Buying a new mattress is an investment, so making sure you’re buying the right size is important. Choose too small a size and you’re heading into dangerous territory. Not only is it difficult to get a good night’s sleep on a mattress that’s too small for you, but it can also lead to strained muscles, back and neck aches, and more serious consequences. How do you know what size mattress is right for you? Follow this helpful guide!
Sizing Up Mattresses for Kids
Children grow so fast it’s sometimes hard to keep up. How do you know when your baby is ready for a toddler bed, or your toddler ready for a larger kid’s bed? Pay attention at bedtime: if your child’s head or feet are creeping toward the edge of their mattress, or their limbs dangle off when they shift in their sleep, it’s definitely time for an upgrade. Having a properly sized bed gives your child room to grow. Discount brand name mattresses in Fort Lauderdale mean you can give your child an appropriately sized bed without breaking the bank.
The growth spurts and growing pains of puberty mean you should be attentive during this time, too. Early adolescence is a good time to upgrade your child to an ‘adult sized’ King or Queen mattress—especially if they’re growing long and lanky or their current mattress is giving way under their changing mass.
General Size Guide
Find it difficult to tell the difference between a twin- and full size mattress? Still confused about King and California King? Here’s a quick, basic guide you can refer to while shopping for discount brand name mattresses in Fort Lauderdale:
Twin-size: Ideal for transitioning from cribs to a stand-alone bed, a twin-size bed is 38 inches wide and 75 inches long.
Full-size: Another great option for children as they grow, full-size mattresses are also 75 inches long but nearly twice as wide at 52 inches. Full-size beds are also ideal for dorm rooms and other shared living arrangements where bed space may be limited.
Queen-size: At 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, queen-sized beds offer a bit more space than the full-size mattress without being too overwhelming for larger bedrooms. This is a great option for couples who don’t mind cuddling up at night.
King-size: The largest of the traditional mattress sizes, the king-sized bed gives you 76 inches of width with the same 80-inch length, leaving you with plenty of space to stretch out and luxuriate. Be mindful of your space before investing in this mattress though—make sure you have at least three feet of walking space to navigate your room.
California King: The California King is 72 inches wide and 84 inches long, taking four inches from the standard king-sized mattress’ width to make it 4 inches longer. If you’re an exceptionally tall person, this may be a great option to make sure you’re comfortable without falling off the bed.
Still not clear on what mattress size is the best fit for you? Come to the Mattress Furniture Liquidators showroom to find discount brand name mattresses in Fort Lauderdale! With beds from all the major brands and with a full range of sizes, you can test them out before purchasing. Our knowledgeable salespeople can help you find exactly what you’re looking for priced 50 to 80 percent lower than in large retail stores.