Mattress Size

The Mattress Size Guide

Contrary to what many people think, a mattress size is an important aspect when it comes to a good night sleep. For example, anyone who prefers to sleep on their back will not get a good night rest if the mattress is too short. Fortunately for you, we have prepared a guide that will assist you in making sure the mattress you choose is the perfect size for you.

It’s not a simple case of choosing the biggest mattress that will fit into your bedroom. Of course, the larger the bed, the bigger the sleeping are however sometimes you may not realise the bed you currently have is not the appropriate size for you.

When it comes to the UK, all the mattress sizes differ from Mainland Europe or America. However, there are still many options available so here are some handy tips when choosing the best size that suits you:

  • A mattress should be at least 10cm (or 4 inches) longer than the height of the tallest person using it. You don’t want your feet to be in the air.
  • The width of the mattress should allow you to be able to put both your hands under your head without your elbows touching the edge of the mattress or the person sleeping next to you.
  • If you have young children that like to join you in bed, you may consider getting a size larger to comfortably accommodate everyone in bed. Measure the size of the room that the mattress will go in to make sure it will fit. Everything in the shop seems smaller than it actually is when assembled in your house.

2’6″ Small Single

Width: 77cm x Length 192cm (2’6” x 6’3”)

The small single will fit narrower kids’ bed frames and guest beds. It’s the perfect size if you’re trying to save on space and is great for a spare room as it can be easily moved when you have guests.

3’0″ Single

Width: 92cm x Length 192cm (3ft x 6’3”)

This size is great for people who sleep on their own and is a good longer term option for a child as it will last well into their teens. Single sized mattresses are also a great option for larger spare rooms and guest bedrooms.

4’0″ Small Double

Width: 122cm x Length 192cm (4ft x 6’3”)

Small Double mattresses are better suited for one person but can be bought for two adults who don’t mind sleeping close to each other. A small double is also a good choice for couples whose bedroom isn’t particularly wide.

4’6″ Double

Width: 137cm x Length 192cm (4’6″ x 6’3”)

A double mattress is the perfect sleeping solution for couples. This size allows for a good amount of room so each person can get an undisturbed night’s sleep.

5’0″ King Size

Width: 152cm x Length 202cm (5ft x 6’6”)

Great if you like plenty of sleeping room; a king size mattress will mean you’ll be able to turn and move positions without disturbing your partner. If you or your partner are 190cm (6ft 2in) or taller we recommend a King size bed.

6’0″ Super King Size

Width: 182cm x Length 202cm (6ft x 6’6”)

The very best in sleeping comfort – the super king mattress gives an unbeatable amount of space for you and your partner. If you are someone who values a lot of space, the Super King is a great option.

And what if I’m a basketball player?

In the past we have catered to the needs of many tall people who simply require a longer length of a bed. We can work with you to custom make a mattress and a base that will fit your needs. We also work with people who have odd shaped and sized bedrooms and require custom made beds. Did you know your bed does not have to be a rectangle?

Needing a mattress for your caravan bedroom?

Have a small bedroom but need a king sized bed?

Did you know that the narrowest mattress we have made was a mere 1 ft?

Get in touch to find your perfect night’s sleep!

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