How Should You Measure Your Mattress? - Somnuz Mattress

How Should You Measure Your Mattress?

When buying a new mattress in Singapore, it can be pretty straightforward to know the measurements of the sleeping surface. A queen mattress in Singapore, for example, measures 152 cm by 190 cm. However, there may be times when you don’t know exactly how big your mattress is, especially if it is a gift, a hand-me-down from your parents, or something you’ve been using for ages.

Knowing the exact measurements of your mattress is vital to choosing a bed frame, buying bed sheets, and creating a comfortable space to rest in. Moreover, measuring your mattress can help you decide on necessary adjustments, especially when sharing your mattress or dealing with changes in your sleeping needs. 

In this article, we’ll help you measure your mattress and identify the key room measurements you need for optimum comfort. We’ll also tackle various mattress sizes in Singapore to help you choose the right one when shopping for a sleeping solution.


Easy Steps to Measure Your Mattress

Easy Steps to Measure Your Mattress

Get your tape measure and measure the length and width of your sleeping surface. Here’s how:

  1. Remove all the bedding accessories on your mattress, including the bed sheets, blankets, duvet, and mattress protector. These can add some dimension to your mattress. However, if you have a mattress protector, a topper, or extra padding on your mattress, leave it on to be measured.
  2. Prepare a pen and paper or phone to write down the measurements.
  3. Get a tape measure or a fabric ruler that you can attach to the end of the mattress. Alternatively, you can ask for help to get the measurements right. Make sure to position the tape measure at the centre of the mattress to get the longest part of the sleeping surface. In Singapore, standard mattress sizes are generally measured in centimetres.
  4. To get the length of your mattress, place the end of the tape measure at the top part and go downwards. This vertical measurement will be the height of your mattress. Again, stretch out the tape measure at the centre of the mattress to get the widest part.
  5. For the width of the mattress, measure the longest side from left to right in a straight horizontal position. 
  6. To get the height or thickness, measure the mattress from the bottom up. Don’t forget to measure the height of your mattress, especially if you’re using a trundle or bunk bed. If you’re shopping for a fitted sheet, include the mattress topper when measuring the height.
  7. List down all the measurements, and you’re ready to shop!

    What are the Standard Mattress Sizes in Singapore?

    What are the Standard Mattress Sizes in Singapore?

    Are you looking for a bed frame or mattress upgrade? Are you simply trying to figure out the size of your mattress? Here are the standard mattress dimensions in Singapore:


    Mattress Type

    Mattress Dimension

    Single mattress

    91 cm x 190 cm

    Super single mattress

    107 cm x 190 cm

    Queen mattress

    152 cm x 190 cm

    King mattress

    183 cm x 190 cm


    Standard single and super single mattresses fit bunk beds, daybeds, and kids' rooms. They are also good for solo adult sleepers who don’t need an upgrade in mattress size. A queen mattress in Singapore is good for couples who live in average-sized HDB bedrooms. King mattresses, on the other hand, are conducive for people who need extra space to stretch as well as couples who co-sleep with their children. These spacious mattresses need to be set up in larger rooms with larger walking allowances.

    Other mattress sizes available in Singapore include twin, twin XL, full XL, larger queen and king sizes, and California king mattresses. Other less common mattress sizes are crib sizes and split options, which are good for couples with different sleeping needs.


    What Mattress Size Do You Need?

    What Mattress Size Do You Need?

    If you are measuring your mattress for an upgrade, it’s important to consider various factors before visiting a mattress shop. These factors include your sleeping position, body type, sleeping needs, and comfort preferences. 

    Here are some questions that you can ask yourself when shopping for a new mattress:

    • Is the current size of your mattress conducive to your sleeping position? 
    • Have there been any changes regarding your body size over the years? 
    • Are you transitioning from sleeping alone to co-sleeping with your partner? 
    • Did your comfort preferences change over the years?

    The right mattress size should be large enough to accommodate your sleeping requirements but small enough to fit your space. When buying a mattress in Singapore, it’s also good to take the size of your bed frame into account, as well as the existing furniture pieces in your bedroom. While you want to buy a spacious mattress, you also need to ensure that it will not make your bedroom too cramped.

    When it comes to the height of your mattress, make sure to choose one that is tall enough to keep you comfortable but thin enough to keep you safe.

    People with mobility issues benefit from mattresses with an average height. Bunk beds and trundles also require relatively thinner mattresses.

    The next factor that you want to consider is your budget. Generally, bigger mattresses are more expensive than smaller mattresses of the same quality.


    Will Your Mattress Fit Your Room?

    Will Your Mattress Fit Your Room?

    When buying a new mattress in Singapore, it’s crucial to make sure that your new sleeping solution will fit your available space. Here’s how you can make sure that your mattress will fit your bedroom.

    1. Measure the doorways and halls in your flat. Once you get the measurements, choose a mattress that is smaller than the smallest pathway that the delivery will pass through. You can also opt for a mattress in a box for easier transportation.
    2. Don’t forget to measure your bed frame to see if your new mattress will fit. First, make sure that your bed frame is slightly longer and wider than your mattress. It’s also important to make sure that the height of your bed frame complements the height of your mattress so you don’t have to struggle getting in and out of your bed.


    Bottom Line

    Bottom Line

    Measuring a mattress only takes a few minutes but can save you the hassle of buying unfitted bedding or uncomfortable bedroom arrangements. Understanding the measurements of your mattress will definitely help you make the most of your sleeping area.

    If you’re searching for quality and affordable mattresses that fit local HDB and BTO spaces, check out Somnuz’s collection of premium mattresses in Singapore.

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