Single guys (and gals), what size mattress do you own?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by dewey decibel, Aug 1, 2019.

What size you rocking?

Poll closed Sep 19, 2019.
  1. Twin

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. Twin XL (I live in a dorm room)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Full

    16 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. Queen

    56 vote(s)
    61.5%
  5. King

    12 vote(s)
    13.2%
  6. California King (I live in California)

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. dewey decibel

    dewey decibel Supporting Member

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    I need a new mattress, have had a full-size (double) for years. It’s perfectly fine for when I have someone over (yes, it does happen every once in awhile) and even when I did cohabit with someone we had a full-size and it seemed adequate. But as I get older I feel like maybe I should go bigger. I remember when I was a little kid I often had a queen-size to myself (every weekend at my grandmother’s) and it was fantastic; I used to daydream about sleeping in it during the week. But the last couple times I stayed in a hotel I had a queen or king to myself and it just felt cold and empty (but then again, I was staying a hotel room by myself). I guess a queen (or larger) for a single person just seems gaudy to me...


    So, what do ya’ll have?
     
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  2. Jimmy3Fingers

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    I need the length, so Twin XL of Cali King for me.
     
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  3. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    Full for me but thinking about going smaller. One problem; this bed is an antique and takes an odd size matress, considerably shorter than standard and of course, rather expensive.
    Just once, i'd like to try an army cot again, just to see what it's like.
     
  4. dallasblues

    dallasblues Member

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    If I were single it would probably be a hammock or an inflatable pool float.
     
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  5. stephax

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    I don't share my bed with anyone. The lady got her room, I got mine. I'd go with the largest one if I were you.
     
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  6. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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  7. Motorhed

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    I had a double for years but decided to go up to a queen when I needed a new mattress and box spring recently. I'm an glad I did! I never had a problem with the width of a double but I had to have my head practically touching my headboard for my feet to not hang off. For some reason, I find it more comfortable to have more pillow above my head than that allows lol, so I'd just about always have my feet hanging off. I have to say, the extra length of a queen so I can keep my feet in bed is great! Haha, I can't say I'm minding the extra width any either though. I'm a big guy so anything less than a double is pretty miserable for me. I can do a single if that's all I can get but it's a real struggle not to fall off every time I turn over. I sleep on both sides pretty evenly and switch several times during the night. Usually quite a few just getting to sleep.
     
  8. okie

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    At a minimum Queen size.
     
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  9. dewey decibel

    dewey decibel Supporting Member

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    I did a cot for a couple weeks, never again. But I'm not gonna lie, sharing a twin bed with someone can be amazing, but I wouldn't want to do it for more than one night. Then again, we're talking about beds for single folks, right?



    I thought you'd appreciate that...
     
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  10. RhytmEarl

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    I have a queen size. I could sleep on a single to be honest, I don't roll around all that much.
     
  11. dallasblues

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    How about a bunk bed? That way you could have sleepovers.
     
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  12. calpa94

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    I've had a queen but a full will most likely be my next.
     
  13. 0018g

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    I've had a king since I was a kid. I need the length, and with me, the wife, and our boxer dog we use up the width pretty quickly.
     
  14. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    I love the regular King. My girlfriend loves it too. :cool:
     
  15. Badtone

    Badtone Supporting Member

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    Cal King, and I don’t live in California. I had to special order it, and linens when I need them. The 84 inch length is what makes it the only size for me. Stretch all you want and it still feels endless.
     
  16. BluesForDan

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    got a full size and it's really not quite long enough (TWSS :(). If I could afford another mattress and box set I'd go for a California King although I like the idea of the Alaska King. If I had a bedroom the size of the one in my brother's new apartment, it would be a no brainer.
     
  17. burner

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    Queen.
    Dunno if I'd be very comfortable on anything smaller.
     
  18. Doug's Tubes

    Doug's Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    A queen size is the minimum if you have a pet or two.
     
  19. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

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    Single and a queen here... it’s prefect for me even though I only sleep on three-fifths of it. :dunno
     
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    Or your unfolded laundry. :huh
     

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