How to choose the correct mattress size for your bed
Your bed is your haven from the world, a place for respite and recuperation. The correct mattress size will support your body comfortably while giving you plenty of room to move. It will fit your space well without engulfing your bedroom. Whether you like to snuggle up like a kitten or spread out like a starfish. The right mattress for you can be found here in sizes ranging from Twin to California King. Still unsure? Reach out to our friendly customer care team who are happy to help.
Mattress Comparison Chart
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Singles who enjoy a lot of space or couples who like to snuggle.
To sufficiently fit a Queen size bed (that is 60”x80”) while still leaving enough walking space around the bed and room for other furniture. The bedroom should be a minimum of 10x10 square feet in size.
You will undoubtedly be very happy with a Nolah AirFoam™ Queen size mattress. They are an extremely popular size all across America because they are a perfect fit for a couple or single. A Queen mattress is highly adaptable and will suit any lifestyle while fitting comfortably in any master bedroom. The popularity of a Queen size mattress makes it easy to find suitable bedding in a range of prices and styles.
The Queen mattress is 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. These dimensions make it ideal for couples who sleep close or singles who enjoy plenty of room. The total sleep area is 33ft² and gives you 30 inches of personal space per person. Opt for the King size mattress if you’re a couple who need plenty of stretch-out space. However, the Queen size Nolah AirFoam™ mattress is optimal for most people.
A couple who likes to stretch out while sleeping and allow a pet on their bed.
To adequately fit a King size bed (that is 76”x80”) while leaving floor space for two nightstands and a medium dresser. The bedroom should be a minimum of 12x12 square feet in size.
A Nolah AirFoam™ King size mattress offers luxurious space, so much so that a couple has equal to a Twin size mattress each in one King size mattress. This is a popular size for most bedrooms and you will easily find a huge selection of bedding to fit a King size bed. With a huge sleep space to enjoy, you’re guaranteed to find our King size AirFoam™ mattress will satisfy your needs.
The King mattress is 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. With these dimensions, a couple will have ample space for themselves and small children or pets. The total sleep area is 42ft² and gives you 38 inches of personal space per adult. The Nolah AirFoam™ King size mattress provides excellent sleep space, with plenty of room to maneuver. If you find the Queen size mattress a little snug for your needs, you will be extremely happy with our King size Nolah AirFoam™ mattress.
A person over 6ft tall or to fit a narrow room. For those who need extra length rather than width.
To perfectly fit a California King size bed (that is 72”x84”) while leaving room for additional furniture. The bedroom should be a minimum 10x12 square feet in size, due to the added length of the bed.
A Nolah AirFoam™ California King size mattress is perfect for tall sleepers because it takes 4 inches from the width of a regular King size mattress and adds it to the length of the California King. If your bedroom is a little narrow the California King size mattress will be a wonderful sleep space. Often thought of as the height of luxury because a California King size bed is loved by celebrities across America.
The California King mattress is 72 inches wide by 84 inches long. Tall adults will appreciate these dimensions and give more comfort if you find your feet hang off the bed at night. The total sleep area of the California King is 42ft² and gives you 36 inches of personal space per adult. The Nolah AirFoam™ California King size mattress will suit a narrow room and provide a pleasant sleep space for a couple with small children or pets. Bedding in a range of styles is easy to find due to the popularity of California King mattresses.
Small-bodied people or one child with a pet.
To comfortably fit a Full-size bed (that is 54”x75”) while leaving room for additional furniture. The bedroom should be a minimum of 10x12 square feet in size or 120 square feet.
A Nolah AirFoam™ Full size mattress will provide a comfortable sleep space for small-bodied people, teens, or a child with a pet. A single person will find a Full-size mattress enjoyable but two people sharing will have the width of just a crib each. Therefore, a Full-size mattress will not be ideal for a couple sharing, in this case, opt for a Queen or King mattress.
The Full mattress is 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. Smaller-bodied people will find these dimensions optimal while teens and children will grow into a Full-size bed. The total sleep area of a Full-size mattress is 28ft² and gives one person 27 inches of personal space. Most bedrooms or small apartments can easily fit a Nolah AirFoam™ Full-size mattress due to its petite size. You will readily find an enormous selection of bedding for a Full-size bed due to its massive popularity.
Adjustable beds, college dorm rooms, guest rooms, and pre-teen rooms.
To efficiently fit a Twin XL size bed (that is 38"x80") while leaving room for additional furniture and walking space around the bed. The bedroom should be a minimum of 7x10 square feet in size.
A Nolah AirFoam™ Twin XL mattress is the typical size used for adjustable beds. Use two Twin XL mattresses on a king size adjustable bed base for the equivalent of on King mattress (this gives a couple the ability to move individually). Growing pre-teens will also benefit from a Twin XL mattress because it provides abundant space and adaptability. Your Twin XL mattress is easy to move and highly economical, making it a great choice for a smaller apartment and college dorm rooms without breaking the bank.
The Twin XL mattress is 38 inches wide by 80 inches long. College students, recent graduates, and preteens will get a great benefit from a Twin XL bed. The total sleep area of a Twin XL size mattress is 21ft² and gives one person 38 inches of personal space. Your Nolah AirFoam™ Twin XL mattress will be a wonderful addition to a small apartment. There is a huge array of bedding available to fit a Twin XL bed for you to express your style.
Guest rooms, preteens and small children 2+ years.
To precisely fit a Twin size bed (that is 38"x75") while leaving room for walking space around the bed and room for a small dresser and other furniture. The bedroom should be a minimum of 7x10 square feet in size or 70 square feet.
A Nolah AirFoam™ Twin size mattress is typically found in children's bedrooms. however, an average size adult will sleep comfortably in a Twin size bed. For solitary sleepers from children through to adolescents', the Twin is usually the bed you have throughout your childhood. Opting for a Twin XL in later years to accommodate growth spurts.
The Twin mattress is 38 inches wide by 75 inches long. Their slim size makes it ideal for two children sharing one bedroom because two Twin beds easily fit side-by-side in a typical children's bedroom. The Twin mattress is ideal for bunk beds, smaller guest rooms, and bedrooms that may have an odd shape. Your Nolah AirFoam™ Twin mattress will be an ideal addition to a child's bedroom or small guest room. Along with the Queen mattress, King mattress, California King mattress, Full mattress, Twin XL mattress, the Twin mattress has a massive selection of bedding available to suit all tastes and styles.
We understand that purchasing a new mattress or bed is a huge investment. You want quality at a reasonable price while not compromising on comfort. You and your family deserve the best, that is why we spent over 3 years researching and designing our Nolah AirFoam™ mattresses that sleep cooler and offer 4 times stronger support than memory foam mattresses. Our 10” Original and 12” Signature mattresses come in sizes; Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King. A huge selection to fit any space. Need help figuring out which mattress is best for you? No problem, reach out to our friendly customer care team who are always on hand to help.
Frequently asked questions
What size of bed will fit my room?
Ideally, you want a bed that will comfortably hold your body but also gives you walking space around the bed. However, some sleep spaces just have a bed while storage is in another room. Whatever your bedroom set up is, the first step will be to measure your space. A compact room should fit a Twin size bed while a medium room could fit a Full-size bed. The important factor is no matter what size space you're working with, there will be a Nolah AirFoam™ mattress to fit.
Which mattress size will suit me?
You want a mattress that comfortably holds your entire body (no feet hanging off the bed) while giving you a little wiggle room. Many of us tend to move around a lot during the night. Therefore, require a little extra space. Also, consider if the mattress is just for you (Twin, Twin XL) or will you be sharing the bed? (Full, California King, King, Queen) will be better.
What size bed is perfect for a couple to share?
A Queen size bed will be quite snug for a couple. However, if you have a decent-sized space in your room or want more bed real estate (for starfish sleepers) Opt for a King or California King size bed. A couple needs individual sleep space for adequate rest and recuperation.
Is a Full-size bed suitable for a couple?
Many couples will find a Full-size bed too narrow for their sleep needs. While it may suit the occasional night, couples will feel much more comfortable in a King or California King size bed.
Will a Queen mattress fit on a Full bed frame?
No, a Full bed frame is too small for a Queen mattress. Always match your bed frame to your mattress because you want your mattress to lay flat as possible. An inadequate sleep space could result in injury, sore joints, and muscle stiffness.
What size sheets will fit a bed that is made up of two Twin beds pushed together?
If you have two Twin beds pushed together, it's best to dress the beds individually because finding bed clothes that fit adequately will be an impossible task. Use two Twin size sheets but a Full-size comforter will suffice. With two Twin XL beds pushed together, any sheets above King size should fit.
What are two Twin beds equal to?
Two Twin beds that are pushed together are inadequate for a couple because one regular Twin bed is 38x75 inches while a regular King bed (recommended for a couple) is 76x80 inches.
Can two Twin beds be made into a King size bed?
Two Twin XL beds can be equal in size to a King but two regular Twin beds do not equal a King because they are shorter in length.
Can two people sleep soundly in a Full-size bed?
A Full-size bed is suitable for a single sleeper only, a couple will find a Full-size bed quite uncomfortable as they will not be able to move around. A Full-size bed is adequate for a child or one adult and their pet.
What is the largest bed size available?
The biggest bed available is the California King, at 72 inches wide by 84 inches in length, a couple with small children or pets will fit comfortably in a California King size bed.
How high should a bed be?
The average bed height today is around 25 inches. This height allows your feet to be firmly planted on the floor when seated on the edge of your mattress. A modern platform bed is roughly 18 inches high. Any bed higher than this will require you to jump in and off the bed and could result in injury.
How thinck should a mattress be?
During our 3 years of research developing Nolah AirFoam™ mattresses, we found a 10-inch to 12-inch mattress the most comfortable sizes. With this in mind, we developed our 10" Original and 12" Signature AirFoam mattresses that offer various levels of firmness, tailored to you.
Is the right bed size beneficial to a happy and healthy marriage?
A healthy sleep cycle is paramount to our physical and mental wellbeing. If a couple is sharing too small a sleep space, it will not provide adequate rest and recuperation. We are more prone to arguments with our partners' after a bad night's rest. Depending on your sleep status (are you cuddles or starfish?) the correct bed size will benefit a couple greatly. Choose the California King for the most space available, choose the King size if you're more cuddly sleepers. You're guaranteed to find the right size mattress for you at Nolah.