Choosing the right mattress size is just as important as choosing your mattress comfort and construction because it can impact your sleep comfort and quality. Even so, most mattress shoppers settle for a new mattress that matches their current bed size without considering the benefits of a larger size.
Here are recommendations for mattress size based on who will sleep in the new mattress:
King Size Mattress for Couples
Do you love your significant other but crave your space in bed? Don’t worry, this doesn’t spell doom for your relationship. In fact, according to the Huffington Post, couples that sleep with space in between one another are likely in committed and secure relationships.
That’s why couples shopping for a new mattress should consider upgrading from a queen size bed to a king. King mattresses offer approximately16” of additional width, which makes a huge difference for couples looking for more space in bed.
A California king size bed is a good option for taller people. It is not as wide as a standard king mattress, but it is approximately 4” longer.
Queen Size Mattress for Adults & Guest Rooms
Every hard-working adult deserves to experience the joy of having a queen size mattress to him/herself. A full size bed may seem like the logical choice for one person, but upgrading to a queen gives your more sleeping room plus extra space to cuddle with your pet or use your mattress as a makeshift office when working from home.
A queen size mattress is also a great solution for your guest room. Every host wants to create a comfortable experience for their guests, and a comfortable and spacious mattress can be the centerpiece of that experience. Plus, a queen size mattress will work for both couples and individual guests.
Full Size Mattress for Kids & Teens
According to the National Sleep Foundation, school-aged children need 9-11 hours of sleep and teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep. Sleep comfort is important in helping your child get a good night’s sleep, and having more room to stretch can help promote better rest. It can also ensure that a quality mattress can stay with your child for until they leave the house!
A twin size mattress may seem like the right solution for a younger child, but as your child grows he/she is likely to need more sleeping room. Investing in a full size bed for your child means the mattress can stay with them from childhood into their teen years, all while promoting the quality of sleep their growing bodies need.
Now that you know which mattress size is best for you, it’s time to start shopping! If you need more information before you shop, many manufacturers and retailers offer helpful mattress size charts on their websites.