A queen-size mattress is a good choice for couples who don’t need as much sleeping space or who want more living space in their bedroom. Single sleepers may also find they prefer plenty of space when snoozing, and the increased size of the queen over a full-size mattress makes for the ideal fit. “There are a lot of guides online that will help you to choose the best one for yourself but I’d recommend you to check out the list of best queen size mattresses from Happysleepyhead.”

Choosing the right queen mattress is difficult as there are many great brands out there in the market and each of them has its own unique features. That said, you should ideally pick queen mattresses from a company that offers free night trial as recommended by Jessica from Bedding Pal so you can decide if the mattress is a good fit. This article details a rough guide to choose the right queen size mattress.

Queen Bed Dimensions

Queen mattress dimensions are usually 60 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long – 7 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a full-size mattress. These added inches can make all the difference in comfort, especially for couples, and have made the queen-size mattress today’s most popular mattress size. However, with 30 inches of personal space, each adult still has 8 inches less width than if they slept alone in a twin bed.


There are a few variants of Queen Mattresses, each varying from each other by a little.


Standard Queen         80 inches length          60 inches width           9-16 inches depth

Olympic Queen           80 inches length         66 inches width           9-16 inches depth

California Queen         84 inches length          60 inches width           9-16 inches depth


Things To Look Out For When Looking For The Right Queen Mattress


Determine Your Budget

Don’t get confused here. More money does not mean better quality. If you think that some of these online options are somehow worse than in-store ones, you are badly mistaken. Stores tend to inflate the prices as much as 1000%. There are many online options you can choose from ranging from $500 to $1200.

Go with $1000 range for Queen Size Mattress

This is usually where you will find the best bang for your buck, this $1000 range will hit the sweet spot and balance between budget and sleeping experience with your Queen Mattress.



Memory Foam – Known for great support, pressure relief and body contouring.

Innerspring – Have layers of spring coils that provide support and comfort to the mattress. Innerspring mattresses are known for their affordability, support, comfort, and durability. The downside to innerspring is perhaps the noise it makes.


Latex – Known for its great responsiveness, comfort, bounce, and cooling effects but comes with a heavier price tag than memory foam and innerspring mattresses.


Pillow-Top – These mattresses have a layer of soft material either stuffed or sewn into the cover to provide extra comfort.


Hybrids – usually constructed from a combination of latex, memory foam, innerspring and/or other materials. Hybrids are designed to maximize certain benefits and minimize cons.


I.e latex + memory foam hybrid is able to deliver great bounce, cooling, and responsiveness from the latex and provide great pressure relief and support from the memory foam.



Pressure relief a key determining factor when it comes to comfort and is delivered by softer materials at the top of the mattress that conforms to your curves. Besides that, sinkage also plays a big role in delivering a comforting experience. A queen bed with a deeper hug will often offer more pressure relief, so if you/your partner suffer from sore joints, you might want to consider getting a queen mattress that has greater sinkage.


Spine Alignment

If your body sinks more in some areas than in others, you might not be experiencing optimal spine alignment. If lying on your queen bed feels curved, you probably experience discomfort on your back when you wake up. So it is always important to consider the spine alignment features of your queen bed.



How firm should your mattress be? This is one of the difficult questions in selecting a mattress as your definition of soft, medium and firm is highly subjective. Do not confuse support with firmness, a mattress with good support only has to keep your spine in proper alignment without creating pressure points. It does not have to be a firm mattress.


Sleeping position

Everyone has their favorite position to sleep in. Different positions will have different support requirements. In choosing a queen mattress that has the right firmness for you and your partner, sleeping position is a key determining factor.


Side sleepers – You would want a soft to medium mattress

Back sleepers – You would want a medium-soft to medium mattress

Stomach sleepers – You would want a medium-firm to firm mattress,



When buying a queen mattress, you are probably not sleeping alone. Therefore, it is always important to take your partner’s weight into account when choosing the right queen mattress.

150 pounds or less (Light) – You would want a medium-soft to medium mattress

150 to 200 pounds (Sweet spot) – You would want a medium to medium-firm mattress.

200 pounds or more (Heavy) – You would want a soft to medium-soft firmness mattress


Mattresses that are bouncier and more responsive tend to be better for sex. While mattresses that are not responsive may cause couples to sink too deeply, which can negatively affect sex. Therefore if you are very sexually active, it is best that you choose a bouncy queen mattress that has less sinkage.


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