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What Mattress Size Is Best?

Buying the correct mattress size is vital in getting a good night's sleep. This is especially true for couples. If you and your partner are happy sleeping on a standard double mattress then fine.

But many couples, even after many years, don't realize how little room they each have and how this can interfere with sleep. It's only they have slept in a larger sized mattress that they discover the benefits of having that extra space. Their first experience od sleeping in a larger mattress is usually when staying at a hotel or a friend's house. Once having slept in a large mattress many couples go out and buy one. For most couples a Queen or King size mattress provides the best room and comfort.

So what are the different sizes of mattresses available? Below is a listing of the standard mattress sizes.


International Mattress Sizes
(Dimensions in inches.)
 Denomination USA & Canada Europe (UK) Asia (Thailand)
Twin/Single 39 × 75 (99.1 × 190.5cm) 36 × 75 (91.4 × 190.5cm) 42 × 78 × 22 (106.7 × 198.1 × 55.9cm)
Twin/Single XL 39 × 80 (99.1 × 203.2cm)
Double/Full 54 × 75 (137.2 × 190.5cm) 54 × 75 (137.2 × 190.5cm) 48 × 78 × 22 (121.9 × 198.1 × 55.9cm)
Double/Full XL 54 × 80 (137.2 × 203.2cm)
Queen 60 × 80 (152.4 × 203.2cm) 72 × 75 (182.9 × 190.5cm)
Olympic/Expanded Queen 66 × 80 (167.4 × 203.2cm)
California Queen 60 × 84 (152.4 × 213.4cm)
King 76 × 80 (193 × 203.2cm) 60 × 75 (152.4 × 190.5cm) 72 × 78 × 22 (182.9 × 198.1 × 55.9)
California King 72 × 84 (182.9 × 213.4cm)
Super King 72 × 78 (182.9 × 198.1cm)
Grand King 80 × 98 (203.2 × 248.9cm)

Queen size is a good choice for guest rooms, smaller master bedrooms and for couples who prefer close quarters. It's also a great choice for single sleepers who are also "sprawl ers."

King size is the best choice for couples that want maximum personal sleeping space. Also, it's great if you have kids who like to jump in with mom and dad on weekend mornings. However, size can be a problem. Make sure you have enough bedroom space to accommodate a king size. Also, don't forget to make sure that you have enough space to get it into your home. Use your tape measure before you buy to avoid tears later on.

Of course cost is a factor. Buying a larger mattress is more expensive. But remember; the biggest single factor in helping you to enjoy your day is by getting a good night's sleep. Of all pieces of furniture that you buy for your home, your bed and mattress should be the most important. Buy the best rated mattress you can afford from one of the best mattress manufacturers and you can rest easy.