May 22, 2023
The search for the best mattress for solo mattress sleepers can be as confusing as finding one for mattress sharers. From your sleeping position to your body type and comfort preferences, sticking to one choice can be quite challenging.
Here’s a quick Somnuz guide to help you determine the right mattress size that can fit your personal needs.
Generally, solo sleepers choose among single, super single, and queen standard mattress sizes in Singapore. All of these are comfortable and beneficial, depending on your specific requirements.
A standard single-size mattress features a dimension of 91 cm by 190 cm, the smallest among the available standard sizes. This can provide enough room to sleep, especially for children and teenagers. Adults who are not active sleepers may also benefit from this practical size.
Super single mattresses offer a more generous dimension of 107 cm by 190 cm. These are also good for children and teenagers who need more room to stretch and for solo adult sleepers who want to sleep more comfortably in certain positions.
A queen mattress is the most popular mattress size in Singapore, which many single sleepers and mattress sharers prefer. With its 152 cm by 190 cm size, a queen mattress is spacious enough to accommodate an active solo sleeper as well as couples who share a mattress.
If you have plenty of space in your bedroom, it's not unusual to opt for a king size mattress. Measuring 183 cm by 190 cm, this mattress size offers a generous space to toss and turn in. It is also good for single adults who plan to share the mattress with their partner in the future.
Like mattress sharers, single sleepers should choose a mattress based on their prominent sleeping positions, their body type, room size, and comfort preferences.
If you are a solo sleeper, it’s important to make sure that you get enough space to stretch out while making sure that you don’t take up the necessary floor space.
Here are some things that you should remember when choosing your mattress size:
The first step to making sure that you can sleep comfortably on your chosen mattress size is to know your body type. Children, teenagers, and lightweight sleepers will generally find enough comfort in a single mattress. For heavier or taller sleepers, a bigger mattress will provide more space to roll over with ease.
Are you a back sleeper, a side sleeper, or a stomach sleeper? Perhaps you change your sleeping position every now and then. Aside from your body size, your sleeping position also matters when choosing the appropriate mattress size.
Generally, side sleepers need more space than back or stomach sleepers, especially those who sleep in a foetal position with a pillow between their legs. Combination sleepers who shift to different positions overnight also require more space to roll over. This is also applicable for active sleepers who toss and turn a lot during sleep.
Do you suffer from back pain, poor blood circulation or mobility issues? If yes, the size of your mattress should allow you to move comfortably without being too big for you to go in and out of.
When it comes to your mattress, it’s important to not compromise the amount of sleeping surface that you need to stay comfortable throughout the night. The right mattress size should allow you to roll over or shift into a different sleeping position with ease. This is especially important during the summer, when your body requires better airflow to sleep better.
We are aware of how limited bedroom spaces can be for BTO or HDB flats in Singapore. If you live in a place with so many space constraints, fitting a sizable queen mattress might not be the best choice. If your body type and sleeping position allow, the mattress sizes that we recommend for single sleepers with limited spaces are single and super single mattresses.
A single mattress is a practical and affordable choice if you don’t need more space to shift your sleeping position, while a super single mattress can provide you with some extra centimetres to maximise your sleeping surface.
If you have more bedroom space to spare, upsizing from a super single to a queen mattress is an ideal choice. Not only do these mattress sizes allow you to move more comfortably, but they also give your larger space a sense of completeness, especially if you don’t have much furniture to fill it.
Aside from being comfortable, a queen mattress is also large enough for sharing, so it can accommodate changes. If you want to have a pet or share your mattress with your partner in the future, a bigger queen-size bed is a practical option. It is also practical for pregnant women, as they need more space to comfortably snooze in. Plus, since it is the most popular mattress type, there are more bedding accessories available to complete a queen bedroom setup. Of course, if you're thinking ahead (because high-quality mattresses can last up to ten years), expanding your options to a king size mattress is a good idea.
Depending on the size of your space, a single to a queen-size mattress is good for guest rooms, especially if you don’t have to accommodate guests frequently. Guest rooms are not as big as main bedrooms but are not as furnished as them either, so you are free to maximise the bed size that will fit your space and budget.
Single to super single mattresses are the best fits for kids rooms since they are already large enough to cater to the child’s tossing and turning and small enough to be maintained easily. These are also practical choices for bunk beds or trundle beds.
Your mattress size matters when it comes to ensuring your sleep comfort and safety. When buying a mattress in Singapore, it's crucial to consider your sleeping position, body type, preferences, and budget. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for every person's sleeping needs, so be sure to explore your options when looking for the right mattress. Luckily, Somnuz offers multiple mattress sizes and formulations to fit your specific needs. Are you a hot sleeper? We have breathable varieties that can help maximise the airflow while you sleep. Do you suffer from back pain? Our pocketed spring mattresses do an excellent job of targeting your pressure points while ensuring your comfort.
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