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Building 101: Mattress Sizes

Choose the right size for your bedroom

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Decode the size labels on your beddings' packaging by knowing how big they really are.

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Here are the different sizes to guide you:

California King / Western King: 72 x 84 inches or 182 x 213 centimeters

This is almost equivalent to two single beds combined, the width is just smaller.

Eastern King: 76 x 80 inches or 198 x 203 centimeters

Two adults can sleep on a mattress this size.

Queen Size: 60 x 75 to 80 inches or 153 x 203 centimeters

This is ideal for couples in a small master bedroom, and is also good for the guest room.

Single/Twin: 39 x 75 inches or 99 x 190 centimeters

Kids can use a single bed up to their teens.

Double/Full: 54 x 75 to 80 inches or 137 x 190 centimeters

A bed this size can accommodate one person. If two people share in this type of bed, each of them would only sleep on a 27-inch space, smaller than what a single bed offers.

Extra Long Twin: 39 x 80 inches or 99 x 203 centimeters

It is as wide as a single/twin bed, but it is longer, so this is good for tall people.

King Single: 42 x 78 inches or 106 x 198 centimeters

It has enough room for people who move a lot in their sleep, but sheets of this size are hard to find locally.

Youth Bed: 33 x 66 inches or 83 x 167 centimeters

This bed is good for toddlers and tweens. Don't forget to put railings on the side if a toddler will use this bed.

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