Yes, there are lots of beds bigger than a California King. But if you want the very biggest bed of them all, then you want The Family Bed by Taylor & Wells. In fact, once you get a chance to see The Family Bed, a California King will look like an army cot. The California King bed frame and mattress is a well-known size, but the truth is it’s not as wide as a normal standard king size. A standard king is 76inches wide, and although a California King is a few inches longer, it’s only 72inches wide.
Unless you’re getting taller and skinnier as you grow older, I wouldn’t recommend it. Let’s review some of the other oversize beds to learn more.
Why a bigger bed is better
When I was young, I could fall asleep on practically anything and wake up rested and ready for the world. Now, I’m like the Princess and the Pea. The tiniest thing can make it a long restless night.
One of the main issues is all the tossing and turning and getting in and out of bed. When we were young, my spouse and I could sleep on a postage stamp. We both enjoy a little more room these days.
Many young parents like to sleep with their babies. The bigger the bed, the more comfortable everyone can be. It’s the same for pet owners. Furry friends like to sleep piled up together, but even though I’m a bit furry myself, I need some extra space when the gang is all here.
Don’t tell anyone but some of the “working from home” I did in 2021 was in bed. An extra pillow or two, and I could roll over and get plenty done – without having to get out of bed. I didn’t know it at the time we bought our giant bed but working in bed made it totally worth it on its own.
Let’s compare mattress sizes
The Family Bed 10 Mattress 120 inches wide(That’s 10feet wide) 80 inches long
The Family Bed XL 12 Mattress 144 inches wide(That’s 12feet wide) 84 inches long
Twin XL 30 inches wide 80 inches long
Full (Double) 54 inches wide 75 inches long
Queen Mattress 60 inches wide 80 inches long
Standard King Mattress 76 inches wide 80 inches long
The California King Mattress 72 inches wide 84 inches long
The Wyoming King Mattress 84 inches wide 84 inches long
The Texan King Mattress 98 inches wide 80 inches long
The Alaskan King Mattress 108 inches wide 108 inches long
What if I want an adjustable base?
Adjustable bed frames have become very popular and many of the oversize mattresses can accommodate an adjustable frame as long as you check and confirm this with a mattress expert. Please don’t assume any mattress will work with an adjustable frame. You do not want to lose any sleep over this.
Do I need a box spring with an oversize mattress?
Good question – it depends. Many of today’s mattresses are designed to work without a box spring. In fact, using a box spring with some of today’s high-tech mattresses will inhibit how the mattress performs.
Memory foam and other foam mattresses do not usually require a box spring. The materials used and the way they’re designed to work can eliminate the need for a box spring.
Why a custom mattress may cost you more
If you’re interested in an oversize mattress, there are plenty readily available. There’s really no need to begin the journey of trying to find someone to build you a custom mattress.
As most people know, a custom mattress will cost you a lot of money. What you may not be aware of is how much trouble and time it can take. There’s also the question of warranty. Will the person you find stand behind their work?
What if you got some of the measurements wrong, or what if you change your mind about color or materials? Will it be too late to make changes without extra costs?
Where can I find an oversize bed?
No matter where you live in the country, it’s easy to find a trustworthy retailer who will help you choose the oversize bed you need and then offer free shipping as part of the deal.
- Check the reviews – Use yelp, google reviews, and other sites to find out what others think of the online company or retailer you’re considering. Ask them about a trial period – Some companies will allow you a trial period for you to see if the mattress you chose is working out as you expected.
- Free delivery and set up – Ask if they offer these services and if they can dispose of your old bed.
- Don’t forget the accessories – When you have a giant bed, you may have trouble buying bed linens, a mattress protector, or even pillows at your local department store. Ask about accessories to match the bed you choose.
- Take your time – Choosing a big bed is a big deal. Don’t rush. The right choice will make you smile from ear to ear for many years to come.
It’s more than a place to sleep
Today, there’s more to consider than whether you like sleeping on your back or you’re a side sleeper. With an oversized bed, you can spend more time with your loved ones, like watching movies together and hanging out. Having a great night’s sleep and strengthening family bonds can go hand in hand with a big enough bed.
Why The Family Bed might be your best option
The more we find out about how important sleep is to our physical and mental health, the more it makes sense to rethink what we’re doing to encourage quality sleep.
More and more people are opting for oversize beds, and The Family Bed by Taylor & Wells is at the top of the list. Whether you prefer The Family Bed or The Family Bed XL, both are made right here in the USA. All the materials are certified and approved by all safety regulations and guidelines. The quality standards at every step are the highest available, and each one is inspected by experts.