Buying a bed: What’s the best bed size?

Buying a bed: What’s the best bed size?

Buying a bed: Double, queen or king – what’s the best bed size?

A deep, restorative night’s sleep has become the ultimate 21st century luxury. And there’s nothing better at the end of a long day to know that sleep is coming. But for those snow angels out there (you know who you are), or those of us who share a bed with them – how do you find a bed that’s big enough? In this article, we compare bed sizes and give you a few things to consider when choosing the best bed size for you.

Choose the largest bed you can fit in your room (and afford)
If you sleep with a partner, a larger bed can help you both maintain your ideal individual sleeping temperature – particularly if one of you is a ‘hot sleeper’. As soon as you create a bit of breathing room in bed, you may find that being too hot is no longer an issue. And if it gets too cold there’s always snuggling, no matter how big the bed is.
A larger mattress can also minimise partner disturbance. If this is a factor, also look for a mattress that better isolates motion.
It seems obvious, but a cramped space won’t support your sleep. And while living on the edge may provide an adrenaline rush, lying on the edge is a sure-fire way to wake up tense and grumpy. Choose the size bed that lets you both have your own space. And with a spring system which runs all the way to the edge of the mattress (like the SleepMaker Miracoil Classic and Advanced ranges), you’ll be supported closer to the edge of the bed, and not feel like you’re about to fall off.
Whatever you get up to in bed, it’s good to have plenty of space to do it in. What a luxury to read the Sunday papers or watch a movie with the kids burrowing under the covers and a furry friend at the end. And if you’d like breakfast in bed more often, it makes sense to allow space for a nice big tray.
The different SleepMaker bed sizes you can choose from
  • Single 92cm x 188cm: the perfect ‘first real bed’ for your child
  • Long Single 92cm x 203cm: great for teens
  • King Single 107cm x 203cm: for tall teens or an excellent spare bed for single adult guests
  • Double 137cm x 188cm: a generous size for an adult
  • Queen 153cm x 203cm: really the minimum size to choose if you sleep with a partner
  • King 183cm x 203cm: plenty of room and length for an average size couple
  • Super King 203cm x 203cm: perfect if you have a large bedroom, and prefer more width than a King
One last tip: If your bed resembles a war zone as you and your partner battle it out for the covers, consider selecting a larger top sheet, blanket and doona than your bed size. For instance, if you’re in a King bed, choose Super King covers.
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