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What Size of Mattress Should You Consider Purchasing?

Last updated 5 years ago

For most people, the most important factor they consider when purchasing a mattress is how comfortable it is. Of course, you must also consider price. Some people may opt to purchase a smaller mattress in order to save a little money; however, downsizing can seriously affect quality of sleep. When choosing between Twin, Full, Queen, King, and California King mattresses, consider the following:

How much space you have: Even if your ideal mattress size is a King, you may have to make do with something smaller if your bedroom cannot accommodate a large mattress. Also consider the size of the entrances to your bedroom—you may have the floor space for a California King but it has to fit through the door first!

Who will share the bed: It may go without saying, but you’ll likely need a larger mattress if you share your bed with a partner. Think beyond your spouse or significant other, too. Do you have small children who may need your comfort some nights? Do you have pets who like to cuddle? Going a size up may be the best choice if there is even a chance that you’ll be sharing your mattress.

What your body type is: If you are taller or heavier-set, you will probably be more comfortable in a Queen- or King-sized mattress. If you are more petite, you may be perfectly comfortable in a Full or Twin. The best way to determine whether you will be comfortable on a specific size of mattress is to lie on one for about 20 minutes. If you have a sleeping partner, be sure to include him or her in this test-drive.

Finally, consider your personal comfort. If you don’t necessarily need a large new mattress but enjoy the space to stretch out, you’ll be happiest with what makes you the most comfortable. At Mattress Direct, we carry quality mattresses in all sizes including the Tempurpedic Chesterfield, and we welcome you to try out as many as you like at our mattress store. Call us at (314) 549-8496 for more information about our locations in the St. Louis area.


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