What Size Mattress Do I Need?
Size matters! Your mattress should match your sleeping needs, and certain factors will affect the size of mattress you require.
You should think about factors such as whether you sleep with a partner, how tall you are and what your build is. It is also important to consider how large your room is, what bed frame or base you have, and who the mattress is for.
Remember to consider the bed frame that the mattress will be used on. If you choose to buy a mattress and a bed frame from two separate manufacturers, it is important to check the actual dimensions of both to be certain of a size match.
Sleeping with a partner
If you sleep with a partner you may wish to consider a bigger sized bed. Being disturbed by your sleeping partner is one of the most common complaints. Buying the biggest mattress you can afford can reduce the likelihood of being disturbed in the night, helping you to experience a great night's sleep.
The National Bed Federation recommend being able to lie side by side, with your arms behind your head, elbows out, without touching. Did you know that a standard double bed gives each person the same space that a baby has in a cot?! You may find that a double sized mattress may not be big enough for both of you. A more comfortable size may therefore be a king size or superking mattress.
Choosing your mattress should be joint decision between you and your partner, since each person has individual preferences in terms of comfort and support. Choosing a mattress together is the only way you can be certain that both of you are happy with your choice!
How tall you are
How tall you are may influence what size mattress and bed you choose. We offer a selection of beds and mattresses at king size, superking and European sizes, all of which are 6'6" in length, perfect for the taller individual.
Similarly, you may find that a smaller than standard length of bed and mattress better suits your needs. Should you require a customised shorter or longer length for either your mattress or your bed, we would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you. Just get in touch!
How much space you have
It is important to take into account the size of both your room and bed frame when choosing a mattress, as this can impact on what size mattress you choose.
Be sure to check what size bed frame you currently have, or would like. An equivalent size mattress should fit the bed frame. It is always a good idea to measure the exact dimensions of your bed frame and check this against the dimensions of the mattress you would like to buy, to be certain.
Thinking about the size of your room is important too. Would a larger bed better suit your bedroom? Or do you only have room for a smaller sized bed? Bed frames can sometimes be a little bigger than mattresses, whereas a divan bed base will have the same dimensions as the equivalent size mattress.
Want your bed to take centre stage? Your bed is one of the key features of your bedroom, so taking into consideration how much space you have available in your room is important!
Who the mattress is for
Over your lifetime, your sleeping needs change. Because of this, you may find that you need to alter your sleeping environment.
When choosing a mattress, you should consider who you are buying it for. For example, babies will need specific cot mattresses, smaller in size than adult mattresses. We also stock a range of mattresses that cater specifically for children. Adults may require smaller or larger sized mattresses depending on their height, weight and build, comfort preferences and whether they sleep with a partner. We offer a range of adjustable mattresses and beds for those who may find getting in and out of bed a little difficult.
Taking into consideration who the mattress is intended for will enable you to buy a mattress best suited to your needs.
We have created this handy guide to make things a little easier for you to choose the right size:
The most common types of size.
|Small Single mattress||2'6" x 6'3"||75cm x 190cm|
|Single mattress||3' x 6'3"||90cm x 190cm|
|Small Double mattress||4' x 6'3"||120cm x 190cm|
|Double mattress||4'6" x 6'3"||135cm x 190cm|
|King Size mattress||5' x 6'6"||150cm x 200cm|
|Superking mattress||6' x 6'6"||180cm x 200cm|
|Superking Zip and Link mattress||6' x 6'6"||180cm x 200cm|
The more unusual types of size.
|Small Single Short||2'6" x 5'9"||75cm x 175cm|
|Single Short||3' x 5'9"||90cm x 175cm|
These mattresses are suitable for a European-sized bed frame, such as an IKEA bed frame.
|European Small Single||2'6" x 6'6"||75cm x 200cm|
|European Single||3' x 6'6"||90cm x 200cm|
|European Double||4'7" x 6'6"||140cm x 200cm|
|European King||5'3" x 6'6"||160cm x 200cm|
Suitable for your adjustable bed of a corresponding size.
|Adjustable Small Single||2'6" x 6'6"||75cm x 200cm|
|Adjustable Single||3' x 6'6"||90cm x 200cm|
Cot bed sizes
Ideal for cot beds.
|Cot Mattresses||2'4" x 4'7"||70cm x 140cm|
|Continental Cot Mattresses||2' x 4'||60cm x 200cm|
If you need a special size that isn't listed above, please get in touch with your specific needs and we'll be happy to help!
Please note: the sizes listed above are for mattresses and other products that go with the mattress size. All dimensions are approximate.