Mattress Dimensions & Size Guide

Choosing the perfect mattress can be a daunting task, especially when you’re moving into a new stage of your life. Having slept on mattresses before, you now have a rough idea of which mattress would suit your sleeping habits. The type of thickness, material and firmness all play a huge part in your sleep health. After all, a third of your life is spent sleeping on your beds, so choosing the perfect one is a huge decision.

To better understand mattresses, we must first learn their names. Mattresses have different names or commonly known as sizes around the world. Depending on which part of the world you live in, mattress names will be used differently in the local stores. Many of us still prefer to buy our mattresses in stores, so it would really help for you to know what the names of your mattresses are.

Mattresses comes in a variety of sizes and varies across the globe. When planning the size of your bed frame, bear in mind the mattress sizes and bed length. Mattress dimensions are different to match the needs of the local population around the world. For example, in Asia, the general population is much smaller than Europeans and Americans. As a result, mattress sizes are correspondingly slightly smaller. We’ve created a nifty and useful guide for mattress sizes in cm and inches that will help you make better decisions.

SINGAPORE MATTRESS SIZES

Interestingly enough, even within Asia, mattress sizes varies. In Singapore & Malaysia, these are the general mattress sizes used. Mattress lengths are generally about 190cm or 75 inches, with the width varying depending on the mattress size. Single bed width is 91cm, which means that it comfortably fits 1 person. On the other spectrum, we have the King size bed dimensions of 183 cm x 190 cm (72 in x 75 in) — this comfortably fits 1 adult with pet(s) / child(ren) OR 2 adults with a child. You can learn about queen size bed dimensions and super single in the mattress size chart below.

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS COMFORTABLY FITS
CM INCHES
King 183cm x 190cm 72in x 75in 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a child
Queen 152cm x 190cm 60in x 75in 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets
Super Single 107cm x 190cm 42in x 75in 1 person
Single 91cm x 190cm 36in x 75in 1 person

 

            EUROPEAN MATTRESS SIZES

            In Europe, historically beds were a sign of luxury and wealth. The bigger the bed, the wealthier a person is deemed to be. The common mattress sizes are Super King, King, Double and Single, though they are commonly known around UK & Ireland areas as European Beds. They’re slightly longer than Asian mattresses to accommodate the taller physique of Europeans.

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS COMFORTABLY FITS
CM INCHES
Super King 180cm × 200cm 71in × 79in 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a child
King 160cm × 200cm 63in × 79in 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets
Full/Double 140cm x 200cm 55in × 79in 1 person
Single 90cm x 200cm 35in × 79in 1 person

 

AMERICAN MATTRESS SIZES

There is more variation of mattress sizes in America than any other part of the world. Despite being built in variety of sizes, the most commonly purchased ones are twin, full, queen and king sizes in North America. King size mattress dimensions for American mattresses are 193cm x 203cm and can fit 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) or 2 adults with a large pet or child. The most common size is full or double bed with dimensions of 137cm x 191cm and can fit 1 person with a pet or 2 adults with no pets.

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS COMFORTABLY FITS
CM INCHES
King 193cm x 203cm 76in x 80in 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a large pet or child
California King 183cm x 213cm 72in x 84in 1 adult with multiple pets or children OR 2 adults with multiple pets or children
Queen 168cm x 203cm 60in x 80in 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets
Full/Double 137cm x 191cm 54in x 75in 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets
Twin XL 99cm x 203cm 38in x 80in 1 person
Twin 99cm x 191cm 38in x 75in 1 person

 

            AUSTRALIAN MATTRESS SIZES

There’s still one more continent we’ve not accounted for and that is the Australian or Oceania region. Australian mattresses are in between the Asian and American sizes to accommodate local demand. Most commonly purchased mattresses are King, Queen, Double and Single. The length varies liken to that of American mattresses, but the width are similar to that of Asian mattresses. The largest size of mattress in Oceania region is King size which measures 183cm x 203cm, and can comfortably fit 1 adult with pets or children or 2 adults with a large pet or child. The most common size is double which comfortably fits 1 person with a pet or 2 adults with no pets.

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS COMFORTABLY FITS
CM INCHES
King 183cm x 203cm

 

76in x 80in 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a large pet or child
Queen 152cm x 203cm 60in x 80in 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets
Double 137cm x 191cm 54in x 75in 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets
Single 90cm x 191cm 36in x 75in 1 person

 

Regardless the region you live in, choosing the perfect mattress for yourself requires time to research. Comfortability depends on who you’re sharing a bed with and your sleeping habits. For more densely populated regions like in Asia, choosing the mattress that fits your room is probably the first consideration above all. Choose wisely because you’ll be spending a third of your life on it.

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