Sometimes replacing your old mattress means finding a new model in another size that better suits your needs. Purchasing a more compact mattress may result in financial savings, but you might end up paying for it in sleepless nights. Compare the dimensions of different genders to help make the right choice.
Tall people often prefer the California king, the highest standard mattress made today. Its mattress is 72 inches wide by 84 inches long, which makes it 4 inches longer than a regular king mattress.
In 76 inches wide by 80 inches long, a king-size bed is long enough for many people and broad enough for many couples. A king is nearly equivalent to placing two twin-sized, extra-long mattresses side by side. It's the perfect choice for couples that want lots of room on hot nights or sufficient space to welcome a frightened child into bed with them.
If space is a concern from the master bedroom, a queen mattress, that measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches, is a compromise between an overly large king and a smaller full-size mattress.