mattress sizes

When it comes to buying a mattress it’s important to determine the exact sizes you require. For example, if you’re buying a new bed and mattress together you’ll need to ensure that (1) It’s big enough for you to lie down on and comfortably move around, and (2) that it fits in the space you have allocated for it within your home. If it’s simply a swap out of old with new, you’ll need to ensure the new ones measurements are inline with any existing bed sizes else you may end up with unsightly overhang or ledges.



Twin: 39″ wide x 75″ long
The width is enough for an adult or child.

Twin XL : 39″ wide x 80″ long
The Twin XL is the same width as its smaller brother, the only difference is the length. Measuring at 5″ longer.

Full (aka Double): 54″ wide x 75″ long
The Full is also known as a Double. Unfortunately though the term Double doesn’t quite suit this size because 54″ divided by 2 is 27″ of space per person, which is not much at all when sharing.

Full XL: 54″ wide x 80″ long
Like its little brother the Full XL is same in width, so still probably best for individual use, however its slightly longer thus more comfortably accommodating taller people.

Queen: 60″ wide x 80″ long
The 60″ width of a Queen is plenty for an individual to sleep at any angle they desire, and if sharing, the 30″ each is also plentiful for a sound nights sleep without being too crammed. Notice when you shop online that most websites will display by default the price of a Queen size until you change the selection.

King: 76″ wide x 80″ long
Also called an Eastern King and is the most common king size . Measuring in at a whole 16inches wider than the Queen size, the length may be the same but the width is certainly something worth paying the extra money for. Provided you have enough bedroom space, the King is a recommended choice for sharing the bed whilst not having to sacrifice plush luxurious comfort.

California King: 72″ wide x 84″ long
Although it’s less wide than a standard King by 4 inches, it has the extra length accommodating comfortably for people over 6ft 6″. Some people prefer the extra length just for more leg movement. .