Your comprehensive guide to mattress sizes: Beyond the king size
Choosing the right mattress size is pivotal for a good night’s sleep, impacting not only your comfort but also the aesthetic and functionality of your bedroom.
Single mattresses (90cm x 190cm or 35″ x 75″)
- A single mattress is most commonly used for children transitioning from toddler beds or for adults with limited bedroom space. It’s also a common choice for guest rooms, ensuring that your visitors have a comfortable sleep.
Small double mattresses (120cm x 190cm or 47″ x 75″)
- This size, sometimes referred to as a three-quarter mattress, is an excellent middle-ground for teenagers who have outgrown a single mattress or for solo adult sleepers who prefer a bit more room. It’s also a good fit for guest rooms or studio apartments where space may be at a premium.
Double mattresses (135cm x 190cm or 53″ x 75″)
- Double mattresses are one of the most popular choices for adults, particularly young couples starting out. They provide ample space for an individual, but can also accommodate two adults, although with less personal space than larger sizes.
King size mattresses (150cm x 200cm or 59″ x 79″)
- Offering a noticeable upgrade in space from a double, the king mattress is often chosen by couples who prefer more personal room or by individuals who just enjoy sprawling out. Their additional length also makes them a preferred choice for taller individuals.
Super king mattresses (180cm x 200cm or 71″ x 79″)
- The super king is the epitome of space and luxury. This size is ideal for couples who want the maximum amount of personal sleeping space, or for families where children or pets might join in bed occasionally.
Emperor and Large emperor mattresses
- These mattresses are for those who want an unparalleled sense of luxury and spaciousness. Their dimensions can vary, but they’re larger than super king mattresses. They’re not as commonly found, so always check the specific measurements when considering this option.
Remember, beyond size, the material and firmness of a mattress are crucial for comfort. Consider all these factors in conjunction to find the perfect mattress for your needs.