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When it comes to buying a new mattress, you should never buy one that is too small or too big for your needs. There’s a common cliche about buying a new mattress that says the bigger the better, but bigger is not always better for your room size or budget. Therefore, whether you are buying a new mattress for yourself or a couple, you’ll need to make sure you buy one you can afford that comfortably fits inside your bedroom.

How to determine what mattress size is right for you?

The size of the mattress you buy should ultimately be determined by what you can afford and how much space you have in your bedroom. If you have a large room and you can afford a king size mattress, then by all means, you should buy it. But, if you have a small room (for example, a studio apartment) then you should focus on getting a twin mattress or a full-size mattress. If you have toddlers or small children, you’ll also want to consider getting a baby crib mattress to prevent injuries from your toddler sleeping in a single or double mattress.

What are your mattress options?

There are many mattress options to choose from depending on your need:

1. Full size mattress

Full size mattresses are 75 inches long and 53 inches wide. These mattresses are often called double mattresses because they can comfortably fit two slender to medium build sized individuals. Full-size mattresses are a good choice for teenagers and most single adults, but they may be too short for taller people.

2. Twin size mattress

Twin size mattresses are 75 inches long and 38 inches wide. They are the next smallest mattresses from a crib size mattress. Twin size mattresses are best for small children who have outgrown their cribs, but they can also be used as a guest bed if you have any rooms that are not being used.

3. Queen size mattress

Queen size mattresses are 60 inches wide and 80 inches long. Queen size mattresses are best for couples or those who like to have a lot of space to sleep. They are not as big as king size mattresses, but they are still a good choice for intimate couples that don’t need as much sleeping space.

4. King size mattress

King size mattresses are 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. King size mattresses are best for couples that need a lot of personal sleeping space or individuals that just want to sleep like a king (pun intended). These mattresses require more space in your room and are not as easy to transport as other mattresses, but they are must-have options if your living conditions require it.


The right or wrong mattress size to buy depends on your needs and budget. Evaluate your current situation (how much you can afford, how many children you have, are you buying for a couple, etc.) and buy the mattress size that makes the most sense of your living conditions. Don’t forget to use these tips to guide you!