How Many Mattress Sizes Are There?

How Many Mattress Sizes Are There?

How Many Mattress Sizes Are There?

There are nine mattress sizes available, according to the Better Sleep Council. In addition to the standard twin, twin extra-long, full, queen, king and California king mattress sizes, there are also special mattresses for futons, cribs and toddler beds.

A twin-size mattress is 38-inches wide by 75-inches long, says the Better Sleep Council. This is the smallest mattress size available beyond a crib-size mattress. A twin XL mattress is also about 38-inches wide, but it is several inches longer. The twin XL is recommended for small spaces, and it is often used in college dorm rooms.

A full mattress, also called a double, measures 53-inches wide by 75-inches long. Both the regular twin and a full may be too short for people over 5 feet 5 inches tall, cautions the Better Sleep Council.

A queen mattress is 60-inches wide by 80-inches long. A king-size mattress is considerably wider than a queen, measuring approximately 76-inches wide by 80-inches long. It is roughly the same size as two twin XL mattresses laid side by side, claims the Better Sleep Council. A California king measures 72-inches wide by 84-inches long, or 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than a typical king-size mattress.