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Single Bed Size – What Size is a Single Mattress?

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You may not have considered it before, but the size of a single mattress can vary slightly depending on where you live and the mattress manufacturer.

If you need to know the size of a single bed, use this handy guide. We’ve put together common single mattress sizes from countries across the world.

Single Bed Sizes – Single Mattress Sizes in the UK & Ireland

Technically, there are no standardised dimensions for a single mattress in the UK and Ireland. With that said, most manufacturers do make single mattresses to a certain size.

Be aware though, that manufacturers can also work to certain tolerances. This means that your mattress may vary slightly in size compared to what it advertised. With that said, tolerances tend to be minor and shouldn’t affect the functionality of your mattress.

The regular single bed size in the UK and Ireland is 90 cm x 190 cm. These are the same dimensions that we make our single memory foam mattresses too.

Remember, if you’re unsure about the dimensions of a bed or mattress, it’s always best to check with the manufacturer before making a purchase.

Single Mattresses Sizes in Europe

A single bed size can vary quite a bit throughout European countries. We’ve put together a few common examples of single mattress measurements for you to compare.

The most common single bed size sold by retailers in Europe is 90 cm x 200cm or 120 cm x 200 cm. Lengths of 210 cm & 220 cm can sometimes also be obtained via special order.

Although 90 cm x 200 cm is a common single mattress size in Europe. These dimensions can vary slightly by country.

Take France for example. French single bed sizes are most commonly 90 cm x 190 cm; much like the UK and Ireland.

In Italy, there are 2 common sizes for a single bed. These being 80 cm x 190 cm and 90 cm x 190 cm.

Over in Switzerland, the most regular single bed size is 90 cm x 200 cm. However, especially amongst young people, a 140 cm x 200 cm single mattress is also commonplace.

As another example, in Portugal, a single mattress can often measure either 80 cm x 190 cm or 90 cm x 190 cm.

Spain, on the other hand, tends to stick to 90 cm x 190 cm as standard for a single bed size.

Single Mattress Size for North America

America has plenty of different bed sizes, some you will have heard of and some you likely won’t have.

A single bed (or twin as it is commonly referred to) is measured in inches as opposed to centimeters. This is because America is one of only 3 countries to have not adopted the metric measuring system.

In North America, a standard size single mattress measures 38.5” x 74.5” (98 cm x 189 cm).

Other Single Bed Size Examples

Need to know what size a single mattress is in another country? Here a few more examples of common single bed dimensions.

  • Brazil 88cm x 188cm.
  • Japan 97 cm x 195 cm.
  • Columbia 100 cm x 190 cm.
  • Thailand 107 cm x 198 cm.
  • Australia 92 cm x 188 cm.
  • Indonesia 90 cm x 200 cm.

Buy A Single Memory Foam Mattress

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