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Video:Full Vs. Queen Bed Sizes

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Full size beds and queen size beds are similar in size but not exactly the same. here are the difference between full and queen bed sizes.See Transcript

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Full Bed Size

Double beds (also known as full) are only 15" wider than a single bed, leaving only 27" of sleep space for each of two adults. At 75" long, a Full size bed may be too short for some taller adults. Overall dimensions are: 54" wide and 75" long. Width per person is: 27". Pros: A Full Bed fits into smaller rooms. It is perfect for a single sleeper who is under 5'5" tall. Sheets are less expensive than queen or king size. Cons: A Double bed maybe narrow for 2 adults and too short as well.

Queen Bed Size

Queen size beds are 21" wider and 5" longer than a Twin bed and 6" wider and 5" longer than a Double size bed. Though this extra width and length can make all the difference in getting a good night's sleep, each adult still has 9" less of width than if they each slept in a twin bed. A Queen bed works well for guest rooms and small master bedrooms and is a good choice for couples who like to snuggle. Overall dimensions are: 60" wide and 80" long. Width per person is: 30".

Queen Bed Pros and Cons

Pros: A queen size bed gives 2 adults more space than a double. The extra 5" length works well for most adults. Sheets and blankets are easy to find and cost less than king bedding. Cons: With only 30" of personal space for each person (only 3" more than a Double), a Queen may be too narrow for everyday sleeping for a couple. Some bedding is sold as "Full/Queen" and doesn't really fit either full or queen perfectly. Check bedding dimensions to be sure that it will fit comfortably. Standard size pillows or queen pillows work well.

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