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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 standardizing bed & mattress sizes.

Currently, a standard double bed is just 6'3" long - or 1.9m. Given that we don't usually lay 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 extra long 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 tall bed that's 6'10" long.

Whilst you can get long bed custom-made for you - and if you're extremely tall, that's a good idea - you may find that a super king-size bed will work for you. At Mattress Next Day, several of our ranges are available in super king 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 super king bed - particularly as many people tend to sleep in a curled-up position. A super king 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 extra long beds we have available and give you advice when it comes to trying and buying your next long 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, wider, tall bed can make to your overall health and well-being.

Mattress Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and super king 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 our wide range of matresses, divan beds & bedframes and order online today, or call if you have any questions.

Author: Lucie

Lucie is a copywriter, trend spotter, and our resident sleep expert! Lucie has been with the team since 2018 and her articles cover a sweeping array of subjects from general product care, the latest bedroom design trends, ways to promote healthier sleep and jargon-busting explanations to help you understand what goes into our products. Do you have questions for Lucie & the team? Call one of our sleep experts today!

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