Bed Sizes

Whether you are buying a new bed for a new home or just updating your current bed, size is one of the most important factors to take into consideration. Not only must the bed be a comfortable size to ensure a good night’s sleep, but you also need to think about how much space you have in your room.

Here is a table that looks at the most common bed sizes that you will encounter and their usual measurements.

California King 72″ x 84″
King 76″ x 80″
Queen 60″ x 80″
Full XL 54″ x 80″
Full 54″ x 75″
Twin XL 38″ x 80″
Twin 38″ x 75″

While this table will give you a rough idea of different bed dimensions, bed sizes are not standardized, so you should never rely on the bed size name alone. If you are looking for a bed for you and your partner, it is especially important that the bed is wide enough. In order to determine whether a bed is wide enough for you both, you should be able to lay side-by-side with your hands behind your head without clashing elbows. In addition, you should also make sure that the bed is around 5 inches longer than you.

In general, if you are looking for a bed for a child, a single or a small single will be adequate. Single adult sleepers will be most comfortable in a single or even a small double bed. While a double bed may seem like a natural option for couples, it only gives you the same amount of personal sleeping space as a crib gives a baby. Therefore, if you are looking for a bed for you and your partner you may find a king-size bed more accommodating.