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Standard double vs a king

Shopping for a new mattress? The last thing you want to do is regret the size you choose. Your mattress is a long term investment  and at The Sleep Shop we believe bigger is better.


The majority of Irish couples sleep in a standard double bed which is only 135cm(4ft 6) wide, providing each sleeper with just 67.5cm(2ft 3) of sleeping surface. This is the same area a baby has in a cot.


The king size mattress is 150cm (5ft) wide and 200cm (6ft 6)long. The mattress is wider and longer than the standard double giving the sleeper more space and extra length.


Partner disturbance is one of the most common causes  of poor sleep. Sleeping in a larger bed, you are less likely to disturb one another. You should be able to lie side by side, with your arms behind your head and your elbows out, without touching.


Here are 5 reasons why bigger is better.

1.Because you spend a 1/3 of your life in bed, make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

2.Because it doesn’t cost a whole lot more to upgrade. Over seven years, every €100 spent on a new bed costs just 3.9p per night.

3.Because the average person will toss and turn some 60 to 70 times a night – so you want to put as much space between you and your partner to reduce the disturbance factor.

4.Because 16 other countries can’t be wrong! Top of the league are Belgium, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Finland and Switzerland where most people sleep in a roomy 160cm by 200cm bed. By contrast in Ireland we still buy more 135cm by 190cm mattresses.

5.Because once you’ve slept in a king-size, you’ll never want to be a second-class sleeper again!


When not view our range of king size mattress today


Because Sleep Matters


By Sarmin Sultana


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