Almost as important as finding the perfect mattress is choosing the right size mattress. Sleeping on the right size mattress for you (and your partner) ensures you have enough room to fully relax and recharge overnight. As important as it is, buying the wrong size mattress is often one of the biggest mistakes a consumer can make. Learn about each mattress size to figure out which is the best for you.
Twin Bed Dimensions
A twin mattress is the smallest mattress available. Its dimensions are 39 inches wide by 74 inches long. It's best suited for a child who has outgrown their crib, or an adult with a smaller room.
Twin XL Bed Dimensions
The Twin XL mattress is about 6 inches longer than a twin mattress making its dimensions 39 inches wide by 80 inches long. Perfect for people who are living in tight living spaces it's perfect for taller adults or children and is most commonly used in dorm rooms and is
Full Bed Dimensions
A full mattress, or double mattress, are about 16 inches wider than a twin mattress making them 54 inches wide by 74 inches tall. A full size mattress is a great choice for growing children. Although couples can fit into a full bed, it leaves each partner only 27 inches of personal space which about the width of a crib, so it isn't the best option. Since the length is the same as a twin mattress, a full mattress may not be the best option for people taller than 5'5".
Queen Bed Dimensions
Perfect for couples, a queen size mattress is 60 inches wide by 80 inches long which is 7 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a full-size mattress. The added inches provide additional comfort for couples who don't have the room for a king mattress or prefer more living space in their bedroom. However, with 30 inches of personal space, each adult still has 8 inches less width than if they slept alone in a twin bed. Queen beds are also great for single sleepers who like the extra space while sleeping.
King Bed Dimensions
King size mattress dimensions are approximately 76 inches wide by 80 inches long, making a king mattress almost the same size as two twin XL beds put together. This is the closest a couple can come to having as much personal space (38 inches) as each would have on a twin bed. A king-size mattress is the best choice for couples who want maximum personal sleeping space and share the bed with pets. Just make sure you check the dimensions against the size of your bedroom to ensure there is a comfortable amount of living space leftover.
California King Bed Dimensions
The California king mattress is the longest mattress you can buy. The mattress is about 72 inches wide by 84 inches long which is 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a regular king. Although it has a smaller width than a regular king mattress, it still gives each sleeper 6 inches more sleeping width than a queen size bed. It's perfect for taller couples or couples with longer rooms and want a mattress that's larger than a queen.
Before making a decision, make sure that the mattress you choose will fit into your bedroom. Measure the hallways, doors and stairwells that the mattress will need to fit through. Alternatively, you can order a bed in a box mattress that will arrive rolled, condensed, in a box right to your doorstep. This means you won't have to worry about maneuvering your new mattress into your home, you can just bring the box right into your bedroom.