When you go out and search for a mattress, you’re most likely searching for comfort. But comfort doesn’t come down to how fluffy the mattress is and how it forms to your body shape. Comfort has a lot to do with your sleeping situation.
Do you sleep alone? With a partner or spouse? With a pet and another person? Does your child have a habit of climbing into bed with you in the middle of the night or in the morning? All of these are important to ask yourself when you’re looking for a mattress. Take a look at a few of your choices when it comes to mattresses in Des Moines, IA:
- Twin: Twin dimensions are 38 inches wide by 75 inches long. It’s the smallest mattress size available other than a crib-sized mattress. If you sleep alone and are short, it might be a good fit for you. However, many twin size mattresses are too short for some adults, especially men. A twin XL is longer than 75 inches, but still 38 inches wide. It’s a good fit for a taller single person who lives in tight quarters.
- Full: Some people may think that a full mattress will be fine for a couple or partners who sleep together, but a full mattress is only 15 inches wider than a twin mattress. A full mattress’ dimensions are 53 inches wide and still only 75 inches long. Two on a full mattress leaves only 27 inches of personal space. Because of the small length and the limited space, the full mattress is best for teenagers or younger children.
- Queen: A queen’s dimensions are 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. This is comfortable for most couples or partners, perhaps that’s why it is the most popular mattress size today. However, two in a queen bed leaves 30 inches of personal space to each person, nine inches less than if they slept alone in a twin bed. If you and your spouse or partner likes snuggling and being close, a queen is a great size for you. If you sleep alone or your child likes to spread out in bed, a queen is a good fit for those types of sleepers as well.
- King: A king-size mattress is about the same as pushing two twin-size mattresses together. The king’s dimensions are 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. A couple or partners will have 38 inches of personal space, enough as a twin size bed. King-size mattresses are great for two situations. If you and your partner like your own space, a king will take care of that. If you let children pop into bed in the middle of the night or on weekend mornings, a king size gives you enough space to do that, and even let your pet jump in too! Just one caution when buying a king-size mattress. Measure your room and your doorway. It’s awful to buy a new mattress and then realize you can’t fit it in your room!
Buying a mattress that is too small is one of the biggest mistakes mattress shoppers make. Consider your sleeping situation first. For quality mattresses in Des Moines, IA, visit St. Joe Mattress Outlet.