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California King Dimensions: A Comprehensive Guide

California King Dimensions: A Comprehensive Guide

Is your bed too short for your towering stature? Too narrow to share with a partner and a pet? Enter the California King - a mattress size that reigns supreme in terms of length.

If you’ve heard the term but are unsure of the specifics, this guide will break down everything you need to know about California King dimensions.

What Is a California King?

While you might think that a California King is simply a royal resident of the Golden State, in the world of sleep, it refers to a mattress that is longer and somewhat narrower than the standard King bed. Perfect for taller individuals and those who need extra length, a California King is designed to offer a regal sleep experience.

California King Bed Size: The Specifics

The precise dimensions of a California King bed are:

Why Choose a California King?

If you’re particularly interested in a California King, Puffy Mattresses offer a range of options with excellent pressure relief and cooling features.

How Big Is a California King?

If you’re struggling to visualize the exact size, consider that a California King is big enough to comfortably fit two adults and a small pet. While its width is four inches narrower than a standard King bed, it gains those four inches in length.

How It Compares to Other Sizes

To give you a clearer understanding, here’s a quick comparison with other popular mattress sizes:

Mattress Size Width (inches) Length (inches)
Twin 38 75
Queen 60 80
King 76 80
California King 72 84

How Wide Is a California King Bed?

At 72 inches wide, a California King bed offers ample space for couples. It’s a luxurious size that allows for personal space while sharing the bed, perfect for couples who like their room while sleeping.

How Long Is a California King Bed?

A California King bed is 84 inches long, which makes it the longest standard mattress size available. If you’re taller than 6 feet, you’ll appreciate the extra length.

If length is a primary concern for you, consider the Puffy Lux Mattress in California Kins size. With its 84-inch length, it offers ample legroom and a premium sleep experience.

How Do I Know If I Have a King or a California King?

Given the small but significant differences in dimensions, it’s essential to know what you’re sleeping on, especially when buying bedding accessories. Here’s how you can distinguish:

Quick Tips to Distinguish

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Other Key Considerations

Who Should Consider a California King?

How to Choose the Right Bed Frame for a California King


The California King is more than just a luxurious mattress size; it’s a necessity for taller individuals and those who require extra length in bed.

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Knowing the precise dimensions can help you decide if this is the right mattress size for you, and how to properly accessorize it. Make sure to consider trusted brands like Puffy when looking for high-quality California King mattresses that offer both comfort and durability.

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