Did you know that a couple sharing a queen size bed, each has less personal space than a child in a single bed?
When considering a new mattress, size matters! While sleeping with your partner is important, we need space to help regulate body heat and to help mitigate disturbances from tossing and turning. Firstly, consider who will be sleeping in the bed. Evaluate your height and weight and that of your partner.
Next, consider the size of your bedroom and what size bed will fit it best. We always suggest to get the biggest size possible.
A single mattress is the smallest available mattress size at 92cm x 188cm. This is ideal for children but probably too short for some adults. If this is the case, try a roomier king single at 107cm x 203cm. It’s wider, the same length as a queen and a great alternative for teenagers.
Double mattresses are 138cm wide, which is only 46cm wider and the same length as a single. Doubles are fast becoming popular as an alternative to singles for children and teenagers. Plus, the extra room is great for telling bedtime stories.
At 153cm x 204cm, queen size mattresses are wider and longer than a double and are the most popular size. Queens are suited for a couple, fit in most bedrooms today and are ideal for the guest room. However, that’s still only 77cm width of space each, compared to 92cm width of personal space if you slept in a single bed.
While king beds were often thought of as a luxury, they are now the fastest growing preference for couples. At 183cm x 203cm, each partner has as much space as having their own single bed.
Super kings – measuring 203cm x 203cm – provide the maximum amount of sleeping space available in a mattress. They’re also great when the kids jump into bed on those lazy weekends.
When choosing your next mattress remember size is important to your sleeping quality!