<span class=‘speak-headline’>Full Vs Double Bed Size Mattress – What is the Difference?</span>

Full Vs Double Bed Size Mattress – What is the Difference?

Written by Nectarsleep editorial team

Last Updated on Jun 09, 2022

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    We often tend to confuse between full beds and double beds. However, these are interchangeable terms. A double bed and a full-size mattress are both the same and measure 54 inches wide and 75 inches long.  The irony is that double beds can’t hold two people comfortably. This is why manufacturers have popularized the term “full mattress” since the 1870s. Before introducing larger beds like king and queen, full beds were quite popular among couples.  Even though a double bed or a full-size mattress can accommodate two sleepers, the space doesn’t allow them to spread out and sleep comfortably. This blog will walk you through everything you need to know to tackle the double vs full bed debate. 

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    What is a double bed?

    A double bed measures 54 inches by 75 inches and was the perfect and popular choice among couples right before the world was introduced to the queen and king-size beds. 

    Double beds were a popular product back in the early to late 90s. Double beds can equip two adult sleepers with adequate room but not enough comfort. Double beds have become popular in western countries due to better space utilization. 

    With our detailed comparison and explanation, you will get your job done easily with the decision on the mattress.

    What is a full-size mattress?

    A full-size mattress also offers the same space as it has the same dimension scale as a double bed. If your room has a 10 X 12 ft dimension, a full bed mattress can be a comfortable and good product. This size leaves you with around 2 to 3 ft of extra space, which can be utilized for other purposes. 

    Full vs Double Bed Room Dimensions Illustration

     

    Pros and Cons of a full size mattress- 

    The pros and cons of a full size mattress are based on its compact size.

    Pros-

    • Affordable and less expensive
    • Accessories are readily available
    • Not too heavy and can be carried around easily
    • Ideal for kids bedroom

    Cons-

    • Too small for couples who want personal sleeping space
    • Can’t accommodate pets and kids
    • Uncomfortable for tall sleepers

    Our Nectar's Full-Size Mattress

    Our full-size Nectar mattress consists of five layers for adjustable firmness that offers the characteristics of versatile uses. Nectar Mattress is a medium firm mattress providing its sleepers with all these benefits- 

    1. The top-most quilted cool cover helps get rid of the heat and provides a cool sleep. 

      2. The second layer is a smart one that consists of relieving gel memory foam which helps relieve pressure and hugs your joints. 

      3. The perfectly tailored adjusting foam layer gives immense support while you are deep in slumber.

      4. This fourth layer of sturdy 7 inches of standard foam supports all the layers above it ensuring all perform well and unlimited support to its sleepers. 

      5. The shift-resistant lower cover helps your mattress stay together and not shift here and there. 

    We ensure that our full-size mattress comes in handy with sufficient pressure on pressure points and relieves pain and other sleep-related disorders. To help you choose easily, below is a price range table for all our Nectar Full Size Mattresses

    Other variations in full-size mattress

    The full-size mattress is a wide size range that offers better availability online and offline stores. However, there’s just one variation of Full XL mattress measuring 54 inches wide and 80 inches long; making it popular amongst the tall sleepers. 

    Other Standard Mattress Sizes

    Generally, a full-size mattress or a double bed is wider than a regular twin XL or twin mattress. At the same time, full mattresses are narrower than a regular queen and king-size bed. Hence, in order to accommodate more people, to be able to sleep comfortably and have enough legroom, there is a wide range of other standard sizes available like:

    • Twin size mattress

    The twin-size mattress measures 38 inches wide and 75 inches long making it compact and small in size, a perfect choice for your children's room. The reason behind this is the poor stretch and relaxation offered by a twin-size mattress to your muscles if you are an adult. 

    • Twin XL size mattress

    The Twin XL size mattresses are almost 5 inches longer than the regular twin size mattress. It measures 38 inches wide and 80 inches long, and this extra length comes in handy to accommodate your tall teenagers. This Mattress can go well in your children's bedroom as it provides just adequate stretch and relaxation. 

    • King size mattress

    The king-size mattress measures 76 inches wide and 80 inches long and holds the maximum width of all these mattresses, so most couples prefer these mattresses for their extra sleeping space. It is mainly preferred by couples who want a comfortable sleep every night with a spacious feel. 

    • Queen size mattress

    The queen-size mattress measures 60 inches wide and  80 inches long. It is the  most popular choice among single sleepers and couples because of their versatility. It is usually a single's paradise as the sleep quality offered by this mattress is breathtaking for single sleepers. 

    • California king size mattress

    The California king-size mattress holds the longest dimensions in the standard size comparison. Measuring 72 inches wide and 84 inches long, it is the perfect fit for master bedrooms, and the extra length comes in handy with ample comfort for taller people. The California king-size mattresses offer enough space to stretch and relax freely while sleeping. 

    You can refer to the mattress sizes chart given below to know the exact sizes of all the mattresses.

    Mattress sizeDimensions in Inches
    California King Size 72 X 84 inches
    King Size76 X 80 inches
    Queen Size60 X 80 inches
    Twin XL Size38 X 80 inches
    Twin Size38 X 75 inches

    Conclusion

    After all, now you know that the full bed is no different from a double bed. It is perfect for your children and growing teenagers. Being of affordable range and easy to move, this mattress is a good investment for your reading rooms, leisure rooms, and aesthetic bohemian looks in your living room. This article provides essential information and compares a full-size mattress versus a double bed mattress.

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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