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Who can sleep on a double mattress?
135 x 190 cm mattresses are very popular. In principle, they're suitable for everyone and are likely to fit most bed frames and bedrooms.
They're great for one single person who likes a little more space to sleep, larger individuals, or even couples.
|Size||135 x 190 cm|
|For whom?||Singles, couples, guests|
|Materials?||High-quality materials such as latex, memory foam, cold foam, and pocket springs|
135 x 190 cm - the right size for couples?
A 135 x 190 cm mattress is definitely suitable for couples.
Each person will have enough space to sleep comfortably - but you can also snuggle up quite nicely.
The mattress also isn't overly large, so it's likely to fit on most bed frames, and certainly into most bedrooms.
This is a good standard size for couples.
Of course, a slightly wider bed would be more comfortable. If your budget and the space in your bedroom allows for it, then we'd recommend going up one size and choosing the 150 x 200 cm king size mattress.
This is great for more room and even allows your pet or child to hop into your bed from time to time.
You could also opt for two 90 x 190 cm single mattresses and place these next to each other on one bed frame.
That said, if you're on a lower budget or have a smaller bedroom, as is so common in the UK, then the 135 x 190 cm double mattress will be sufficiently large for two people.
135 x 190 cm - a good mattress for singles too
Who says you need to share your bed with a partner to opt for a larger mattress size?
Singles who treasure their space and their sleep will also do well on a 135 x 190 cm double mattress.
It gives you the space to spread out, roll around, and do crazy somersaults if you want. On a mattress of this size, you'll have the freedom to lie in any which you please.
It's also a great choice if you have a pet or if you're a single parent. This size mattress will allow for sufficient space for your dog or kitty to cuddle up or your child to come snuggle whenever he or she wishes.
If you frequently have overnight visitors, the 135 x 190 cm double mattress will also be great. There will be no need to set up a guest bed.
If you're of a larger build or body size, then you'll also be more comfortable on a 135 x 190 cm mattress.
Which degree of firmness should you choose?
The degree of firmness of a mattress is a very important factor to consider.
The necessary firmness will depend largely on your body weight - the higher your body weight, the firmer your mattress ought to be.
Age is also an important factor to consider. For example, a soft or medium mattress would be more suitable for seniors, regardless of body size, than a very firm mattress would be.
Your preferred sleeping position and other personal preferences should also be considered when selecting a new mattress.
Choosing firmness for a two-person mattress can be more difficult as it will need to suit both you and your partner.
Firmness largely depends on the specific composition of a mattress and can be difficult to make sense of, which is why we've developed a Sleep Hero firmness scale to guide our readers.
Can I buy a cheap 135 x 190 cm mattress?
You'll find that larger mattresses are necessarily more expensive.
Not everyone can - or wants to - spend a lot of money on a mattress. And that's completely okay.
But, you should never compromise on quality.
You'll undoubtedly want to keep your mattress for a long time, so it's worth making sure that you're buying a high-quality product.
Pay attention to stability, firmness, and density.