How Much Does a Mattress Weigh?

How Much Does a Mattress Weigh?

Written by Nectarsleep editorial team

Last Updated on Apr 27, 2022

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    Today, there’s a whole range of mattresses available in the market. Stepping in the market to buy one would usually leave you in a fix. The variations would leave you all mesmerized, and you feel like buying them all. Other than various fundamental physical characteristics, the weight of a mattress becomes a crucial point at the time of purchase.

    There is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, the average mattress weight is between 50 to 150 pounds depending upon the size and material. While the smaller sizes, like twin, will weigh less, kings and California King beds will weigh more. 

    It is pretty essential to know the weight of your mattress to choose the right bed frame or mattress foundation. Also, knowing this information will help you understand if you will be able to move or lift the mattress yourself if ever a need arises. 

    So, if you are wondering how much a mattress weighs, worry not! This guide will give you the weight of all the variants out there. You can use this information to see which mattress perfectly suits you and your bed frame. Just read ahead to know more. 

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    Mattress Size

    How much a mattress weighs? Well, to make it easier, below is a mattress size and weight chart to help you out!

    Mattress Type Mattress SizeMattress Weight
    Twin 38” X 75”40-45 pounds
    Twin XL 38” X 80”43-48 pounds
    Full 56” X 75”50-60 pounds
    Queen 60” X 80”120-160 pounds
    King 76” X 80” 130-180 pounds
    California King72” X 84”130-180 pounds

    Twin Size

    The lightest mattress of the lot is a twin mattress, and it is ideal for a child's room and even college dorms. You can achieve a comfortable slumber on a twin bed if you aren't very tall. The mattress's weight is between 40 to 45 pounds and measures approximately 38 inches by 75 inches, which is easy to lift and move. 

    Twin XL 

    Twin XL offers extra legroom compared to a twin-size mattress and can even accommodate tall sleepers. The mattress fits perfectly in studio apartments or small rooms. However, twin mattresses are only meant for a single person. It measures approximately 38 inches by 80 inches, and the weight of your mattress will be between 43 to 48 pounds. 

    Full/Double

    A full size mattress can be a great option if you have a large bedroom. It can comfortably fit one adult or two small children. A full mattress is an excellent choice for older children, especially those who move a lot in their sleep and need some extra space. It measures approximately 56 inches by 75 inches and weighs between 50 to 60 pounds. 

    Queen 

    A queen size mattress is best suited for couples as it gives both partners ample space without feeling too cozy or snug. It measures about 60 inches by 80 inches and weighs between 120 to 160 pounds. 

    King 

    For couples who switch positions when they sleep or co-sleep with their children, a king size mattress is a great option. The mattress can easily fit two tall adults along with one or two small children. However, before opting for a king-size mattress, you must measure your room to ensure you can fit the mattress easily. The dimensions are 76 inches by 80 inches and weigh about 130 to 80 pounds. 

    California King 

    Also known as Western King, California King is usually about a few inches taller than a king mattress and slightly narrower. It is suitable for taller couples or individuals. The mattress measures 74 inches by 84 inches and weighs about 130 to 180 pounds. 

    Mattress Types

    Let's take a look at the most popular types of mattresses and their weight.

    Mattress TypeWeight of Queen Mattress
    Latex 70 pounds
    Memory Foam75 to 90 pounds
    Hybrid 100+ pounds
    Innerspring140 pounds

    Hybrid 

    Just as the name suggests, a hybrid mattress is a combination of innerspring and memory foam or a latex mattress, which gives you the best of both worlds. A hybrid mattress's coil spring support base ensures seamless airflow, which keeps you cool as you sleep, and the top comfort layer offers you optimal comfort. Some of the advantages of a hybrid mattress include breathability, bouncy support, motion isolation, and superior edge support. 

    A queen hybrid mattress's weight starts from 100 pounds. While it is lighter than a latex mattress, lifting and moving it alone is not an easy task. However, a hybrid mattress offers excellent pressure relief to prevent any aches and pains when you wake up. 

    Innerspring 

    One of the oldest types of mattresses, an innerspring mattress, has been around for ages. It has a base layer with steel coils and a top thin comfort layer. They are affordable compared to other variants and are readily available. These mattresses promote proper air circulation. Hence, they keep you cool throughout the night. However, the springs can rust, causing squeaky noises, and they can also sag prematurely. If you are looking for specific needs, such as pain relief, you must look for a mattress with a thicker top layer. 

    An innerspring mattress is the lightest of the lot, and a queen's average mattress weight is about 70 pounds. One can easily lift and move an innerspring mattress on their own. 

    Latex 

    Latex mattresses have a bouncy quality attached to them. These mattresses consist of natural latex. Hence, they are pretty expensive. However, they come with several benefits. Latex prevents the sinking in feeling and keeps dust mites away. They also avoid any uncomfortable humidity and are a sustainable option. However, they are the heaviest mattress type. The weight of a queen-size latex mattress starts from 140 pounds. 

    Memory Foam 

    If you like sinking inside a mattress where the layers conform to the shape of your body, memory foam is the right choice. Because of this very feature, you experience a hugging-like sensation. Therefore, people with joint pain or built-up tension can experience comfort since it offers pressure relief. However, memory foam mattresses can trap heat, which means you may feel warmer while asleep. It is not the heaviest bed, and a queen-size mattress's weight starts from 75 pounds. 

    How Does Age of Mattress Influence Its Weight?

    Yes. As mattresses age, they tend to absorb moisture, dead skin cells, bacteria, dust mites, and more. Therefore, it is a possibility that they tend to become slightly heavier than they were once you first bought them. However, there is no scientific evidence behind this theory

    Why Does Mattress Weight Matter?

    Now you know. Each type of mattress and dimension has a different weight. But, why mattress's weight is important? While it may not seem important initially, it matters when you clean or set it up. 

    Setting Up a Mattress 

    When you bring home a new mattress or even order one online, you need to set it up. If it is the heaviest mattress size, you will not be able to do it alone and require help from family or friends. 

    Cleaning a Mattress 

    Some mattresses need that you rotate them every six months, and to vacuum them or clean the mattress, you will have to lift it and move it around. If it is the lightest mattress size, you will easily accomplish this chore on your own. 

    Design 

    If you are someone who loves rearranging the room and furniture seldom, then knowing the weight is utterly essential to understand if you will be able to move the mattress on your own. 

    Helps in Choosing the Right Bed Frame 

    You need a bed frame that gels well with your mattress. It should support not only the mattress's weight but also yours. When you know the weight, you will be able to bring home the right bed frame. 

    Today, you will find mattresses of varying sizes, types, and weights. Knowing the mattress weight will not only help you make the right choice but will also ensure you plan things accordingly, such as the delivery of your mattress, cleaning, and more. 

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