Definition of Double Bed

Meaning of the Term as it Pertains to Mattresses

What is a Double Bed?

A double bed measures 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. Also called a regular, full, or standard bed, a double bed may suit a teen or an adult. Generally, anyone under 5'9" may sleep comfortably on the mattress size. Taller individuals should step up to queen size, the next largest mattress size.

Though large enough for two people, a double bed best fits one sleeper. Smaller couples may enjoy the mattress size, but double beds typically provide a tight fit for partners. The bed size is popularly used for smaller guest rooms.