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          The Big Fig

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          Built from the ground up to provide a mattress that fits all the needs of a bigger figure.

          What’s So Special About
          The Big Fig Mattress?

          Before we designed or manufactured anything, we started by identifying common problems people with bigger figures experience with their mattresses. We then addressed each problem individually to find a solution that would ensure a quality and comfortable night’s sleep for many years to come.

          Do you have these problems when you sleep?

          • • Mattress Sag • Softening of Materials
            • Loss of Comfort
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          High Quality Materials

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          ThermoGeltreated fabric helps lower body temperature for an actively cool sleeping experience

          Perforated Gel-Infused Latex Foamallows air to flow freely through the mattress, maximizing breathability and comfort

          3 Layers of High Density Poly Foamfor no-sag cushioning

          1,600 Individually Wrapped Coils50% more than the average premium innerspring mattress on the market

          High Density, 80 ILD Edge Foamadds extra strength for enhanced edge support

          Tufted In 16 Placesto prevent the materials from shifting over time

          Note: All dimensions are +/- 0.5 inch

          Works on most bed frames

          Size Guide

          Twin$1,299

          Mattress Dimensions:39” x 75” x 13”
          Foundation Dimensions:39” x 75” x 7”

          Twin XL$1,399

          Mattress Dimensions:39” x 80” x 13”
          Foundation Dimensions:39” x 80” x 7”

          Full$1,499

          Mattress Dimensions:54” x 75” x 13”
          Foundation Dimensions:54” x 75” x 7”

          Queen$1,699

          Mattress Dimensions:60” x 80” x 13”
          Foundation Dimensions:60” x 80” x 7”

          King$1,999

          Mattress Dimensions:76” x 80” x 13”
          Foundation Dimensions:76” x 80” x 7”

          Cal King$1,999

          Mattress Dimensions:72” x 84” x 13”
          Foundation Dimensions:72” x 84” x 7”

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          Edge Support – 80 ILD high density foam

          Coils

          1600 individually wrapped coils in king and cal king

          Tufts

          16 Tufts in queen, king and cal king

          18 slats at 2.5” wide

          Made from spruce wood

          32 2×4 wood block supports

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          The Big Fig’s hybrid construction of springs and foam provides the ultimate mix of support and comfort.

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          Our quilted mattress topper is made with ThermoGel cooling technology thatactively cools your body temperature. It activates with moisture contact and creates a cooling sensation close to the skin.

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          Comfort & Support
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          The Big Fig Mattress is soft and comfy while still being bouncy, supportive, and strong. Our high-quality materials are ideal for bigger figure sleepers – and this is what makes it special! No matter your sleep position, the Big Fig is designed to cradle and support your body without the sinking feeling found in other mattresses. The more pressure you put on it, the more it reacts to support you.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

            Will the Big Fig Mattress sag like my other mattress did?

          The short and simple answer is NO! We’ve specially engineered the Big Fig Mattress with a combination of high quality individually-wrapped coil springs and high density foams to deliver an exceptionally comfortable and durable sleep surface. It will not sag, even with two plus-size sleepers (up to 1,100 lbs. total weight). But don’t just take our word for it. The proof is in the pudding, and we have the test results to prove it. An independent lab tested our mattress by simulating 20 years of use with an oversized 350 lb. rolling weight. The Big Fig Mattress outperformed any published industry test results with virtually no measurable surface impression (less than 0.2”). View the complete test results here .

          The Big Fig Mattress will fit on almost any bed frame, foundation or box spring that will properly support the weight of the mattress, foundation and sleeper(s) on top. Make sure your bed is built to support at least 1,310 lbs. (the weight of a Big Fig Sleep System + 2 sleepers weighing a total of 1,100 lbs.).

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          Mattress Size Chart And Dimensions

          Use this mattress size chart to determine the size of the mattress that will suit your needs before you shop for your next mattress. If your mattress isn’t big enough for everyone who will sleep in your bed and any pets that join you, you won’t sleep as comfortably as you should. On the other hand, if your mattress is too big for your bedroom, you won’t have enough room for other furniture or to make the bed.

          Mattress Sizes (A Quick Start)

          • USA Twin: 39″ X 75″
          • Twin XL: 39″ X 80″
          • Full or Double: 54″ X 74″
          • Full XL: 54″ X 80″
          • (RV) Full: 53″ X 75″
          • Queen: 60″ X 80″
          • Olympic Queen: 66″ X 80″
          • California Queen: 60″ X 84″
          • Short Queen (RV): 60″ X 75″
          • King: 76″ X 80″
          • California King: 72″ X 84″
          • Half Queen: 30″ X 79.5″ (76.2 cm x 202 cm )
          • Twin/Single: 38″ X 74.5″ (96.5 cm X 189 cm)
          • Twin XL: 38″ X 79.5″ (96.5 cm X 202 cm)
          • Double/Full: 53″ X 74.5″ (134.5 cm X 189 cm)
          • Queen: 60″ X 79.5″ (152.5 cm X 202 cm)
          • Queen (RV): 60″ X 74.5″ (152.5 cm X 189 cm)
          • Western King: 72″ X 84″ (183 cm X 213 cm)
          • Eastern King: 76″ X 79.5″ (193 cm X 202 cm)
          • Single: 90cm x 190cm (35″ X 75″)
          • Small Double: 120cm x 190cm (47″ X 75″)
          • Double: 135cm x 190cm (53″ X 75″)
          • King: 150cm x 200cm (59″ X 79″)
          • Super King: 160cm x 200cm (63″ X 79″)
          • Single: 90cm x 200cm (35″ X 79″)
          • Double: 140cm x 200cm (55″ X 79″)
          • King: 160cm x 200cm (63″ X 79″)
          • Single: 90cm x 190cm (35.4″ X 75″)
          • Double/Full: 140cm x 190cm (55″ X 75″)
          • Queen: 160cm x 190cm (63″ X 75″)
          • King: 180cm x 200cm (70.9″ X 79″)

          Mattress Sizes You Need

          Use the mattress size chart to be sure about your requirements because some mattresses might not fit in your room, which can create a real hassle if you buy from a mattress store that doesn’t allow returns.

          First, you should consider what size you need today as well as any changes you expect in the size you’ll need during the life of the mattress. For example:

          • If you’re single but you hope to marry in the next five or so years, you may want to consider purchasing a bed that will work after you’re married. This is especially true if you’re settled in your own home.
          • If you’re renting and likely to move frequently, consider the difficulty of moving a larger bed compared to moving a smaller bed and mattress.
          • If you’re buying a mattress for a child, remember how fast they grow. Many children will reach their full height in the bed you purchase to replace their toddler bed.

          Custom Sizes

          You may be surprised to learn that you canorder mattresses in custom sizes. Some beds or sleeping arrangements require custom sizes, including extra-long or extra-wide versions and custom shapes to fit specific needs.

          Three factors are the most important when you choose the size of your mattress:

          • What size do you need?
          • Is the room large enough to accommodate the mattress you need?
          • Your budget

          If you have a new bed, one of the standard mattress sizes will fit. If you have anantique or RV bed, you may need to order a custom size. If you are significantly larger than average, such as an NBA basketball player, you may want a custom bed to accommodate your height. The largest standard mattress length is seven feet. Most people don’t sleep with their head against the headboard. So, anyone who is 6’5” or taller may find a 7-foot length confining.

          Room Size

          We specify the minimum room size you need to accommodate mattresses for each type of mattress throughout this article.

          Your Budget

          Your budget should consider both the mattress purchase, the cost of the bed as well as the bedding, and the cost of providing a room large enough to accommodate the mattress. We illustrate the substantial price difference between choosing a King and Queen size below:

          KingQueen
          Nectar Mattress$899$699
          Sheets$114$89
          Mattress Protector$99$89
          Platform Bed$275$250
          Wool Blanket$180$150
          Total Cost$1,567$1,277

          Mattress, sheets, mattress protector, and platform bed prices are fromNectaron July 12, 2019. The wool blanket represents the average price difference we found after looking at several different options.

          If you want a more traditional bed, like this Coastal Sleigh bed (pictured below), the King size is priced over $400 more than the Queen.

          We won’t bore you with the math, but we calculated that building a home with a room large enough for the minimum King size mattress would cost $5,500 more than building a home with just the minimum size needed for a Queen mattress using an estimated $125 per square foot. For ideal comfort, you’d want more than the absolute minimum size if you have furniture other than the bed and night tables in the room.

          Keep in mind that you’ll incur some of these expenses repeatedly. Most people have more than one set of sheets for their bed and everything except the bed itself will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

          If you need a King size, then go for it. But if you’re comparing the price of just the mattress and thinking “I might as well, it’s only $200” you’d overlook quite a few related expenses.

          Keep in mind that some people also need their personal space while they sleep. If you need the space, choosing a mattress that is too small is penny wise and pound foolish because impairing the quality of sleep has long term negative implications for health, relationships, and even safety.

          Therefore, we provide you with details on different sizes, their dimensions, their purpose, and who they suit best.

          Mattress Size Chart (Dimensions and Best for)

          Mattress SizesBest For
          CribBaby
          Twin or SingleToddlers, single adults, college dorms
          Short TwinToddlers, single adults, college dorms, RV
          Twin XLToddlers, single adults, teenagers, college dorms
          Full or DoubleCouples, single adults, sleepers with kid or pets
          Full XLCouples, single adults, teenagers, children with pets
          Standard QueenCouples, couple with kid or pets
          Olympic QueenTall couples, couple with kid or pets
          California QueenCouples, couple with kid or pets
          Standard KingCouples, couple with kid or pets
          California KingTall couples, couple with kid or pets
          Split KingCouples with adjustable beds
          Split California KingCouples with adjustable beds

          Crib Mattress Size

          When it comes to the size of a crib mattress, the most important factor is that it fits snuggly in the crib. You do not want a gap between the mattress and the side of the crib as a gap can endanger your child. Standard crib mattresses are28⅝-inches in width and 52⅝-inches in length. Moreover, a crib mattress should not be more than 6-inches thick.

          A crib mattress that is too thick puts your child at risk of being able to topple out of the crib. Crib mattresses will usually also fit in toddler beds, so they’ll last for the first several years of your child’s life.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum recommended room size for a nursery with a crib is 7-feet x 10-feet.

          Note that experts recommend that babies sleep in the same room as their parents during at least the first six months of their life, but not in the same bed.

          Twin Mattress Size

          Most children sleep in a twin bed after they outgrow their crib or toddler bed. The twin-size is one of the most common sizes used for children. Because these mattresses are small, they leave enough space for toys and room to play.

          The standard measurements for a twin bed in the USA are39-inches in width and 74-inches in length. Sizes in other countries vary slightly.

          Bunk bedsusually use twin size mattresses, although some bunk beds combine a twin upper with a full or queen size lower bed.

          A twin mattress is an ideal solution for people who share a single room but don’t share a bed. Some couples opt for single beds for a variety of reasons including reducing disruptions to one another’s sleep.

          When considering the size of the mattress to purchase for your child, think about how tall your child is expected to be by the time the mattress wears out. Your pediatrician can give you an estimate.

          If your child is expected to be tall, you may want to opt for a Twin XL although sheets will be somewhat more expensive, and Twin XL sheets tend to be more difficult to find in stores. It may be well worth the cost. A teenager who doesn’t sleep well because they are too tall for their bed is likely to be both grumpy and make worse decisions than they would if they were comfortable. Sleep deprivation has a negative effect on self-control and cognitive abilities.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum size room for a twin bed is 7-feet x 10-feet. For two twin beds in one room, the minimum size of the room should be 12-feet x 10-feet.

          Twin XL Mattress Size

          If you need extra length for your height, a twin XL bed provides it. This is also handy if your cat or dog tends to sleep on your feet.

          Twin XL is the most common size used in college dorm rooms. Thedimensions are 39-inches x 80-inchesin the USA, which provides you with an extra 6-inches for your legs. Canada’s twin XL is almost the same size as the one in the US. Twin XL isn’t a standard size in the European Union or France. In the UK, the closest is their small double.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum room size for a twin XL bed is 7-feet x 10-feet.

          Full Mattress Size

          Full-sized beds are also known as double mattresses. Less expensive hotels often use them as a substitute for Queen beds. These mattresses are 16-inches bigger than a twin in width. The dimensions of full-sized mattresses are54-inches in width and 74-inches in length. These beds are equipped with enoughspace to accommodate two small individualscomfortably.

          However, please bear in mind that your partner may not like the size of the bed if you tend to move around a lot in your sleep on a full-sized bed. Such mattresses are more useful for older kids who can have a sleepover without needing a second bed.

          A full-sized mattress allows you to cuddle up with your kids if you regularly tuck your children in for the night. You’ll also be able to lay down with them while you read them a bedtime story.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum room size for a full-sized mattress is 10-feet x 12-feet.

          Full XL Mattress Size

          A full XL mattress equips you withadditional room for your feet. The dimensions of these beds are54-inches in width and 80-inches in lengthwhich means that you get an extra 6-inches to stretch your legs and feet.

          Similar to full-sized beds, the full XL bed is an excellent option for tall individuals.

          Nevertheless, these beds don’t provide you with extra width that you can enjoy in the Queen version. Full XL mattresses are a good choice for people who like to cuddle with their partners during sleep, and don’t care much about having their own space for sleeping.

          This is not a common size and you may have difficulty finding sheets in this size in department stores. Fortunately, there are numerous options for sheets in this size when you shop online.

          Recommended Room Size

          Based on the walking space that you need in your room, the minimum recommended room size for a full XL mattress is 10-feet x 12-feet.

          Queen Mattress Size

          Queen beds are the most commonly used size in the world because they cater to the needs of most people. Queen size mattresses provide extra room which makes sleeping with a partner more comfortable for people who don’t want to touch someone else while they sleep. Standard Queen-sized mattresses are large enough to provide room for a couple of sleepers. Both people will enjoyenough space to enjoy their sleep and have room to rollover.

          It also keeps you close enough that cuddlers can easily find one another. Standard queen-sized mattresses come with dimensions of60-inches in width and 80-inches in length. This bed offers more than enough sleeping space for single sleepers to move around during sleep.

          You will also have room for your children or pets to sleep with you. Nevertheless, these mattresses are far bigger than other beds mentioned above, and for this, you need to have enough space in your room to accommodate these beds comfortably and still walk around with convenience.

          This bed size is preferable for guest rooms, if you want couples to be comfortable. If you want them to go home quicker, choose a full-size.

          Teenagers can spread out on a Queen-sized bed and have sleep overs without needing a second bed.

          Many married couples opt for this size. If you’re sleeping alone, using a pillow to cuddle helps keep your body heat close to your body so you won’t feel too cold.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum size room recommended for a queen-sized mattress is10-feet x 10-feet. Keep in mind, this is a minimum and you’ll be more comfortable if you have more space.

          Olympic Queen Mattress Size

          Olympic queen-sized mattresses have dimensions of80-inches in length and 66-inches in width. They provide an additional 6-inches of width when compared to a standard Queen mattress.

          The extra width is suitable for times whencouples need some personal spacewhen they are in bed and six additional inches helps with that. Olympic queen size also accommodates your child who needs some cuddling too if they wake up during the night, which is an added advantage of this size.

          Olympic Queens are not a common size which means you won’t have as large of a selection of sheets to choose from when you purchase sheets.

          You can use flat sheets for a king and tuck them under the mattress if you can’t find fitted sheets that match your décor.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum recommended size for a room with anOlympic queen mattressis 10-feet x 11-feet.

          California Queen Size

          You’ll see on the mattress size chart that the California queen-size has dimensions of60-inches in width and 84-inches in length, and it is the best option for couples who need some extra space for their feet or pets at the end of their bed. The width of a California Queen is the same as a standard Queen.

          This size is the preferable choice for tall couples who don’t want a King-sized mattress. This size also provides extra room at the foot of the bed for your pets.

          Note: Infants should not co-sleep as pictured in this image. They should be in a baby box, bassinette, or other safe sleeping space so they can’t be accidentally suffocated if one of their exhausted parents rolls over on them or the blankets cover their little nose.

          Older children can safely co-sleep as pictured.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum size of the room for a California Queen is 12-feet x 10-feet.

          Standard King Size Bed

          A King-sized mattress is good forcouples who prefer a lot of spacewhile they sleep. It also gives them enough space for various other activities including stretching, relaxing for comfort, and rambunctious sex. The dimensions are76-inches in width and 80-inches in length.

          These measurements make the bed as large as two twin XL mattresses joined together. The standard King is also the best size for couples who expect their child to share the bed with them on a regular basis and those who sleep with multiple or large pets.

          Some people find a King-size mattress too big when they’re sleeping alone while others revel in having room to keep their favorite books on the bed.

          The box spring versions of this size are split. They can be moved around very comfortably through tight corners and stairwells.

          If you have an adjustable bed, you can opt to have a split king that allows both people to independently control the position of their side of the bed.

          As noted above, infants should not co-sleep as pictured in this image. They should be in a baby box, bassinette, or other safe sleeping space so they can’t be accidentally suffocated. Older children can safely co-sleep as pictured.

          Recommended Room Size

          The recommended minimum room size for a standard King mattress is 10-feet x 12-feet although you’ll probably want more room.

          California King Mattress Size

          The California King is the largest common mattress size of them all. An Alaskan King is even larger, measuring 108 inches (9-feet) in both directions. This size is the longest standard size. The California king-sized mattresses measure72-inches in width and 84-inches in length. This size is perfect forpeople who prefer more length but not extra width.

          On the mattress size chart, you’ll notice it is 4-inches narrower than the standard king size mattress, but of course, you get additional 4-inches in bed length. Being smaller than the standard king bed, California king is still 6-inches broader than a queen bed. It provides you and your partner with enough room for sleeping space or to cuddle as per your convenience.

          The option for California King is best for adjustable beds because elevating the bed affects the usable length. A California King sized mattress gives you plenty of room to do whatever you want on it including accommodating your children and pets who invade your bed. This size canconveniently accommodate a third personon the bed with ease.

          Like a King, you can opt for a split California King for an adjustable bed.

          Recommended Room Size

          The minimum room size for this mattress is 12-feet x 12-feet.

          Mattress Thickness

          You might have noticed that we didn’t mention much about the thickness of the mattress. Well, it is because there are no standards when it comes to thickness and the options vary quite a bit. If you’re interested, you can check for more details from sleep educator terrycralle.com.

          Some of them offer 9- to 10-inch thickness, but most of the pillow top beds have 15- to 16-inch depth or more (Like Dreamcloud mattress). Box springs raise the mattress even further from the ground.

          When choosing the thickness of your mattress, there are a variety of things to consider.

          Overall Height of the Mattress

          The top of your mattress will be a combination of the height of the bed or platform plus the height of the mattress. If you will use a box spring, you have to also add the height of the box spring. Some beds are so tall you need steps to get into them. While this may look romantic, if you’re planning to have a baby, consider the difficulty of safely navigating the steps holding an infant who wants to nurse in the middle of the night when you’re exhausted.

          Too much height can also be difficult for someone who has mobility issues.

          However, a mattress that is too low to the ground can present other issues that make it difficult for someone with mobility issues to stand up from the bed. If mobility issues are a concern, you’ll want a total height close to that of most chairs which is about 20 – 22-inchs above the floor.

          Thickness of the Mattress

          Generally, the more you weigh, the thicker the mattress you’ll need not to bottom out. The minimum depth of a comfortable mattress varies by the types of materials used to make it. Innerspring and hybrid mattresses are generally thicker than latex or foam mattresses.

          Bedding Should Consider the Height of the Mattress and the Bed

          If you opt for a traditional bedspread that reaches the floor, the height of the entire bed needs to be considered. However, be aware that bedding that hangs to the floor is not recommended by bed bug experts.

          Today, most people opt for a comforter that hangs to the bottom of the box spring.

          You should also consider the height of your mattress when you buy sheets. If your mattress is only 10” thick and you buy sheets for beds with a 15” thickness, the fitted sheet may be loose and wrinkle underneath you. If you buy sheets for a 10” thick mattress and your mattress is 14” thick, you’ll have difficulties getting the sheets on and they will be more likely to come off.

          Conclusion

          You have many options. Evaluating your current and expected needs, space, and your budget will help you narrow your choice down to one or two. Otherwise, it is overwhelming.

          Make sure you have space to walk around the bed. You don’t want the daily hassle of having to perform gymnastics just to make the bed. A mattress that is too big for the room makes it feel congested.

          On the average, you will require aminimum of 30-inches between your bed and the wallfor a convenient path for walking around. Add sixty inches to the width on the mattress size chart and compare it to the measurements of your room. Some beds also come withdrawers underneath for additional storage space.If your bed has drawers, add more than sixty inches to the measurement on the mattress size chart. Because you won’t be able to access or use the drawers if your bed is placed too close to the wall.

          So there it is, now you know all about different size mattresses that you can choose for your room. The mattress size chart includes all the common sizes in the USA, UK, EU, and Canada to assist you in choosing the best option for your situation.

          If you have encountered a different mattress size anywhere in the world, we’d love to hear about it in the comments.

          The Ultimate Mattress Size Chart and Bed Dimensions Guide

          Intuitively, the different sizes of beds seem easy enough to understand, right? The truth is,choosing the right size of your mattresscan be more complicated than you may think. Does it fit nicely in my bedroom? Is there enough leg room? And many other.

          To help you make the best decisions when selecting a mattress, we’ve put together a summary of the most common measurements you will see online and in a store so you can have an idea if it’s a perfect bed for you and your bedroom.

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          Common Bed Size Dimensions Comparison

          TypeSize (Inches)Suitable For
          Small Single or Cot30 x 75Babies and toddlers
          Twin38 x 75Kids that have outgrown their cribs and single adults living in smaller apartments. It’s also great for daybed or bunk bed.
          Twin XL38 x 80Kids and taller adults and those who want to use an adjustable bed frame
          Full54 x 75Good for a single sleeper or someone with children or pets and couples that do not require a lot of leg room.
          Full XL54 x 80More than enough for single sleeper and for couples that need more leg room but can not accommodate queen size due to bedroom limitations.
          Queen60 x 80Frequent choice and a perfect size for most couples that do not need a lot of sleeping space. If you plan to sleep alone this is more than enough.
          Olympic Queen66 x 80Six Inches wider than a standard queen, it makes it nice for someone who doesn’t want to upgrade all the way to king.
          King76 x 80Great choice for couples who want maximum personal sleeping space. Check our room dimensions scale guide to ensure it will fit in your bedroom.
          California King72 x 844 inches longer but 4 inches narrower than a standard king type. Good for taller individuals.

          Small Single Bed (Cot) Dimensions

          These are the mattresses specifically designed for cribs. It can also serve as toddler beds in most cases once your baby outgrows the cot. Typical measurements are30” width and 75” length.

          Twin Bed Dimensions

          Atypical single, twin or bunk mattresses are 38” width x 75” length. You’d be hard-pressed to find a bed that is any smaller than this one, other than that of a toddler bed or crib.

          Typically this isideal for childrenwho have outgrown cribs and toddler beds, and who are now ready to graduate to a larger mattress.

          Additionally, for those who sleep in cramped quarters, who have small rooms or who share a room with a sibling or roommate, Twin beds are an ideal choice. Day beds, bunk beds, dorm room beds or those found in the guest room often use this type.

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          What is important to note about a Twin bed versus a larger toddler bed, is that comfort is taken more into account. It’s common that, once you reach the Twin size, more quality materials are used, and more engineering centered on comfort takes place. This is because, the older we get, the more we consider comfortable sleeping to be a necessity.

          Twin XL

          There are subcategories of double beds to consider as well. The Twin XL istypically 80” L while still maintaining the 38” W. If you’re an adult looking for a bed that saves space and still is a comfortable choice, an XL Twin may be perfect for you.

          Can I use Twin XL mattress on a King Size Bed Frame?

          Yes, you can use two double/twin XL beds in a king frame. If you are in a relationship where one partner requires a different firmness than the other, usually end up being big fans of this setup. This is because Two XL beds can fit snugly alongside each other within a King sized bed frame.

          This is good to know for partners who are tired of the fluffiness or firmness of their spouse’s mattress.

          Full Bed Dimensions

          Full-size mattress measures54’ width x 75” in length, and these are also commonly referred to as “standard double.” Sufficient for adults that need more room than what a Twin can offer.

          If you are in a relationship, this may not be the best choice for you, as the fit will be exceedingly tight. Likewise, if you have a dog, cat, or you have a child that sleeps next to you, you may want to consider a wider option.

          Full (Double) XL

          A XL option is54” x 80”giving you anextra 6 inchesof leg space. If you do not require extra width but want some more room for your legs this is a perfect option.

          Queen Bed Dimensions

          Queen size mattresses are60” width x 80” length. Ideal for almost anyone, in that it’s long enough and wide enough to suit most any sleeper. For those who sleep with their spouse, child or pet, it might be perfect for you.

          When thinking about these larger types, it becomes necessary to consider the living space. These take up much more room than the Twin or the Full, and thus, the ability to freely move around the bedroom may become restricted.

          If you have a larger bedroom, then this won’t be a factor for you.

          Olympic Queen

          These are slightly wider andmeasure at 66”W x 80” L. Olympic queen is perfect for taller individuals, but you don’t want to upgrade all the way to King, but you could use some more width.

          King Bed Dimensions

          A standardKing size mattress is 76” in width and 80” in length. It’s recommended that you do not opt for this option unless your room is at least 12×12. This is a perfect option for couples who sleep with their kids or pets and want more sleeping room for themselves.

          If you want to compare this to other options,King is same as 2x Twin XL.

          A nice fact is that box springs are split for this type, and it makes it easier to carry around and maneuver.

          California King Bed Dimensions

          TheCalifornia King mattress is 72” W x 84” Lmaking it one of the biggest options on the market. It’s perfect for active sleepers, tall people and couples with kids or pets. Cal King is 4” longer but 4” narrower when compared to a standard King.

          It is recommended that you have a large room of at least 12’x12’.

          Bedroom Size Requirements

          Ok, so you have decided that you need a new bed. But, can you actually put it in your room and still be able to open the door and walk around it?

          Let’s take a look at the following illustrations showing how certain mattress sizes will fit in your room.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          Which size is best for me?

          Bigger isn’t always better, but in most cases it can’t hurt. More space could mean fewer sleep interruptions, but if you always prefer to cuddle up rather than spread out, that extra space might not be worth it, especially if you’re on a tight budget.

          In many cases, couples will opt for a bigger version of a cheap bed, but if you don’t need the extra space, that money could be better spent on features like cooling or motion isolation. For a better understanding of getting your money’s worth, take a look at our mattress budget guide .

          Conclusion

          When trying to find the right mattress size to fit the needs of you or your family, these are a few things to have in mind.

          • First, if you’replanning on upgrading, make sure you know the dimensions of your current bed. You wouldn’t want to shop for a larger option and accidentally choose the same type.
          • Second,if you’re moving, don’t forget to measure the room that you’ll be sleeping in. It is awful to have a mattress that is too big for space. You’ll have issues getting around the room, and your space won’t be as aesthetically pleasing.
          • Third,who will be sleeping in it? If it’s just you, you are good to go with a Double. But, if you have a spouse, kids or pets you might want to opt for a larger option such as Queen. King is the ultimate comfort size if your room can accommodate it.

          Now that you know more about the sizes you can check out our other guides, researched for specific needs and types.

          Hope this guide was helpful and that it cleared any doubts.

          Please let us know if you have any questions in the comment section.

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          More Reading:

          1. Bed size may affect good night’s sleep – netdoctor.co.uk
          2. Reasons Why Your Bed Height Actually Matters – dreams.co.uk
          3. Complete Mattress Size Guide – by Nectarsleep.com
          4. Illustrated Bed Dimensions Guide – by Dreamcloudsleep.com

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