King Mattress

If you like to sleep like a king then the King mattress is the size for you!
King Mattress is the widest size available in the market. It is also known as Standard King or Eastern King. On the west Coast a slight variation California King is popular. Eastern / Standard King  is the most common of the two sizes and the original King size.

Dimensions : 76 inches (Width) x 80 inches (length)
Width Per Person: 38 inches

King Mattress Pros :

  • Provides ample sleep space and is the most comfortable for two adults. The additional width of the mattress will make you glad when the kids jump in on a holiday. It is also a good size for people who allow pets on their beds.

King Mattress Cons :

  • Due to its large size it is not a practical choice for singles who may have to move by themselves. The dimensions of the mattress would often trouble you in small rooms or while shifting it along corridors, windy hallways or stairs. If you are looking for versatility  then it may be a good idea to combine two twin XL mattresses in place of a single king mattress.(Using this method you would only fall short of 2 inches in width)
  • The Bedding of a King Mattress is also the most expensive . You would need 3 standard size pillows to cover the entire width of the mattress.

Approximate Prices:  King Mattresses require the maximum investment as compared to other sizes. Prices depend on the thickness of the mattress and the brand. Online Prices of good quality mattresses range between $800 for a basic mattress to about  $6000 for a high quality pillow top mattress.

See also: California King Mattress Size

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Mattress Size Dimension Chart

The following Chart gives the most common mattress size dimensions in United States, Europe and Asia Region. Dimension of mattresses are in Inches ( Width x Length ) format. You can read more very useful resource: How to choose a mattress at Pain Relief Network

International Mattress Sizes
(Dimensions in inches.)

 Size USA & CanadaEurope (UK)Asia
Twin/Single39 × 75 36 × 75 42 × 78 × 22
Twin/Single XL39 × 80
Double/Full54 × 75 54 × 75 48 × 78 × 22
Double/Full XL54 × 80
Queen60 × 80 72 × 75
Olympic/Expanded Queen66 × 80
California Queen60 × 84
King 76 × 80 60 × 75 72 × 78 × 22
California King72 × 84
Super King72 × 78
Grand King80 × 98
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How To Select a Mattress Size

Choosing the right mattress size plays a significant part in your night’s sleep and waking up feeling rested and refreshed. Buying a small mattress is one of the most common mistakes made by first time buyers. For optimal comfort, it is wiser to purchase a larger mattress, if you have a choice.

Factors Which Affect Mattress Size Choices Are

  • Number of people using the mattress
  • Your height and weight
  • Size of the bedroom
  • The supporting furnishing used around the mattress

Important Guidelines To Mattress Dimensions

  • The length of the mattress should be a minimum of 6 inches longer than height of the tallest person sleeping on the bed .
  • To test if the width of the mattress is right for you , apply the following test : Lie down comfortably making use of a pillow and put your elbows behind your head . Your elbows should not touch your partner or go beyond the edge of the mattress.
  • A minimum of 22 inches clearance at the sides of the mattress is essential to allow for comfortable movement without bumping into furniture.
  • If you have kids (especially teens !) consider their increase in height in a few years from now .

Read more: California King Mattress Size

Important Guidelines To Mattress Thickness

The thickness of mattresses available in the market vary greatly. Salesmen in order to generate higher commissions often mislead consumers by claiming that thicker mattresses are better for the spinal cord. However at the present moment there is no scientific study to prove this claim.

  • Try keeping your mattress thickness between reasonable limits. Though a thin mattress might be cheap , after prolonged use they tend to get hard and uncomfortable. On the other hand too thick a mattress though comfortable might get cumbersome to move around.
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