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How Big Is A Queen Size Mattress?

Queen Size Mattress Diagram

The queen size mattress is the perfect recommendation for couples or for individuals who prefer to sleep sprawled across the entire bed. Measuring 60” wide by 80” long, a queen size bed is the most popular mattress size used in master bedrooms or guest bedrooms, offering just enough space for most to sleep comfortably.

Many of us understand the discomfort that sharing a twin size or full-size bed with a partner may bring. These smaller mattress sizes generally do not have enough room to sleep two people, let alone two people comfortably. Queen size beds and mattresses are often recommended for couples who share a bed, because the queen size offers significantly more sleeping space than a full-size bed or mattress. At 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, a queen size mattress is 6 inches wider than the full-size. It may not sound like much, but that extra room can make a world of difference. For sleepers who do not share their bed with a partner, that extra space can be life changing if you sleep sprawled out.

Mattress Size Diagram

Room and Budget Requirements

Before buying a queen size bed or mattress, it is important to think about your bedroom size and your budget. If upgrading from a twin size or full size mattress to a queen size, obviously the queen size is going to take up more floor space. Generally, you should plan to leave at least 24 inches of walking space on both sides and at the foot of the bed. For a queen size mattress, that means your bedroom should measure at least 104 inches long by 84 inches wide. Be sure to plan for necessary sleep accessories, such as new sheets or a mattress protector, when planning your budget, as well.

Recommended Accessories

When upgrading your mattress size, definitely leave room in the budget for any basic sleep essentials you might need to pair with your bigger bed. If you have not already done so, you may need to get a new base or mattress foundation built to fit a queen size mattress. While you could try to use a smaller bed frame with your new mattress, the mattress itself would hang off of the edges, compromising the quality and durability of the memory foam construction. We also suggest pairing your mattress with one of our luxury sheet sets or a BedInABox® mattress protector. A mattress protector may not seem necessary, but is a simple solution to keep your mattress protected from spills, stains and the daily wear-and-tear it sees. While you are at it, maybe throw in an extra pillow or two. Fortunately, you can find all of these sleep accessories on our website, BedInABox.com.

Does BedInABox® Sell a Queen Size Mattress?

Why, of course! All six of our mattress models are available in queen size. This means that regardless of your sleep needs, you have plenty of options to consider when you upgrade your mattress. Whether you prefer more plush, sustainable sleep with our Eco-Lux® mattress or the benefits of memory foam and spring support with our Dual Hybrid™, we have options suitable for every type of sleeper.

Is the Queen Size Big Enough?

Although queen size mattresses are larger than full size beds, you and your partner may be the type of people who prefer something even bigger. If you need more space than a queen size offers, and you have the room and the budget for it, then consider the king size mattress. At 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, a king size measures 16 inches wider than a queen size (that is nearly 2 feet wider than a full-size mattress). Even better, all BedInABox® mattress models are available in king size, too.

King Mattress
Queen Mattress
Full Mattress
Twin Mattress
Dimensions
76" x 80"
60" x 80"
53" x 75"
38" x 75"
Surface Area
6,080 square
inches
4,800 square
inches
3,975 square
inches
2,850 square
inches
Room Size Needed
12' x 12'
or larger
10' x 10'
or larger
9' x 10'
or larger
7' x 10'
or larger
Great For
Couples or families needing more space
Families or singles who need more sleep space
Kids and young adults or guest rooms
Kids, bunk beds or extra sleeping space for guests
  • King Mattress

    Dimensions
    76" x 80"

    Surface Area
    6,080 square inches

    Room Size Needed
    12' x 12'
    or larger

    Great For
    Couples or families
    needing more space

  • Queen Mattress

    Dimensions
    60" x 80"

    Surface Area
    4,800 square inches

    Room Size Needed
    10' x 10'
    or larger

    Great For
    Couples or singles who
    need more sleep space

  • Full Mattress

    Dimensions
    53" x 75"

    Surface Area
    3,975 square inches

    Room Size Needed
    9' x 10'
    or larger

    Great For
    Kids and young adults or quest rooms

  • Twin Mattress

    Dimensions
    38" x 75"

    Surface Area
    2,850 square inches

    Room Size Needed
    7' x 10'
    or larger

    Great For
    Kids, bunk beds or extra sleeping space for guests






Queen Size & King Size are Both Good Options

If you are serious about a sleep upgrade, whether you need a larger bed or if you simply want to feel like royalty when it’s lights out, a queen or king size BedInABox® are both great options. Just remember to measure your available space and plan for any sleep accessories you may need for that mattress upgrade. If you are not sure what mattress size is right for you, we have a team of BedInABox® Sleep Specialists who are happy to help!