Because mattress manufacturers often use several model numbers for the same mattress, it's impossible to know which specific mattress is the firmest. Additionally, manufacturers define "firm" for themselves. Lack of an industry standard makes companies' firmness ratings inconsistent.Continue Reading
Mattress manufacturers often make several versions of the same mattress, changing only superficial features, such as color, and assigning a different model number to each version. The model numbers are specific to the retailers that sell them, not to the mattresses themselves.
Further complicating comparisons is the lack of an industry standard for mattress ratings. Consumers should test mattresses in a mattress store before buying one. Good Housekeeping recommends lying on each one for at least 15 minutes before making a purchase decision.Learn more about Beds & Mattresses
The dimensions of bed mattresses are 39-by-75 inches for twin-sized mattresses, 54-by-75 inches for full-sized mattress, 60-by-80 inches for queen-sized mattresses and 76-by-80 inches for king-sized mattresses. The California king-sized mattress is 72 inches wide and 84 inches long, which is well-suited for tall adults.Full Answer >
You can donate your mattress to The Salvation Army, which picks up donations in many locations. Other options include contacting a local furniture bank or listing the mattress on Freecycle.org.Full Answer >
A queen-size mattress is 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, according to The Bedding Experts. It is designed to accommodate two people, but it is not as wide as a king-size mattress, which is 76 inches wide and just as long, notes The Bedding Experts.Full Answer >
A queen-size mattress is recommended for one or two adults to sleep comfortably. Queen mattresses are recommended for single people who sprawl during sleep or couples who prefer close sleeping arrangements, according to the Better Sleep Council.Full Answer >