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A quick guide to choosing the right mattress size

We’ve all been there: you fall asleep on the couch after a long day, and the older you get, the harder it is to get up hours later. Your body aches all over and you’re usually not well-rested, either. We need room to move during sleep, and having room to stretch can help promote better rest; that’s why choosing the right mattress size is just as important as mattress type and your buying experience. Many buyers stick with the mattress size they are familiar with, but according to The Better Sleep Council, buying a too-small mattress is one of the biggest mistakes new bed-buyers make. Don’t forget you’ll need to take into account your room size and any furniture you may already have, such as nightstands or desks. Here are some recommendations on the most standard mattress sizes to help you find your best fit.

Twin Mattress – 38″ x 75″

A twin-sized mattress is approximately 38 inches wide by 75 inches long. This is the smallest size after a crib-size mattress and can be a decent size for a guest bed, daybed, or bunk bed, especially in a smaller room. A twin mattress may be a good choice for a child who has outgrown their crib, but will probably be too short for some adults. Per The Sleep Judge, the recommended room size for this bed is 7’ x 10’ or 10’ x 10’ for two twin beds in the same room.

Twin XL – 38″ x 80″

A twin XL mattress is the same width as a regular twin (around 38 inches) but features an extra 5 inches length-wise (80 inches) which is the same length as a queen or king mattress. The extra length makes it a good option for taller children and is typically the size found in dorm rooms. Two twin XL beds will also fit in a king frame for couples who don’t enjoy the same level of firmness or softness as their partner. The recommended room size for this bed would be 7’ x 10’.

Full – 53″ x 75″

A twin mattress may seem like the right fit for a young child, but a full mattress will give your child room to grow from their childhood into their teen years. A full mattress is really only large enough for a single sleeper, and at the same length of a twin, is again probably too short for many. Parents may prefer to choose full mattresses over a twin to give themselves a more comfortable place when reading to children at bedtime and to avoid their child outgrowing the bed too quickly. The recommended room size for this bed would be 10’ x 12’.

Queen – 60″ x 80″

Queen mattress dimensions are 60 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long – 7 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a full-size mattress. Single sleepers who prefer plenty of space will find a queen-sized mattress a good fit for a restful sleep after a hard day at work. A queen is a popular mattress size for master bedrooms, as well as couples that don’t require much sleeping space or who need more room to maneuver. It’s also an ideal choice for guest rooms, or for people who share their bed with children or pets. The recommended room size for this bed would be anywhere from 10’ x 10’ – 10’ x 14’ depending on how much space you need to move.

King – 76″ x 80″

The king-size mattress dimensions are 76 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long, which provides about 16 more inches than a queen. A king-size mattress is the best choice for couples who need more personal space during sleep. As previously mentioned, twin XL beds will also fit in a king frame for couples who don’t enjoy the same level of firmness or softness as their partner. The recommended room size for this bed would be 10’ x 12’ – 13’ x 13’ depending on how much walking room you want.

California King – 72″ x 84″

For a large or an especially long bedroom, the California king can help fill the space and give you plenty of room while you dream. California king mattresses are the ideal bed for those who need more length than width. It’s 4 inches narrower than the standard king, but you gain 4 inches in length. It’s still 6 inches wider than a queen, giving you and your partner more than enough room to sleep or cuddle. It is also one of the longest sizes you can get unless you custom order your mattress. The recommended room size for this bed would be 12’ x 12’ – 14’ x 12’ depending on your space.

Each person has their own preference as to what size and type of mattress they want, how much size they need, and what type of budget they have to work with. A mattress is a big investment and although it may need some time to break-in, you should be completely satisfied with what you buy at every stage. If you find you still need help making your decision, stop by and let the BoxDrop Corpus Christi team show you how real customer service should be and get you on your way to your best night’s sleep today!

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Visit BoxDrop for Mattresses at the Best Prices in Corpus Christi

If you’re in search of a mattress and bed frame set, BoxDrop Corpus Christi is the one-stop-shop you’ll want to visit. We offer our prices at up to 70% off other major mattress retailers by eliminating the need for a middleman to get you that wholesale price to save on your mattress budget. Our selection of inventory and our welcoming staff are eager to accommodate all the “must-have” boxes on your mattress checklist.

Mattress Inventory

As noted in our informational video, we also carry bedroom and mattress supplies making us the one-stop destination to get all your bedroom needs.  We carry known, brand name mattresses, such as Sealy and Beautyrest, that offer Firm styles for those looking for maximum support or Pillow and Euro Top styles to provide comfort and relief through the addition cushion provided within the mattress. BoxDrop Corpus Christi is an official supplier of the Sapphire and Diamond Sleep brands that incorporate memory foam and innovative gel mattress inserts that allow for the user to have a cool and well-rested night’s sleep.

Adjustable Bases

Investing in an adjustable base bed frame gives you the customization and quality control you need to get the best sleep possible. Adjustable bases are good for relieving a number of ailments, ranging from indigestion to chronic back and leg pain, by giving the user full control to set the frame in a position best suited to their needs. Adjustable bases add a stronger support system and more independence for those who need assistance getting in and out of bed. 

BoxDrop Corpus Christi has the dedicated consultants that will get you the best deal on your BoxDrop purchase. Ask us about our financing options with ACIMA and check out our Facebook and Instagram for promotional and seasonal deals.

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CertiPUR-US and Why It Matters

Modern mattresses have come a long way from straw, cotton, and coil springs – all the way to memory foam, which itself has undergone many improvements in just a few short years. You can’t log in to Facebook without seeing ads for companies like Nectar Sleep, Purple, and Casper touting gel memory foam, cooling covers, and all sorts of variations in thickness and type to appeal to your comfort. You can even order a memory foam mattress online from Amazon or Walmart without ever having to step foot in a store and get it delivered right to your door, neatly rolled in a box.

However, sleep accounts for one-third of the average persons’ life. A good, restful night’s sleep helps to restore your body and even plays a factor in your mood, memory, and cognitive function. Typical memory foam mattresses are known to trap body heat and may also contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and isocyanates. Isocyanates can cause skin irritation, asthma, and include compounds classified as potential human carcinogens and are known to cause cancer in animals.  For such an important function in your life, doesn’t it make sense to invest in your health and purchase the best product you can buy?

That’s why BoxDrop Corpus Christi now offers CertiPUR-US® products. When you buy products containing certified foam, you can be confident that the flexible polyurethane foam inside meets CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions, and durability, and has been analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories. CertiPUR-US® products are made without ozone depleters, mercury, formaldehyde, and phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The BoxDrop Corpus Christi team will also go above and beyond to make sure you get the best deal possible and are 100% satisfied with your purchase. Stop in and see how we make mattress shopping a breeze!

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Types of Mattresses and What is Best for You

So you’ve decided to buy yourself a new mattress but you don’t know where to start for your budget. Stop in to our location and let our team at BoxDrop Corpus Christi alleviate the stresses associated with purchasing a new mattress. We have a variety of mattress types and our educated staff can find you the perfect match. 

Our staff will guide you to the best mattress for you based on what your preferences are in terms of soft or firmness and your sleeping patterns. If you are noticing your current mattress is giving you pains in your shoulder because you favor sleeping on your side, one of our Pillow or Euro Top Mattresses would be better suited for your sleep style. 

pillowtopboxdrop 300x186 - Types of Mattresses and What is Best for YouA Pillow Top has an extra layer of cushion sewn atop each mattress to provide you with additional support and comfort when sleeping on your side. The Euro Top mattress offers similar support but has a seamless design with its additional padding integration. 

Along with our wide assortment of Pillow or Euro-Top mattress style, our in-house mattress gallery has everything from firm and specialty plush inventory, that you can try during your in-person consultation. Each mattress style has its own purpose and is designed to function in its own manner. 

The Specialty and Plush mattresses we have are the perfect combination of firmness and comfort for anyone who sleeps flat on their stomach or is looking for relief of lower back and spinal pressures. Those needing a steady surfaced mattress with no instant conforming to the body would want to approach one of our firm mattress styles. 

SS400a 300x300 - Types of Mattresses and What is Best for YouAlong with your mattress purchase, you have the option to add on any of the adjustable bases. We have every adjustable base one would need from the standard frame to bases that have the ability to remotely control its structure to optional massage features. 

BoxDrop Corpus Christi can provide you with all your buying requirements while saving you the most on your dollar without sacrificing any of the quality. Come by our store today and support a locally-owned business in your community. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram for reviews and testimonials from our satisfied customers.


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When it is time to replace your mattress

Most things in our lives need to be replaced at some point. We tend to believe that when we buy things they are good until they break, but some things should be thrown out long before they reach the point of breaking down, and mattresses are no different. Not only do they get worn and heavier as your skin and hair cells collect on it, but they get less effective and can make sleep harder, which is not what a good mattress should do.

When should I throw out my mattress?

The Better Sleep Council says that your mattress should be replaced every seven years on average, while up to 10 years is pushing it. They recommend that around the seven year stretch, start seeing if your sleep is going downhill or if you are waking up with more aches and pain. If you notice that other beds are giving you better nights of sleep then it may be time to replace your mattress. The Better Sleep Council suggests using the yearly time change as the time when you evaluate if you need a new mattress.

How to extend your mattress’ life

Mattress pads, toppers and liners  are a great way to keep your mattress lasting a little bit longer. Not only are they cheaper, but offer a way to keep your mattress from gathering stains, extending comfort and help you sleep. Mattress protectors and liners are good for pet owners, or those who like to eat in bed, as they offer a layer of protection that can help keep your mattress from becoming your bed of filth. Mattress pads offer some similar protection for those who want a layer of comfort and protection.

Mattresses are an investment, which means that some extra steps can keep them in your house for that much longer. However, when they’ve reached the end of their lifespan, act sooner rather than later, for your own benefit.