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Alaskan King Bed – Sizes, Dimensions & Comparison

Posted By Vaibhavi K on Jul 29, 2021

Sometimes co-sleeping with your kids or pet on a single bed can leave very little space for you to stretch, even on a king-size bed. With that arises the need to get an oversized mattress. You heard that right! There are mattresses that are larger than the largest mattress you know. 

Wyoming, Texas, and Alaskan king size beds are oversized mattresses that are just the perfect mattress sizes for large families. Read on to know more about each mattress size and which one is perfect for you. 

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What Is an Alaskan King Bed?

Alaskan King Bed measures nine by nine feet (or 108” x 108”) and is the largest of all beds. This mattress size adds comfort to your bedroom while allowing you to co-sleep with your family and pets. 

Alaskan Beds will cost you around $2500 to $5000 for the mattress alone. As sound sleep is essential to be healthy and active, we think it’s a worthy investment. 

How Big Is Alaskan King Bed Mattress? 

Alaskan King Beds measure 108 by 108 inches. It is broader and longer than a California king mattress, respectively. There are several inches of extra space at both ends of this giant mattress that is also the biggest mattress size available. 

It’s the most suitable option for tall sleepers and people who co-sleep with more than two children. As these beds are so prominent in size, you need a larger room to fit them in, preferably 16 by 16 Feet. Let us have a look at Alaskan king bed dimensions.

Length 108 inches
Width 108 inches
Shape Square
Overall size 11,664 sq. in. or 81 sq. ft

Benefits of Alaskan King Bed

  • It’s perfect for tall sleepers. They can easily fit on these beds without having their feet dangling in the air. 
  • Co-sleepers can sleep with plenty of space between them. 
  • Couples with distinctive sleeping times can sleep together without interrupting each other’s sleep.
  • There’s more room for two. Even if you do not co-sleep, there’s enough space to move around on the bed for two.
  • There’s ample space to sleep with your adorable pet.

Things to Consider While Buying an Alaskan King Bed

Room Size

Does your room have enough space for the Alaskan bed? Have a look at the Alaskan King bed size chart. An Alaskan King Bed usually requires a room that is at least 16 by 16 feet. Most master bedrooms are smaller than this. Interior designers recommend leaving at least 76 centimeters around the bed for moving around. 

Budget

An Alaskan king bed ranges between $2500 to $5000. These large beds come at a considerable price. You will also need to buy bedding and other accessories. Plan your budget accordingly. 

Occupants

This bed is excellent for large families, but you most probably do not require a large bed if you do not sleep with your pets, kids, and spouse. 

Other Giant Mattresses

When it comes to oversized mattresses, you have two other incredible options: a Wyoming mattress and a Texas king mattress. Later, we will compare the Alaskan king bed to these two mattress sizes.

1. Wyoming Mattress

The Wyoming mattress measures 84 inches wide by 84 inches long. 

Wyoming King Bed is a perfect option for plus-size couples and parents who sleep with one or two children. You can easily fit a Wyoming mattress in a 12 by 12-foot room. Wyoming mattresses may cost you between $1500 and $3000.

2. Texas King Mattress

Texas King Mattress measures 80 inches wide by 98 inches long and is the second-largest mattress size in the market. It is narrower than Wyoming but more extended than it by 14 inches. 

Tall sleepers who cannot fit on a California or King Mattress should go for Texas King. A 6 ft 5-inch sleeper can easily fit on a Texas King bed leaving extra legroom of 20 inches.

These beds cost you between $2000 to $3500 and will fit in a room of 12 feet wide by 14 feet long. 

Giant Mattresses Comparison Chart

FeaturesAlaskan KingTexas King Wyoming King
Width (inches)1088084
Length (inches)1089884
Width (cm)274.32203.2213.36
Length (cm)274.32248.92213.36
Room Size (feet)16 by 1612 by 1412 by 12
Room Size (cm)487.68 by 487.68365.76 by 426.72365.76 by 365.76

Alaskan King – Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Perfect for large families.
  • Suitable for very tall sleepers.

Cons

  • It is the most expensive oversized mattress (around $2500 to $5000).
  • It requires a vast master bedroom (16 by 16 feet).

Wyoming King – Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Suitable for tall single adults and an exceptional choice for couples.
  • It fits large sleepers or couples.
  • Ideal for small co-sleeping families.

Cons

  • Costlier than large standard size mattresses.

Texas King – Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Suitable for very tall single sleepers.
  • Good for families who have narrow bedrooms.

Cons

  • Narrowest oversized mattress.
  • Co-sleeping is not possible for more than one or two small children. 

Other Giant Bed Sizes

Alaskan King Bed vs. California King Size Bed

Before you decide to buy the bed of your dreams, let’s discuss the specifications of the Alaskan King Bed vs. California King Bed.

California King

California king bed measurements: 

  • Length – 84 inches
  • Width – 72 inches
  • Shape – Rectangle
  • Overall size – 6,048 sq. inches
  • Features – Large and wide mattress

Pros

  • It requires a comparatively lesser room size (12 ft by 10 ft. room).
  • Suitable for taller people.

Cons

  • Difficult to find accessories. 
  • Difficult to move.

You can also read about the comparison of California King and King mattresses. 

Alaskan King 

Alaskan king bed measurements: 

  • Length – 108 inches
  • Width – 108 inches 
  • Shape – Square
  • Overall size – 11,664 sq. in. or 81 sq. ft.
  • Features – It’s the largest mattress out there and can fit a whole family and pets.

Pros

  • Perfect for large families.
  • Suitable for very tall sleepers.

Cons

  • It is the most expensive oversized mattress (around $2500 to $5000).
  • Requires a huge master bedroom (16 by 16 feet)

Alaskan King Bed vs. King Bed 

King Bed 

  • Dimensions: 152 inches wide and 80 inches long.
  • Room Size: 12 feet by 12 feet.
  • Features: Widest oversized mattress.

Pros

  •  Widest oversized mattress.
  • Excellent for co-sleeping families with three or four children.

Cons

  • Massive for a standard room.

Alaskan King 

  • Length – 108 inches
  • Width – 108 inches 
  • Shape – Square
  • Overall size – 11,664 sq. in. or 81 sq. ft.
  • Features – It’s the largest mattress out there and can fit a whole family and pets.

Pros

  • Perfect for large families.
  • Suitable for very tall sleepers.

Cons

  • It is the most expensive oversized mattress (around $2500 to $5000).
  • Requires a huge master bedroom (16 by 16 feet)

Conclusion

Not many people require a giant mattress as an Alaskan King, but if you are tall and co-sleep with children and pets, go for it. An Alaskan bed will make your bedtime more comfortable. 

FAQs

How much does an Alaskan king bed mattress cost?

An Alaskan bed will cost you around $2500 to $5000 just for the mattress. You will always need to buy accessories and bedding at much extra cost.

Where to buy an Alaskan king bed and accessories?

To be honest, it’s challenging to find oversized mattresses and accessories. However, you can have Alaskan King Bed Frame and other accessories customized from an outlet or find suitable online options. 

What are standard bed dimensions?

  • Twin – 38″ x 75″
  • Twin XL – 38″ x 80″
  • Full – 54″ x 75″
  • Queen – 60″ x 80″
  • King – 76″ x 80″
  • California King – 72″ x 84″

What is the biggest bed size?

Alaskan King Mattress is the largest of all the mattresses. It measures 108 by 108 inches.

What mattress size is best for couples?

The least comfortable option for you is a queen-size mattress. Couples prefer a standard queen or standard king to have more space. If you and your spouse are tall (above 6 feet), a California king or Wyoming king will be a good option.

The best option is Alaskan or Texas kings for plus-sized couples and couples who co-sleep with their children. 

What does a double king bed mean?

It is the broadest oversized mattress. This bed is massive and will likely fill the length of most bedrooms, if not more. A double king bed is suitable for co-sleeping families with three or four children.

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