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Mattress Research Center > Mattress 101 > Mattress Size Information

Mattress Size Information

Which Size is Best for You?


Sometimes purchasing a new mattress means getting a new size. Be careful not to buy a mattress that's too small for your needs, because while it may save you a few dollars now, you'll end up paying for it later. Make sure there is plenty of room for you and your sleeping partner, especially if one of you tends to move a lot throughout the night.

Need a little more advice? Read below for a better explanation of the sizes we offer. And, always remember that you can call us at 1-800-455-1052 to speak with a friendly mattress expert who is happy to assist you.
King California King Queen full xl Full Twin XL Twin Crib
76" x 80" 72" x 84" 60" x 80" 54" x 80" 54" x 75" 39" x 80" 39" x 75" 27.5" x 52"
King California King Queen Full XL Full Twin XL Twin Crib

Twin

People enjoy saving space with a twin mattress, especially when outfitting a guest or child's bedroom where you want to maximize living or playing space. However, for most people, a twin mattress is too small. They can be great for younger kids, but older, growing children might need something bigger to grow into. Shop Twin Size Mattresses

Twin XL

Twin XL mattresses are most commonly found in dorms and other rooms where space is limited. They're a great way to save space, just like a twin, but they offer more length for adults. Also, since two twin XL's pushed together equals a king, they can be versatile in changing sleeping situations. As such, twin XL mattresses are great for guest bedrooms. Shop Twin XL Size Mattresses

Full

Also known as a double, a full mattress provides more room for a single person to sleep, but not really enough for two. When divided in half, each person has only 27 inches of space (the same size as a crib). The full mattress is also only 75 inches long, which can be too short for taller people. Full mattresses are great transition mattresses for growing children and young adults. Shop Full Size Mattresses

Full XL

A full XL mattress measures 54 inches wide by 80 inches long. It's the same width as a full mattress, but measures 5 inches longer. Full XL mattresses are great for taller sleepers who don't need all of the width of a queen, but appreciate the extra leg room. Full XL mattresses are better suited for single sleepers rather than couples. As with a full bed, they can feel a little cramped with two sleepers. These make great transition mattresses for growing young people. Shop Full XL mattresses.

Queen

If you're concerned about space in your master bedroom, a queen size mattress might be perfect for you. They allow two people to sleep comfortably without taking up as much space as a king mattress. Many people also prefer a queen mattress if they like a lot of room when they sleep alone. It's the smallest width mattress (at 60 inches) that is longer than a full or twin, so it's a great choice for both growing teens and tall adults.Shop Queen Size Mattresses

King

A king mattress is the best choice for couples who don't have to worry about space in their bedroom. It's the equivalent of sleeping on two twin XL mattresses and offers each person plenty of individual space without having to sleep on the edge. Added personal sleeping space is ideal for those who get hot at night. It's also a great choice for parents whose children might need to join them in bed on a stormy night. Shop King Size Mattresses

California King

If you're tall and sick of your toes hanging off the end of your mattress, then a California king might be what you're looking for. You gain inches in length, and you'll hardly notice the inches you lose in width. At four inches narrower and four inches longer than a regular king, a California king is a great choice for someone who needs added length and more room (a foot!) than a queen provides. Shop California King Size Mattresses

When you know which size is right for you, you can begin to shop for your new mattress. Please note: all mattress manufacturers work on a 1" tolerance. Dimensions listed above could be up to 1" shorter and/or narrower than specified.


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