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Choosing the Right Mattress Size for You

Should you try to squeeze a king size bed into your space? Or would a queen or full be enough for you?  How do you decide? Choosing the right sized mattress is more than a matter of room size and available space, though those are obvious considerations. A mattress is a long-term investment and you’ll want to be sure to choose the size that will best suit your lifestyle for several years to come.

Paired Sleeping

If you sleep with a partner, or even with children or pets, sharing your bed, a king size mattress may be a more appropriate choice than a smaller bed. A king size bed is a full 16 inches wider than a queen mattress, so the space afforded is significant. King-sized sheets are more expensive, however, and that extra space takes up more floor space, so there is a trade-off. Comfort should make your decision for you.

Your Height

If you’re taller than about five feet, five inches tall, you’ll want to pass on a full size mattress.

Offerings of king size mattress, queen size mattress, and full size mattress
Offerings of king size mattress, queen size mattress, and full size mattress

Full beds are significantly shorter than king and queens, and are designed primarily for children and for small sleeping spaces. If you normally sleep curled up and prefer a cozy sleeping space, a full can work for you, but consider your future plans when making your choice.

A Final Word

In the end, the size mattress you choose will come down to your own personal comfort level, your budget, and the size of the space you have available. If you have a large room and a budget to match, you can’t go wrong with a king bed. Most sleepers find that a queen is adequately sized and budget friendly, though some opt for a full-size mattress to fit a smaller bedroom or for a cozier sleep. When you come down to Mattress Warehouse, you can peruse a variety of sizes, styles, and firmness levels, and find the bed that best suits you.

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