Beds come in many sizes from twin, which is suitable for one person, all the way up to California king, which can comfortably hold a couple plus kids or pets. A queen bed consists of a mattress that sits on top of the box spring, which may be held above the floor by a bed frame.

How Big Is a Queen Bed?


A queen bed is 60 inches wide by 80 inches long.


A queen bed is bigger than a full or double bed but smaller than a king bed. According to the Better Sleep Council, queen beds are the most popular size.

Personal Space

A queen bed offers 20 inches of space for each adult sleeping in it, which is still less personal space than if each person slept in a twin bed.

Rotate Your Mattress

A queen mattress must be rotated every two weeks for the first two months and then once every three months after that.

Rotating Method

According to "Good Housekeeping," rotate your mattress by flipping it over. Then, turn it clockwise until the foot is at the head and vice-versa.