European mattresses come in the same standard sizes as American mattresses, but the dimensions for each type are slightly different. For instance, a European single mattress is normally 35 inches wide and 79 inches long, which is 4 inches narrower and 4 inches longer than an American single.
In Europe, a double or full bed is typically 55 inches wide and 79 inches long, which is 1 inch wider and 4 inches longer than an American double mattress. The standard size for a European queen mattress is 63 inches wide and 79 inches long, which is 3 inches wider than an American queen. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, this size of mattress is normally 60 inches wide and 78 inches long, and is referred to as a queen king.
A European king mattress is normally 71 inches wide and 79 inches long, which is 5 inches narrower and 1 inch shorter than an American king. The measurements for this type of mattress are different in the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it is 72 inches wide and 78 inches long. The United Kingdom also has a different name for this type of mattress, which is known as a super king.