Should you get a King or Queen Mattress? Here’s how to decide.

Should you get a King or Queen Mattress? Here’s how to decide.

You think you’ve found the perfect mattress for the way you sleep and the lifestyle you lead.  Now it’s time to think about which size to get.   There are lots of factors to think about when deciding to get a king or queen mattress from the size of your room to the budget that you have.


The first thing to think about is the size of your room

After all, if the bed and will not fit in your room you won’t be very happy.  Note that a queen mattress measures 60×80 inches (5’0″ by 6′ 8″) and a standard king mattress measures 76×80 inches (6’4″ by 6’8″).  You might also want to factor in at least four more inches for a headboard and additional room for nightstands which can add 12 to 30 additional inches to the space you will need.

 Once you have calculated that, add in another two feet around the perimeter of the bed to ease movement. You don’t want to be hitting anything in case you get up in the middle of the night and it’s too dark to see.  You might even want to map out the space on the floor before your final decision is made.


Personal space is…personal

Some people like to sleep up close to their partner or in arm’s reach to stop the snoring! Others like enough room to really stretch out.  Whatever your personal choice, it’s something that is important to think about before buying a new mattress.  A queen mattress will allow for 30 inches width per person, which allows for less room per person than two twin bed pushed together.  People who are larger or like their personal space will enjoy a king size mattress which provides 38 inches per person. A king size is ideal for restless and light sleepers because there is less of a chance of disturbing or being disturbed by the other person.

 For either a king or a queen mattress, the Luxury Hybrid by SpineAlign is a great choice because it ensures proper sleep posture and resists motion transfer so no matter the size there will be enough comfort for both people.


Enjoying family time

One of the most popular reasons for splurging on a king size mattress is when young children want to climb in bed with you and enjoy a movie, having a king size mattress means there is room for everyone.  That includes a spot for your furry friend too.  While it’s not for everyone, it is a popular reason for considering a king size mattress.

 So, no matter what mattress size you finally decide on, know that SpineAlign will help you achieve restorative sleep through proper sleep posture.