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While buying mattresses it is very important to know and understand the standard mattress sizes.


Standard Mattress Size Measurements

Getting a good mattress does not mean that you should buy one that looks good and has a high price tag attached to it. While purchasing a mattress, there are many factors to consider. Some of these are firmness, the warrantee, reputation of the manufacturer and the size of the mattress. While most of the people tend to overlook it, when looking for a new mattress, one of the most important aspects to keep in mind is its size. In order to get a good sleep, you need to make sure that your mattress is of the perfect size, which is comfortable enough to make you fall asleep as soon as you lay your head on the pillow. If your mattress is not of the proper size, you will not be able to have a sound and restful sleep at night.

The Rule of Thumb
For selecting the appropriate size for their mattress, most of the people tend to accept the rule of thumb. This rule states that the best mattress for an individual is the one that has its length exceeding his/her height by six inches. The fact behind this rule is that an average sleeping individual shifts his/her positions, anywhere from 40 to 60 times, in a single night. A mattress that is six inches more in length than the person's height will ensure that he/she does fall short of the mattress support even for a second. A mattress size that is not suitable for an individual may interrupt his/her sleep, when he takes a position that removes the mattress support, further affecting his/her health and well-being.

Most Common Mattress Sizes
A wrong selection of mattress can lead you to suffer in terms of your health. Buying a mattress that is too short or too narrow can disrupt a restful sleep, preventing your body from getting a proper rest and functioning the way that it should. There is a wide variety of mattress sizes available in the market today, each suiting a different need. Of them, the most common ones include mattresses for twin, full-size, queen, king and California king. In the following lines, we have provided the standard dimensions of all these mattresses. Go through the list and take your pick.

Queen Size Beds
60"wide x 80" long
152 X 203 CM

King Size Beds
78" wide x 80" long
198 X 203 CM

Twin Size Beds
39" wide x 75" long
99 X 191 CM

Long Twin Size Beds
39" wide x 80" long
99 X 203 CM

Full Size or Double Beds
54" wide x 75" long
137 X 191 CM

California King Size Beds
72" wide x 84" long
183 X 214 CM