Your Guide to Mattress Sizes

Twin, Full, Queen or King?

The size of mattress you pick will depend on the size of the room it’ll be placed in and how many people will be sleeping on it. But in order to make the best decision, you’ll want to know the exact dimensions you’ll be working with, as well as the pros and cons of each mattress size. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide to mattress sizes. We want to make sure that the next time you come into our store, you’ll be armed with the right information. Learn more about the different sizes below, and be sure to give us a call or just stop by if you need any help finding the right size mattress for your home. Twin Dimensions: 38” x 75” Where to Use: Fit for a single sleeper, twin beds are perfect for kids’ rooms, especially young kids who have just outgrown their cribs. The compact size makes it easy for even a small room to feel big (especially when paired with a young child’s imagination). Parents also like these mattresses because they can be used on daybeds and bunk beds, giving them more options in tight spaces. Twin XL Dimensions: 38” x 80” Where to Use: Like a regular twin mattress, a twin XL is really only big enough to sleep one. However, those five extra inches of legroom can come in quite handy for adults and taller adolescents! College dormitories also tend to favor these mattresses, as they’re long enough for even the lankiest basketball players but still narrow enough to fit in the dorm. Full Dimensions: 53” x 75” Where to Use: A full bed is a bit wider than a twin, but it’s really quite a squeeze for two. Most couples wouldn’t like sleeping on a full bed night after night, unless space is really tight. The lack of legroom can also cramp many adults’ style. Because of this, full beds are best recommended for children and teenagers. They can also be a great option for guest rooms. Queen Dimensions: 60” x 80” Where to Use: Plenty wide for two and long enough for even the tallest, queen beds are a great compromise mattress for couples with relatively small bedrooms. Because queen beds are relatively narrow, it’s easier to squeeze two nightstands, a dresser, or other furniture into the bedroom, making the most out of every inch of space. Single sleepers also love queen beds, as it gives them plenty of space to stretch out at night while not cramping their style during the day. King Dimensions: 76” x 80” Where to Use: When partners want lots of space to stretch out at night, the king bed is the right pick! King beds are especially great in hot, sticky climates, as both partners can retreat to their end of the bed in order to savor those blessed last cool inches of the mattress. Of course, couples who choose a mattress this big need to have a big bedroom. Otherwise, they might have to make compromises on their other bedroom furniture. California King Dimensions: 72” x 84” Where to Use: As you might guess, the California king is especially popular in the state of California. It’s actually slightly smaller than the regular king bed in terms of total area, but most couples don’t really notice the lack of space. This mattress size is great for bedrooms that are longer than they are wide and for very tall sleepers. California king sleepers just need to be careful when selecting bedding, as regular king size sheets and blankets won’t fit on this mattress.