Full & Queen Size Mattress
Most teenagers are near the size of an adult, so when your child outgrows their childhood mattress, it’s wise to go ahead and shop for an adult size. At 75 inches long, a full size mattress may be too short for taller teens and a queen would be a better fit.
At 53 inches wide, a full size or double mattress is usually not wide enough for two adults to sleep comfortably, offering only 27” (crib width) of sleeping space for each. The queen size is the most popular size, at 60”x80”.
Though 7 inches may not seem like a lot, it can make all the difference in having enough elbow room when the bed is being used for two.
For single sleepers, many find having extra space a necessity and prefer a queen size. While a king offers even more space to stretch out, it does consume quite a bit more floor space. If you are a single sleeper who likes to sleep with pets, a queen size mattress should be just enough space to accommodate you all comfortably. A couple sleeping with pets will find a queen size a bit cramped, even if kitty sleeps on your head.
A king size mattress affords you an extra 16 inches of width, if you like the feeling of independence when sharing a bed. The California King gives away 4 inches in width and gains 4 inches in length, so if you’re tall and have the bedroom space, it’s the best choice. Since your quality mattress investment will last 10+ years, it’s diligent to consider how you will re-purpose it down the road, such as when your child moves away from home.