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According to Best Consumer Reviews the best mattresses are the Sleep Innovations 12-Inch Sure Temp memory foam mattress and the Best Price Mattress 8-inch memory foam mattress, as of 2015. The Signature Sleep Contour 8-inch mattress also ranks on the list of best mattresses.


Mattresses are measured in inches, width by length. Common mattress sizes include twin, twin extra-long (XL), full, queen, king and California king, explains the Better Sleep Council. Mattress heights vary by product, according to Serta.


The standard sizes for adult mattresses are twin, full, queen and king. A longer alternative to the standard king-size bed is the California king. Crib and toddler size mattresses are for use in children's beds.


The length of time that a mattress lasts depends on several factors including the original quality of it. Mattresses that are 7 years of age and older are usually in need of replacement.


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 mattress warranty covers manufacturer defects, such as sagging, slitting seams or problems with the structure of the mattress. The manufacturer typically replaces the defective mattress if it falls within the warranty guidelines.


According to BestMattress-Brand.org, the best mattress brands of 2014 are Spa Sensations, Novaform, Amerisleep, BedInABox and Tempurpedic. The other top brands are Denver Mattress, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, Sealy and Aireloom. These are five memory foam and five innerspring mattress brands, respect


The key to choosing the right mattress is testing it out in the store. Consumers are advised to bring their own pillows and lay down on the mattress in normal sleeping positions for at least 10 minutes. Budget and personal needs should also be considered when buying a mattress.


The standard size of a twin mattress is 39 inches by 75 inches, while a full mattress is 54 inches by 75 inches. A queen mattress is 60 inches by 80 inches. A king mattress, also called an eastern mattress, is 76 inches by 80 inches, according to Bedding Experts.


A full mattress is 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. Depth varies based on the mattress. The original name for a full mattress was a double.