What’s the Right Mattress Size for You?

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One of the top things people hardly consider when it comes to buying a bed is the size. A rule of thumb a lot of homeowner follows is to buy the biggest bed that could fit in the bedroom, leaving only some floor space for walking, fitting in some furniture, and opening windows and doors. This is so you have as much space to move in while you’re asleep without disturbing your co-sleeper. If you have ample space, though, a better guideline for choosing the right mattress size is more necessary.

When it comes to mattress size, you have to consider a few things. First off, the number of people who will be sleeping on the bed. The more people on the bed, the bigger it should be, so you don’t have to worry about waking up in the middle of the night because you’ve been disturbed by your partner’s nocturnal movements.

3 things to consider mattress size

Next, you need to consider the size of the person who will use the bed. If the sleeper is more on the wide and heavy side, opting for a narrow bed won’t be a great idea as it won’t be able to provide the support and coverage necessary. Thirdly, you’ll need to consider the height of the sleeper. In the Philippines, most folks are fine with the regular sized mattresses, which usually measure 75 inches lengthwise. Anyone taller than the average Filipino would need a special size mattress, though, so Salem Beds offers our Irregular (x78″) and California (x80″) varieties as well. Custom sizes are also available.

For more information in how to choose the best mattress size for you, here are some of our recommendations according to Salem Beds’ standard mattress sizing.

Single (36×75″)

  • Perfect for kids
  • Not for sharing

It might not be a common thing to do, but investing on a mattress for your child is a great idea if you want them to sleep better to ensure their proper growth. As mattresses tend to last for years, your child can easily grow up with a single mattress without a fuss. For adults who are living in a tight space, a single bed might just be the best option for you as well. It won’t provide ample personal space for though, so sharing a single bed is totally out of the question.

Twin (42×75″)

  • More ideal for teenagers
  • Common preference for dormitories
  • Not for sharing

Being a little bit wider than the single bed, twin beds are suited for older children and teenagers. It will provide more room for lounging around and offer better security to those who tend to move a lot while asleep.

Semi-Twin (48×75″)

  • Suited for teenagers and young adults
  • Not for sharing

Like the Twin mattress, the semi-twin size is ideal for growing kids and young adults. The wider measurement guarantees ample room for a single sleeper. It’s not for sharing, though, as two sleepers will definitely be skin to skin already in this set up. The mattress size will prove to be greatly uncomfortable, too, and sleep disruptive.

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Double/Full (54×75″)

  • Best option for solo sleepers
  • Can be shared with another sleeper, but will still be a tight fit

While the double size is considered as the best option for single sleepers so you can have ample space and comfort, it can already be shared with someone, granted that both sleepers are not too wide and heavy.

Queen (60×75″)

  • Can be shared with another sleeper
  • Ideal for guest rooms and small master bedrooms

Homeowners on a budget can easily enjoy a queen sized bed for their master bedroom, as it already offer some space for both sleepers. If you’re going to squeeze in a pet or a kid, though, opt for something bigger.

King (72×75″)

  • Best option for couples

If you’re co-sleeping and you have a big room, we recommend that you opt for a king sized bed. It offers ample space for both sleepers to move around in bed without disrupting each other’s sleep.

California King (78×80″)

  • Most suited for tall sleepers

If you’re taller than the average Pinoy, opting for a by 75″ bed may not be ideal. You wouldn’t want your feet to be dangling off the bed every night, right? The California King is a longer option for our mattresses, making it the best choice for taller sleepers.


For additional inquiries regarding sizes and how to choose the right mattress for you, you can leave us a message through any of our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram) or email us at info@salem.ph. You can also call us through our trunk line at (02) 432 0562.


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