Small Single Mattresses
At The Bed Warehouse Direct, we make it our job to help you find the perfect small single mattress.
A comfortable mattress is one of the most important components to a great night’s sleep, so it’s imperative that you find the right mattress for your individual needs - such as your body shape, weight distribution and preferred firmness.
What is a small single mattress?
A small single mattress is a 2ft 6 x 6ft 3 mattress that fits on top of a small single bed base and is the smallest size of mattress available. Small single mattresses are ideal if you’re looking for a mattress for a smaller child’s bed or for a smaller bedroom.
If you’re a larger or taller person, then a small single mattress may not be the best option for you, and we recommend exploring the range of other options we have available at The Bed Warehouse Direct.
How big is a small single mattress?
A small single mattress is 2’6” (75cm) wide and 6’3” (190cm) long.
We also stock a range of small single bed frames that are designed to support our collection of small single mattresses.
What other mattress sizes do you have available?
We stock a range of different mattresses sizes that you can explore if you think a larger mattress is the right option for you:
Single Mattress (90cm x 190cm or 3'0" x 6'3")
Three Quarter Mattress (120cm x 190cm or 4'0" x 6'3")
Double Mattress (135cm x 190cm or 4'6" x 6'3")
King Size Mattress (150cm x 200cm or 5'0" x 6'6")
Super King Size Mattress (180cm x 200cm or 6'0" x 6'6")
What types of small single mattresses do you stock?
Small single mattresses can be made using a variety of materials and techniques, including traditional methods and modern, automated techniques. A combination of both can also be used to create high-quality small single mattresses.
Find below the different types of small single mattresses you can find at The Bed Warehouse Direct.
Small single open coil mattress
A small single open coil mattress is made of individual steel coils that are connected to one another. The edges of the mattress are reinforced with thicker gauge steel, making it suitable for firmer or orthopaedic mattresses. While some people may find these mattresses beneficial for back support, this is not always the case.
Small single pocket spring mattress
A small single pocket spring mattress is made of individual steel coils that are encased in fabric. Because each spring is independent of the others, the mattress can adapt to the individual sleeper's body shape, providing responsive comfort and support.
Small single memory foam mattress
A small single memory foam mattress is made up of different types of foam that are bonded together to create a responsive and comfortable surface that reduces pressure points. These mattresses have been known to trap heat and make it difficult for users to move, but newer versions have addressed this issue by incorporating cooling foam or more responsive latex-based foam layers.
Small single hybrid mattress
A small single hybrid mattress combines the benefits of traditional spring mattresses and modern memory foam technology to create a versatile and comfortable sleeping surface. It offers the best of both worlds and is considered one of the most popular options for small single beds.
What's the best small single mattress for my sleep position?
The best small single mattress for you will depend on your preferred sleep position.
If you sleep on your front, it's essential to choose a firm small single mattress. This is because a soft mattress can cause your hips to sink too far, resulting in lower back pain. It's also important to note that front sleeping may be a sign of a pre-existing lower back condition, so it's best to avoid it if possible.
If you sleep on your back, a medium-firm small single mattress is ideal. The mattress should be firm enough to keep your hips in alignment, but also soft enough to accommodate the curve of your lower back.
For side sleepers, a responsive mattress is crucial. Your hips and shoulders should be able to sink in while still providing support for the waist. A medium-to-soft small single mattress may be the best option, depending on your body shape.
How much does a small single mattress cost?
The long-term benefits of consistently getting a good night's sleep on both physical and mental health cannot be measured in monetary terms. When considering a small single mattress for children, it's essential to keep in mind that their bones and muscles need proper support as they grow. This doesn't mean, however, that you need to break the bank.
Assuming a new small single mattress lasts around 8 years, even a top-of-the-range small single mattress costing over £250 would be costing as little as 9 pence per night.
A mid-range small single mattress costing between £150 and £250 would work out at between 5 pence and 9 pence per night.
And if you were to buy a cheap small single mattress for less than £150 that could be as low as just 5 pence per night.
How do I choose the right small single mattress for me?
When choosing a small single mattress, it's important to first determine your desired level of comfort. Keep in mind that children's needs will change as they grow, so if you're choosing for a child, consider their future needs as well.
Reflect on what you liked about your previous mattress when it was new, and what you would change about it now that it's old. It can also be helpful to think about a time when you slept particularly well on holiday and try to replicate the feel of that mattress.
It’s also important to take into consideration how your own body shape and weight, or that of your child, will affect your choice of mattress. Keep in mind that product descriptions and firmness guides are based on average body types, so a mattress that feels comfortable for one person may not feel the same for someone else with a different body shape or weight.
Feel free to explore the resources available on our website such as our FAQ videos, Bed Buyer's Guide, and our blog. We’ve tried to provide as much information as possible to help you make the important decision of choosing the best mattress for you.
If you’re still undecided about which mattress you’d like to purchase, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert team for assistance. You can call us at 0800 049 0800 during business hours (9.30am - 17:00pm), or drop our team an email, and we'll get back to you.
All of our advisors have extensive experience and will provide friendly, honest, and highly-skilled advice without any pressure to buy.
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