Mattress Sizes Matter: How to Pick the Perfect Sized Mattress for You

Do you want to avoid making one of the most common mistakes that people make the next time you purchase a new mattress for yourself?

Then you should steer clear of buying a mattress that's the wrong size. Far too often, people pick out mattresses that are the wrong size and pay the price for it later.

You can make sure that you don't do this by learning about the different mattress sizes before heading out to buy a new mattress. From twin-size mattresses (38″ x 75″) and full-size mattresses (53″ x 75″) to queen-size mattresses (60″ x 80″) and king-size mattresses (76″ x 80″), there is a mattress size for everyone.

It's going to be your job to figure out how to pick a mattress size based on your specific needs. Let's take a look at some of the steps you'll need to take when picking a mattress.

Begin by Measuring the Size of Your Bedroom

One of the first things you're going to want to do when you're starting to shop for a new mattress and looking at all the different mattress sizes is measure the size of your bedroom. It'll help to know the dimensions of your bedroom when you're weighing your different options.

There are a lot of people who would absolutely love to stick a king-size mattress into their bedroom. But they simply don't have the space to do it. Some will try to do it anyway and then be forced to deal with an oversized mattress that takes up way too much of their bedroom space.

You should measure the dimensions of your bedroom prior to purchasing a new mattress and take a look at what each size mattress would look like in the space. It'll give you some indication of how large your new mattress can be without taking a toll on your bedroom.

Think About Where You Want to Put a Mattress in Your Bedroom

In addition to measuring your bedroom to see how big of a mattress that you can put into it, you should also try to think about where you might want to put your new mattress once you've purchased it. You want it to fit nicely into whichever part of your bedroom you're going to put it.

And don't just think about where you want to put your mattress when you first bring it home. Think about where else in your bedroom you might want to put it in the future.

A lot of people like to move the furniture in their bedroom around every so often to change the look of it up. But you're not going to be able to do this if you buy a mattress that is only going to fit in one particular spot.

Make sure you have one eye on the future while shopping for a new mattress for your bedroom. It'll help you avoid putting yourself into a position where you're only able to keep the mattress in one spot for years to come.

Consider Both Your Height and Your Weight

You're obviously going to want the new mattress that you put into your bedroom to do more than just look good once it's in the space. You also want it to be comfortable when you climb into it at the end of a long day.

To ensure your complete comfort when you're lying down on your mattress, you're going to want to look for the softest mattress around. But you're also going to want to make sure that you're not climbing into a bed that's too short or too narrow for you when you get into it.

There is a reason why you don't see too many adults with twin-size mattresses or even full-size mattresses in their bedrooms. These mattresses aren't usually long enough or wide enough for them in a lot of cases. So it wouldn't make any sense for adults to invest in these types of mattresses.

Smaller mattresses also aren't typically designed to support the weight of an adult over a long period of time. They might hold up just fine for a few years. But over the long run, they're going to start to sag and show other signs of wear and tear when an adult sleeps on them every night.

With this in mind, you should take your height and weight into account when looking to buy a new mattress. They should help steer you in the right direction.

Take Your Partner's Height and Weight Into Consideration, Too

Are you going to be sleeping next to someone else every night in your new mattress? If you are, then you're also going to want to consider their height and weight when looking for a new mattress.

You don't want your new mattress to be too short or too narrow for them. They're not going to be able to sleep comfortably if this is the case, and it could affect both of your abilities to fall asleep and stay asleep at night.

You're also both going to have a tough time sleeping at night if you're constantly bumping into one another when you roll around in bed. It's why you should make sure that you're each going to have plenty of space on your new mattress to coexist.

Queen-size mattresses have turned into the most popular option for many couples. They provide people with the space that they need to sleep at night while still keeping them relatively close. But you might want to bump up to a king-size mattress depending on the height and weight of you and your partner.

Don't Forget to Factor Kids and/or Pets Into the Equation

Do you and your partner have kids who like to jump into bed with you on a Saturday morning? Or do you have pets that try to climb into bed with you every chance they get?

Don't forget about your kids and/or pets when purchasing a new mattress! You're going to want to leave a little bit of extra space for them to get into bed with you whenever they want.

If you don't account for your kids and/or pets, you're going to find that your mattress will fill up quickly and force you to kick your kids and/or pets out of bed. Since this isn't something that you're going to want to do, you should choose a big enough bed for all of you to enjoy.

Make Sure You'll Be Able to Move a Mattress Into Your Home

You might have a gigantic bedroom that's plenty big enough for a king-size or even a California king-size (72″ x 84″) mattress. But it's not going to matter if you have small hallways and doorways leading to your bedroom that aren't going to allow a king-size bed to fit.

Unlike most other things, you can't take a mattress apart when you're moving it into your home so that it'll fit through hallways and doorways. You're going to need to find a way to get it through these things intact so that you can put it into your bedroom.

If you aren't going to be able to do this with a very large mattress, you'll have to settle for something a little bit smaller or get very creative when moving a mattress into your home. You shouldn't ever attempt to squeeze a mattress that's too big through hallways or doorways since it could potentially do damage to either your home or your mattress (or possibly even both!).

Keep in Mind That Your Mattress Is Going to Last You a Long Time

Your mattress isn't something that you're going to need to replace every few years. In fact, you should be able to get at least a decade out of it before you'll need to replace it again.

This is something that you should be mindful of when buying a new mattress. You don't want to buy a mattress that's going to be too small or too big for you in the future if your circumstances change.

There are, of course, unexpected life changes that might pop up and force you to replace your mattress sooner than you would like. But you should do your best to look ahead and buy a mattress based on both your current and future needs. It'll prevent you from having to replace a mattress much sooner than you might have planned.

It's Very Important for People to Choose the Right Mattress Sizes

You can pick out the most comfortable mattress in the world for your bedroom. But if it's not the right size, it's all going to be for naught.

You should educate yourself on the different mattress sizes prior to shopping for a new mattress. You should also use all the tips that we've listed here to narrow down your choices so that you can pick out the right one. It'll ensure that you end up with the right size when picking a mattress.

Want to see how to care for your new mattress after welcoming it into your new home? Find out how to do it by reading through the other articles on our blog.


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