A quick Guide to

Air Mattress Sizes and Dimensions

Looking for an air mattress? Find the perfect fit with our simple guide to choosing the right sized air mattress.
Air Mattress Imperial Metric
Single 36" x 74" 92cm x 187cm
Twin 38" x 74" 96cm x 187cm
Full 54"x 74" 137cm x 187cm
Queen 60"x 80" 153cm x 203cm
King 72" x 80" 183cm x 203cm

Choosing the right sized air mattress is critical for a good night’s sleep. Whether it’s for your next camping adventure or a few overnight guests, it’s worth taking a moment to consider what sized air mattress would suit you best.

To help make your decision a little bit easier, here’s our top picks for the best air mattresses for 2017 and handy guide to choosing the right size.

SoundAsleep Dream Series
SoundAsleep Dream Series
90
% Recommended
Available Sizes
Twin, Queen
Best for...
Best for 2017
Price Range
$95 - $180
Pump Type
Built-In
SoundAsleep Dream Series
90
% Recommended
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Lightspeed Outdoors Air Bed
Lightspeed Outdoors Air Bed
85
% Recommended
Available Sizes
Queen
Best for...
Best for camping
Price Range
$70 - $80
Pump Type
Battery Pump
Lightspeed Outdoors Air Bed
85
% Recommended
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Intex Comfort Plush Elevated
Intex Comfort Plush Elevated
84
% Recommended
Available Sizes
Twin, Full, Queen
Best for...
Best value
Price Range
$40 - $80
Pump Type
Built-in
Intex Comfort Plush Elevated
84
% Recommended
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Insta-Bed Raised
Insta-Bed Raised
83
% Recommended
Available Sizes
Twin, Queen
Best for...
A good buy
Price Range
$70 - $190
Pump Type
Built-In
Insta-Bed Raised
83
% Recommended
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How to Choose the Right Sized Air Mattress

The size of air mattress you choose depends on how you wish to use it. If you’re entertaining overnight guests, a raised queen airbed would provide a comfortable night's stay. While, if headed on a camping trip, a low lying single or twin sized air mattress might fit better in your tent.

If you’re considering getting an air mattress, there are some things you should consider to make sure you get the right one for you.

Where will you put it?

The area you’re going to put the air mattress is important to finding the right one for you.  You want to make sure you have plenty of space available to store the air mattress when you’re not using it, as well.

Is it for guests?

You should consider who is going to sleep on the mattress.  Whether you’re going to use it for kids, your friends, or yourself, you want to make sure the bed will fit them.  There are different types of air mattresses available that can accommodate any guest.

Do you need a pump?

An air mattress will need to be inflated, and you should consider how you’re going to do it.  You can use your own breath (not advised for larger mattresses) or a hand-pump.  There are some available that come with a pump that attaches to the mattress, or has one built-in.

Any extra features

If you’re planning on spoiling your guests, you can find air mattress that have different features.  There are air mattresses with LED lights, USB ports, or sensors that automatically pump up the air mattress on pressure points.  You may not need the extra features, but it is something worth considering.

Twin Sized

Chart of Twin Sized Air Mattress Dimensions

For a smaller choice, a twin air mattress is an excellent choice.  Those that don’t have a lot of space will enjoy having a twin air mattress in their homes.  The twin measures in at 39 x 75 inches, making it practical for single people in tight spaces.  They have a height that varies from 7 to 25 inches, making it practical to get in and out of in the morning.  Smaller individuals can be comfortable using a twin air mattress, and will come in handy in smaller bedrooms.  If you need to save some space, go with the twin sized air mattress.

Full Sized

Chart of Full Sized Air Bed Dimensions

A full air mattress is going to be the next step up from a twin size.  The air mattress will be 54 x 74 inches, making it more comfortable for single people to use.  It is wider, which allows sleepers to have more space, especially if they roll around.  You can fit it into a smaller bedroom, and it won’t take up too much more space than a twin.  Though it is ideal for a single person, two people may be able to sleep in it.  A full-sized air mattress is ideal for children, and may be able to accommodate two of them.

Queen Sized

Chart Showing the Dimensions of a Queen Sized Air Mattress

This larger air mattress is practical for two grown adults to sleep on the air mattress.  The dimensions reach 60 x 80 inches, allowing two adults to sleep comfortably.  A queen-sized air mattress has a height between 7 and 25 inches tall.  They are easy are to get in and out of when you need to get up in the morning.  If you’re someone that rolls around when they sleep, using a queen-sized mattress will help you fall asleep, and stop you from falling out of the bed.  You may want to make sure that the air mattress will fit in your bedroom or living room before getting one. 

King Sized

Figure Showing King Sized Air Mattress Dimensions

There are two different sizes of king air mattresses: king and California King.  A traditional king sized air mattress will measure 76 x 80 inches, and has a height between 6.5 to 25 inches high.  A California King are 72 x 84 inches, and the height can be between 20 to 25 inches.  If you’re looking for the ultimate air mattress, a California King is the way to go, but you should make sure you have the room for it.  A California King is ideal for those looking for a mattress for their spare bedroom, or keeping it in their own bedroom.

Toddler Air Mattress Size

For toddlers, you need an air mattress that can fit into their crib.  While a twin air mattress may appear to work, this is not the case.  A toddler air mattress will typically be 27 x 52 inches, which is practical for a crib.  They are only a few inches tall, which keeps their little bodies off the grates of the crib.  Of course, once the toddler gets too big for their crib, you will need to upgrade the mattress.