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A GUIDE TO TEMPUR® MATTRESS AND BED SIZES

A GUIDE TO TEMPUR® MATTRESS AND BED SIZES

SIZE MATTERS!

Sleep is essential to everyone’s health and well-being, but how many of us realise that the space where we choose to sleep has not necessarily changed in size since we were babies in the cradle? The width of the average cot is approximately 75cm. A standard double bed, one of the most popular sizes in the UK, measures 135cm wide. If you share your bed that’s just 67.5cm each! The fact is, the more space you have to sleep in, the better your night’s rest will be.

Here's a basic guide to mattress/bed sizes to help you make the most of your bedroom space. We recommend you should always work in metric for the most accurate measurements, but if you prefer feet and inches,then we have listed the nearest equivalent size to help you.

1 piece mattress
in standard UK
sizes
Metric (cm) Nearest imperial
equivalent
(feet/inches)
Hints and tips to consider
Images below are for guidance only Width Length Width Length  
Single Single 90 190 3' 6'3" It may be worth considering a longer bed if you are tall.
Double Double 135 190 4'6" 6'3" Fits 2, you have a cosy 67.5cm each. Consider a longer bed if you are tall.
King King 150 200 5' 6'6" Sleeps 2 nicely, 75cm each.
Super
king
Standard Super King 180 200 6' 6'6" Sleeps 2 nicely, 90cm each.

Alongside the 4 main standard sizes it could be you own a bed base which none of the above quite fit. Below are a couple less common alternative sizes that we can provide for those customers that need them:


1 piece mattress
in alternative
sizes
Metric (cm) Nearest imperial
equivalent
(feet/inches)
Hints and tips to consider
Images below are for guidance only Width Length Width Length  
Small
Double
Small Double 120 190 4' 6'3" Plenty of space for 1. Great for smaller bedrooms where a standard double won't quite fit.
Euro
King
Euro King 160 200 5'3" 6'6" Often referred to as a 'continental double'. The more room to sleep in the better. Great if a super king won’t quite go.

What about Adjustable Beds?


If you own or are thinking of buying an adjustable bed base, then it is quite possible the mattress or mattresses you need will not be standard UK sizes.


As always it pays to measure up first.


Sizes to fit
single or dual
adjustable
beds*
Metric (cm) Nearest imperial
equivalent
(feet/inches)
Hints and tips to consider
Images below are for guidance only Width Length Width Length *Adjustable beds are often longer than the nearest equivalent static model. Make sure you measure properly before you order.
Bed image
75 200 2'6" 6'6" Order 2 for a king size, products available to order online.
Bed image
90 200 3' 6'6" Order 2 for a super king size, products available to order online.
Long small
double
Bed image
120 200 4' 6'6" Adjustable beds in small double size (120cm) width generally have just a single handset or mechanism to raise and lower the mattress. Often they are longer than static bed bases. Make sure you measure properly. Available online in selected models.
Long double
Bed image
135 200 4'6" 6'6" Adjustable beds in standard double width (135cm) generally have just a single handset or mechanism to raise and lower the mattress. Often they are longer than static bed bases. Make sure you measure properly. Available online in selected models.
Bed image
N/a N/a N/a N/a See small single (75cm width). You may need to order two of these for your adjustable base.
Bed image
N/a N/a N/a N/a See long single (90cm width). You may need to order two of these for your adjustable base.

AND WHAT IF MY BED IS NOT ONE OF THESE AND I NEED A SPECIAL SIZE, OR CUSTOM MADE MATTRESS?

In such cases we always recommend you visit one of our specialist retailers for best advice. They will be more than happy to guide you through the ordering process, and ensure you get exactly what you need.

For further information on custom made mattresses, please click on the button below to find out what options we can offer you: