Choosing the Right Size Mattress for Your Needs

Choosing the Right Size Mattress for Your Needs

Your mattress is a place where you spend a pretty significant part of your life—one-third, to be exact, if you are getting the recommended eight hours of sleep each night—so it makes sense that you should have a comfortable mattress to sleep on during that time. If your mattress is the wrong size, you could find that you’re not getting the most restful sleep possible. Here are some ways to determine which size you should get when you buy from a Utah mattress store.

Know Your Sizes
If you’re not sure what is available, the best place to start your mattress search is to know about the different mattress sizes available. 2 Brothers Mattress carries a wide variety of sizes, including:

  • Twin – 38” wide x 75” long
  • Twin XL – 38” wide x 80” long (popular in college dormitories)
  • Full/Double – 54” wide x 75” long 
  • Queen – 60” wide x 80” long
  • King – 76” wide x 80” long
  • California King – 72” wide x 84” long
Measure Your Space

One of the best ways to determine the right size when choosing a mattress is to first figure out how much space you have. Measure out the room where you plan to put your new mattress to find out just how much space is available. If you only have enough space for a Queen size mattress, it won’t make much sense to try and purchase a King size. In addition to the amount of space you have on the floor, consider how much space you have in your doorway—you won’t get much use out of a mattress from The Mattress Department if you can’t fit it through your bedroom doorway.

Figure Out Who’s in the Bed

Before you purchase any mattress it makes sense to figure out who is going to need to sleep in the bed. If you’re sharing the bed with a partner, for example, you wouldn’t want to purchase a twin or full size bed. When you know who will be in the bed, calculate about how much space each of you will need. If one or both of you is heavy-set or you like to spread out when you sleep, it may make sense to have a King mattress instead of a Queen. If you or your partner is very tall, a California King might be a better fit to avoid feet dangling off the end of the bed.

Finally, consider others beyond just you and your partner when thinking about a bed from 2 Brothers Mattress. For example, if you have small children that frequently want to come and sleep in the bed, or you want to make room for cuddly pets, take them into account as well.

Make Room for Comfort

The final consideration for any bed is, of course, the one that is the most comfortable. If you’re a sleeper who likes to sprawl out, getting a larger bed might be better. If you prefer to cuddle close to the person in bed with you, a Full or Queen might fit your sleep habits. When you test out any bed in a Utah mattress store, the best way to figure out if it will provide you with the space you need is to lay on it for at least 20 minutes. Try to replicate your sleep positions during this time, and make sure you include your partner in the bed test if you have a regular sleeping partner.

Finding the right size bed is a matter of knowing how to shop for it. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, come find out how big a selection is available at 2 Brothers Mattress.

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