Buying too small of a mattress is one of the biggest mistakes that new bed buyers make. Below are some recommendations that buyers should take into consideration when purchasing a new mattress.
Crib – This is the standard mattress size for most cribs for infants and toddlers.
Twin mattresses – These are the smallest possible mattress size for adults and may be too short for some adults, especially men.
Full size mattresses – are only enough space for a single sleeper and only if the person is under 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Queen mattresses – Queen size is a good choice for guest rooms or smaller master bedrooms. As a frame of reference most standard hotel rooms have queen mattresses. It’s a really good balance giving you plenty of sleep surface but also plenty of room leftover in a smaller bedroom.
King mattresses – are about 18 wider than a queen mattress. Two twin extra long mattresses pushed together make a king size mattress. This is the perfect mattress for couples or for people that just like to spread out and have plenty of room to move around.
California King mattresses – Are 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a regular King size mattress. This mattress fits well in many older water bed frames.
Signs that You May Need a New Mattress & Foundation (boxspring):
- If you wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and pains
- If you sleep better while traveling at a hotel or someone elses home
- If your mattress shows visible signs of overuse (it sags, has visible tearing, ripping, holes, staining, or damage)
- If you are still tired after a full night’s sleep
- If your mattress is seven years old or older
You might need a new mattress!