Investing in a new mattress is worthwhile. But before that, you have to choose the right style of mattress that suits the way you sleep. You also have to consider your body size when selecting the mattress size you would go for. And of course, the number of people who will share the bed with you. For this reason, I wrote down the different sizes and dimensions of bed along with some useful tips that might help you choose the best one for you. Aren’t you excited to know what bed suits you? Check it out below.
There are seven different types of bed, this includes Crib which has the dimensions of 27” X 52”, Twin 39” X 75”, Twin XL 39” X 80”, Full 54” X 75”, Queen 60” X 80”, King 76” X 80”, and Cal King 72” X 84”. These sizes are specially designed to accommodate different sleeper capacity and offer various advantages for users.
Choosing the Best Bed Size/Dimensions
If you have finally decided to buy a new bed, you might be wondering what size or dimensions could give you the highest comfort. Choosing the right size of bed is no easy task. It is especially if you don’t have any idea about their advantages and disadvantages as well as their best applications. To help you choose, let’s get into the different types of bed along with their sizes and dimensions.
Crib (27” X 52”)
A crib bed measuring 27 inches wide and 52 inches long is just the perfect size for the first bed of your baby. Across the US, these bed dimensions are widely accepted as the standard. More so, this size will definitely match any standard crib you have for your little one.
The ideal Crib mattress must not exceed 6 inches thick. It has to be firm than extremely soft for your baby’s safety. Most good quality crib bed might cost $90 to $200.
Twin (39” X 75”)
Kids sleep the most on their childhood days. A twin bed with a size of 39 inches wide and 75 inches long is ideal for kids before spurting adolescence. However, teens can still use this type of bed but for solo sleeper only. Adults may find the twin size too small.
Twin XL (39” X 80”)
Twin XL bed is the standard size commonly utilized by college dormitories. It has the dimensions of 39 inches wide and 80 inches long which is enough to provide comfortable space for teens to adults. Twin XL bed is the size that is specially designed for space saving purposes which means it does not offer a luxurious width space compared to conventional twin. On the other hand, it offers ample space for taller sleepers to stretch their legs and have a little more extra.
Full (54” X 75”)
A full-size bed measures 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. If you think upgrading to a spacious bed could give you good quality sleep, then choosing this size of bed might be your best decision. Unlike the Twin XL, it provides more room for a single sleeper to move and stretch freely. It only has a small difference with Queen size in width so if you don’t need that much of an upgrade, this size of bed is enough.
Queen (60” X 80”)
In the US, Queen Size bed is the most popular that people utilize. It measures 60 inches wide and 80 inches long which provides two sleepers enough personal space to sleep better and more comfortable. The reason why most people utilize Queen size beds is that it offers ample space to accommodate two people while saving much space as possible for smaller bedrooms. Its dimensions fall in the safest spot of the different sizes of bed which makes it highly versatile.
King (76” X 80”)
If your body is craving to have a luxurious sleep, King size bed might be your best choice. It provides a luxurious space for two sleepers with its dimensions of 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. Couples are ideal to use King Size bed especially for those who don’t want to sacrifice their sleeping space. Besides, a King bed is almost equivalent to having two twin size.
Cal King (72” X 84”)
Now for the Cal King size or California King Size, you have to be wise when choosing which you would go for. A Cal King size bed measures 72 inches wide and 84 inches long which makes it 4 inches less wide than King. Cal King is ideal for taller sleepers since it is relatively longer than King Size beds. People with a height of 6 foot and above could sleep comfortably with it.
Different bed sizes are designed to cover the different requirements of sleepers. So before buying a bed, it is important to determine who will sleep on it first, the number of the sleepers, and the extra space you wish to get.
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