What size is a king size mattress?
If a double mattress doesn’t provide you with the space you need for a comfortable night’s sleep, then we recommend scaling up to the best king size mattress you can afford. A standard double bed measures up at 135cm by 190cm. The average king size mattresses size UK measures 150cm by 200cm, giving you vital extra leg and wriggle-room. It also leaves room for any little ones who might want to climb in with you.
King size mattresses are best for: 2 people and those taller than 190cm.
Before you start trawling the Internet for the best king size mattress, read on to know how to pick the best one for you.
What king size mattresses do chiropractors recommend?
Chiropractors will advise a mattress should be supportive. At the same time, there must be ample cushioning to have comfort and take away strain from pressure points, such as the elbows, shoulders, hips, and knees.
Experts recommend a king size orthopedic mattress, also known as a firm king size mattress for anyone weighing 16-18 stones or an extra firm king size mattress for anyone above 18 stones.
Chiropractors will recommend buying a mattress firmness depending on your weight and sleeping position; for example, a 10-16 stones person and a back sleeper will be best suited to a medium or medium firm king size mattress.
You will find any of our six mattresses suit your every need. They offer all the firmness levels through our reactive springs, alongside the comfort of luxurious natural fillings.
How do I choose a good king size mattress?
Choosing the best king size mattress size UK money can buy can be daunting. There are hundreds of big-name brands, such as the Emma king size mattress, Simba king size mattress and Dormeo king size mattress, all claiming to have the edge over their competitors.
At Winston’s, we’ve put together a few simple suggestions as part of our Mattress Buying Guide. In essence, they are:
- Set yourself a maximum budget
- Shop around
- Decide the type of springs that are best for you
- Learn about the different types of mattress
- Learn about GSM (Grams per Square Metre)
- Learn about the Mattress Firmness Scale
Our Mattress Buying Guide goes covers all those points in easy-to-read detail and will equip you with all the information you’ll need to choose the best mattress for your budget and your needs.
How much is a good king size mattress, and are they worth it?
Cost doesn’t always equate to quality, which is why our Mattress Buying Guide is invaluable to anyone who is looking to buy a new king size bed and mattress. For example, a mattress sold under the caveat that it ‘contains natural fibres’ may only contain as little as one percent of natural materials instead of a mattress, such as our 3000 pocket sprung mattress king size, which contains 100 percent natural materials.
Less-scrupulous manufacturers won’t rush to tell you that there’s not much in the way of natural fibres in their mattress while still charging you a premium price.
However, some king size pocket sprung mattress are worth the extra cost. Among our Top 10 Mattress Choices for 2020 is the Winstons No1 Mattress which is arguably one of the best pocket sprung mattress models on the market.
We will also encourage you to compare us to any of the following manufacturers to see for yourself why we give you the most for your money.
- King Size Emma mattress
- John Lewis King Size Mattress
- Tempur King Size Mattress
- Hypnos King Size Mattress
At Winston’s, we believe that a good night’s sleep is something that everyone should be able to afford so, while there are high-end beds you can splash out on, you don’t have to feel like you’re sleeping on a brick if your budget won’t stretch that far.
Is it better to buy a king size mattress online or in-store?
Our advice is always to buy online. When you go to a mattress store, you’ll likely be confused by sales jargon rather than presented with the facts. In addition, you can also be lulled into a false sense of security by a whole host of sales tricks and techniques.
For example, did you know that showroom mattresses are always presented on sprung bases, which changes their feel and firmness? Or were you aware that by the time you test a mattress, it’s estimated that over 100 people will have done the same so that it will be fully settled?
Winston’s advice is to shop online from a transparent manufacturer that presents every aspect of the products they sell, with no hidden surprises.
Is it better to sleep on a firm or soft king size mattress?
This can be a matter of personal taste or determined by physical requirements; choose a mattress tension according to your weight and sleeping position. For those who weigh above ten stones, something too soft will only cause problems, while a king size mattress firm for someone below 16 stones can result in extra stress on the spine and joints.
What king size mattresses do high-end hotels use?
King size pillow top mattresses or 2000 pocket sprung mattress king size in a medium tension are a popular choice in high-end hotels across the UK and around the world. However, other brands, such as the Silentnight king size mattress, prove their worth and are used in guesthouses.
You may find that some hotels offer even more spacious bedding in the form of a super king-size mattress. However, while a hotel might have the room for a mattress of this size, they aren’t suitable for every home unless yours has more oversized bedrooms.
Zip and link mattresses tend to be used in mid-range hotels. They are easier to maintain than their single-unit counterparts. They are just as comfortable and are easily installed in homes where doorways, corners and staircases are less forgiving than they might be.
What mattress do doctors recommend for back pain?
Pocket spring or king size hybrid mattress offers the proper levels of support and cushioning for those with back pain. Combining the stability of pocket springs with the comfort of Latex, beds such as our ultimate latex mattress are ideal for those who suffer from sore backs.
What should I look for when buying a new mattress?
Our Mattress Buying Guide will tell you everything you need to know. However, beyond the mattress itself, you should look for a manufacturer or retailer that offers complete transparency in its products and practices. A good marker is to check out online reviews through independent sites, such as Google reviews.
What are the best king size mattress UK for neck and back pain?
A king size gel mattress or king size memory foam mattress offers the best chance for sufferers to soothe neck and back pain and enjoy undisturbed sleep. Layers of pocket springs keep the vertebrae in alignment, while the layers of Latex help to comfort the contours of your pressure points. A king-size mattress is a significant investment, but if you know how to choose the right one for you, one that can last for years to come.
What type of king size mattresses are there?
We have 6 high-quality king size mattresses available; each type has its benefits:
A memory foam mattress features advanced technology intended to maximise your sleep experience. The mattress will soften and react to your sleeping position, making these mattresses great for keeping you snug all night long.
A pocket spring mattress will keep you cooler during the night and provide excellent support. Each spring is independent, meaning the mattress reacts perfectly to your movement and sleep position, evenly distributing your body weight.
A traditional spring mattress is the most affordable option, making them an excellent choice for those on a budget. Nevertheless, this does not indicate that they lack quality. They feature edge-to-edge support and are often hand-tufted. A traditional spring mattress is a good choice for those looking for a cheaper option. The firmer options offer good back alignment attributes, which is perfect for those who need extra spinal support.
With a Zip and Link, you can have varying comfort levels within one design. This makes them a favourite choice for couples. For instance, if your partner is fond of a soft mattress, but you prefer something firmer, a zip and link could be an ideal answer as you both get to sleep on what you want.
For more information, see our firmness guide.