Which Mattress Size is Best?
Twin Mattress Dimensions
While adults can sleep on a twin size mattress, it is most commonly used with children’s bed frames, as it is the smallest sleep area of all the standard mattress sizes. Twin mattress dimensions are typically 38 inches wide by 75 inches long (38” W x 75” L).
Twin XL Mattress Dimensions
With 6 inches of additional length, the twin XL (extra long) mattress is a great option for college students due to its extra leg space – this size mattress is regularly found in university dorm rooms. Twin XL mattress dimensions are typically 38 inches wide by 80 inches long (38” W x 80” L).
Full Mattress Dimensions
Also known as a “double mattress,” a Full size mattress is a great choice for growing children, but usually doesn’t provide enough space for two adults to share comfortably, especially if they are over 5’8” tall. Full mattress dimensions are 54 inches wide by 75 inches long (54” W x 75” L).
Queen Mattress Dimensions
The most popular mattress size choice for the average adult sleeper, the Queen size mattress provides more sleeping space than the Full mattress, and is usually offers enough space for two adults to sleep together in comfort, especially if you and your partner enjoy cuddling up with one another at bedtime. Queen size mattress dimensions are 60 inches wide by 80 inches long (60” W x 80” L).
king mattress dimensions
The best choice for partners that enjoy their own space when sleeping, or for those that share their bed with kids or pets, the King size mattress provides ample room for a quality night’s sleep. Essentially two Twin XL mattresses merged together, the King size mattress dimensions are 76 inches wide by 80 long (76” W x 80” L).
California (Cal) King Mattress Dimensions
For people that are over 6’ tall or enjoy “family sleeping” with kids or pets, the California King size mattress is a great choice. A “Cal” King mattress is 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a traditional King size mattress, giving tall sleepers plenty of room to stretch their legs. California King size mattress dimensions measure 72 inches wide by 84 inches long (72” W x 84” L).