Small Single Mattress
At The Bed Warehouse Direct we make it our job to find your perfect small single mattress. As the most important component to a great nights sleep it's imperative to find the right mattress for your individual body shape and weight distribution and preferred comfort level.
What size is a small single mattress?
A small single mattress is 75cm wide and 190cm long. In imperial measurements that's 2'6" wide and 6'3" long. It's generally used as a smaller childs first mattress or as a spare mattress for a smaller bedroom. However larger or taller people may want to consider a bigger mattress size. Below is a list of all common mattress sizes available.
Small single mattress 75cm x 190cm 2'6" x 6'3"
Single Mattress 90cm x 190cm 3'0" x 6'3"
Three Quarter Mattress 120cm x 190cm 4'0" x 6'3"
Double Mattress 135cm x 190cm 4'6" x 6'3"
King Size Mattress 150cm x 200cm 5'0" x 6'6"
Super King Size Mattress 180cm x 200cm 6'0" x 6'6"
What's the best type of small single mattress?
Small single mattresses can be made from traditional materials using traditional manufacturing techniques or more modern materials using newly developed and automated techniques. Quite often though, a mix of old and new creates some of the best small single mattresses. Below is a list of each mattress type along with a short overview and a link to the relevant section on our website.
Small single open coil mattress Made from linked steel coil springs. Each spring is connected to the springs around it with each mattress finished with an edge of thicker gauge steel. Although a range of firmness can be achieved with this construction we feel it best suits firmer mattresses sometimes known as orthopaedic mattresses. These small single orthopaedic mattresses have often been associated as being better for bad backs although this isn't always true.
Small single pocket spring mattress Made from individually fabric encased steel springs, each spring is effectively independent of the springs around it. This allows the springs free movement and creates a small single mattress that adapts and responds to the individual sleeper. This ensures responsive comfort without a loss of support, no matter the body shape of the sleeper.
Small single memory foam mattress Made from layers of various types of foam glued together to create a very responsive level of comfort without pressure points. Some users of memory foam mattresses complain of being too hot or that they had difficulty moving during the night. Modern small single memory foam mattresses address these concerns by using layers of cooling foam or extra springy latex based foams.
Small single hybrid mattress Often a combination of traditional spring mattress manufacture and newer memory foam technologies hybrid mattresses achieve a best of both worlds scenario and create some of our most favourite small single mattresses.
What's the best small single mattress for my sleep position?
Front sleeper. If you sleep on your front then it's important to avoid a too soft mattress and look for a firm small single mattress. Too much "give" and your hips will sink too far often leading to lower back ache. Front sleeping is often a sub-concious response to an already damaged lower back condition but if possible front sleeping should be avoided.
Back sleeper. If you sleep on your back then a medium firm small single mattress is desirable. The mattress again should be firm enough to keep you straight at the hips but soft enough to accomodate the curve of your bum.
Side sleeper. A side sleeper requires the most responsiveness from their mattress. Both the hips and shoulders need to be allowed to sink in whilst the waist requires support. A medium to soft small single mattress is often the answer depending on body shape.
How much does a small single mattress cost?
We always recommend spending as much as you can afford on a new small single mattress. The physical and mental health benefits of a great nights sleep year after year can't be counted in pounds and pence. As single mattresses are often for children it's important to remember that bones and muscles need to be supported correctly as they grow. However, this doesn't have to cost the earth.
Assuming a new small single mattress lasts around 8 years even a top 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?
Firstly, ascertain a desired comfort level that you feel is appropriate to your circumstance. Don't forget if your choosing for a child, they do grow. Their needs will develop as they get older. Think about what you liked about your existng mattress when it was new. Or what you'd like to change about it now that it's old. It often helps to think about a holiday where you slept particularly well and recreate the feel of that mattress.
Secondly, be aware of how your own body shape and weight or that of your child will impact your choice. The product descriptions and firmness guides are based on average body shapes. A mattress will feel very different to a six stone person than it will to a sixteen stone person.
Fourthly, please feel free to call on our extensive knowledge and expertise. Call us free on 0800 049 0800. (9.30 - 5.00) Or send us an email here and we'll call you back. All of our advisors are the same people you'd meet in-store and have over one hundred years of experience between them. No pushy sales techniques just friendly, honest and highly skilled advice.
Do I need a new small single bed base?
Check your existing bed base. It needs to be flat and level and where sprung of equal firmness across the whole surface. Any weakness in your base will very quickly result in a fault in your new mattress. If your base looks good then listen out for any creaks and groans as this can indicate a fault. If you decide that you do need a new bed base then consider these potential solutions.
Small single bed frame. No offence to other bed bases out there but a double bed frame can really add a touch of style to your bedroom. Whether it be retro WOW, vintage chic, or subtle contemporary we have hundreds of bed frames waiting to become the centre-piece of your bedroom.
Small single divan base. For many a sturdy, long lasting mattress support is the priority. And divan bases provide just that. A timber framework covered in fabric gives a substantial but inexpensive platform for your mattress. Plus you can choose your colour of fabric and add handy storage drawers.
Small single headboards can be added to divan bases and divan ottoman bases to increase the visual attraction of what can be quite functional pieces of furniture.