Marggi Selvig
Marggi Selvig
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  • Minneapolis, MN
Asked on Oct 6, 2017

Is a queen sized bed considered the "standard" nowadays?

B. EnneJanet PizaroApril. Cardarelli
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8 answers
  • Probably, have not given it much thought. I have a queen size, and a lot of pets that sleep with me. When I replace, I am going to a king size.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I know it used to be the full bed, but didn't know they called any mattress standard. Pillows yes!
  • 27524803
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Most couples prefer a queen or king (especially if one or more partner is over 6 ft tall) most vintage or antique bed frames are "full" size. (this also depends on how many "critters" you have to make room for... we needed a king.. to accommodate the Lab and up to 5 cats at time... don't ask  ..)
    • Nancy Turner
      on Oct 6, 2017

      I have a queen and if I left my door open at night I would have two shepherds, a chow and my ankle biter and maybe even the cat! Only the ankle biter gets the privilege in my room. She's old and gets to eat and drink all she wants at night because she is getting skinny and a bit frail. I will allow this when they get to be 14 and lost her sister litter mate last fall. She has gone down hill since.
  • Sono Arima
    on Oct 6, 2017

    For me it is. But still this should be a personal comfort standard based upon the amount of space one or two need to sleep tossing and turning. Not to mention the size of the bed room, do you want it to be snug and cozy or generous and spacious, both the bed size, the room size and the mood/ambiance you want/need should be considered to help ensure your sleeping room is actually conducive to for personal sleep needs. Cost wise, Queen size sheets, pillows, cases and covers are priced much lower than King size.
    • Sono Arima
      on Oct 6, 2017

      Don't get lost in the terminology, the term, 'standard' is used loosely. Here are actual mattress specs:

      California King 72x 84
      King 78 x 80
      Queen 60 x 80
      Full 54 x 74
      Twin XL 39 x 80
      Twin 39 x 74
  • Big lulu
    on Oct 6, 2017

    no, a standard is a double.
  • April. Cardarelli
    on Oct 6, 2017

    No a queen-size is a never a standard.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 6, 2017

    King size beds are what most people prefer ,standard size originally was a full
  • B. Enne
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Yes it is, although I suspect that won't last long, since many people are downsizing.
    Many stores in my area no longer carry full/double beds. I have even noticed that some no longer carry the sheets either. When I inquired in 2 bedding stores, they replied that most people do not buy double beds anymore. I was told to buy Queen sheets for a double bed we have.
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