How to Choose the Right Mattress Size


This weekend sees the start of Harvey Norman’s 4 Day Mattress Sale, with massive discounts on all of our mattress brands, sizes and types.

It’s a great opportunity to pick up the perfect mattress for less, so we’re publishing a few blogs on the topic of mattresses over the next few days to help you determine what you should look for in your ideal mattress.

In this entry, we’re taking a look at mattresses sizes and how to choose the right one for you.

The average person will sleep for around 229,961 hours during their lifetime, which roughly works out at about one third of their entire life, and will change mattresses once every 23,296 hours.

Most people will go through 9 to 11 mattresses during their lifetime, which is why it’s so important to make sure you choose the right size when purchasing a new mattress as you’re going to be sleeping on it for the next eight years or so!

Choosing the right mattress size should ensure maximum comfort and help you to fully relax and get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

For instance, couples are advised to opt for King Size (5ft) or Super King Size (6ft) mattresses, as these are the two largest sizes available and provide plenty of room for you and your loved one to stretch out on at night.

Single adults, depending on their height, are advised to pick either a Double (4ft 6”) or a Small Double (4ft) mattress.

Both the Double and Small Double mattress sizes offer owners more than enough room to fully unwind at night and these sizes are also ideal for guest rooms.

Single (3ft) mattresses are the recommended option for children aged four to twelve while Double or Small Double mattresses are suggested for teenagers.

Depending on how fast your children grown, you may find that they’d benefit from a Double or Small Double mattress at a younger age as this will ensure they have all the room they need to get a good night’s sleep.

Cot mattresses, as the name implies, are for babies and toddlers and usually have dimensions of around 60cm x 120cm.

Choosing the right mattress size is just as important as choosing the right mattress materials; if you pick the wrong mattress size it can have a serious impact on how well you sleep and your overall quality of life.

Harvey Norman is your sleep specialist and we’re dedicated to helping you find the right mattress for your needs and your budget, so drop into your local Harvey Norman store or get in touch with us online to see how we can help.

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