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When it comes to mattresses, size matters!

You might feel it is okay to settle for any slumber surface. But if you are tossing and turning all night or climbing out of your bed with sore muscles, it’s time to buy a new mattress. Buying a new mattress is not that easy as it sounds - there is a lot to think about when choosing your next mattress apart from feel and texture. Usually, sleep junkies look for mattresses that ensure ultimate relaxation and comfort while ignoring the size of the mattress.

The effect of sleeping on a mattress that is too large, small, thick, or thin extends beyond your bedtime; it may even affect your overall wellbeing. Hence, the importance of owning a properly sized bed cannot be ignored – it is the key to a good night's sleep. However, buying an ideal mattress depends on aspects like lifestyle, height, weight, and sleeping environment. So, before opting for any mattress, weigh up all your available options.

The options, names, and dimensions may get pretty confusing for you – so, to help you find the optimum size, we have carefully put together this handy guide for mattress sizes. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing you have made a purchase that is just right for you.

Let’s get started…

Mattress Dimensions

Finding the mattress with the correct size is really important. Whether you are buying a single bed, double bed, king-sized bed, or any other, the mattress measurement is essential - concerning the measurement of the bed frame and the space available. Usually, people make a big mistake and buy a mattress that is either too large or small. Bear in mind; if your mattress is not supportive, it could cause back pain. As we have discussed earlier, the main aspects to consider while deciding on the size of the mattress include height, weight, lifestyle, and environment.

But the list does not end here – how restless you are as a sleeper, your room size, and how many people it is catering to are some other aspects you should consider while buying a mattress. Above all, remember to consider the bed frame or base you have; make sure the length and width of the mattress matches your bed frame. If you choose to buy a mattress and a bed frame from two separate manufacturers, it is essential to check the actual dimensions of both to be sure of a size match. However, if you are planning to place the mattress on the floor, you can easily opt for the bigger one.

Now let’s have a look at the mattress sizes:

1. Single

A single bed is suitable for single sleepers or children, but it is too small for adults. The single mattress is the smallest mattress available, with the measurements 92cm x 188cm. Above and beyond, if you are among individuals with serious space restrictions, then this mattress is not for you. However, if your room is compact, the single mattress can give it the look you have been looking for.

2. King Single

It is an excellent option for teenagers. On top of this, if you want to give your child more sleeping space – a king single should be your choice. This mattress comes with a measurement of 107cm x 203cm, which is somehow the same as a queen-sized mattress. Apart from this, if you are renovating your guest room, a king single mattress is the best choice – cozy and comfortable.

3. Double

The double mattress is considered as a great alternative for single and king single mattresses. They are suitable for sleepers who share bed with someone else. From the past few years, they are gaining popularity more, and more couples are opting for it. The double mattress size is almost the same as single, but it is 46cm wider with a measurement of 138cm x 188cm.

4. Queen

Queen sized mattress is the most popular among all. It is a common choice for couple and guest rooms. Not just this, queen-sized mattresses give your room a modern look, and if you have a spacious room – it can work wonders. The mattress comes with a dimension of 153cm x 204cm. With this mattress size, the couples would get a space of 77cm each. However, if you are not a restless sleeper, a baby can also join in.

5. King

King size mattresses give your room a luxurious look, and due to this reason, uncountable couples are opting for it. With a modern look, the mattress provides optimum space for sleepers – getting them a quality night's sleep. It gives you a room as you have on your single bed, considerably wider than queen-sized mattresses. Moreover, it gives you ample space to stretch out and feel comfortable. Minimizing disturbance and undisturbed sleep is a plus.

How to Measure a Mattress?

It is not that difficult! all you need to know is the right trick. To get accurate dimensions of the mattress – strip it off. Whether it is a sheet, protector, pillow, or cushion, make sure to remove every accessory. Once you have a bare mattress, use a measuring tape to get the dimensions – measure the height in inches from the bottom where the mattress rest.

Now measure the length of the mattress from the head to the foot – obviously in inches. Lastly, measure the width from side to side. However, if your mattress curves outward, get the exact width by taking the widest point and then measuring the furthest point for the correct length. And as for the height, start from the bottom to the top. Make sure the mattress does not bend while you are taking the measurements.

Apart from the mattress size, it is essential to measure the box spring frame of your bed carefully. If the mattress does not fit in the frame, it would be of no use, and some vendors do not accept exchange due to hygiene concerns. However, if you think measuring the mattress size is not your cup of tea, you can ask the mattress supplier to help.

Which Size Of Mattress Do You Need?

Once you have the measurements, you can easily decide which mattress size would best suit your needs. Other than the size of the mattress, do not forget to consider what you are looking for. Sometimes people overlook their health or sleeping issues while buying a mattress; consequently, they suffer a lot. Hence, buying a mattress is not a one-size-fits-all situation; therefore, it is essential to determine your requirements.

Here are some other factors which will surely help you in choosing the right size mattress:

1. Number of People Sharing a Bed

Before buying any mattress, decide will you share your bed with anyone? If yes, how many? Typically people make their children or pets sleep with them, which obviously occupies space. However, the queen or king-sized bed is enough for two sleepers.

2. Your Bedroom Size

The space available in the bedroom alters the decision. The bigger the room, the bigger the mattress you will opt for. Keep in mind more oversized mattresses take up more space in the room – so plan accordingly.

3. Your Body Size

Take your height and weight into consideration while choosing a mattress. If you are taller, opt for king size bed and if you have an average height, buy a queen-size mattress. In addition, if you sleep alone or want more space on either side of the body, king or size will be enough for you.

4. Your Sleeping Pattern

The way you sleep can also impact your decision. If you are going to sleep with someone, consider how close you will sleep. Besides, take into account the usual sleeping position of your partner with the stretching our habit.


Just as the firmness and type of mattress you choose play an essential role in providing overall comfort – placing a mattress with an appropriate size is equally important. Buying the wrong size mattress will not only make you feel uncomfortable, but it will occupy more space in your room. So, if you want to optimize your comfort level, space is necessary both in the room and on the bed.

Simply put, while buying a mattress, there is no right or wrong. It all boils down to personal preference, budget, size, and sleeping style. Just make out a mental list of all the pros and cons, and choose the size that satisfies your most essential needs.