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Queen Mattress Buying Guide

Queen Mattress Buying Guide

If you’re on the lookout for a brand new mattress, you’ll need to know the basics when you start doing research online. This includes understanding the type of sleeper you are, knowing what type of bed you want, and figuring out the best mattress size for your space. A Queen mattress is the go-to choice of most American bedrooms.

In one survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council, 47% of consumers confirmed they sleep on queen mattresses. So why exactly is the queen mattress America’s favorite bed size, and how do you know if it’s the right fit for you?

With this in mind, we’ve put together the comprehensive guide on queen mattresses, from the advantages of owning a queen size mattress to the alternatives you might wish to opt for instead. Here’s everything you need to know:

Queen Size Mattress Dimensions

Queen Size Mattress Dimensions

A standard queen size mattress is 60 inches wide, and 80 inches long.

This makes them the perfect mattress size for single sleepers looking for a more comfortable sleep, as well as couples who have smaller rooms but still want a good night’s sleep.

Olympic queen mattress dimensions are a little larger, and more usually found in RVs and camper trailers. They’re a whole six inches wider than standard queen mattresses, but with the same length.

The benefits of an Olympic queen bed is that they provide a little more space - though they are more difficult to find bedding for.

Full Size vs Queen Size Mattress

Full Size vs Queen Size Mattress

A full size mattress, or double bed, measures around 54 inches by 75 inches for their beds, and are the same length as twin size mattresses, but wider, with extra space to stretch out. Full-size mattresses are perfect for teenagers and single adults, and as for families with more than one child, a bunk bed frame can be a great option.

Apart from pricing, one of the key things to consider if you’re trying to choose between a full and queen size mattress are the actual dimensions of your bedroom. Most designers recommend you leave at least two feet on either side of the bed for an adequate amount of walking space.

This means you’ll need a room of at least 10 by 10 feet for your queen bed to make sense in your space. If you’re working with a little less room, a full size mattress is a good alternative.

King Size vs Queen Size Mattress

King Size vs Queen Size Mattress

Though king and queen size mattresses both offer you the same space in length - their main difference lies in the width. The standard king offers an extra 16 inches of width than the queen and is considered best for couples who enjoy more space.

King size mattresses are a great, luxurious choice and perfect for heavier set sleepers, or for those with a little extra space in their room. If you’re looking for a little extra length, then California king mattresses are your best bet, coming in at 84 inches long and staying 72 inches wide.

You’ll require a master bedroom that’s at least 12 by 12 feet to make a king size mattress work in your space. Keep in mind that king beds also tend to remain at a higher price point than queen beds, so if you have a budget for your bedroom, your choice might be a little easier.

Types of Queen Size Mattresses

Now while the size of your mattress is important when it comes to the overall look and feel of your bedroom, when it comes to your sleep, you cannot overlook the type of mattress you choose to invest in.

There are a wide variety of options available on the market if you’re on the lookout for the most comfortable mattress you can find for your sleep. Truthfully, the best mattress for you tends to boil down almost entirely to your personal preferences, and everything from your sleep position to the temperature of your room can influence your choice.

Memory foam queen mattresses are an increasingly popular choice for those who want a great all-rounder. These provide a good balance between support and comfort, are cooling for hot sleepers, and provide motion isolation which is a godsend for couples who share the bed.

Hybrid queen mattresses, on the other hand, provide a little more support, thanks to an inner support layer constructed with foam encased coils. These work great if you’re looking for more targeted pressure relief, want something with a little more bounce to it, without having to compromise on the benefits of a bed made of memory foam.

Puffy Queen Size Mattress Options

The Puffy queen mattresses come in three full varieties:

The Puffy Mattress is our original design. With three layers and 10 inches of height, it’s an affordable option for those who don’t want to compromise on the quality of their rest. It’s been built to have everything you could need, including hypoallergenic material, washable covers, and that sleeping on a cloud feel you won’t find anywhere else.

The Puffy Lux is our best selling mattress - with 4 layers and 12 inches of height, it includes our specially engineered body adapting dual cloud foam, which minimizes strain and works to envelop your body as you toss, turn, and shift sleep positions.

If you have a taste for the finer things, the Puffy Royal is the bed for you. With 5 layers and a whole 14 inches of height, this option provides targeted support with surface-mount technology and includes a gel cooling layer that is perfect if you live in hotter areas or find yourself waking up sweating at night.

Queen mattresses are a great starter mattress for a new home, and they’re a true investment towards a good night’s sleep. Not sure if a queen mattress is right for you? All Puffy products come with a 101-night sleep trial, so if you aren’t sleeping better or feeling good about your purchase, you can send it back.

The right mattress is key to sleeping cooler, calmer, and with no interruptions - happy shopping!


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Certified Sleep Science Coach

Written by Teresa Francis, Certified Sleep Science Coach

Teresa Francis is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and full-time writer focused on well-being and sleep health. She’s written on a variety of topics, from what’s trending in bedroom decor to the way lifestyle influences sleep. Some of the subject areas she covers for Puffy include the best foods for better sleep, how new parents can catch up on rest, and the best way to become a morning person. Teresa has a Master’s Degree in Literature, and has always believed in the power of a good bedtime story.