From twin to California king, consumers today have more choices than ever before when it comes to mattress size. Which is right for you will depend on a number of considerations, including your budget, available space and whether or not you share your bed with a partner. Here’s what you need to know about sizing when shopping for a new mattress.

Mattress Sizes & Dimensions:

• Twin/Twin XL: Ideal for college dormitories and other rooms where space is a concern, twins are the smallest adult mattresses available on the market today. Standard twin mattresses measure 38 by 75 inches. Twin-XL mattresses add an extra five inches of legroom, making them better for taller individuals.

• Full: Full-size — or double — mattresses measure 53 inches wide and 75 inches long. While they are an excellent upgrade for teenagers or single sleepers who have outgrown a twin bed, most couples find they don’t offer enough space to share comfortably. Upgrading to a queen or larger is generally recommended.

• Queen: Queens are the most popular mattress size for couples, offering enough room for both parties without the extra space requirements of a king or California king. Standard queen mattress sizing is 60 by 80 inches. In addition to being great for most couples, they are an excellent choice for a guest bedroom or for any solo sleeper who enjoys having ample room to stretch out in the night.

• King/California King: King-size beds are the equivalent to two twin mattresses placed side by side. Measuring 76 by 80 inches, they provide the most width for two sleepers, and they are a popular upgrade for couples that routinely share the bed with kids or pets. California kings, on the other hand, are longer but narrower, typically measuring 72 by 84 inches.
Some Other Considerations:

• Don’t sacrifice quality for size: At Dr Snooze, our general recommendation is to purchase the best-quality mattress you can afford. If your budget is an issue, you may be better off sticking with a queen mattress, rather than upsizing — a high-quality product will minimize disruption, making it easier to share the bed even if you have less space to yourself.

• Although more people are upgrading to twin XL: California king and other non-standard mattress sizes, they can still be difficult to buy fitted linens and other accessories for. While it shouldn’t be the most important factor when making your decision, know that you will have fewer options when you choose a less common mattress size.

Need help picking the right size mattress for you? Call or email the Dr Snooze team today for expert support from our sleep experts.