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What are the dimensions of a small single mattress?

Small single size

The smallest single mattress size we feature, these mattresses measure 2'6" wide by 6'3" long, or 75cm x 190cm. As this collection includes the smallest mattresses we offer, such a sleeping solution is often compatible with small bunk beds and other small single bed frames.

What room is most appropriate for a small single mattress?

You can usually find small single mattresses in a child's bedroom due to the mattress measuring 75cm x 190cm. Often working perfectly for bunk beds or cabin beds, a small single mattress can also work well in a guest bedroom or a guest room that is on the small side.

What types of small single mattresses are there?

Pocket sprung mattresses

Independently-moving pocket springs individually wrapped in a fabric encasement, pocket sprung mattresses will provide you with total body support and healthy spinal alignment. Because the pocket spring mattress can mould to the contours of your body, a pocket sprung small single mattress can help relieve pressure points as you sleep.

Open coil mattress

One of the most popular choices from our range of small single mattresses, a standard sprung, or an open coil mattress, is an excellent option for anyone on a budget. The spring system is a continuous wire that runs vertically up and down the bed, making it an affordable and good-value small single mattress.

Memory foam mattresses

A memory foam mattress does just this for those who like their sleeping surface to mould to their body as they sleep. Comprised of millions of tiny holes that seep out air when pressure is applied, the mattress returns to its original shape when you remove pressure—ensuring the sleeping surface moulds to the contours of your body. However, memory foam mattresses retain heat quickly and can make you feel hot throughout the night. Overall, a memory foam mattress contributes to total body support and will alleviate pressure on your joints so you can get a good night's sleep. If you're not searching for a mattress entirely comprised of memory foam, mattress topper options incorporate the material.

Reflex foam mattress

Like memory foam, reflex foam comprises thousands of tiny bubbles instead of air-filled holes. These bubbles shift sideways when pressure is applied, moulding to the shape of your body this way. Cheaper to produce, reflex foam is incredibly affordable whilst providing excellent support and comfort. What's more, reflex foam small single mattresses are a better option for hot sleepers, as the composition of the mattress surface doesn't retain heat, as well as memory foam, keeping your body temperature cool all night long.

Hybrid mattresses

A hybrid mattress strikes the perfect balance between a pocket sprung or standard sprung mattress, with comfort layers such as reflex foam, latex, Geltex or memory foam. Providing brilliant support from a spring system accentuated with a sumptuous comfort layer, you can rely on a hybrid mattress to give more support and extra comfort.

How do I know what the correct support tension for me is?

For the most comfortable night's sleep for many years, sleeping on a small single mattress that is right for your preferred sleeping position and body type is essential.

Medium tension

Given that children sleep on most small single mattresses, we recommend a soft or medium tension. Because less support is required to support a child's body weight adequately, a bed too firm could refrain them from getting restful sleep on a comfy mattress.

Besides, a softer or medium support tension is appropriate for preferred side sleepers. The sleeping surface can cushion pressure points to the shoulders and hips, helping to keep the spine aligned in a healthy position all night long.

Medium firm support

If you can't keep still at night and find yourself sleeping in all positions, a medium firm small single mattress may be the best option. The sleeping surface won't be too firm or soft to support you adequately throughout the night and, most importantly, help align your spine in a healthy position.

Firm or extra firm tension

Best designed and suitable for preferred back and front sleepers, firm or extra firm small single mattresses provide ample support for these sleeping positions. The small single mattress surface can provide additional support to promote healthy spine alignment. An extra firm tension is fantastic for joint or back pain, going further to ensure there is no movement in the sleep surface for solid support.

Consider a divan option

If you're looking for a small single bed with a mattress, consider one of our divan options. Essentially a build-your-own bed feature, our divans allow you to construct your ideal sleeping solution. Available as a base only option as well as a small single bed and mattress pairing, our divans offer fantastic flexibility.

Are there any other small single mattress benefits?

When looking for a new mattress, it's worth noting their extra benefits to see if they will work for you and how you sleep. Read on to discover some critical properties of our small single mattresses.

Firstly, anti-dust mite mattresses are fantastic for hay fever and allergy sufferers. Their fibres have tighter pore sizes, making it difficult for dust mites to pass through. Anti-dust mite mattresses will incorporate synthetic or polyester fillings into the bed, excluding all-natural fillings.

Many small single mattresses can arrive vacuum-packed for greater convenience. Compressed, rolled up, and then sealed in vacuum-packed packaging, which ensures the small single bed reduces to a size that is easy to manoeuvre around your home upon delivery.

When shopping for a small single bed mattress at Mattressman, you can rely on our speedy and free next-day delivery on in-stock options when ordered before 4pm. Our free delivery service ensures you get your mattress on the next working day so you can be on your way to a brilliant night's sleep in no time. Alongside free delivery, we offer a mattress or bed frame recycling service at checkout, so you can rest easy on your new small single mattress knowing that your last was recycled.

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