What mattress size is best for you?

There are many elements to consider when creating a restful sleep space.  It is important select bedding, lighting, furniture and accessories for your bedroom that will create a beautiful, peaceful and comfortable haven that encourages a restorative night of rest.  But did you know that the size of your bed mattress matters just as much as some of these other elements? It’s true! So how do you go about selecting the bed size that’s right for you?



The smallest mattress available aside from crib mattresses, twin mattresses are about 38 inches wide by 75 inches long.  This size is most suited for small spaces and is often used for children moving from a toddler bed or crib into a standard mattress.  Many adults may find that twin mattresses are too small and restrictive to allow for comfortable sleep on an ongoing basis, although tiny loft apartments, dorm rooms and other cramped spaces may only allow a twin mattress due to space considerations.



Full mattresses are about 53 inches wide by 75 inches long, which allows only 27 inches of sleep space per person for couples. That is less than the width offered by a crib mattress. Full mattresses are usually best for adults who are no taller than 5‚Äô 5‚ÄĚ.¬† Couples who like to sleep very close may be comfortable in a full size mattress, but most prefer additional sleeping space.¬† For adults and children sleeping alone, a full mattress can provide a restful night‚Äôs sleep due to ample sleep space offered for one person.



Queen mattresses are about 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. The most popular choice for couples, queen mattresses allow for active or more peaceful sleepers to have more of their own space, while their sleep partner remains not too far away.¬† Queen mattresses are less expensive than their larger counterparts and fit in most bedrooms with ease. More substantial than a full size bed but less massive than a king or California king, queen mattresses are also popular in children‚Äôs rooms, guest bedrooms and for single sleepers due to their flexibility. Adults 6‚ÄĚ tall and over will be most comfortable sleeping in a Queen or King mattress.¬†



Offering ample space that allows sleepers to stretch out and truly relax, king mattresses are about 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.  King mattresses are actually about the size of two twin mattresses pushed together, so when shared by a couple, each enjoys plenty of sleep space to slumber peacefully.  King mattresses are also popular with families with children and pets, comfortably allowing for two adult sleepers, plus the addition of Fido, Fluffy or Junior for bedtime snuggles.


California King

California king mattresses are about 72 inches wide by 84 inches long. Offering the most space available in standard bedding today, California king mattresses provide a spacious, luxury sleep experience.  California king mattresses do require different sheets and bedding than a traditional king mattresses. Many retailers offer a wide variety of beautiful bed linen options in this size, but it is important to double check sizes when shopping or ordering to ensure that your selected bedding fits your mattress.  Although they offer plenty of sleep space, the California king mattresses footprint and sheer size must be considered when planning your sleep area.  Will this jumbo mattress crowd your bedroom and make it feel tiny or cramped? Use a tape measure to evaluate your sleep space to ensure that this oversize mattress will work for you.


Consider your lifestyle, the size of your sleep space, and take your own height into account before selecting a mattress.  Remember that the ideal mattress size for most people is 6 inches longer than their height, and the width should be wide enough for you and your partner to spread your elbows and not bump into each other. After you find a mattress size that you think will work for you, make time to ensure that the bed you want will fit not only into the sleep space that you have, but also make sure it will fit through your doorways, staircases and hallways when delivered.


Beautiful sheets, a soothing atmosphere and even your favorite pajamas are all important to consider when planning a beautiful and relaxing sleep space that promotes rest and rejuvenation. But don’t forget to consider the importance of selecting a comfortable and supportive mattress in the correct size that suits your home’s size, family dynamics and lifestyle.


Many mattress today are constructed out of inferior foams with poor quality and bad designs. In our quest to offer the perfect mattress, Elegant Strand searched for the highest quality materials, designs and techniques. Offering unrivaled comfort, our Perfetto mattress is crafted by Italian artisans and features exquisite craftsmanship.  The mattress industry is full of products that over-promise and under-deliver, but at Elegant Strand, we under-promise and over-deliver in our continual quest to redefine excellence and exceed your expectations. 


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