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Wyoming, Alaskan, and Texas King Mattresses: What’s the Difference?

Outside of the standard mattress sizes, the smallest being twin and largest being king, there exists quite a few sizes that are not popular within the mattress industry. Wyoming king, Alaskan king, and Texas king mattresses are all over-size king mattress sizes that are designed to provide more space for individuals, couples, and families who want a more spacious sleeping area.


While all three of these mattress sizes are larger than traditional king-sized mattresses, they differ in their dimensions and may be a better fit for different people and rooms. Let’s look at each of these over sized king mattresses and see which is best for individual scenarios.



Just Need a Smidge More Room? A Wyoming King May Be Right for You


Wyoming king beds are the closest to standard sizing of the three, with dimensions of 84 inches by 84 inches. This size is similar to a traditional king-sized mattress, but with an additional 4 inches of width, providing a little extra space for individuals using the bed.


This is great for bed-hog couples who need just a little more room to comfortably spread out. Another good use-case for a Wyoming King is for households with a young child who wishes to sleep with their parents.


The Leg-room Special: Texas Kings


Texas king mattresses are the second largest of the three, with dimensions of 80 inches by 98 inches. This size is similar to a traditional king-sized mattress in width, but has an additional 18 inches of length, providing plenty of space for individuals and couples who are a bit on the tall side or just want maximum room to move and stretch out.


Have a pet that likes to sleep with you and yours? A Texas king mattress has plenty of space at the foot of the bed for them to comfortably curl up, without hampering anyone else’s sleep.



An Alaskan King Bed Has Room for Everyone


Alaskan king mattresses are the largest of our three examples, with dimensions of 108 inches by 108 inches. This size is more than twice as large as a traditional king-sized mattress, providing plenty of space for individuals, couples, and families who want maximum room to move and stretch out.

You’ll need a lot of space to easily fit an Alaskan king bed in a room, but for families who co-sleep —especially with multiple children — it can be a big boon.


Which One is Best for You?


In terms of comfort, all three of these mattress sizes can provide a comfortable sleeping experience. However, in realistic terms a Wyoming king bed is the most likely over size mattress to fit into a standard bedroom.


A big factor to consider when choosing between these mattress sizes is the size of the room where the mattress will be placed. Alaskan kings, and Texas kings are much larger than traditional king-sized mattresses, they may not fit in smaller bedrooms. It's important to measure the size of the room and ensure that the mattress will fit comfortably with enough space for other furniture and activities.


In terms of price, Wyoming king, Alaskan king, and Texas king mattresses can vary depending on the size, quality, and brand. In general, however, the larger the mattress size the more expensive because of the additional materials required to manufacture them.


Wyoming king, Alaskan king, and Texas king mattresses are all extra-large mattress sizes that provide more space for individuals and couples who want a more spacious sleeping area. However, while all three sizes can provide a comfortable sleeping experience, the best choice tends to be one that a normal bedroom can reasonably handle. This is why we recommend Wyoming king beds for most families.


Convinced on the Benefits an Oversized Mattress Brings? Check Out Our Online Selection!


If you’re considering upgrading to an over size mattress for your family then look no further. All our mattresses are made of the highest quality materials available and you won’t find prices as competitive as ours in a brick & mortar store.


Our baseline model, aptly named, The Original is still our go-to recommendation for basically anyone’s needs. It was created with both comfort and health in mind, using only natural materials and thoroughly tested for maximum, restful sleep.


If you’re looking to upgrade to an even more luxurious experience, however, The Luxe can be had for a relatively small price increase. This will provide you with a comforting, literal, cashmere softness alongside multiple firmness options to create the perfect sleep for you and your family.

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