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Small Single Mattresses

If you’re looking for small single mattresses, at MattressNextDay we offer a wide variety of smaller sized models with a range of different features and benefits. We’re proud stockists of mattresses from some of the most renowned manufacturers, including Dreamland Beds, Coolflex, and Visco Therapy. Browse our collection below.

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Great service and communication . Delivery was on time and the delivery men friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend. Very pleased with mattress, thanks!only negative cost of removing old single mattress was a bit pricey.

Lin B 29th Feb
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Mattress delivered quickly and taken to my room as I asked. Delivery drivers missed the old one being taken away but checked paperwork and grabbed it.Website was decent, prices were fair and beat the competition (recycling and delivery were over 30 cheaper) and their range was great

Kevin Smith 29th Feb
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Excellent. Highly recommend. Next day delivery. Clear efficient communication. Call an hour before hand to confirm arrival time. Product is excellent. Nothing to fault.

Andrew 29th Feb

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The benefits of a small single mattress

While a small mattress is ideal for children, adults may also find a narrow single mattress as an ideal solution to their home. Our 2ft6 small single mattress is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to maximise their available space without sacrificing a good night's sleep.

They’re especially good for bedrooms that are on the smaller side and are the perfect fit for bunk beds and narrow framed models, as well as bench-type beds. These small mattresses also allow you to have a convenient option in your guest room should you have visitors staying overnight, they also go great with our small single divan beds.

Choosing your 2ft 6” mattress

While these mattresses all share the same size, there differ by filling and comfort grade. For example, we have pocket spring, traditional spring, latex, and memory foam options available. Factors such as your body type, the way you sleep, and whether you prefer a harder or softer sleeping surface all comes into play when choosing your mattress. Popular mattress types include:

  • Standard sprung small single mattress: This classic type of mattress uses open springs to ensure weight is supported while maintaining comfort.
  • Pocket sprung small single mattress: Similar to standard sprung, this type of mattress contains springs, however, these are individually wrapped to offer further support.
  • Small single memory foam mattress: This is one of the most popular mattress types and uses foam to mould around the contours of your body. These mattresses are recommended to those who suffer from back pain.
  • Reflex foam small single mattress: This material is highly responsive and offers a supportive and firm surface.
  • Small single mattresses with natural fillings: Finally, these mattresses contain natural materials such as cotton, wool and cashmere. These are ideal if you have a child who suffers from allergies.

To find a new mattress that meets your specific needs and requirements, you can use our filter feature. Search through our products by construction type, firmness rating, spring count, depth, and brand and you shouldn’t struggle to find exactly what you’re looking for.

What size is a small single mattress?

The average small single mattress size is 75cm wide and 190cm long, which makes it the smallest mattress you can get. These 2ft 6” mattresses are particularly great for children who have grown out of cot mattresses.

Which is the best small single mattress?

A small single mattress is ideal for a single bed that’s used in a child’s bedroom. Small mattresses are defined as those that measure 2ft 6”. Mattresses larger than this fall into the ‘single’ category.

Small single mattresses are a great way to introduce a child that has outgrown their cot into the adult world of their very first 'big' bed. They might be small, but there’s no compromise on comfort or support from a 2’6 mattress. In fact, they’re no different from their larger cousins and you’ll find that the same amount of care and attention goes into single small mattresses from all the big-name brands.

All of our small mattresses come with free next-day delivery, saving you even more money. 

What is the difference between a single and a small single mattress?

Single mattresses are 190cm (6ft 3") long by 90cm (3ft) wide and are designed to fit a standard single bed. Small single mattresses are also 190cm (6ft 3") long, but are 75cm (2ft 6") wide, making them slightly narrower. This narrower mattress is ideal for children upgrading from a toddler bed but don't need the full width of a single mattress just yet.

What age is a small single mattress for?

Generally between the ages of 4 and 7, children grow out of their toddler bed and need something a bit bigger to keep them comfortable at night. A small single mattress is perfect in this situation, as it gives them just the right amount of room to wriggle around, without having unnecessary space taking up their room.