So, you’re looking for a new bed. But after doing some research, you realize a King sized bed just won’t cut it. Or maybe you’ve been sleeping in one for years and you’re finally ready to upgrade to something bigger, better, and more comfortable — the Wyoming King. The problem is because this isn’t a standard-sized bed, there’s not a lot of information out there on it.
That’s what led us to create this totally comprehensive guide. We did all the research you need to decide if the Wyoming King is the right bed for you, your sleep, and your family. Because yes, this bed is big and great enough to fit your family and give you a great night’s rest. So before you make that investment, read this guide and decide for yourself.
The Origins of the Wyoming King Bed
Twin and full sized beds have, historically, been the most sought after choices in our bedrooms. At one point, many couples even slept in separate twin beds. But as sensibilities and desires changed, beds got bigger. However, this change is much more recent than you may think — as it was only in the 1950s that the modern king-sized bed was even introduced to households. In the 1960s the California King became popular for its oversized proportions. But, it was really just the tip of the iceberg in terms of big ‘state’ beds. As we’ll explain, there’s the King, California King, Texas King, Wyoming King and Alaska King, which all came around in the second half of the 20th century in the United States. Hence, their names after states. Today, the Wyoming King is a top choice all over the world for the rich and famous with spacious bedrooms, but also those who need more space at night.
How does The Wyoming King Mattress compare to other mattresses?
To understand if a Wyoming King mattress is right for you, it is important to understand how it compares to all the other mattresses out there. You already know Twin, Full and Queen are too small for you. So here, we’re comparing the King, California King, Texas King, Wyoming King and Alaska King so you can get a better grasp of the sizing and who each bed is good for. Plus, sometimes the difference between each King mattress is just a few inches. So, this guide will help you better visualize the differences between them. Ready? Let’s jump right in.
The King Mattress
Dimensions: 6.3x6.6 feet or 76”x80” King Compared to the Wyoming King: Nearly a foot more narrow and a few inches shorter. A traditional King Mattress is 76-inches wide by 80-inches long. That means the King is an entire 16-inches wider than a Queen Mattress — about the size of two Twin Mattresses side by side. The King mattress is your standard large ‘state’ bed, was designed to be roomy enough for two people and can be found at every mattress store. When shopping for a King, keep this rule of thumb in mind: your bedroom should be at least 12x12-feet to accommodate its size.
The California King Mattress
Dimensions: 6x7 feet or 72”x84” California King Compared to the Wyoming King: A foot more narrow, but the same length The California King was the first oversized King Mattress to hit the market back in the 1960s. Initially popular on the West Coast where it was developed, the California King is now slept on all over the world. Measuring in at 72-inches by 84-inches wide, the California King is beloved for its oversized dimensions. Interestingly, the California King is 4-inches more narrow than your traditional King, but it is 4 inches longer. Because of its length, the California King is great for tall people who need more legroom and stretching room at night. One thing to keep in mind, though, is the bit of extra floor space you will need for this mattress.
The Texas King Mattress
Dimensions: 6.6x 8.1 feet or 80”x98” Texas King Compared to the Wyoming King Mattress: About half a foot more narrow, but more than a foot longer. Everything is bigger in Texas, including their Texas King. Unlike the California King, the Texas King is actually bigger than the traditional King Mattress in all dimensions. The Texas King is four inches wider than a traditional King, but a whopping 18 inches longer. That makes the Texas King an even better bed for tall people — like those over 6-feet who need more room to spread out. But, what many people also like about the Texas King is that it is still quite narrow, which makes it a good choice if you are a little tighter on space.
Dimensions: 7x7 feet or 84”x84” Wyoming King Specifications: + Easily fits 2 adults and a toddler or pet + Tons of legroom + Ideal for couples who sleep with kids + Perfect for couples who sleep with pets + Size is great for large bedrooms
Then there is the Wyoming King, which is larger than your traditional King and California King Mattresses, as well as wider than your Texas King. Because this mattress is one big square — 7x7 feet — it is perfect for people who need more space. For example, couples who like to spread out. Couples who have different sleeping schedules also love this bed, because you can easily get in and out without disturbing your partner. Because of its large width and length, families and those who sleep with their pets also love the Wyoming King. Of course, anyone who is tall, especially those over 6-feet, love a Wyoming King for all of the extra legroom it provides. With its extra-large size, the Wyoming King is also a top choice for those who have huge master suites. The 7x7-foot bed helps take up a lot of space in a room that might otherwise swallow up a regular king sized bed. Generally, the rule of thumb here is that your bedroom should be at least 14x14 feet to accommodate the size of a Wyoming King. While 12x12-feet may seem good enough, that actually only gives you 5-feet of room around the bed, which leaves little room for furniture and moving around.
People Who will Love the Wyoming King Mattress
+ People 6-feet and over
+ Couples who need more room to sleep
+ Parents who sleep with their pets and/or children
+ Couples with differing sleep schedules
+ People with guest rooms for groups of guests such as relatives
+ Larger individuals who aren’t comfortable on smaller mattresses
+ Those who can afford it, have enough space and enjoy the luxury of a massive bed
The Alaskan King Mattress
Dimensions: 9x9 feet or 108”x108”
Alaskan King Compared to Wyoming King: Two feet wider and longer than the Wyoming King
Finally, there is the Alaskan King mattress. Not many people have heard of the Alaskan King, probably because it’s so large that not many people can accommodate it in their home. In fact, the Alaskan King mattress is actually the biggest mattress you can find on the market, measuring in at a whopping 9x9-feet. Because of its exceptionally large size, an Alaskan King bed can fit up to four adults, or two adults with a few kids or pets. A lot of times, you’ll see this referred to as a ‘family bed.’ But because of this large size, you also need a large space to house it. The rule of thumb here is that if you have an Alaskan King, you should have a room at least 18x18 feet to fully accommodate it.
The Pros and Cons of The Wyoming King Bed
Before you invest in a Wyoming King bed, you should weigh all of the pros and cons. Here, we have compiled all of the pros and cons you should consider for you, your sleep, your family and your home.
Pros of an Wyoming King
+ The Wyoming King provides the best amount of width and length
+ Perfect size for those who need room to spread out
+ Ideal for people who need extra legroom
+ Great size for families and those with pets
+ This bed was made with tall people in mind
+ Parents who share their bed with kids love this size
+ The size is luxurious for any individual or couple
+ A Wyoming King fits large master bedrooms perfectly
The Cons of an Wyoming King
+ The Wyoming King can be difficult to find, as regular retail stores won’t carry this size
+ Because it is larger, the Wyoming King is more expensive than regular sized beds
+ The large size also means you need to have a large bedroom that fits it
+ Finding a bed frame, sheets and a comforter is harder for this 7x7-foot bed
+ Sometimes, the Wyoming King is hard to fit through your door frame which makes it hard for some households to get it in place.
4 Ways The Wyoming King Mattress Can Help You Sleep Better
There are some key ways a Wyoming King Mattress can help you get a better night’s rest.
1. The Wyoming King gives you so much legroom
One of the biggest selling points of this oversized mattress is how much room it provides you to sleep at night. Measuring in at seven feet long, the Wyoming King provides plenty of legroom for all of you tall people out there.
2. The Wyoming King allows you to sleep comfortably with your partner
The Wyoming King is seven feet wide, giving you and your partner plenty of room to spread out at night. This makes the Wyoming Bed an ideal choice for partners who need their own space or just need a little more room. What’s more, the width of the Wyoming King is perfect for couples who deal with restless sleep (like tossing and turning) that wakes up the other person. Couples with different sleep schedules love this bed too because you can get in and out easily without waking the other person.
The Wyoming king is also an ideal bed for tall people. If you and your partner are both over 6 feet tall, selecting a mattress of this size could help put an end to any discomfort you have sleeping together, and any discomfort you have sleeping with pets or your kids.
3. You and your family can sleep soundly
With a Wyoming King mattress, there is plenty of room for your family in bed. Whether your toddler likes to crawl in bed at night when they get scared or your dog always finds their way under the covers with you, a Wyoming King bed provides plenty of room for them, too.
4. The quality of a Wyoming King is unmatched
Here at the Wyoming King Bed Company, our luxurious and comfortable Wyoming King mattresses are exquisitely handcrafted by our most experienced mattress-makers right here in the USA. In fact, it takes at least 3 pairs of skilled hands and more than 10 hours to ensure even the smallest details are crafted to perfection. Our Wyoming King mattresses are made to order, with layers of organic cotton, natural latex and HyperCool™ foam at the core to provide support and keep you cool. Plus, we’re able to keep the prices down because we sell directly to you, here online, eliminating the cost of a middleman and retail space. That means you get top quality for a better price.
Why Families Choose a Wyoming King Mattress
The Wyoming King Mattress is the best choice for families who share a bed. Whether your kids sleep with you, your dogs don’t understand personal space or you just enjoy movie nights, the Wyoming King provides plenty of room for everyone to snuggle up together. Because the Wyoming King is 7-feet by 7-feet, there is plenty of room for cats, dogs and other pets who like to sprawl out with you or sleep at your feet.
Because this bed is so wide, parents also love it for their kids, as it is really easy to find room for them without compromising on their own night’s rest. So whether you need room for your children or fur-babies, the Wyoming King is going to provide your family with so much more room and a much better night’s sleep.
What Frame is Needed for a Wyoming King Mattress?
As you probably already assumed, you can’t walk into your everyday mattress or department store and order a bed frame for your Wyoming King. But, that doesn’t mean you don’t have options. A lot of times, people get a custom bed made. This allows you to get the exact look you want for your bedroom, adding to the luxury feel and size of this bed.
But here at the Wyoming King Bed Company, we have tried to make the Wyoming King mattress buying process easier. So, when you order your Wyoming King, you can also order a Wyoming King bed frame.
Our Platform Wyoming King Bed Frame
Our Platform Bed Frame is handmade to order right here in North Carolina by our expert carpenters. Made out of strong, durable wood that’s expertly wrapped in premium fabrics to match your Wyoming King mattress, our Platform Bed Frame is luxurious and built to last the lifetime of your bed. Our customers particularly love the simplicity of the construction of this bed frame. The design allows you to place the mattress right on top (covering it with your favorite sheets and duvet) for a totally modern, clean look. But, some customers also get a custom headboard made to go with the frame, giving the bed a sumptuous and totally custom look that matches their bedroom.
Bedding for a Wyoming King Mattress
Because the Wyoming King isn’t a standard size, you cannot find sheets, comforters and duvets at regular department, bedding and mattress retailers. However, there are some great options out there so you can sleep comfortably at night on your new Wyoming King.
1. Ask your local tailor
Ask your local tailor to make you custom top sheets, fitted sheets, blankets and duvet covers for your Wyoming King. Usually, if you just bring them the measurement of your mattress (7x7-feet in this case) they can do this for you. However, a general rule of thumb is to add 16-inches to the width and 12-inches to the length for your blankets and duvets.
And if you like to tuck your duvet or blanket in, remember to tell them you want extra ‘tuck’ room. This is a great option if you have very specific taste or you want to make sheets or a duvet out of a fabric you already have. However, this can be a pricey option once you account for all the fabric you will have to buy to make sheets, as well as the cost of labor from the tailor.
2. Buy custom sheets at the best price
The advantage of buying custom bedding online from someone like us is that we can offer you the best prices on the most premium fabrics. Here at the Wyoming King Bed Company, we offer luxurious 1,000-thread count Egyptian cotton that is cool and breathable to sleep on. Plus, these crisp sheets get only softer with every wash so that you love them more and more. Pillowy-soft and durable, we also offer a choice of 9 colors so you never have to compromise — white, light grey, dark grey, and navy blue.
Once you choose your favorite color sheets — whether that’s just the fitted sheet or also with the top sheet — you can then go ahead and pick out your favorite blanket or duvet cover. With the time and money you save buying sheets from the Wyoming King Bed Company, you can take your savings and have the perfect matching blanket made by your local tailor.