Size Guide for Mattresses: Get it Right to Sleep Tight!


Buying a mattress is no joke. The confusion starts with, the size of the mattress. This can be a little difficult to understand and overwhelming to try and choose. Regardless of the type of mattresses, such as memory foam, spring or hybrid mattress, it is important for you to understand the size. It is also very important for the mattress to fit your bed perfectly so that you are able to sleep comfortably. It is also important to understand if you are the only person using the bed or if there is a sleeping partner. Both sleepers’ comfort should be considered before buying the bed. Here is a simple Mattress size guide which you can choose for making a decision about your mattress size:

How to choose the right mattress size?

  • Measure: The first and best option is to measure your room and see how much space you have for the bed. Estimating the room size will help in understanding the mattress dimensions. It is also important to understand if there are stairs so that you can fit your bed and mattress in perfectly.
  • Budget: Fix up a budget on how much you are willing to spend and which features you cannot compromise on while buying the mattress. This will help you to remain within the budget and not compromise on the quality.
  • Research: Before you visit a store to buy or buy the mattress online, it is important to do your own research and understand a little bit. This will come a long way in decision making.
  • Trial and Error: You could also test and then choose from a range of mattresses. Most of the companies offer a trial period for a specific period of time to check if you are comfortable with the mattress. You could make use of this and check.

Here are some of the most popular mattress size chart for you to check:

Twin Size Mattress

This is mostly used by children and in college dormitories. These were one of the most popular sizes for adults who sleep along once upon a time. In houses or lodgings where spacing is very limited, this mattress came in handy. A regular twin size mattress with a mattress dimension of 38″X74″ is good enough for an adult to sleep on. A twin size XL has an extra space of 39″X80″.

This mattress is best suitable for those who need an additional bedroom or need one for their kids etc. A Twin XL is comfortable for most adults and you could get creative by putting two twin XL mattresses along with a foaming bridge pad to create a king-size mattress.

Double Size Mattress

During the 60s and 70s, double size mattress was a common sight in many bedrooms. Today these mattresses are found in spare bedrooms and in bedrooms that are small, it provides just enough space to sleep without crowing the room.

With a dimension of 54″X75″, the mattress is perfect for a room that has 10X12 feet. Double beds are still good enough only for a single sleeper.  Therefore, if you are looking for a bed for two grown-up adults, a queen size would be the best choice.

Queen Size Bed

Queen size mattresses started becoming famous since the 80s and it is still the most preferred choice for two people to sleep in.  The best part of the queen size mattress is that it accommodates two people without occupying many places in the bedroom.

The dimensions of queen size bed are 60″X80″ In order to accommodate this comfortably, the room must be at least 10 feet by 14. A queen-size bed is perfect for a teenager growing up every day, a guest room or even in a spare room. This is the most popular mattress size in terms of its usage.

King Size Mattress

This is one of the frequently bought mattress types of late. There is so much room in this bed and a plush one will make you feel like you have the world around you. This is best for tall people who need more legroom.

A king size mattress is perfect for a couple who sleeps along with a kid or pet. The mattress is 76″X80″ and it can sit comfortably in a room that is 13X13 feet.

One of the important things to remember is there is no single size that will fit everyone’s needs. You can also go for a custom size that does not match with any of this. Wakefit offers custom sizes where you can buy a mattress that has a dimension different from any of these. A mattress is a one-time investment that you make towards your good health. Therefore, make sure that you select the right mattress size and the material. Here’s to your good sleep and sweet dreams.

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