What’s the Best Mattress Size For Me?

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Trying to Choose a Mattress Size? 


Having good quality sleep is important to your wellbeing. Sleep plays a vital role in restoring and healing the body, so your health takes a hit when you aren’t sleeping well.


If you’re suffering from sleep problems or feeling tired during the day it’s important to assess the quality of the mattress you’re sleeping on.



What to Consider When Choosing a Mattress Size:


One of the key questions you need to ask is – does my mattress fit me? There is no point struggling with a mattress that is too old or not suited to what you need.


Mattress size plays a key role in getting good quality sleep and there are three key considerations when thinking about size:


  • How many people will be sleeping with you?
  • What is the size of the person who will be sharing it with you?
  • Do you have kids who like to spend time in bed with you?


Your height and weight will determine what size is best for you to make sure that neither of you feel cramped when you sleep.


As a general rule, to get the best sleep a couple needs to have at least a Queen mattress. This helps avoid being disturbed by your partner’s movements during the night. However if one of you is particularly tall or broad, a larger mattress such as a Super king is preferable.


When choosing a mattress to feel comfortable in, it’s important to remember that a Super king is the size of two Single mattresses together. So if you’re a couple sleeping in anything smaller than a Super king, you’ve each sleeping in a smaller space than a child has in a single bed.



SleepMaker Mattress Sizes:


Sleepmaker’s quality Australian made mattresses come in the following range of sizes:


  • Single 92cm x 188cm: the perfect ‘first real bed’ for your child
  • Long Single 92cm x 203cm: great for teens
  • King Single 107cm x 203cm: for tall teens or an excellent spare bed for single adult guests
  • Double 137cm x 188cm: a generous size for an adult
  • Queen 153cm x 203cm: really the minimum size to choose if you sleep with a partner
  • King 183cm x 203cm: plenty of room and length for an average size couple
  • Super King 203cm x 203cm: perfect if you have a large bedroom, and prefer more width than a King

For a full breakdown, you can use our Mattress Size Guide.


Mattress Sizes for Kids:


For children and teenagers, their needs change as they grow – and sometimes their bed size needs to change as well. Most children start out on a single mattress, but as they grow it’s important not to forget that you can upsize them into a King single, Long single or Double mattress.


PopUp beds can also be a good option for kids; they give you a King single for your child to sleep in and a spare bed you can roll out from underneath the main bed whenever you need.


Replacing your child’s mattress usually fits in well with when the mattress is starting to show signs of fatigue – this usually happens after eight to ten years, which if you bought the mattress new when they were a toddler, is usually about the time your child needs an upgrade.



Making the Right Choice For You:


No matter who is going to sleep with you, investing in the right sized mattress is one of the most important factors. Size is a key determiner of the quality of the sleep you’ll have. So don’t rush into picking a certain size mattress because that’s what you’ve always had.

Most people shopping for a new bed already have an idea of the size of mattress they want and whether they need bed back support or just want an affordable mattress, even if they are unaware of the actual double bed or king size mattress specifications. Of course, many people opt to purchase a luxury mattress because they want the best of the best. Due to this, you may decide between a luxury mattress, a performance mattress, or an essentials mattress with the help of our well-picked selection of simple mattress edits.


View our range of mattresses here or take our Sleep Selector Quiz to find the right mattress for you.


Get a Better Nights Sleep with SleepMaker:


Choosing the right bed size for you will ultimately affect your sleep. The sleep experts at SleepMaker are here to ensure you get the rest you deserve. Get more sleep tips and helpful information on our Sleep Guide. Explore articles below before you buy your bed:


The best mattress for hot sleepers

Is a spring mattress or foam mattress better for me?

Is a soft or firm mattress better for me?

When should I replace my bed?

What to do when you get a new mattress


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