Mattress Sizes

In addition to comfort, support and price, mattress size is a major consideration while searching for a good mattress. There are many sizes of mattresses available in the market. To purchase a right mattress, one should first take the size of the bed and the required mattress.

Mattresses are designed to accommodate one or two persons at a time without any space problems. Mattresses with restricted space don?t provide you comfortable sleep. The Better Sleep Council, a non-profit, mattress industry supporting organization in the USA, provides some guidelines to the shoppers regarding the size of mattresses.

In the USA, a standard chart for mattress sizes is available. Almost all manufacturers follow these standard sizes. Single or twin size mattresses are 39 inches wide, but a double or full size mattress has a width of 54 inches. Both single and full sizes are 75 inches long. This length is too short for some adults. Full size mattress is more appropriate for a single person only if he is less than 5 feet 5 inches tall. Full size or twin mattresses are increasingly used for teenage bedrooms. Queen size mattresses are 60 inches wide and around 80 inches long. Measured as today's most accepted mattress sizes, these mattresses are comfortable for couples. These type mattresses are ideal for small master bedrooms and guest rooms.

King model mattresses are 78 inches wide and 80 inches long, which is 18 inches wider than that of queen mattresses. This type mattress offers maximum personal sleeping space of about 39 inches for each sleeper. Other USA mattresses sizes include 66x 80 for Olympic queen, 60x 84 for California queen, and 72x 80 for California king. Although, there is no standardized size for the thickness of mattresses, most fall in the range of 6" to 14".

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