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King Mattress

Though a king mattress is large, they aren't all the same size. King mattresses can be wider or longer than the "standard" size. Custom construction can give you longer or wider mattresses, and even softer and firmer sides-- within the same mattress. If you want lots of sleep space, a king mattress is a good consideration.

Most couples want to have a larger bed for many different reasons. A king mattress can offer you enough room for you and your partner, as well as any kids that need to spend the night with you due to sickness or just because. A king mattress comes in actually several different sizes and there are names for each of these different types of mattresses. By learning more about the sizes of them, you can determine which one will best meet your needs.

  • King This is the regular king-sized mattress. It measures 76" wide x 80" long.
  • Eastern King This is the same size as a King.
  • California King This mattress can be called several different names, including Western King, West Coast King, or WC King. It measures 72" wide x 84" long.
  • King Long You want this one if you or your husband is tall. It measures 72" wide x 104 " long.

As you can see, a king mattress comes in several sizes. From a memory foam mattress to a coil spring mattress to an air mattress and more, you can find a mattress that will give you the foundation that you need to get a good night's sleep.

When choosing your king mattress, you want to make sure that you will be able to easily find sheets and other bedding for it. Some of the lesser known sizes may cause you to have to special order bedding, which can be very expensive. This will be mostly dependent upon where you live and the stores that are easily available to you. Being able to find bedding easily can make the difference between a mattress that you love and a mattress that you tolerate.

Your king mattress should meet both yours and your partner's needs. If you like a soft mattress and he/she likes a firmer mattress, you'll be happy to know that king mattresses can be customized to this type of specification. Mattresses are even available that can be made softer or firmer based upon your preferences each night if you so choose. You will be amazed at what a difference this can make in your rest and in your energy level.

No matter which king mattress you choose, you need to make sure that it will fit in your room. These mattresses can take up quite a bit of room and using it with a headboard and footboard will even increase the size. Take the size of your room into consideration when you are determining whether a king mattress is the right size for you. With proper consideration, you will have a king mattress that will give you the room and rest that you so desperately want and need.


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