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Who can sleep on a single mattress?
The 90 x 190 cm mattress is one of the most popular sizes on the market.
It can be used universally by many people.
Mattresses of this size offer enough space and ensure a night of comfortable sleep for a single person. They're often recommended for children or students living in a small room.
|Size||90 x 190cm|
|For whom?||Singles, children, students, guests|
|Materials?||High-quality materials such as latex, memory foam, and cold foam|
90 x 190 cm - a mattress for one person
Understandably, the 90 x 190 cm single mattress is most recommended for one person.
This mattress is particularly suitable if you have a small room or a small bed frame, such as when you're a student living in a dorm room or a child in a children's room.
For one person, the width of this mattress is definitely suitable.
You'll have enough space on the mattress and it also won't take up much room.
But, if you want to have overnight guests or if you're a restless sleeper, then we would recommend a wider model.
90 x 190 cm for couples - is that possible?
Even couples can choose to purchase 90 x 190 cm mattresses.
But, they should then purchase two mattresses that can be placed next to each other on one bed frame.
Why would you do that?
You and your partner may have different mattress requirements. To ensure that you both have a mattress that's perfect for your body and sleeping preferences, investing in two single mattresses is a great idea.
Of course, you have to ensure that they are of the same height.
90 x 190 cm - perfect for children
The 90 x 190 cm single-size mattress is also perfect for children.
It offers children enough space for sleeping - and for playing.
When buying a mattress for a child, make sure that the mattress has good stability and is very durable.
While the mattress is also suitable for teenagers and very practical for smaller rooms, an older, larger, or restless child may be better off with a larger mattress.
If you're buying a mattress for a small child under 6 years of age, then you may need to consider a cot mattress.
90 x 190 cm as a guest mattress
A mattress sizes 90 x 190 cm can also be used as a cheaper guest mattress.
You'll be able to offer your guest a good night's sleep but won't have to invest too much and also don't have to have much space available.
A mattress of this size can also be stowed away relatively easily if you do have storage space available.
Which degree of firmness should you choose?
In addition to having to choose the type of mattress material you want, you also need to decide on a fitting degree of firmness.
This refers to how firm or how soft the mattress is.
Firmness largely depends on the specific composition of a mattress.
Generally, a heavier-weight person will require a firmer mattress, while a lighter person will be comfortable on a softer mattress.
Other factors may also play a role, including body size, preferred sleeping position, whether one sleeps alone or with a partner, and personal preference.
The 90 x 190 cm mattress size is a popular choice for single people and children.
It is also a good choice as a cheaper guest mattress and for couples who have opted to join two individual mattresses.
Like any mattress, a mattress of this size must be chosen with care.
Always invest in a high-quality mattress that will ensure optimal spinal alignment and last you a long time.
You won't go wrong with any of our recommendations.