-profile mattresses or a thin mattress won't provide much in the way of comfort layers.

Is an 8-inch mattress uncomfortable? ›

An 8-inch memory foam mattress might be thick enough for a petite, single sleeper who prefers a firmer mattress. However, for plus-sized sleepers, large adults, side sleepers, or couples, an 8-inch mattress may be unable to bear their weight and can be uncomfortable.

Is it better to have a thick or thin mattress? ›

Anyone sharing a bed should look for a mattress at least 10 inches thick. Thinner models are more likely to sag under your combined weight. Sleep partners who both weigh over 230 pounds often need an extra-thick mattress for sufficient support.

How tall should I be for a queen size mattress? ›

Queen: 59.5” (W) x 79.5” (L)

Tall sleepers above the height of 6 feet and 5 inches, however, might need to consider a longer bed.

Should I get a full size or queen size bed? ›

Queen and full mattresses are both good choices based on your different needs. A Queen bed is usually preferred for couples because it has more sleeping space. On the other hand, a full mattress is ideal for singles because you have the space to sprawl out — even if you're working with a smaller bedroom.

How thick is hotel mattress? ›

Hotel Mattress, Thickness: 6 Inches.

Can you sleep on a 6 inch mattress? ›

This built is enough support for the majority of sleepers, however, it may feel very firm for heavier individuals. We generally recommend that adults opt for at least an 8 inch mattress if it is something they will sleep on every night, while kids can happily sleep on a 6 inch mattress.

Is a 6 inch mattress comfortable? ›

On average, a good mattress should be between 5 – 8 inches thick. The best ones have a comfort layer that is at least 2 to 3 inches and base layer that is 4-5 inches thick.

What is the most popular mattress size in Canada? ›

Full / Double / Standard Mattress Size

A full-size mattress, also known as a double mattress or a standard mattress, is one of the most popular choices for single adults. These mattresses are 53 inches by 74.5 inches in Canada.

Is a full the same as a double? ›

Full and double are simply two different names for the same bed size. As the two names are both still fairly popular, mattress companies often use them interchangeably. Up until the 1940s, the two most popular mattress sizes were twin- or double-sized mattresses.

Are bed sizes different in Canada? ›

There are seven different mattress sizes in Canada. It starts small at a Crib Size bed and ends up with the biggest of them all, the California King Size bed.

What age should you get a bigger bed? ›

When Is It Time For A “Big Kid Bed”? Most experts recommend that around three is the ideal age to transition to a big kid bed. Research shows that waiting until your child is three is associated with healthier sleeping habits –– earlier bedtime, longer time asleep and less resistance to bedtime.

Is it better to sleep on a hard or soft mattress? ›

Generally speaking, heavier people prefer firmer mattresses. Soft foams may sink in too much for comfort and adequate support. Conversely, lighter sleepers may sink in less and find firm beds to be uncomfortably hard, so they generally prefer soft to medium firm options.

Do heavy sleepers get more deep sleep? ›

Additionally, heavy sleepers are at an increased risk of suffering from sleep inertia, as they are thought to spend more time in deep and REM sleep and tend to wake up during these. They may feel groggy, disoriented and fatigued throughout the day.

Can 2 people sleep on queen size bed? ›

Queen size bed mattress on a wooden queen size bed with storage is the most popular choice among consumers as it provides enough space for two people to sleep, along with considerable space-saving storage options.

Can 2 adults fit in a queen bed? ›

How many people can sleep in a Queen bed? Queen beds typically support up to two people sleeping comfortably and a pet or two if you're so inclined. Single sleepers can spread out and take advantage of even more sleeping space.

Do 2 singles make a king size bed? ›

King Size Mattress

The King Mattress is essentially the width of two singles, yet longer. A King is also available as a split king (two long singles) when seperate feels are required (firm, medium, plush) or partner disturbance needs to be minimised.

Which mattress is used in 5 star hotels? ›

Sealy is the most preferred mattress for five star hotels around the world, therefore, Sealy is proud to present our special edition HOTEL DELUXE. It brings luxury into your home combining comfort layer with our unique PostureTech coil to deliver an exceptional good night's sleep.

Why does my back hurt in bed but not on couch? ›

The main cause of back pain in bed is poor posture, either from how a person sits at work or how they sleep at night. Between the vertebrae in the spine are intervertebral discs, which rehydrate at night (this is why we are taller in the morning, and part of the reason that the elderly lose height as they get older).

How often should you replace your mattress? ›

Under normal conditions, mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years. Of course, this is a general guideline and not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are various factors that influence when you should replace your mattress.

Do most married couples sleep in the same bed? ›

When a person gets married or moves in with someone else, the expectation is generally that they'll share a bed. However, a growing legion of couples are opting to stay married and sexually active, but do the actual sleeping part in separate beds, even in separate rooms.

Do couples always sleep on the same side of the bed? ›

Almost half (46%) say that when they first got together as a couple, both partners preferred the same side of the bed and 79% of them had to concede their preferred side to their partner. Overall, twenty percent of Americans would find it challenging to change their side if a significant other wanted the same side.

How common is it for married couples to sleep in different beds? ›

A survey has revealed one in ten US adults rarely or never have a good night's sleep, and around 25 percent of American couples choose to sleep in separate beds from their partner, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Is an 8 inch mattress OK? ›

An 8-inch mattress won't provide enough support or cushioning for the average-sized adult. Children or shorter adults should be okay on a thin mattress, and it can be used as a temporary sleep solution for guests. However, the average adult should seek a mattress at least 10 inches tall for ample support and comfort.

Is a 8 inch mattress good? ›

8 inches is generally the thinnest mattress recommended for all-around sleepers. An 8 inch memory foam mattress is good enough to provide body-conforming support.

Is 8 inch mattress good for back pain? ›

Tips for Buying Mattress for Back Pain

Thickness - When buying to relieve back pain, go for a thickness of 8 inches. You can choose a 6 inches mattress if the sleeper's weight is less than 60 kg. Thicker mattresses are softer on the surface with solid support. Avoid beds which are lower than 6 inches.

How long does an 8 inch memory foam mattress last? ›

According to Serta, memory foam mattresses typically last 8 to 10 years. According to Casper, a memory foam mattress can last up to 10 years. According to Savvy Sleeper, memory foam lasts between 8 and 10 years.

What is the most comfortable bed size? ›

Sleepers' Sizes: For average-sized adults, a queen-sized mattress is usually adequate, but for those who like to move around or those who are bigger and taller than average, a king mattress or a California king may feel more comfortable.

Is a 7 inch mattress good? ›

These mattresses are perfect for a supportive sleeping experience. The overall thickness of the innerspring mattress should be around 7 inches. The Thickness of a Foam Mattress: Ideal for orthopedic use, the best thickness of any foam mattress should be within 6-7 inches.

Does a heavier person need a firmer mattress? ›

Firmness. Generally speaking, a medium-firm or firm mattress is the best choice for sleepers who weigh more than 250 pounds. Firmer mattresses will offer ample support, encouraging proper spinal alignment and resisting sagging over time.

How thin can a mattress be and still be comfortable? ›

Going TOO Thin

In order for a mattress to work, it needs some substance. Look for a thickness of around 4 to 4.5 inches at a minimum. Anything less, and you may as well be sleeping on the floor — there won't be enough material in the mattress to provide you with adequate support!

How long do mattresses last? ›

Most mattresses should last between 7 and 10 years. However, there are many variables that can influence mattress lifespan. The original build quality of the mattress, the materials used, and even the weight and sleeping styles of the sleepers can all influence a bed's longevity.

What is the most popular bed size? ›

The most popular mattress size on the market is the queen mattress, which is traditionally used in a master bedroom. At 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, the queen mattress size offers plenty of space for couples or individuals who like having extra room to move around in bed.

What size bed is best for a 6 foot person? ›

Most people around 6 feet tall rest comfortably on a mattress that has a length of at least 80 inches. A twin may be too short but a twin XL, queen, king, or California king should do.

How high should a mattress sit off the floor? ›

The ideal bed height varies by person and greatly depends on how tall you are and what stage of life you're in. However, the standard bed height sits at approximately 25 inches. You can find your current bed height by measuring from the top of your mattress to the floor.

Are box springs necessary under a mattress? ›

Most modern mattresses including mattresses in a box do not require a box spring. In fact, traditional box springs don't provide the rigid support needed for many newer foam and latex beds. Box springs are primarily designed for use with coil-based mattresses.

Is there a big difference between full and queen sheets? ›

Full size fitted sheets are typically 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. The full size flat sheet is the same measurement as a queen, at 96 inches by 102 inches. A full size duvet is also the same size as a queen duvet, measuring 93 inches wide and 96 inches long.

Is a full size bed big enough for 2 adults? ›

The good news? A full mattress (aka double bed) has been considered the gold standard bed size for couples, and can definitely sleep two. However, some couples may find a larger queen or king size mattress is their perfect fit.

Are there 2 different size queen mattresses? ›

There are three different types of queen mattresses: the standard queen, split queen, and olympic queen mattress. The standard queen size is the most popular size, its dimensions are 60 inches by 80 inches. The olympic queen size is slightly larger than a standard queen, it's 6 inches wider and 80 inches long as well.

Is a 12 inch mattress too thick? ›

The standard thickness of 10 to 12 inches is adequate for most average-sized adults. At this height, most models have substantial comfort and support layers. Since this profile is so common, shoppers can select from a wide range of materials, price-points, and firmnesses.

Is there really a difference in mattresses? ›


Cheaper mattresses tend to be thinner with just a few layers of material. Expensive mattresses will usually be lofted higher due to multiple layers of different materials. These pricey mattresses can also be made of high-density materials such as memory foam.

Can a mattress be slightly bigger than frame? ›

Most bed frame sizes match up directly with the same mattress size, although some may be slightly larger to accommodate the mattress better.

Is a queen double bigger than a double? ›

Is a double bed the same as a queen? No, a queen size bed is 6 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a double bed.

Is there a big difference between a queen and a double? ›

Differences Between Full & Queen Mattresses

A full (or “double”) mattress is 75 inches long and 54 inches wide, making it a good option for teens and adults who sleep alone. A queen mattress is 5 inches longer and 6 inches wider than a full mattress, at a total of 80 inches long and 60 inches wide.

Are 2 twin beds the same size as a queen? ›

Is a queen as big as two twin beds? No, a queen-size bed is not as big as two twin beds. Two twin beds side-by-side measure 76 inches wide, while a queen measures 60 inches wide. Two twin XL beds, however, make a standard king-size bed.

Do most sheets fit a 12 inch mattress? ›

Regular sheets typically accommodate mattresses between 7 and 14 inches in depth. If your mattress height exceeds 14 inches, you'll probably need deep pocket sheets. As the name suggests, they're deeper than average sheets so they can stretch over the extra height.

Do I need special sheets for 12 inch mattress? ›

A: 12" is a standard depth so a full-size sheet will fit correctly. To be clear-- you will never be required to buy a queen-sized sheet for a full-sized bed. If the depth of the mattress exceeds 14" one can simply buy a deep-pocket sheet.

Is it better to have a harder or softer mattress? ›

Generally speaking, heavier people prefer firmer mattresses. Soft foams may sink in too much for comfort and adequate support. Conversely, lighter sleepers may sink in less and find firm beds to be uncomfortably hard, so they generally prefer soft to medium firm options.

What type of mattress is used in hotels? ›

Typically, the mattresses used in hotel rooms are medium-firm. This is because medium-firm mattresses can accommodate all three sleep positions. Back, side, and stomach sleepers will feel supported with proper spine, neck, and hip alignment.

Is it better to have a higher or lower bed frame? ›

While a lower bed gives the appearance of more space, a taller bed looks more cohesive in a room with high ceilings. For design purposes, lower beds better suit contemporary and modern decor, while taller beds complement a traditional or a modern-glam aesthetic.

Why is there a gap between my mattress and bed frame? ›

If your mattress isn't properly supported or secured by the bedframe, it may move during the night, resulting in pesky gaps that your pillows may get stuck in.

Can you put a queen mattress on a double box spring? ›

We are often asked this question, and it's not surprising since there is nothing to stop you from laying a queen size mattress on a smaller bed frame. So the short answer is yes, you can fit a queen size mattress on a double bed frame.


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