Fit for a king? New and classic mattress sizes explained.

With increasing interest in health and better sleep, among both millennials and baby boomers, more people are upgrading their mattresses. Usually that means a king size. In keeping with this trend, the mattress industry has moved to provide more options. Here’s an overview of what’s currently out there, starting with King and working on down to Twin.

KING SIZE, a plethora of choices

King size is the most popular choice for master bedrooms. This category has the most options, from sizes to special configurations or shapes. You’ll find king mattresses that are a little longer, ones that are built to allow separate movement on a power base and ones that are somewhere in the middles.

STANDARD KING, 76”W x 80”L

Pros:  A king mattress provides an extra 16” of width (or 8” per person) more than a queen

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