Here is a list of my common mattress chart guides and measurements that people often ask me for. I have everything from mattress thickness, mattress measurements, and even box spring sizes.
Mattress Thickness Chart
15-inches + ….. Super Soft and Redundant
11-inches to 14-inches ….. Best For Side and Stomach Sleepers
6-inches to 10-inches ….. Best For Back Sleepers (Standard Sizes)
4-inches to 5-inches ….. Sofa Bed
1-inch to 4-inches ….. Mattress Topper/Pad
Anything that is over 15 inches is a bit overkill for sleeping on. Raising the thickness of a mattress is a trick that is done to make the mattress seem like its more luxurious.
Mattress Sizes Chart
*Measurements done in inches.
Box Spring Size
7-inches to 9-inches: Standard Box Spring
4-inches to 5-inches: Low-Profile Boxspring
Bedding manufacturers usually have a 0.5-inch tolerance when making box springs. So give yourself some room and only use these numbers as “round-about” numbers.
Another option instead of a box spring would be a platform bed frame. If you’re wondering if you need a box spring then I have a great guide for you here.