Best mattresses for each member of the family – factors to consider with adults and children


When buying mattresses for your family, there are many different nuances to consider that change with who the mattress is for. Here we go over some things to consider when buying mattresses for different members of the family. To explore further and purchase your perfect mattress, check out the best mattress sales.


Standard mattress sizes in the USA are categorized below:

Twin 38” x 75”

Twin XL 38” x 80”

Full 53” x 75”

Full XL 53” x 80”

Queen 60” x 80”

California King 72” x 84”

King 76” x 80”

With children, you can buy a smaller mattress that better suits their needs. For example, an 8-year-old child does not need a twin bed and the floor space could be better utilized for something else. Conversely, the needs of the child will change as they get older and grow – requiring larger beds as they go. Therefore, it can be argued that buying a full-sized single bed is a sound investment as it will suit the child as they grow into adulthood.

For adults, the size of the mattress should be carefully matched to the floor space available and the sleeping characteristics of the user. Some people sleep in a straight manner in a confined space whereas others spread themselves out across the mattress when they sleep. Any mattress should be bought with this sleeping characteristic in mind whilst filling the space to retain the aesthetic.


More expensive mattresses tend to be ‘softer’ and provide pressure relieving qualities. Most children do not suffer from any chronic pains and sprains. Therefore, they would not necessarily require mattresses that provide relieving qualities. Mattress types that cover this spectrum would be memory foam or latex. These are typically the most expensive options. For children, pocket sprung mattresses are a popular choice as they provide levels of comfort and do not come with the associated high cost. This is especially important if the child is still growing.

Adults should be willing to invest more in their mattress. This is because it will be a long-term investment that will benefit their sleep immensely. The positive side effects of good sleep are well documented and do wonders for your health. Those who suffer from back pain or sore joints can buy mattresses that relieve this pain and it is well worth the cost for the day-to-day pain relief.


Consider the size and type of mattress when choosing for your family. Each factor can have many different choices to ponder, and choosing wisely can greatly aid the sleep of your family.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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