Don’t get stuck with a mattress that’s the wrong size! Did you know one of the most common mistakes during a mattress purchase is choosing a size that’s too small? The experts at Factory Mattress are here to break down the various sizes of beds and their ideal uses to help you decide what you need!
Twin Size Mattresses
Who needs a twin mattress? Usually, it’s for either shorter people, like kids, or for small spaces (think college dorms or New York City apartments). Twin mattress dimensions clock in at 39 inches wide by 75 inches long, making it the smallest mattress size available that isn’t intended to be in a crib. Although twin-sized beds can make a great “first” bed for children transitioning out of cribs, many parents are choosing to transition straight to a queen-size mattress to give their child more room to grow—and offer an easy place for mom and dad to lay for bedtime stories!
Full Size Mattresses
Are you thinking about a full mattress? These are also 75 inches long—the same length as a twin—but a full-sized mattress is 54 inches wide, an extra 15 inches compared to a twin. This size mattress typically doesn’t work well for most couples since it leaves only 27 inches of personal space per sleeper—that’s about the same amount of sleep space as a crib! But, if you’re debating a twin vs. full mattress for yourself, this mattress size provides much more room for an individual than a twin mattress.
Queen Size Mattresses
What about a queen mattress size? At 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, it is roomier than a full mattress. Queen size mattresses are a good fit for master bedrooms that are designed to hold larger beds. This size is a great first mattress for a couple, particularly couples who don’t mind snuggling as the sleeping space per person is smaller than a twin-size bed (30″ x 80″ vs. 38″ x 75″). Also, many single folks who just want to be able to spread out at night choose a queen size mattress.
King Size Mattresses
Have you thought about a king mattress? A king mattress size feature the same length as a queen-sized mattress, but with a whopping 76 inches of width, you can easily stretch out during the night without disturbing your sleep partner. As the biggest mattress size*, a king allows for maximum sleeping space and even extra room for a kid (or two), the family pet, and whoever else you want to squeeze in.