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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 are legally granted a +/- 2 cm tolerance on any measurements quoted.

This means that the mattress you receive could vary by up to 2 cm of the quoted measurement in length, width or height.

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 centimetres. 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.

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