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Stretch out on a king size mattress

If you want a bed you can stretch out and get comfortable on, a king size mattress will give you more than enough space. Once you’ve made the decision to choose a king mattress, you’ll need to decide on the right mattress firmness and type.

What size is a king mattress?

A king mattress size is 76 inches (193 cm) wide by 80 inches (203 cm) long. King mattresses are larger than California king mattresses. A California king is 72 inches (183 cm) wide by 84 inches (213 cm) long.

How to choose the right type of mattress

Once you’ve decided you’d like a king mattress, you’ll need to choose what type of mattress you’re going to sleep on. There are several types you can choose from.

Inner spring mattresses

An inner spring mattress is a traditional style of mattress. It has steel coils inside to cushion your body while sleeping.

Memory foam mattress

Made of layers of foam, you’ll sink into a memory foam mattress. It’s plush, cozy, and great for people who like a soft bed.

Gel memory foam mattress

Gel memory foam mattresses are similar to memory foam mattresses in that they have layers of foam, but there is also a layer of gel on the top of the mattress to keep you cool and comfortable while sleeping.

Latex foam mattresses

A latex foam mattress is a good choice for people with allergies. This type of mattress is made of foam and is very comfortable, but they are designed with natural materials so are hypoallergenic.

Hybrid mattresses

This type of mattress is made with memory foam and coils to provide you with the best support while sleeping.

To choose a type of mattress and determine what level of firmness is for you, take note of how you sleep at night. If you sleep on your side you may want a soft to medium firm mattress that cushions you. When you sleep on your stomach or back, a firmer mattress can provide you with the support you need.

Features of king size mattresses

There are a few features you may want to consider when choosing a king size mattress. If you have allergies, you can find hypo-allergenic mattresses made from all-natural materials. An antimicrobial mattress has a layer added that kills microorganisms like dust mites or bacteria. You can also choose a sleep cool memory foam mattress to keep you comfortable on warm nights.

There are king size mattresses that are compatible with adjustable beds or you can choose a king size mattress that’s part of a bed in a box. These mattresses are rolled up and shrink wrapped, then delivered to your door in a large box that you unpack in your room. Once you unpack the mattress it will expand until it’s full size.

You’ll find king size mattresses that are flippable so you can rotate them every few months, and some have removable covers you can wash or are waterproof to prevent spills from staining your mattress.

Don’t forget your mattress topper and box spring

When choosing your new king size mattress, keep in mind you may also want a mattress topper and box spring. A king size mattress needs two twin box springs to support it. If you’d like to add a layer of cushion to your new mattress, a mattress topper is a great choice. You can find simple fabric covers to protect your mattress or thicker mattresses toppers to make your bed feel even softer.

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