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Bunk Bed Mattresses Buying Guide


Bunk Bed Mattresses for Dummies



If you are shopping for a new bunk bed mattress, resist the temptation to run out and buy the first one you see. There are many different types of bunk bed mattresses available on the market today. Conducting a little research ahead of time so that you have all the information you need when it’s time to buy is a wise choice. After all, you want your children to sleep on the comfiest mattress possible. Well rested kids are happy kids!



Bunk Bed Mattress Size


It may seem obvious but not all bunk bed mattresses are created equal. Some are bigger than others, so make sure that you know your size ahead of time. The mattresses required for a twin over twin bunk bed will differ from those of a twin over full bunk bed. Bed Bunk Mattress sizes generally fall into two categories:



Twin Size Bunk Bed Mattress Full Size Bunk Bed Mattress
39 in × 75 in
54 in × 74 in





Popular Bunk Beds:


South Shore Imagine Twin Loft Bed in Pure White Atlantic Furniture Columbia Staircase Bunk Bed Twin Over Full in Antique Walnut Berg Furniture Sierra L-Shaped Twin Over Twin Captains Bunk Bed
South Shore Imagine Twin Loft Bed in Pure White Atlantic Furniture Columbia Staircase Bunk Bed Twin Over Full in Antique Walnut Berg Furniture Sierra L-Shaped Twin Over Twin Captains Bunk Bed



Type of Bunk Bed Mattress:


There are different types of mattresses available and gone are the days of chiropractors recommending a firm mattress. These days it's all a matter of personal taste. Talk with your children to see what they like and then go from there.



Foam Mattress:


When looking at a foam mattress, there are two things you must consider. It’s generally acknowledged that the higher the foam density, the more comfortable it will be. 4.0lb to 5.0lb density and higher is considered adequate. There is little need to go above this density unless it was recommenced by your doctor.


Foam density is important but it's also important to differentiate between memory foam and natural latex foam. Memory foam was originally developed for astronauts and is widely considered the most comortable. Natural latex foam is both eco-friendly and free from off-gassing, making it a healthy choice for both you and the environment.


Innerspring Mattress:


Innerspring mattresses are also known as coil mattresses. The number of coils used and the gauge of wire determine the firmness of the mattress. As a general rule the more springs, the more firm the mattress will be. This is likely the type of mattress that you have grown up with and many people still prefer an coil mattress to a foam mattress.


Innerspring mattresses are also known as coil mattresses. The number of coils used and the gauge of wire determine the firmness of the mattress. As a general rule the more springs, the more firm the mattress will be. This is likely the type of mattress that you have grown up with and many people still prefer an inncercoil mattress to a foam mattress.






Will You Need A Bunkie Board?


If you are buying a new mattress for your bunk bed, you might also be in need of a new bunkie board. A bunkie is a thin board that acts as the box spring for your mattress and provides increased support for the sleeper. A bunkie board gets the job done without the added thickness of a boxspring. It can also help prolong the life of your mattress.






Bunk Bed Mattress Brand


When trying to choose a brand of bunk bed mattress to buy, it’s hard to go wrong. There are so many well-known and trusted manufacturers that there really isn’t a poor choice. So whether you choose a Simmons Mattress or a mattress from another brand, you can rest assured that your kids will be getting a great night's sleep.






Bunk Bed Mattress Cost


Depending on your budget, you might be able to afford certain bunk bed mattresses while others might be out of your price range. Just remember that the lowest price doesn’t always equal the best value. It is always possible to find a quality brand-name bunk bed mattress without breaking the bank.


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