An overview of common Queen mattress sizes
At a Glance
60 x 80 in
What are the dimensions of a Queen size bed?
One of the most common mattress sizes, a queen mattress measures in at 60 inches by 80 inches. Slightly larger than a full mattress, this size comfortably sleeps two adults without pets or a single adult with pets. It allows ample room to stretch, although larger sleepers or those who prefer more space may want to consider a larger mattress.
Who is a Queen mattress suitable for?
Since it easily fits one or two adults, this size is ideal if you have a partner or a large pet. If you prefer more sleeping space, it may be best to consider a king mattress. However, many couples find a queen mattress offers enough room for a variety of sleeping positions. A queen bed also makes sense for a single adult who sleeps with several small pets.
Queen vs. King
Debating between a king size mattress and a queen size mattress? Both provide the same length, but a king is 16 inches wider than a queen. If you sleep with a partner and pets, a king will likely be more comfortable for all. If you sleep with just a partner or just pets, a queen should be sufficient.
Queen vs. Full
Compared to a full mattress, a queen loses length but adds width. A standard queen bed is 6 inches wider but 5 inches shorter than a full mattress. Both are ideal for a single adult, but a queen will be more enjoyable if you sleep with a partner or pet.