Big or long beds for tall people

Big or long beds for tall people

Need a big or long bed or mattress longer than standard length 6’3″ or 6’6″ ?

Why should you sleep in a standard length double bed if you are over 6ft tall?

What is “tall” these days anyway and what longer beds and mattresses are available?

Is 6’ or 7’ consider to be a big bed or a wide bed wide or 6’6” or 6’9” considered to be a long bed?

Larger or taller people often can’t find what they are looking for as the mattress and bed retailers and manufacturers have only catered for what has been considered “normal” dimensions for years.

It is a known fact that the average height of both men and women in the UK has been increasing for many many years. Ever gone on a tour of an ancient castle and wondered why the doorways are so low? People used to be shorter! We often hear people joking about the fact that “they are putting something in the water” when we see teenagers towering above us but the simple fact is that to be over a good few inches over 6’ tall these days is more and more common. Experts have estimated that the average height rises by approximately 0.75″ each generation. This means that the height of the average male could be 6′ within the next 50 years or so. This, in turn, has implications for retailers and manufacturers of everything from beds to shoes. Consumers have already begun to demand more consideration when it comes to tailoring clothes, manufacturing furniture and standardising bed and mattress sizes. Here at Low Cost Beds and Mattress Direct we have been supplying mattresses and beds that are longer or wider than standard for years, we can have almost any mattress or divan bed made to size faster than most companies can deliver from stock! It never ceases to amaze us how many calls start with the words “do you sell beds that are longer than 6’3 or 6’6.” We recently supplied a pocket sprung divan bed which was 6’9″ wide by 7′ long, delivered within 10 days to Cornwall.. how’s that for service!

A standard single, three quarter or double mattress is just 6′3″ long – or 190cm using metric measurements. It is fair to assume that most people we don’t lie in bed with their heads right against the headend of a bed, this means that anyone over, say, 5′9 may find a standard double too short or uncomfortable. It’s recommended that you buy a bed and mattress that is 6″ or 15cm longer than the tallest person sleeping in it. If you’re 6′4″ – not an uncommon height today – you’ll need a bed that’s 6′10″ long or have to put up with the fact that your feet are going to get cold because they are sticking out under the bed clothes as they hang out of the end of the bed. You could try the “sleeping diagonally” approach but it may end in your partner being pushed out of bed onto the floor and that can only end in tears!

Whilst we can get beds custom-made for you very quickly- if you’re extremely tall you may find that a superking size bed will work for you. Many of our ranges are available in king size or superking size, which are 5′ or 6′ wide by 6′6″ long. With a good mattress, tall people should be able to get a good night’s sleep in a king or superking bed – particularly as many people tend to sleep in a curled up position. A kingsize or superking bed gives you both the length and the width you need to be supported and comfortable at night. Imagine not having to gently push your partner back across the bed as you try in vain to claim your share of the bed!

If you or your partner have problems sleeping due to lack of sleeping space or you are tired of waking up with cold feet, give us a call. We can talk you through the king and superking size beds and mattresses we have here in stock and give you some advice when it comes to selecting your next bed. Don’t suffer any longer than you absolutely have to in a bed that’s too small or short. You’ll be amazed at the difference a new, longer, wider bed can make to your overall health and well-being.

Due to the overwhelming demand for bigger and longer beds we will soon be stocking what were at one time considered unusual size beds and mattresses. We plan to keep in stock for same day delivery such sizes as 3’ by 6’6”, 3’ by 6’9”, 3’6” by 6’6” then the larger sizes such as 7’ by 7’ and even 7’3” and 7’6” long beds. Until then any specially ordered size mattress or bed can normally be delivered within 7-21 days depending on the specification. Being tall or just needing or wanting a big bed doesn’t need to be a punishment when it comes to shopping online. Big beds rule! Long live the bigger bed we say 🙂

Here at LowCost we sell a wide range of traditional single, small double, double, king and superking beds, ALL of which are available for next day delivery even on Saturday or Sunday. We have been retailing quality beds and mattresses for over 20 years and it is fair to say that we are bed specialists. We don’t just sell beds, we live beds! Take a look at the beds available on our website which shows our entire range that we sell direct from our own warehouse. We don’t take an order then try and get it, we have it already. Please give us a call on 01285 719333 if you have any questions.

Big beds, long beds, wide beds, beds for tall people, custom made beds, unusual size beds …….no problem. or call 01285 719333, we are here 7 days a week.

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