They say we sleep for 1/3 of our lives! When it comes to choosing a mattress, it is important to consider four important questions.

1. What is the Size of Your Bedroom?

How large is your bedroom? Is sleeping space or living space more important to you? Will the King-sized bed fit your room? Will you still have floor space to move around? These are things you need to consider when purchasing a new bed and mattress set.

2. Is Your Bed Shared?

Do you share a bed with your partner or a pet? If you do, consider a larger mattress that will give you and your partner (if applicable) enough space to sleep comfortably.

3. How Do You Sleep?

Are you a back sleeper? A side sleeper? A stomach sleeper? Do you sprawl out or stay in a small space when you sleep? Do you roll around a lot? All of these are factors you should consider when purchasing a mattress.

4. How Tall is the Sleeper?

Do you need to accommodate for the height of the sleeper? If your feet, or your partner’s feet, hang off the side of the bed, consider a larger or taller mattress for ultimate comfort.


 Twin: Most commonly found in children’s rooms, daybeds, and hideaways. The width of this mattress (39″) is the minimal amount of space needed for a single person to lie comfortably each night.





Twin XL: The Twin XL mattress is most common in college dorms. An additional 5″ in length accommodates taller sleepers with the same width of a Twin (39″). Perfect for adults with a small bedroom, or who prefer more living space than sleeping space.





Full: A Full size mattress is 15″ wider than the twin (37.5% wider), and 5″ shorter than a Queen. This is a good option for your guest room. This is also the perfect size for someone who loves living space AND sleeping space.





Queen: The Queen mattress is the most popular size, at 6″ wider and 5″ longer than a full size bed. This is a great bed choice for a small Master Bedroom (at least 10 x 10 square feet).





King: Perfect for two people, or one person with their dog. At 16″ wider than a Queen, this King mattress provides the most sleeping space.





Kelley is a professional copywriter and content strategist at American Freight Furniture and Mattress. In other words, she does words. Outside of the office, she enjoys live music, dogs, and grilled cheese.