Larger Beds are the key to a Good Night’s Sleep

By , June 16, 2010 9:16 am

UK couples sleep suffers due to small bed sizes

Our own  Between the Sheets research comparing  1000’s of bed linen orders from the UK and Europe  have found that the UK lags far behind other European countries in the size of beds we sleep in. Most of our EU neighbours stretch out in a average 160cm x 200cm bed while British sleepers in a standard double bed share a bed 4’6″ or 135cm wide. That gives the average couple only 2’3″  or 67.5cm of space each.  Such a small  sleeping space  ( a single bed is 3′ or 90cm) can really impact on the quality of sleep of couples sharing a bed.

Couples sleep much better in a bigger bed

Recent studies prove that couples sleep much better in a bigger bed – the extra space means that a partner tossing and turning during the night is far less likely to disturb their sleeping partner. The Sleep Council also recommend that beds are 6″ – 8″ longer than the sleeper. But, things are changing, with many people in the UK now opting for King, Super King and  with a little help from Ikea Euro King and Euro Super King Beds as well as American imports of Eastern King and Californian King Beds.  Mattresses are getting deeper too as consumers look for greater sleeping comfort.  

Where can I get Bed Linen for a Larger Bed?

However getting a Larger bed solves one problem and creates another. Where can you get high quality bed linen for larger and unusual sized beds?  A trawl around leading High Street retailers can prove very frustrating as most stock only standard UK sizes and a mattress depth of 8″ .

Between the Sheets  manufacture here in the UK and offer a huge range of sizes as standard and a custom service to create perfect fitting bed linen for your bed – whatever the size.

 To see all the international bed sizes that are available and learn how to measure your bed look at our Bed size page at


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