Few purchases are as important as buying a new mattress. The mattress you sleep on every night can affect your quality of sleep, the way you feel, and ultimately your long-term health. Because of this, it's important to choose the right mattress for you, both in terms of comfort and support. Of course, this is often easier said than done. If it's time for you to replace your outdated mattress with a new one, here's what you need to know about choosing the best mattress for you.
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Your Mattress Size Guide
Twin (38" x 75")
While twin mattresses are a go-to option for children's bedrooms, they are spacious enough for an adult to comfortably sleep on as well. Because they're light and don't take up much space, they're perfect for small rooms, bunk beds, and even two of them positioned next to each other in a large room.
Full (54" x 75")
Sometimes called a "double," full-size mattresses provide more room than a twin for one adult to sleep well without overcrowding a bedroom with limited space. Even though they're larger than a twin, they're probably not large enough for two adults to spread out comfortably but would make a great first bed for a college student or starter home.
Queen (60" x 80")
Queen-size mattresses are the most popular size. Queen-sized mattresses are great for a single person who is particularly tall or couples who are comfortable getting close to one another. Queen-sized beds are a great choice for guest rooms, and smaller master bedrooms.
King (76" x 80")
King-size mattresses are the same size as two twin-sized mattresses being pushed together. This gives people ample space to spread out or roll over without bumping into their sleeping partner.
Things to Keep in Mind Before Purchasing a Mattress
- Room Size: First and foremost, it's important for your mattress to fit comfortably in the room where you intend to place it. The best way to make sure that you don't bring home a mattress that won't work in your home is to measure. Along with the room itself, don't forget to measure doorways, halls, stairs, and other features that could affect moving the mattress into the space.
- Price Point: Mattresses come in a variety of sizes and styles, which also means they can vary greatly in price. Setting a budget before you start comparing mattresses is a good idea to ensure your shopping experience goes as smoothly as possible and that you don't fall in love with a mattress that you can't afford.
- Customer Reviews: The idea of looking at mattresses online may seem ridiculous, but it can actually be very beneficial in helping you find the best mattress for your needs. Researching mattresses on the internet can give you a firsthand account of what real-life customers have to say about particular brands or styles of mattresses. Doing your research before walking into a store can also give you suggestions about what questions to ask your salesperson when mattress shopping.
- How It Feels: A million customer reviews still aren't as beneficial as experiencing how a mattress feels in real life. After you've narrowed your search to a few mattresses with good reviews that complement the size of your bedroom and are within your budget, try them out. You'll be so thankful you did.
Purchasing a mattress may seem like a challenging task, but it doesn't have to be. With these simple tips from the pros at Land of Sleep, you'll be well on your way to sleeping well night after night. Visit us online or stop by our convenient showroom locations to find the mattress of your dreams!