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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.

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY

King

183cm x 190cm / 72 inches x 75 inches

Fits 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a child

Queen

152cm x 190cm / 60 inches x 75 inches

Fits 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets

Super Single

107cm x 190cm / 42 inches x 75 inches

Fits 1 person

Single

91cm x 190cm / 36 inches x 75 inches

Fits 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 AND CAPACITY

Super King

180cm × 200cm / 71 inches × 79 inches

Fits 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a child

King

160cm × 200cm / 63 inches × 79 inches

Fits 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets

Full/Double

140cm x 200cm / 55 inches × 79 inches

Fits 1 person

Single

90cm x 200cm / 35 inches × 79 inches

Fits 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.

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY

King

193cm x 203cm / 76 inches x 80 inches

Fits 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a large pet or child

California King

183cm x 213cm / 72 inches x 84 inches

Fits 1 adult with multiple pets or children OR 2 adults with multiple pets or children

Queen

168cm x 203cm / 60 inches x 80 inches

Fits 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets

Full/Double

137cm x 191cm / 54 inches x 75 inches

Fits 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets

Twin XL

99cm x 203cm / 38 inches x 80 inches

Fits 1 person

Twin

99cm x 191cm / 38 inches x 75 inches

Fits 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.

MATTRESS SIZE DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY

King

183cm x 203cm / 76 inches x 80 inches

Fits 1 adult with pet(s) or child(s) OR 2 adults with a large pet or child

Queen

152cm x 203cm / 60 inches x 80 inches

Fits 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets

Double

137cm x 191cm / 54 inches x 75 inches

Fits 1 person with a pet OR 2 adults, no pets

Single

90cm x 191cm / 36 inches x 75 inches

Fits 1 person

Regardless the region you live in, choosing the perfect mattress for yourself requires time to research. Comfort 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.

Here at SwissAire the mattresses we have allow you to jump into bed with disturbing your sleep partner. Check out our range of mattresses or do our quiz to find out which one is right for you!