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How can you sleep in a standard double bed if you’re 6’4?

How can you sleep in a standard double bed if you’re 6’4″?

The average height of both men and women in the UK is increasing. Experts estimate that the average height rises by approximately 0.75″ each generation. This means that the height of the average male could be 6′ within the next 50 years or so. This, in turn, has implications for manufacturers of everything from beds to shoes. Consumers will begin to demand more consideration when it comes to tailoring clothes, manufacturing office furniture and standardising bed sizes.

Currently, a standard double bed is just 6’3″ long – or 1.9m. Given that we don’t usually lie in bed with our heads right against the headboard, this means that anyone over, say, 5’9 may find a standard double too short. It’s recommended that you buy a bed that is 6″ or 15cm longer than the tallest person sleeping in it. If you’re 6’4″ – not an uncommon height today – you’ll need a bed that’s 6’10” long.

Whilst you can get beds custom-made for you – and if you’re extremely tall, that’s a good idea – you may find that a superking size bed will work for you. At Bed Next Day, several of our ranges are available in superking size, which is usually 6′ wide by 6’6″ long. With a good mattress, tall people should be able to get a good night’s sleep in a superking bed – particularly as many people tend to sleep in a curled up position. A superking bed gives you both the length and the width you need to be supported and comfortable at night.

If you or your partner have problems finding furniture or beds to accommodate your height, give us a call. We can talk you through the superking beds we have available and give you advice when it comes to trying and buying your next bed. Don’t suffer any longer than you absolutely have to in a bed that’s too small. You’ll be amazed at the difference a new, longer, wider bed can make to your overall health and wellbeing.

Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.

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Lewis Robinson