Warning! This article may cause side effects to the reader and anyone who sleeps in the same bed as the reader of this article. These side effects may include one or more of the following conditions: better sleep, a new — bigger and better bed, and improved health — among others.
But seriously, sleeping in a king-size bed has so many benefits that once you go king size, you probably won’t ever go back to sleeping on a queen-size bed.
If you are thinking that you can’t have a king-size bed because it takes up too much space, there might be some ways that you can compensate for that lost space in your room. You could try a king-size Murphy Bed which can provide plenty of ways to help with your need for more space.
You might be able to find a bed that has added storage space for drawers and cabinets and that just might be enough to make the difference. There are actually quite a few ways to save space along with your bed. And if you want a king-size bed, you might have to get creative to save space in other ways. Here are a few examples.
- Here’s another trick you can try. Put up a mirror on your wall. Then, not only will you be able to find out who is the fairest of them all, but with the mirror reflecting light, it will make your room appear larger.
- Floating shelves will give you a way to store some of your stuff without having to take up any floor space. You can do this yourself, but there are also premade versions that you can choose. All you’ll need is a screwdriver and the stud inside your wall.
- Use the back of the door. You may be able to take advantage of your bedroom door or closet door as a place to hang a laundry bag, shoes, or any number of things.
So just how big is a king-size bed anyway? A king and queen size bed are actually the same length, but the king is much wider. Here is the comparison:
- A queen-size bed is bigger than a full-size. The standard queen size bed is 60 inches wide (five feet) and 80 inches long (about 6.5 feet).
- A king-size bed is one more step up from a queen. A standard one is 76 inches wide (just over 6 feet) and 80 inches long (about 6.5 feet). For a couple using a king-size bed, it is almost like each person has their own twin bed!
Whether you are wide awake or sound asleep, everyone needs to have space — especially if you want to get some quality sleep at night. Chances are, if you are willing to share your bed with someone, you don’t mind being close to them. But that also increases the chances of disturbances during the night when you need to be resting. And we know there are lots of people out there missing out on the sleep that they want/need. Here are some of the benefits of sleeping in a king-size bed.
- More space — This is an obvious advantage of obtaining a larger bed. But, did you know that if you are sleeping in a full-size bed, you have about the same amount of room as a large percentage of babies do in their crib? That won’t be a problem in a king-size bed. With that additional room, you’ll have plenty of additional benefits. Check them out.
- Better sleep — Not only will you be able to sleep soundly with plenty of room to make yourself comfortable, but you’ll also be able to be worry-free about disturbing anyone you are sharing your bed with. That means no more feeling guilty about kicking your wife, elbowing your husband, or even waking them up when you get up in the middle of the night for a bathroom break!
- Better health — Many people have health conditions that make it tough to be comfortable at night. A king-size mattress can relieve that problem. They’ll also give you the ability to have more pressure points in the sleeping area instead of laying right along the edge of the bed. Here are some more health benefits.
- Better blood flow: Nobody wants to wake up with the feeling of pins and needles. Extra space that allows you to spread out comfortably can lower your chances of this happening.
- No restless legs: Having room to stretch fully can ease the pressure on your ankles and Achilles tendons.
- Breathing easier: Your respiratory system can be compressed when you are sleeping in a bed that doesn’t offer enough space.
- Tossing and turning: Maybe your spouse is making it difficult for you to sleep. Maybe you just don’t have enough space to be comfortable. Either way, a king-size bed can help prevent whatever it is that keeps you tossing and turning during the night.
- More room for more people — This will come in especially hand if you have children (or pets) that want to get up and snuggle with you. If your child has a bad dream or isn’t feeling well, there’s room enough for you to comfort them. Or your puppy can feel like part of the family while sleeping in their spot at the end of the bed without hampering your ability to rest.
Many people think that a king-size bed will only work if the are sleeping in a king-size bedroom. Certainly, that would help, but it is not a requirement. According to an article on ehow.com, you’ll need to have a room that is 12 feet by 9 feet 10 inches (or bigger) to make it work with a king-size bed. A general rule of thumb you can follow is to leave at least 30 inches of space around the edges of the bed.
Bigger sounds better, but is it actually worth it? The Sleep Council says it is. That extra space is really important when you consider that the average person will toss and turn 60-70 times every night!
Interior design can also play an important role in what you do with a king-size bed. A bigger bed frame can make the whole room look better. Try to have symmetry and balance to make your king-size bed look awesome in addition to the other benefits it provides.