Buying too small of a mattress is one of the biggest mistakes that new bed buyers make. Below is a Mattress Size Chart and buying guide to help you determine which Mattress size is right for you and your family!
- Twin mattresses – Twin size is generally made to accommodate one child or one adult sleeper. On occasion when you need to lay with your child it should accommodate, but will be a bit crowded. If you are a taller adult you may want to consider a twin-XL which will give you added length. (see below). Twin (also referred to as ‘single’) is great for smaller guest spaces, bunkbeds, and daybeds.
- Twin XL mattresses – Twin-XL size (Extra-Long) is 5 inches in length longer than the standard twin. This size is great for taller youth or adults. Twin-XL is the same length as a queen or king, In fact two of them side by side equals a king.
- Full size mattresses – Full size or also known as a ‘double/standard’ was commonly used for two adults 30 – 40 years ago when the homes and bedrooms were built much smaller. Now it is usually purchased for single person use and sometimes smaller guest rooms. It is a tight fit for two adults and the same length as a twin. Two adults sleeping on a full size is equivalent to each person sleeping on a crib mattress (27 inches of sleep space). Most people with a sleeping partner opt for the queen size. Full can sometimes be special ordered in extra long.
- Queen mattresses – Queen size is a good choice for guest rooms or smaller master bedrooms.
- King mattresses – King size (also known as an eastern king) is the same length as a queen but much wider (16 inches). If you have the space it offers the most room for couples. King size beds are also great if you have kids or pets who like to share your bed.
- California King mattresses – For very tall people you can also special order a California-King which is a 72” x 84”. They are 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a regular King size mattress.