<span class=‘speak-headline’> Full vs. Double Bed Size Mattress: Is There a Difference? </span>

Full vs. Double Bed Size Mattress: Is There a Difference?

Written by Dreamcloud Editorial Team

Last Updated on Aug 12, 2022

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    There is no difference between a double bed vs full bed. Full bed and double bed are interchangeable terms and both these mattresses have the same size, i.e., 54 inches wide and 75 inches long.  

    While it is mainly known as a full bed in the US, the same mattress is known as a double bed in other parts of the world. A double or a full is bigger than a twin and smaller than a queen. This article will provide you with all the information on a double bed and a full-size mattress. Just read ahead to know more.

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    What Is a Double Bed or Full size Mattress?

    A double bed’s mattress size is 54 inches wide and 75 inches long, lying between a queen and king bed. Before the introduction of large beds like queens and kings, couples favored double beds. While a double is spacious for a single adult, it is uncomfortable for two adults. However, if you love sleeping cuddled with your partner, a full can match your needs. That’s why in the 1950s, with the introduction of king and queen beds, couples favored them more than a full.

    There are various reasons for the emergence of more extensive beds. The average height of Americans also increased during this time, increasing the demand for larger beds. After World War II, there was an economic boom in America which allowed people with larger rooms to buy larger beds. 

    Thus, the demand for full beds was overshadowed by the need for queen and king beds. But, it is still the best choice for teens and single adults.

    Pros and Cons of a full size mattress

    A full size mattress, even though a blessing for many, has some disadvantages in its share. Let’s have a close look at its pros and cons.

    Pros

    • Less expensive compared to other mattresses and affordable
    • Accessories are readily available
    • Can be easily moved from one place to another 
    • An excellent choice for kids bedroom

    Cons

    • Too small for couples who want personal sleeping space
    • Uncomfortable for combination sleepers
    • Not spacious enough to accommodate kids and pets
    • Short for tall sleepers

    Our Dreamcloud’s Full-Size Mattresses

    If you are looking for a full mattress, why not go with the best in the market? Dreamcloud mattresses come with a 365-day trial, free shipping, lifetime warranty, and free returns! Other than these features, sleep experts and consumers love the quality of Dreamcloud’s full-size beds. Some of the wonderful features include;

    • Pressure Relief Comfort Layer

    Waking up tired is a thing of the past. Our full-size Dreamcloud mattress has premium gel memory foam that contours to your body shape, making it luxurious and soft for extra comfort. Moreover, this bouncy bed neither lets you sink in nor strains your pressure points. 

    • Beat the Heat

    DreamCloud’s gel memory foam and coil system don’t let you wake up hot at 2 AM. Coils promote sufficient airflow, and memory foam dissipates body heat. With a Dreamcloud full-size mattress, you stay cool all through the night and wake up without craving a cup of coffee.

    • Motion Isolation

    Well, there’s a popular travel slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” So, if your partner tosses and turns all night or comes late to the bed, Dreamcloud’s motion isolation property ensures that whatever happens on the other side of the mattress stays on the other side of the mattress, and you won’t be disturbed.

    • Certified

    Your Dreamcloud mattresses are certified and fulfill the CertiPUR-US® standards for durability, emissions, and contents. Dreamcloud mattresses have received awards for the best luxury mattress, best mattress in a box, best overall mattress, and the best mattress for heavy people by organizations like Sleep Foundation, Architectural Digest, Business Insider, Mattress Clarity, and U.S. News.

    Cost of Dreamcloud’s Full-Size Mattresses

    ProductsDreamcloud Prices
    Full Size Mattress$899
    2 PillowsFREE
    ProtectorFREE
    SheetsFREE
    Total Cost$899

    Other Variations in Full-Size Mattress

    If you want something smaller than a queen, but something slightly larger than a full, you can choose a full XL mattress. A full XL is a few inches longer than the standard size and measures 54 by 80 inches.

    Other Standard Mattress Sizes

    Let’s look at all the standard mattress sizes apart from a full. 

    Twin Size Mattress

    Dimensions: 38 inches by 75 inches

    Due to their compact size, twin-size mattresses are most suitable for children and teenagers. A single adult can sleep on it too, but there won’t be much space to stretch out. 

    Twin XL Size Mattress

    Dimensions: 38 inches by 80 inches

    As this mattress is 5 inches longer than twin-size beds, these beds are good for growing teenagers and children. But yes, a single adult can also find twin XL comfortable, especially if they are petite. 

    Queen Size Mattress

    Dimensions: 60 inches by 80 inches

    Queen size beds are the most in-demand among couples. The extra width accommodates couples or single sleepers who love extra space. Whether you want to work on the bed or lounge around, it is comfortable for all activities, including sleeping. 

    Read this article to learn more about Full vs. Queen Beds. 

    King Size Mattress

    Dimensions: 76 inches by 80 inches

    The widest of all the beds is a King-size bed. These are 22 inches wider and 5 inches longer than double beds. It’s great for couples who require space for sharing the bed with their children or pets. 

    California King Size Mattress

    Dimensions: 72 inches by 84 inches

    The tallest of all the mattresses is a California king-size mattress. It’s perfect for taller individuals (above 6 feet). You can easily fit a Cal King in your master bedroom, which provides ample space to stretch and sleep comfortably in your favorite position.

    Mattress Sizes Chart

    If you are in the market for a new mattress, understanding the size will help you make the right choice according to your room size and requirements. So, take a look.

    Mattress SizeDimension (in inches)Dimension (in cm)
    Crib27.25 X 51 in69.2 cm X 129.5 cm
    Twin38 X 75 in96.5 cm X 190.5 cm
    Twin XL38 X y 80 in96.5 cm X 203.5 cm
    Full54 X 75 in134.5 cm X 190.5 cm
    Full XL54 X 80 in137 cm X 203.5 cm
    Queen60 X 80 in152.5 cm X 203.5 cm
    King76 X 80 in193 cm X 203.5 cm
    California King72 X 84 in183 cm X 213.5 cm

    Conclusion

    If you are still wondering, a full and a double bed are one and the same. While it is known as double in a few parts of the world, others know it as a full. If you think a full or a double bed will make a comfortable bed, check out DreamCloud’s hybrid mattress collection!

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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