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Mattress Sizes

Wildcat Mattress in Nicholasville, Kentucky (just outside Lexington) offers all the standard mattress sizes from twin to California King. If you’re not well versed in bed mattress sizes and don’t have a particular type in mind, Wildcat’s sleep experts will help you find the perfect dimensions for your needs.

When buying a new mattress, the mattress size that you choose will ultimately be a factor for comfort, so it’s important that you take the time to consider all angles, such as:

  • How many people will be using the mattress at one time?
  • How tall are the people sleeping on the mattress?
  • Will the mattress users be growing in the coming years?
  • How large is the bedroom you’re furnishing?
  • Do you have a particular bed frame you need to fit?
  • How much can you afford to pay for a new mattress?

As a general rule, you’ll want at least six inches beyond the height of the tallest sleeper, a width that allows you to put your elbows behind your head, and at least 22 inches clearance on all sides within the room for an ideal fit.

California King size mattress

If you’re looking for the tallest, widest size mattress to sleep like royalty, there is nothing better than a California King! A California King mattress is 72 inches wide by 84 inches long. It’s four inches narrower than a standard King, but four inches longer. The California King is an ideal mattress if: you’re over 6-foot tall, you are furnishing a long and narrow room, you like a big bed but you sleep alone, or you want to snuggle up to your partner.

King size mattress

A King size mattress is the best choice for couples who want maximum personal sleeping space, as it’s not only tall, but wide as well. At 76 inches wide by 80 inches tall, the King is the equivalent of two twin-sized mattresses pushed together. Many customers like to have King size mattresses to accommodate the occasional child or pet who pops in and out of their bed. If you have the space, a King is the ultimate place to spread out and catch a full night’s rest!

Queen size mattress

The economical nature of the Queen has made it today’s most popular mattress size. A standard Queen runs 60 inches wide by 80 inches long – which is six inches sider and five inches longer than a Full, but nine inches slimmer than two twin beds pushed together. Queen mattresses are great for couples who don’t mind close quarters, for single adults in smaller master bedrooms who like to sprawl out, or for saving a few dollars in furnishing a guest bedroom.

Full size mattress


A Full mattress is sometimes also called a “Double” and offers space measuring 53 inches wide by 75 inches long. A Full size bed is often used for a teenager’s bedroom, as it offers 15 additional inches of width over a Twin. However, the relatively narrow width of this bed offers adults about as much personal space as a crib, and it is too short to accommodate adults taller than 5-foot-5-inches. Many parents do opt for Full mattresses for young children, as it still allows enough room for bedtime story snuggling.

Twin size mattress

A Twin mattress is the next size up from a crib-sized mattress at 38 inches wide by 75 inches long. This small size mattress is the most versatile option for furnishing a smaller space or cramped apartment. Couples with differing sleep comfort preferences may opt to push two Twins together, rather than buy a King. Most commonly, Twins are purchased for children as a roomy alternative to a “toddler bed” – which usually measures 27×52.

Twin XL size mattress

The Twin XL is a better option for adults living in small spaces, as it offers an additional four inches in length for a size of 38 inches wide by 79 inches long. For this reason, the Twin XL is the most popular bed size in college dormitories, offering enough room for long legs and piles of books.

Compare mattress sizes at Wildcat

Stop by the local, family-owned Wildcat Mattress store in Nicholasville, KY for a large selection of high-quality products, including all sizes of mattress by top manufacturers. We have something for every preference and budget! Be sure to visit our deals section to find deep discounts and the best value for your dollar.