An average person spends close to one-third of his/her life sleeping. Quality sleep of 7 to 8 hours every night is essential for the physical, mental and overall health of a person. One of the crucial elements in getting a good shut-eye is a mattress. A quality mattress with ample space to move around in sleep is critical to get the needed rest. Most often people complain of disturbed sleep due to partner disturbances namely snoring, cover-stealing or motion disturbances. Sleeping on larger bed sizes can effectively reduce these issues and allow for a peaceful and relaxed night.
What is a king size bed?
These are beds that are the largest that are currently available in the market. In the US, the king-size beds are of two sizes; Standard king-size beds and California King with the California king longer than the standard king-size. A standard king-size mattress occupies the same amount of space as two twin beds. It is best suited for couples or sleepers who like to have a lot of space while sleeping. The common king size bed dimensions are 76”*80” for a standard king bed.
History of the king-size bed:
In the late 1940s, people in America used to sleep on full size or twin beds. The sales team in the mattress industry to increase the sales used to advertise using two twin beds joined together by placing it adjacently. That was essential to make people buy double the bedding than they would. Till about 1945 the idea never occurred to them to make a larger mattress, but finally, they started manufacturing and introducing the queen and king size bed dimensions. It was only in the 1950s that Americans warmed up to the idea of a larger mattress one of the reasons was that the Americans grew bigger and hence needed larger bedding. Post-WWII, the economy started booming, and the people wanted to have the best furniture and big new houses which contributed to the rise of larger mattresses.
Moreover, new marketing techniques were used to lure customers to buy more than a double bed mattress. In, 1961, The National Association of Bedding Manufacturers came up with a slogan ‘buy bigger, sleep better’ while comparing the full-sized beds to cribs. The marketing trick worked, and the king-size bed became hugely successful.
Why opt for king-size bed?
- If you are sleeping on a double bed mattress with your partner, each one will get a space of about 2’3” which is less space than a baby cot.
- Studies have shown that couples who sleep in larger beds sleep better than in a standard bed. According to a survey, 15% of respondents said they would buy larger beds before a trial, and more than 50% said that they would buy a larger bed after a trial.
- A larger bed does not necessarily mean a hole in your pocket; you can find affordable and high-quality king-size beds with retailers like WakeFit.
- Bed sizes which are larger than other bed mattress are popular among people who have space available in their bedroom. So don’t be left behind, instead of having a divan in your bedroom opt for a king-size bed.
- On average, a sleeper tosses and turns around 60 to 70 times in a night so if you or your partner have the habit of tossing and disturbing each other, then you will want to invest in a larger bed to avoid this disturbance.
Bed sizes which are larger are a great investment to make not just in terms of money, but also to promote a healthy relationship with your partner and also to get better quality sleep.