Choosing the right bed size is more difficult than it should be. Thankfully, there are some general guidelines that everyone can follow to make the right choice. And if you are Australian, this guide fully applies to you!
In this article, we have compiled everything that you need to know about the different mattress sizes in Australia – so you can get the perfect mattress for your bedroom.
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Different Mattress Sizes
How to Choose The Right Mattress Size
What should you consider and take note of when choosing a mattress size?
1. Dimensions of the mattress and bedroom size.
To avoid having your feet dangle out of the bed, or having your pillows constantly falling on the floor, make sure that the mattress is at least 15 cm longer than your or your partner’s height. This offers the user enough space to move around without any discomfort.
Additionally, to avoid a cramped bedroom, you need around 60 cm of walking space around the bed. Anything less than this can lead to the room appearing less spacious and may even reduce your own mobility around the bed.
2. Your sleeping habits
If you are a restless sleeper and move a lot during the night, you probably need more space to have a comfortable rest.
If you sleep on the side, you’ll probably need a more spacious bed than people who sleep on their backs or their stomachs. Of course, you are more knowledgeable about your sleep habits than us, so you should know what works best for you.
While useful enough, these recommendations come in handy when you have to choose between, say, two similar mattresses. For this reason, we will also cover the general applications of mattress sizes in Australia, so you can better grasp which ones to choose from.
Mattress for One
If you’re looking for a mattress for a single sleeper, you’ll mostly be interested in a single or king single mattress. If you’re looking to spend less, depending on your height and sleeping position, either will provide sufficient space for you. With a medium-firm feel, the Origin Hybrid Mattress is suitable for all sleepers weighing up to 120kg!
Single Bed Size
The single bed size is the smallest of the bunch. In Australia, its dimensions are 92cm x 188cm and they are most popular with children, especially if they don’t move too much in their sleep.
In terms of location, single bed size mattresses are ideal for apartments or studios with smaller rooms, or for rooms that need to accommodate two or more beds.
King Single Bed Size
The king single bed size is highly suitable for single sleepers. With dimensions of 107cm x 203cm, this bed size is enough to accommodate the most restless of sleepers.
Because of this, the king single bed size is most popular among teenagers and young adults.
Mattress for Two (or more!)
Origin Hybrid Mattress
When it comes to choosing a mattress for you and your partner, you’ll be spoilt for choice! With 4 common bed sizes, choosing the perfect size will depend on your room size and budget.
When choosing a mattress for sharing, motion isolation, or partner disturbance, is an important feature to consider.
The Origin Hybrid Mattress boasts zero motion transfer, which means that you’ll be able to get in and out of bed without disturbing your partner’s sleep. So, if you would like to experience what great sleep quality feels like, read on to make a decision on your bed size, and check out our mattresses right after by clicking here!
Double Bed Size
The double bed size is perfect for accommodating two people, either two adults or one adult and one child. Of course, this applies only if either of the two are not very needy when it comes to sleeping space.
The dimensions of the double mattress size are 138cm x 188cm and among the double bed category, it is most suitable for smaller rooms.
Queen Bed Size
The queen size mattress is one of the most popular options for Australian adults, with 60% of them making this choice for their bed size. Its dimensions are 153cm x 203cm.
What drives the popularity of the queen size mattress is the balance between spaciousness and affordability. Most queen size mattresses are budget-friendly and the go-to option for Australian adults.
King Bed Size
The king size mattress is the more spacious end of the spectrum for adults. With dimensions of 183cm x 203cm, this bed size is most suitable for families with a toddler, or for two adults who are restless sleepers.
The king bed size is most suitable for a spacious, large room that allows for plenty of walking space around the bed. Although more costly, the king size mattress is the preference of 20% of Australians.
Super King Bed Size
Lastly, the super king bed size is the largest commercial mattress you can get, with dimensions of 203cm x 203cm. Typically, this bed size is used for situations such as parents who need to co-sleep with their children.
Only and Homely
With the guidelines and considerations above, we think that everyone can make a suitable and informed choice for their bed size and type of mattress. The only thing left to your devices is to factor in your personal preferences and knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.
If you are interested in applying what you learned today, head over to Origin Mattress and have a look at our selection! As leaders in Sleep Tech, our company focuses on bringing the most effective mattress design to Australia. And the best part? You can try our products risk-free for 120 days.
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