Mattress Sizes | BedHut
When it comes to purchasing a new mattress, size is one of the most important factors to consider. Its good to consider why people might choose certain sizes, and which size is best for you. In this article, we will reveal the sizes of each mattress, and ways of finding out which size is right for you!

In this article:

  • List of Mattress Sizes
  • What's the best mattress size for me?
  • How to choose a mattress size

Mattress Sizes

When it comes to mattress sizes, there are plenty to choose from. Below is a list of all UK Standard mattresses and their dimensions.

What size is a cot or cotbed mattress?

Cot and cotbed mattresses are actually two different sizes of mattress, with cot size being the smaller of the two. A standard cot mattress size is 60cm x 120cm (2ft x 3ft9), while a cotbed mattress is 70cm x 140cm (2ft3 x 4ft6).

Cots and cotbeds are perfect for babies and toddlers to offer plenty of space as they grow, with safety as a priority.

What size is a small single mattress?

A small single mattress is 72cm x 190cm (2ft6 x 6ft3).

Small single mattresses are the perfect option for smaller individuals and children, as there is plenty of spare room to accommodate growth or simply to stretch out with comfort.

Small single mattresses are also well suited for bunk beds, allowing the perfect dimensions to fit with a low height to prevent your child from falling over the safety railings.

Suitable for kids beds and bunk beds.

What size is a single mattress?

A single mattress is 90cm x 190cm (3ft x 6ft3).

Single Mattresses are perfect for teenagers with smaller rooms or individuals who don't require much stretching space as they sleep. Our range of single mattresses ensure that regardless of room, you can get exactly the right kind of support for a great nights sleep.

Suitable for single beds.

What size is a small double mattress?

A small double mattress is 120cm x 190cm (4ft x 6ft3).

Slightly smaller than a double, but a decent size bigger than a single, a small double mattress is perfect for couples in a small bedroom or individuals craving extra room to stretch.

If you are looking at a small double bed to save space, consider looking at our range of ottoman storage beds or divan beds for practical underbed storage.

Suitable for small double beds.

What size is a double mattress?

A double mattress is 135cm x 190cm (4ft6 x 6ft3).

Double mattresses are a popular choice for couples sleeping in the same bed. However, many find that the dimensions of the double mattress don't provide sufficient room for both parties, and so king size or super king size mattresses should also be considered.

Suitable for double beds.

What size is a king size mattress?

A king size mattress is 150cm x 200cm (5ft x 6ft6).

Alongside double mattresses, king size mattresses are one of the most popular choices amongst couples sleeping in the same bed. This is thanks to is superior width, allowing for more room for both parties to stretch out comfortably during the night, without frustrating space issues.

Suitable for king size beds.

What size is a super king size mattress?

A super king size mattress is 180cm x 200cm (6ft x 6ft6) and is the largest mattress that we offer here at BedHut.

Perfect for unparalleled comfort and space, super king mattresses are popular with those who only settle for the very best. If space is not an issue in your bedroom, and you want oodles of room to stretch and sleep, the super king size mattress might just be the choice for you.

Suitable for super king size beds.

Astoria Pockets 2000 Mattress | BedHut

What is the Best Mattress Size for Me?

Here at BedHut, we know that everyone's situation is different. Below you will find some of our recommendations for mattress sizes based on some common scenarios and situations, we hope you find them helpful. If you have any questions not covered in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to guide you through the process of finding the perfect mattress for you.

What is the best mattress size for couples?

Because of its name, many couples opt for the standard double size option without considering any other possibilities or factors. This can often lead to frustration as many couples find that a double doesn't provide enough room for both partners to sleep comfortable, leading to overheating and arguments over space.

It is because of this that we recommend considering a king size or super king size mattress for couples, depending on the amount of space they have in their bedroom. These larger sizes allow for more room for both parties to stretch out and can prevent overheating caused by close proximity to your partner throughout the night.

Phoenix Pocket 2000 Mattress | BedHut

What is the best mattress size for one person?

As with many things in life, it depends! For children and smaller individuals, a regular single mattress may suffice. However, many sleepers are opting for a small double mattress for extra room to stretch during the night. This is a great option for more bed space with still conserving room space.

If room space isn't an issue, don't be afraid to treat yourself to something bigger! Double and king size mattresses are perfectly acceptable sizes for even just one person, providing a luxurious amount of room for a comfortable nights sleep.

BedHut Stamford Pockets 1000 Mattress | BedHut

What is the best mattress size to save space in my bedroom?

For one person, either a single or small double mattress is perfect to save room while still allowing a comfortable amount of sleeping space. It may even be beneficial to opt for a small double as this allows you to get a storage bedframe, giving you ample storage space under the bed. This provides the best of both worlds, as you get more room to sleep, and your bed provides you with more than enough storage space!

For couples, a double bed is recommended to save room. However, if its storage space you're after, it may be worth getting a storage bed in a bigger size, as they provide more underbed storage than smaller ones. If there's room, you could try a king size storage bed and watch all your storage worries fold neatly into a drawer!

How to Choose a Mattress Size

There are a few steps you need to take before buying a mattress, to make sure you get the right one for you. We have listed them below:

  • Measure your bedroom - you may want an enormous mattress so you can stretch to your hearts content, but can your bedroom handle it? Make sure you measure where you want your bed to go and choose your bed and mattress accordingly to avoid disappointment.
  • Measure yourself - measure the height of the tallest person sleeping on the mattress. Ideally, whatever mattress you buy will be around 15cm taller than them to give a comfortable amount of stretching room.
  • Give it a stretch test - if you can place your hands behind your head and your elbows touch the mattress edge or your sleeping partner, your mattress isn't big enough for you.
  • Consider your sleeping position - if you sleep on your back, you may need a longer mattress that accounts for your full height. If you sleep on your side or all curled up, a shorter mattress should suffice.
  • Measure your bed - it may sound obvious, but make sure the mattress you buy is the same size as your bed. You can double check the measurements of any of our beds to ensure that your new mattress will be a perfect fit.

Cosy Dreams Pocket Memory Mattress | BedHut

You're Good to Go!

There we have it! you are now fully qualified to find the perfect sized mattress for all your sleeping needs. For more information on the different kinds of mattress we offer, take a look at our mattress buyers guide. Also, check out our UK bed size guide for more information on how to choose the perfect bed and mattress size for you!

September 10, 2022 — Mark Howorth