Single mattresses are the perfect choice for older children, guest beds and small rooms. With a range of fillings from traditional spring to more advanced options like ActiGel®, we have something to meet all budgets and comfort needs in our single mattress range.
How big is a single mattress?
A mattresses single sized mattress measures 3 foot wide and 6 foot 3 inches wide, which is equivalent to 90cm by 200cm. This size is therefore ideal for any bed-room, especially smaller ones. If you're not yet sure on what size mattress you need, check out our mattress size guide.
Is a single mattress ok for an adult?
A single mattress and bed are perfectly fine for an adult to sleep in, whether this be as a guest bed or because you have a small room. For couples, you’ll need at least a small double mattress.
A single mattress can also work well for children as it will fit most kid’s beds. Just be aware of getting the correct depth mattress for kids' beds that have the sleeping area above the floor, such as bunk beds.
Are single mattresses comfortable?
A single mattress might be seen as a cheaper option, but that doesn’t mean you sacrifice comfort. You also have a choice of fillings and comfort grades, so whether you need a cheap single mattress, or want specific fillings to help with comfort, you’re sure to find the perfect single mattress in our range.
Which single bed mattress is best for me?
The best single bed mattress for you depends on many factors, most importantly your needs and budget.
For a cheap single mattress, a traditional spring mattress is a good option as they offer a variety of comfort grades and adapt to your sleeping position, so you can rest feeling comfy no matter how you sleep.
A latex filling is a perfect choice if you have allergies, as these single mattresses are hypoallergenic. Memory foam is great if you often get aches and pains as you sleep, as this mattress type supports the spine, keeping you aligned. Another specialist mattress type is our gel mattresses. These provide support for pressure points and help to regulate your body temperature whilst you sleep.
For more on the different fillings in our single bed mattresses, have a look at our guide to mattress types.
When choosing the best single mattress for you, it’s also important to consider your sleeping position. Side sleepers are usually best with a medium comfort grade, front sleepers generally find a firm or very firm comfort grade best, whereas those that sleep on their back tend to prefer medium or firm. Read our guide on the best mattress for your sleeping position to find out more.
An easy way to work out what firmness grade you need is to use Sleepmatch at your local Dreams store. So, if you’re unsure which single mattress is best for you, pop into a store for some help, or try our mattress finder.