There always seems to be some confusion about what is larger, a queen or a full size mattress and boxspring. Although it is close in size, the queen size mattress is bigger than a full and adds just enough extra space so that 2 adults can sleep comfortably without bothering each other. The queen mattress measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long and a full measures 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. Queen and full sizes are 2 of the 4 most commonly built standard mattress sizes in the USA today.
In 1958 Simmons Mattress Company pioneered the very popular Queen size and King size mattresses leaving the twin beds for the kids and the cramped quarters of a full for the spare bedroom and guests.
Today many kids are growing up on full size mattresses because the average bedroom has gotten bigger and parents want kids to have a comfortable spacious mattress. It also is big enough that if the child would like to have friends stay over night, no one has to sleep on the floor.
Because the queen size mattress is bigger than the full mattress, many adult couple have opted for the larger and more spacious sleeping surface. Today the queen size mattress has significantly out sold full size to the point that most headboards are no longer available in full size, rather they are available in what the furniture industry calls full / queen combos, which are universal to fit both mattress sizes. This streamlines production and cuts mattress costs for the consumer and looks very nice.
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