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A Comprehensive Guide to Queen Size Mattresses

What are Queen Size Mattresses?

Queen size mattresses, as the name implies, are mattresses fit for a queen. What that means exactly is that compared to a king mattress, they are smaller, but when compared to a single mattress, they are bigger (why single mattresses aren’t called a jack size mattress is a mystery).

Here’s a list of the mattress sizes Sofzsleep provides, do note that the sizes vary between different manufacturers and their origin countries, so we recommend checking the exact dimensions to make sure your mattress fits your bedframe perfectly.

Singaporean Sizes

  • SG King 190 x 180 cm
  • SG Queen 190 x 150 cm
  • SG Super Single 190 x 106 cm
  • SG Single 190 x 90 cm

European Sizes

  • Super King 200 x 180 cm
  • EU King 200 x 160 cm
  • EU Single 200 x 90 cm

Unable to find the right size for you? Few companies offer custom built mattresses, where you can specify your dimensions, firmness and even the fabric cover down to a T. Click here if you’re interested in a made-to-order custom Sofzsleep Latex mattress!

Queen size mattresses are just right for active sleepers, couples who like to hold each other close, or those who’d like more room than bed in their bedroom! Here’s a comprehensive list of things you should know before purchasing your queen size mattress.

What Should I Consider When Buying a Queen Size Mattress?

Who are the People Using the Bed?

Are you buying this bed for your growing child? Or is it for you and your partner to put in your new home? Perhaps you are getting it for your elderly parents?

For a child, a queen size mattress may seem like a pricey investment considering their size. However, if your child is between 10 to 16 years, when he or she is undergoing puberty when there is a major growth spurt, a queen size mattress can help save in the long run.  The greater width of a queen size mattress provides the comfort and space that your child needs when he grows into a young adult in a few years’ time.  Our Starlight mattress offers two different levels of firmness, easily changed just by flipping, which is perfect for a growing child!

A Bed Fit For Two

For adults, a queen size mattress is the perfect choice, it’s big enough for you, as well as great for couples who like to keep each other close when sleeping. What more is there to be said?

One thing to note for those sleeping with a partner though, if you or your partner is an active sleeper, you might want to consider a bigger bed instead, as the tossing and turning might lead to the other person having a bad night’s sleep.

For older adults, a queen size mattress could go either way. Some might like a smaller bed, as they find it a hassle to roll off a bigger one.  The ease of getting off the bed is an important safety consideration for them.  Seniors who are active sleepers may prefer a bigger bed for the extra space to roll around, else they might fling themselves off the bed during a particularly active dream. Generally, when purchasing for the elderly, mattress quality, bed frame height and features are the main criteria you should look out for.

Regardless of your height, Sofzsleep has the perfect mattress for you! If you are an incredibly tall person, we have customizable mattresses that can go beyond 200 cm.  You dream it, we make it!

Where is the Bed going to be Placed?

With newer houses and apartments getting smaller and smaller nowadays, a big bed may take up too much space which could otherwise be used for a bigger wardrobe, a nightstand, or study table.  A queen size mattress is ideal for a small master bedroom, large enough to accommodate 2 people, but small enough to free up space for other home interior furniture.

What Should I Spend On?

Price is what most consider the most limiting factor when it comes to purchasing a mattress. Many of you have probably already decided on how much you’re willing to spend on a mattress.

The average prices for a queen size mattress, depending on material, are as follows, we’ve also added in an annual cost analysis using the average lifespan of the mattress! 


Average Price (SGD)

Average Lifespan

Average Annual





Foam / Memory Foam












Note: These are rough estimates and not representative of all mattresses of that respective material.


or what the mattress is made of, is also an important decision. They determine the lifespan, breathability, and price of the mattress.

  • Here’s a list of the more popular mattress types and their average lifespans if well-maintained:

Latex: 20 to 25 years

Foam / Memory Foam: 10 to 15 years

Hybrid: 6 to 10 years (extremely variable depending on materials used)

Innerspring: 8 years

  • Breathability, or how cool can the mattress keep itself, is more dependent on the individual than anything else, though most would agree with this scale, from most to least breathable:

Most Breathable

Least Breathable




Foam / Memory Foam

The differences in terms of breathability amongst the various materials are more distinct in a non-air-conditioned room.  Foam / Memory Foam is known to retain heat easily.

If you’re interested to learn more about Latex mattresses, read this to find out more.

While some of us may decide on our mattress purchase based on price or brands alone, it is good to consider other factors such as the average usage life of the mattress and the maintenance in the long time.  A premium quality mattress may be a pricier investment, but the payoff could be better in terms of, a longer usage life, better support, a cooler and a more rejuvenating sleep.

Removable Covers

while not essential for a mattress, help make maintenance and clean-up easy. Read this article to learn more.

Research Your Options

as you will be sleeping on your mattress for a very long time.

Conducting Research On Mattresses

1. Reviews / Testimonials
See what others have written about the mattresses you’re planning to buy; all reputable and reliable retailers have a page dedicated to reviews / testimonials about their product. Look at Sofzsleep’s reviews.

2. Certification and Warranty
The industry standard for most mattress warranties is 10 years.  A longer warranty does not corelate to the quality of the brand.  Do read the fine print of the warranty, what it covers exactly and whether it is easy to activate the warranty.  It is also good to ensure that the brand has a local office that can address any concerns in-person.  

Certification matters a lot as well, as they can indicate the quality and durability standards of the mattresses, and other factors such as health and safety of the mattresses. See here to look at the international certifications awarded to Sofzsleep.

3. Test Them Out

Reading reviews and conducting research is great, but nothing compares to trying out the mattresses for yourself. Stop by these locations that have Sofzsleep mattresses. We recommend using the mattress in your typical sleeping position for a good amount of time (15 minutes, or more), to ensure that the mattress is a good fit for you.

Benefits of Queen Size Mattresses

Queen mattresses are the popular mattress size on the market. They fit into most room configurations with ease, so you won’t have to get annoyed when designing your dream room.

Because queen sized mattresses are the most common size, finding complementary accessories such as bedsheets, frames and mattress covers for them is easy and less costly compared to, say, a Euro king mattress.

They are Perfect for Couples 

They are just right for couples to be comfortable and close enough to cuddle, while maximising room space.

Queen Mattresses are the Best for Active Sleepers; You can Sleep Like a Queen

Do you toss and turn a lot when sleeping? Maybe you’ve woken up on the edge of the bed before, or even fell off? If so, a queen mattress is the best choice for you! They have more than enough space for you to move around in while sleeping, so you won’t have to worry about falling off, and can fully focus on getting that gold medal in the dream Olympics!

Limitations of Queen Mattresses

The Third Musketeer
The Third Musketeer

No Room for the Third Musketeer

If you’re planning to have any little ones around, or already have them, or perhaps a snuggly fur kid, a queen size mattress may be too small to fit all. Read about the pros and cons of different mattresses here.

More Factors to Consider When Selecting A Queen Size Mattress

These are a few more factors to consider when purchasing your queen size mattress.


If you have people or pets around who like to bounce on beds, an Innerspring mattress may not be the best choice, as the added bouncing can drastically affect the lifespan of the mattress. Similarly a Hybrid mattress, while slightly more durable due to multiple layers, can fall victim to the same issue.

Humid and Warm Climates

Innerspring and Hybrid mattresses have metal springs in them. The humid climate in Singapore and most of Southeast Asia can cause the innersprings to rust quicker as moisture seeps through the mattress covers. Established spring mattress brands tend to use better quality springs such as titanium springs and anti-rust coating on the metals to prevent this issue.

Foam / Memory Foam mattresses are not the most optimal for warm climates as they retain heat easily, as Foam is denser than most other materials. Hybrid mattresses made with a pillow top Foam / Memory Foam layer could be just as hot.

Environmental and Health Concerns

Protect your child from harmful Bacteria and Microbes
Protect your child from harmful Bacteria and Microbes

Foam / Memory Foam mattresses are made of inorganic materials like polyurethane, which is a non-biodegradable material. Additionally, they release a gas into the air, also known as off-gassing during the first few days of use. This is even more so for those mattress- in- a-box or compressed mattresses which are rolled up and vacuum sealed.  The lack of airflow through the package can cause the “new mattress smell” to become concentrated. 

Most metals are excellent conductors and react to magnetic fields, metals in spring mattresses are the same. Some consider sleeping on a spring mattress to be like sleeping on a field of tiny antennas, which have been known to cause headaches, anxiety, nausea, and fatigue.

Sofzsleep Latex mattresses are made to address these issues. Read here to see how we make sure your mattress is safe for you and the environment.

Common Questions asked about Queen Mattresses

Queen size mattresses are the most popular size for a reason, their size is not too big, not too small, but just right, perfect for couples or for those who move around a lot when in bed. While not the most versatile mattress in terms of uses compared to Single mattresses, they are the best fit for most needs and purposes.

Delight Mattress by Sofzsleep

Do I Need a New Mattress?

Latex Mattress Topper by Sofzsleep

While conventional wisdom says you should replace your mattress every 10 years or so due to wear and tear, a study at Oklahoma State University found that most people who switched to new bedding after five years have significantly better sleep and less back pain.

How long your mattress should last, and how long it lasts are not the same. It depends on how you sleep on it, care for and maintain it, as well as the quality of the mattress material – these will determine the shelf life of your mattress. Innerspring mattresses, for example, have the shortest lifespan, of around 7–8 years. Memory foam and pillow tops last longer (10 years), and latex mattresses are enviably the most durable (15 years).

As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you replace yours if it is more than 7 years old and is sagging, when you can feel the lumps and coils through the fabric or you start hearing creaky springs.

On the other hand, if your existing mattress is quite new but too hard, it makes sense to get a topper to enhance the sleeping comfort rather than changing the mattress. Click here to see what Sofzsleep has to offer.

We have Different Mattress Firmness Preferences. Is there a Solution?

Sofzsleep’s innovative Trilogy His/Hers mattress answers that question perfectly. The mattress comes with different firmness levels to choose from that Sofzsleep can customize for the two sides of the bed, so that you and your partner do not need to compromise on comfort, and can both have an enjoyable night’s rest.

Trilogy Mattress by Sofzsleep

Interested in experiencing the plush comfort and supportive qualities of Sofzsleep’s latex mattresses? Visit our showrooms and try our line-up of mattresses for adult and children sized mattresses. Have something special in mind for your home? Enquire with us to customise your mattress for your every need, and choose your personal, “Best Mattress in the World”!

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