Are California King Beds The Right Choice For You?


A California King bed is the longest bed commonly sold in stores, excluding custom designs.  It offers an unparalleled level of comfort for both individuals and couples.  The dimensions of this bed are 72 inches wide and 84 inches long.  As such, it is a great choice for tall people or those of us who simply enjoy having abundant legroom to stretch out.

Finding the right mattress can be the difference between having a good night’s sleep or suffering through sleepless nights.  Adequate sleep is crucial for helping us to function better at work and throughout the day, as well as for just feeling better.   For some people, size doesn’t matter when it comes to comfort.  For others, however, the California King offers the space needed to not feel restrained.



There are a few considerations that should be taken into account before purchasing a California King.  First, because of the size, these beds aren’t good choices for small bedrooms.  Also, moving the beds to a second-story bedroom or through a narrow corridor may be difficult to impossible, depending on the layout of your home.  So it is very important for you to do some rough measurements of both your bedroom and other areas of the home in order to get an idea of what moving and setting up the bed will be like.

Also, while the California King is certainly one of the most comfortable beds that can be purchased, it is also one of the more expensive options.  Just the amount of material that is required to manufacture the mattress, bedsprings, and frame for this type of bed is amazing.  And then there is the added cost of shipping the bed to the stores.  The result is you’ll have to pay a lot more to get the added comfort you desire.  Furthermore, the sheets and mattress covers are not only more difficult to find in physical stores but can be very expensive when you purchase them from online retailers.

It is understandable, however, to invest more money in a bed which will help you feel more energetic and rested after waking each morning from a night’s sleep.  Couples, as well as tall people, simply aren’t accommodated well by regular, modern mattresses which are either not wide enough or too short.  The California King, however, offers abundant space to allow for distance between couples and for fully stretching out legs in order to get an unrestricted, comfortable night’s sleep.