When it comes to choosing a mattress, finding the right size is essential for how you sleep, and who you will share your bed with. Standard bed sizes typically differ in width but maintain a length of around 190cm - except for special sizes!
There is an ascending order of mattress sizes available in Malaysia, each designed to suit different needs and bedroom dimensions.
We're fortunate in Malaysia to have more spacious living arrangements compared to metropolitan areas like Hong Kong or Japan, where Single-sized beds are the norm.
For Boarding Schools / Children Bedrooms
91cm x 190cm
Perfect for smaller spaces. With dimensions of approximately 91cm x 190cm the Single mattress provides enough room for one person to sleep comfortably but it may be a bit tight for those who tend to move around a lot while asleep. Sharing this bed with a partner might be a tight squeeze, a small cat or dog will fit in more easily.
For Guest Room / Airbnb
Super Single size
107cm x 190cm
The Super Single mattress, measuring around
107cm x 190cm offers a bit more width space compared to the Single. Ideal for teenagers or single adults who desire some extra space in their mattress (without compromising too much bedroom space).
Single vs Super Single Mattress Size
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As the width of the mattress increases, you'll notice a more pronounced feel of its internal components. This is because your weight is distributed more evenly around the mattress, allowing you to feel how each layer responds.
For Couples / Pet Owners (POPULAR CHOICE)
152cm x 190cm
Great for almost any living arrangement. Approximately 152cm x 190cm the Queen size is a popular choice for couples or individuals who have room to grow. It provides more than ample space to sleep comfortably without feeling cramped.
Most bedframes are actually manufactured based on the Queen size layout first before exploring alternative sizes.
For Master Bedrooms / A Growing Family
182cm x 190cm
For those who crave extra space and luxury, the King mattress is the perfect option. With dimensions of 182cm x 190cm the King size mattress offers generous room for couples or individuals who prefer more space to spread out.
This extra width can make a significant difference in the comfort of a true personal sleeping experience.
Queen vs King Mattress Size
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Largely depending on personal preference and available bedroom space, the Queen size is more versatile and suitable for most living arrangements - which wins this contest. In contrast, the extra comfort of the King size is usually not fully justified by its size which is often too large.
Whether it's the Single for compact spaces, Super Single for extra room, Queen for couples, or King for luxurious comfort - sleep is better enjoyed on a mattress that fits your current life chapter.
Are there any specialty mattress sizes available?
In addition to the popular Malaysian standard sizes mentioned above, overseas mattress brands such as Saatva or Brooklyn Bedding do offer specialty sizes like Twin XL, Full, and California King - these sizes cater to their customers' needs, such as taller individuals (Twin XL), those desiring a wider single bed (Full), or those seeking a longer and narrower option (California King).
SweetDream provides a Tiny Bed Tailor service that can customize our mattress to your size requirements (we cannot do a 380cm x 220cm bed - please stop asking).
Does it matter?
4" to 7"
Mattress height, along with size plays a crucial role in your quality of sleep. The thinnest mattress (to be identified as one) is four inches. Generally, thinner mattresses, around 4" to 6" provides firmer support and is beneficial for those who seek a more solid sleeping surface. These mattresses are also more affordable and lightweight. However, they have a difficult time providing motion isolation or layered comfort as only a select number of components can fit. They also have a limited variety as it is not one of the more common mattress heights.
8" to 12"
Moving up the scale to 8" to 10" a mattress gains in comfort, providing a more able experience for comfort layers and components. These mid-range heights are favored by a wide range of sleepers around the world.
13" & above
For those desiring the luxury in their sleep, 12" and above mattresses are often layered with premium materials for a truly lavish sleep experience. The height of a mattress directly influences the comfort and feel of a mattress.
- The size of a mattress plays a crucial role in how well you can feel the comfort of the mattress.
- Wider mattresses distribute weight more evenly and allows each mattress internal component to function more independently.
- Single, Super Single, Queen, and King are all standard mattress sizes available in Malaysia. The new Super King mattress size is also rising in popularity in more suburban areas.
- Choosing a mattress size largely depends on the space you have available. The difference between the sizes will afford more comfort, longevity, and bed-sharing.
10 September 2023