Do you sleep alone? Do you live in an apartment? Are you on the taller side? Depending on your answers to these questions, your bed size will vary. Most of us are pretty familiar with the standard bed sizes and which most likely works for you, however, some newer ones may have you wondering if it’s time for a switch. Read on to learn the measurements of each bed size and the differences between them.
The smallest standard bed size, twin beds typically measure 39 inches wide by 75 inches long. It’s a great option for children or single adults who don’t require much space. However, taller individuals may find that the length is not sufficient for their needs.
A Twin XL sized bed is slightly longer than a standard twin, measuring 39 inches wide by 80 inches long. For taller individuals who need extra legroom but don’t have enough space for a larger bed, this is a better choice. Because of this, twin XL beds are common among college dorm rooms to accommodate all students regardless of height.
Also known as a double bed, a full bed measures 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. It’s a good option for a single sleeper who wants more room to stretch out, or for a couple who doesn’t require a lot of space.
A queen-size bed is one of the most popular bed sizes, measuring 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. A great choice for couples, a queen bed provides more room than a full-size bed comfortably accommodating two adults. This may also be a good option for any single adults who want extra room to stretch out.
The largest standard bed size, a king bed measures 78 inches wide by 80 inches long. This is a great option for couples who want maximum space to sleep comfortably, or for individuals who want plenty of room to move around. The only downfall of this option may be having to fit it nicely within your space. It may not fit in smaller bedrooms or apartments.
A California King sized bed is longer than a standard king-size bed, measuring 72 inches wide by 84 inches long. Taller individuals who need extra legroom, but don’t want the width of a standard king size bed may prefer this option.
A newer bed size, split king beds are essentially two twin XL beds side by side measuring around 39 inches wide by 80 inches long each for a total width of 78 inches, the same as a standard king. These are common in couples that want to have the option to customize their sleeping preferences while still sharing the bed.
An increasingly popular bed size, a flex king also measures the same as a standard king at 78 inches wide by 80 inches long. However, this option is practically a hybrid between a standard king and a split king. Split only at the top half of the bed, a flex king works best for couples who still want to control their head position but prefer to have a more shareable space than a split king.
When choosing a bed size, it’s important to consider your individual needs and preferences. Consider the size of your bedroom, your height, and how much space you need to sleep comfortably. A good rule of thumb is to choose a bed that is at least 6 inches longer than your height. At Pure Parima, we aim to provide sheets that accommodate your needs as best as possible. Visit our size guide for more information on our sheet measurements and find the best size for you.
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