by Dylan Bowen June 10, 2022 2 min read
A king size mattress is the largest size of mattress that is available for you to purchase. The measurements of a king size mattress are 76 inches in width by 80 inches in length, the length of both sides is exactly the same at 80 inches. This size of mattress is larger enough for most people.
Generally, two adults can fit comfortably on a king size mattress with other sleeping companions too such as children and pets. All these individuals can sleep on a king size bed comfortably without feeling cramped or squashed.
Additional space – The main reason people opt to purchase a king size mattress is because of the size and the lush feel of king size mattress. The additional space a king size mattress provides gives you more room to stretch your legs and body whilst you sleep. The additional space is also perfect for couples who have young children who like to crawl into bed at night as it makes cuddles a lot easier. This type of bed is also perfect if you are co-sleeping with your children as you do not need to worry about your partner being pushed to the edge of the bed or even falling off of the bed as there is plenty of space for everyone.
Health – King size mattresses also have many health benefits. As king size beds offer plenty of space it makes it easier to fall asleep, so there is less chance of you suffering from sleep conditions such as insomnia. The other health benefits are:
Higher price king size mattresses are higher in price and more expensive than standard double mattresses because of the additional space. If you are on a tight budget, then a king size mattress might not be the best choice for you.
Takes up more space- If you are purchasing a king size bed then your bedroom should be at least 11 feet in length and width, so if you have a smaller room then you will not be able to purchase a king size bed as your room won’t be able to accommodate it.
Weight – A king size bed is on the heavier side and can be difficult to move around as it weighs between 110 to 140 pounds in weight.
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