A queen sized bed is the most popular mattress size and is a good choice for guest rooms and small master bedrooms. Being wider than a full sized mattress, but smaller than a king sized bed, it is just the right size for couples who prefer close quarters or for single sleepers who are "sprawlers." Find out where to buy queen size mattresses.
About queen mattresses
Queen sized beds are 60 inches wide by 80 inches long, which is 6 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a full size mattress. These added inches can make all the difference in comfort, especially for couples, making the queen today's most popular bed size. With 30 inches of personal space for each adult, one still has 9 inches less space than the width of a standard twin bed.
However, it is a good choice for guest rooms and smaller master bedrooms. King size (76 by 80 inches) is still the best choice for couples who want to maximum personal sleeping space and who may want to occasionally accommodate children or pets into bed. UK bed standards It is important to qualify that the American term queen bed is equivalent to the UK king size. Furthermore, almost all UK manufacturers now use metric sizes to define their mattresses, so a queen size/UK king size bed measures 150cm x 200cm.
Where to buy them
There are local and online shops that specialise in quality mattresses where you can choose among the different types of mattresses, including bed frames and beddings. Online shops like Mattress24.co.uk offers 24 hour delivery services and can manufacture mattresses that will fit the bed size that you need. Mattresses can also be custom made according to various mattress dimensions to fit antique beds, small spaces or made especially for tall people. Tempur-pedic retails mattresses that conform to your shape and adjusts when you move. Its material automatically adapts to support your exact body shape and sleep position. You can also try online shopping guides, so you can select among many sellers who offer great discounts such as eBay, Nextag, Bizrate and Overstock. Many of these shops also offer matching beddings, room furniture and other bedroom accessories, making shopping convenient.