How to choose the best king size mattress

It’s always good to be king.

A good night sleep is integral to good health and sometimes, size does matter. Figure you’re a couple who moves around a lot or you’re a family who usually sleeps with four people and over.

Considering it’s something you do every single day, hopefully for longer than six hours, having a bed that you look forward to diving into every night (and the occasional nap) is arguably the most important thing in your house, sorry big screen TV. If you’re looking to go big, a king size mattress is the biggest bed you can get. Traditionally, these bad boys measure 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. Since there are so many different types and styles of mattresses on the market, it can be a bit daunting to choose the right one. There are a few things you’ll need to do first when choosing the best king size mattress and luckily, we’ve got you covered. 

Do some research

When choosing the best king size mattress, you’re going to want to search online for not only the top selling king sized bed, but the highest rated. Look for websites that are respected and well-sourced that give honest and unbiased opinions. You’ll want to learn which materials are made from different types of mattresses since all sleepers will have different preferences based on their own sleep patterns.

Read reviews on each type of mattress and bookmark or write down which king size mattress styles resonate with you. 

Once you have a few mattresses lined up, you can start comparing prices and the pros and cons of each. You might even want to look for which retailers are offering sales depending on the time of year. Take into consideration different retailer’s warranties and return policies in case the mattress doesn’t work out in the end. It’s something you’re going to be spending a lot of time on and a few bucks, you’re going to want to make sure your due diligence is worth it. 

When it comes to king size mattresses, one major important thing to consider is the size. It sounds trivial but you’ll need to measure your room’s dimensions as well as all of your home’s doorways, hallways, and stairs to make sure the king will fit. Make sure your measurement notes are handy for when you’re shopping for your new bed. 

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Visit showrooms

When you head out to retail shops, it’s one of the best times of mattress shopping: testing them out. Make sure you have your notes and go check out as many showrooms as you can. Similarly with research, the more you test, the more you’ll know. If you’re looking for a new mattress with your partner, bring them along and check out which beds is the best fit. You have a lot of space with king size mattresses so make sure you’re getting one that is of optimal use. 

Talk to the salesperson at the store and be honest with them. Let them know what you want, what kind of sleeper you are, and your price range. Compare the information from the salesperson and all the things you’ve compiled from the internet. Besides price, be sure to discuss delivery options, warranties, and comforters, pillows, and linen. It’s all part of the process.

Show the salesperson that you’re a smart consumer so they know you’re the real deal. 

You shouldn’t ever buy something as expensive and important as a mattress on a whim. After soaking up information from the sales rep, and testing out as many beds as you can, head home and give it some final thought.

Decide if you want a firm mattress, something soft, ones that give off more bounce, which type of materials it’s made out of, and what kind of base it has. You’ll also want to make a decision based on whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side, and take into consideration your partner’s patterns, if your pets sleep with you, or your kids.

Unironically, we’d recommend sleeping on your decision and give it some serious thought with your partner before making the decision.

Considering sleep is something that you do for almost half of your life, choosing the right king size bed is very important.

Between hybrids, coils, memory foam, and latex, there are a bunch of different styles of beds but there are also different sizes of king size mattresses. While regular king size beds bring the necessary distances between both sleepers, the California king is the biggest bed on the market (unless you want to customize a massive one) and measures 72 inches by 84. These giant beds are intended for big time master bedrooms for sleepers who actually want the most space. Obviously, more space comes at a higher price but once you sleep in a king size or a California king, you probably won’t ever be able to go back to smaller ones. 

Once you’ve chosen your new king size bed, contemplate which kind (and how many) pillows you want, the best comforters, blankets, and linen, because once you go big, you might as well do it real big and sleep in absolute comfort. 

Just remember, be sure to be wary of restocking fees on mattress returns and always remember that shipping and delivery are usually not included on the mattress price and aren’t often refundable. Ensure that you ask a lot of questions and have a back up plan in case something goes wrong. 

At the end of the day, a mattress is very significant in your life and your home so make sure you’re doing the proper research and execution when choosing the right king size mattress for you to dive into every night.