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Youth Mattresses

Youth Mattresses for a Good Night's Sleep After a Busy Day

At the end of a full day of classes, work and hanging out with friends, nothing feels better than knowing you have a comfy bed to jump into. What really makes a bed a haven of rest and relaxation is a mattress that is perfectly suited to your body and sleep style. You'll drift off to bed faster and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for another exciting day. Pottery Barn Teen carries a selection of youth mattresses for young adults looking to get a great night's sleep. Here are some tips to help you select the right one.

Choosing a Mattress Size

Youth mattresses come in twin, full and queen sizes which respectively range in size from smallest to largest. Twin mattresses are typically 38" wide by 74.5" long, making them suitable for a single adult sleeper and a good choice for someone who doesn't take up much space when sleeping. If you do like to stretch out a bit, then consider a full mattress. Full mattresses measure 53" wide by 74.5" long and are also known as double beds because they can fit two sleepers side by side. If you have the available space, then you might even want to choose a luxurious queen mattress. Measuring 60" wide by 79.5" long, queen mattresses provide plenty of room to relax.

Picking the Right Mattress Type

There are two main types of mattresses available for you to choose from: coil mattresses and foam mattresses. Both coil and foam youth mattresses from Pottery Barn Teen are made of sturdy materials and designed to last, so you can confidently pick the type of mattress you prefer. Coil mattresses contain numerous springs inside of soft fabric pockets under a top comfort layer. The springs adjust to the weight of your body when you lay down, providing support where it is needed. Foam mattresses are made from high-density foam that contours to your body while sleeping and springs back into its original shape after you get up.

As you browse different mattresses, make sure you also consider features such as a no-flip design so that you never have to turn the mattress over and edge support so that the edges stay firm and keep their shape even after years of use. The type of bed you need a mattress for can also help guide your choice. For example, you'll find mattresses designed specifically to provide optimal fit and function for bunk beds and trundle beds.

Deciding Between a Firm or Plush Mattress

Many people have a preference for a mattress that is firm, plush or somewhere in between. Both spring and foam youth mattresses can range in firmness, so you can choose your preferred material and your preferred level of mattress give independently. Back and stomach sleepers usually prefer firmer mattresses for added support while side sleepers tend to prefer softer mattresses that contour better to the body. A mattress with a pillow top or an extra layer of comfort foam can also be a good choice for those who prefer a plush bed.

To find the best mattress for your needs, just think about how you like to sleep and how comfortable you feel on the mattress you have now. Perhaps you need a larger mattress that allows you to stretch out or a softer mattress that your body will sink right into. Once you've got your dream mattress all picked out, don't forget to select some stylish new bed sheets that suit your personality and decor.

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