Mattress Sizes


It’s no secret that there are many different types of mattresses and it can be overwhelming to try and determine what is the ideal mattress for you. From bonnel to pocket spring mattress, it’s hard to determine what mattress is right, let alone what is the best size fit in your room. Since we know the importance of finding your best mattress fit, we created this mattress dimension guide so you can see how beds are sized and find common terminology used for mattress sizes – all while determining the best fit for a mattress that will match your bedroom and lifestyle.

Single Mattress

A single bed is 36 inches wide and 75 inches long. Its main designation is to fit one person. Obviously, this is where the name “single bed” stems from. These are comfortable and convenient for kid’s rooms and are likely going to be suited for the kid until he hits high-school age as the 75 inches might not be enough at that point. It’s one of the most preferred options when it comes to furnishing children’s rooms.

Twin Mattress

The twin measurements are practically identical to the single. However, it is intended to be one of a pair of single beds. They are usually put in guest rooms which would be shared by more than just one person. They are also commonly chosen by couples who prefer to sleep together but not to share their bed as they don’t feel comfortable.

Full Mattress

Full mattresses are sometimes referred to as double mattresses or standard mattresses. They are typically 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. These versatile mattresses make an excellent choice for teens, guest rooms, and first homes. However, they do not necessarily make a good choice to share with a partner. “Buying a too-small mattress is one of the biggest mistakes new bed-buyers can make.” They go on to say that couples sleeping on a full mattress have the sleeping space a baby’s crib provides.

Queen Mattress

These mattresses are a much better fit for two adults. The other benefit is that these mattresses are so common that it’s fairly easy to find a wide range of bedding options. Guest rooms and small master bedrooms are perfectly suitable locations for queen mattresses.

King Mattress

These mattresses are becoming increasingly popular – especially in light of recent revelations that bigger really is better for mattresses. The bed is roomy enough to sleep two large adults comfortably. However, the size of the mattress makes it difficult to easily move around  especially in homes with stairs or smaller sized rooms. These are better suited for larger master bedrooms.

California King Mattress

These mattresses are sometimes called western king mattresses. Coming in at 72 inches, they are four inches smaller in width than eastern king mattresses, yet they are  four inches longer in length (84 inches). In other words, these mattresses are perfectly suited for taller adults. Because they are slightly narrower than traditional king mattresses, they offer a little more flexibility to fit in master bedrooms that have additional length but not enough width for a normal king bed.

At the end of the day, there are many different mattress sizes and the dimension depends on what is ideal for your lifestyle, budget, and room. The most important factor in choosing a bed size is what is right for you – there is no one size fits all. However, since this is a critical decision, it is important to use tape to mark out where a mattress will fit in a room before you order it, just to make sure you are making the right decision. However, regardless of the size of your bedroom, mattress, or sleep position style, when you choose Ambassador Bed, you can rest assured that you will be experiencing deep, luxurious sleep no matter the size

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