There comes a time in everyone’s life that they need to purchase a new mattress or perhaps their first ever mattress. Perhaps you are taking the plunge and moving in with your partner or you are a parent and have recently noticed that the feet of your child are hanging over the bottom of the mattress. Whilst there are just examples, there are actually so many reasons why you may be in the market for a new mattress. When looking for one to buy, you need to consider what size mattress you should get. A quick reference guide regarding mattress dimensions as sold by Puffy can be viewed via the link
Who is sleeping on it?
In order to make finding the perfect size mattress that much easier, you need to first consider who will be sleeping on it. It may be for yourself or your child and will be used daily, or it may be used in a guest bedroom where it will not be slept on as often. However, if it is going to be slept on by guests, the mattress will need to accommodate a wide range of different people.
Kids of all ages are comfortable sleeping on a single mattress, although as they get older, they will appreciate the extra space that a large mattress, such as a double or queen, affords them. Although double beds are suitable for pretty much all adults, it can be more preferable to sleep on a queen mattress instead – this is especially true when two adults are sharing the same bed. For anyone that is particularly tall, a king mattress is the minimum size to go for. This size mattress is also comfortable for couples as it provides extra space – ideal for when your young children jump into your bed in the morning.
What space is available?
The amount of free space that you have to accommodate a mattress is a very important consideration to make. For instance, it is no good deciding on a queen size bed to then realise that it will not fit in your bedroom or it does but leaves little space for anything else. To be able to freely move around a room, there should be somewhere between 75 cm and 90 cm of clearance between the bed and the wall on either two or three of the sides.
Follow this rule and you will not go far wrong in finding the perfect size mattress. One handy way of gauging if a particular size bed will be the right size for your bedroom is by marking out the dimensions of it on the floor using sticky tape. With this visual representation, you should quickly and easily be able to determine the suitability of the mattress.
What is your budget?
As you do with making any kind of large purchase, it is important to set a defined budget when in the market for a mattress. The cost of a mattress can vary to a great degree depending on a number of different factors. Pretty obviously, the larger the size of a mattress, the more expensive that it will be. However, there are other things that impact upon the cost of a mattress, including the level of craftsmanship and the quality of the material used. In order to avoid the disappointment of settling on a mattress that you later realise you cannot afford, run the number prior to looking for a new mattress.
How will it be used?
As well as considering your current needs for a mattress, it is also beneficial to think about how it may be used in the years to come. For instance, you may have decided on buying a single bed for your kid, but in the matter of just a few years, they may be better suited to a larger double bed instead as they grow up. With this kind of thing in mind, it may be better to opt for a larger mattress, that is providing one is within your budget and the room that it is going into can accommodate a mattress of that size.
What different sizes are there?
Mattresses come in a number of different sizes, ranging from single (90 cm x 190 cm x 25 cm) at the smallest all the way through to super king at the largest (180 cm x 200 cm x 25 m). Understanding the benefits of these mattresses and who they are best suited to is an important factor in finding the perfect size mattress.
- Single – the great thing about this size mattress is that it does not take up much space. Because of this, they are easy to be moved around a particular room or property and can even fit in the smallest of box rooms. As a result of their smaller size, they are also the cheapest mattresses that you can purchase
- Double – two people can quite easily sleep on this size mattress in relative comfort, whilst only taking up the minimal amount of space in your bedroom. When slept in by a single person there is an abundance of space for a comfortable night’s sleep.
- Queen – when it comes to a reasonable blend between cost, size, and comfort, the queen-size mattress is the ideal choice. This makes it great for those couples that appreciate a bit more space from one another, but also like to be close enough to cuddle into one another. This size mattress fits comfortably into most master bedrooms without the need to start moving furniture around.
- Super king – even with two people on it, this size mattress allows for maximum comfort levels of anyone that sleeps on it. It is almost like having two separate beds in one. Providing that you have enough space in the room to accommodate the large dimensions and a big enough budget to be able to afford a mattress of this size, a super king is what you should be aiming for in order to get the best night’s sleep.