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King-size extra length bed: why bigger is better

One of the things we’ve learned from the past two decades of mattress-selling is that bigger is always better. But what about bigger than big? Does that even exist? It does! And it’s called the king-size extra length bed.


Okay, so maybe “bigger than big” isn’t the best way to describe it. But if you’ve ever slept on a bed that was just a little too small for comfort, then you know what we’re talking about. And, we know how important comfort is when you’re sleeping with someone else (and sometimes even when you’re sleeping alone).


An extra-length king-size bed is exactly what it sounds like: a bed that’s the same size as a regular king-size mattress, but with additional centimetres or so of length. The extra length means that there will be plenty of room for you to stretch out and sleep comfortably, without having to worry about falling off the edge of your mattress during the night!


Let’s take this opportunity to look at why bigger is better when it comes to beds in general—and specifically when it comes to the king-size extra length bed!


Experts say size matters (and not in the way you might think!)


Have you ever wondered why some nights you sleep like a baby while on others you toss and turn, unable to catch a wink of sleep? The Sleep Council may have the answer! It’s not just about finding a comfy mattress or fluffy pillows – the size matters too! 


You’ll want to make sure you have the right amount of space to stretch out and get cosy. According to the experts, your bed should ideally be about 15 cm longer than your height. That extra bit of length gives you some wiggle room and helps prevent any awkward foot-hanging situations. 


And if you’re sharing the bed with a partner, you’ll want to make sure there’s enough space for both of you. The Sleep Council suggests that you should be able to lie down side by side, with your hands behind your head and elbows not touching. That way, you can both get comfortable and have a restful night’s sleep. 


So, when it comes to bed shopping, keep these guidelines in mind for the sweetest dreams.


Why we recommend a king-size extra length bed


If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for a little more room to sprawl comfortably, then it’s time to consider upgrading to an extra-length king size bed. Not only does it sound luxurious, but it also comes with a host of benefits that will transform your sleep experience for the better. Let’s dive into why we highly recommend making the switch:


Your body deserves the extra stretch


Have you ever experienced that delightful stretch when waking up in the morning? Now, imagine being able to stretch out even more throughout the night! With an extra-length king size bed, you can say goodbye to cramped and restricted sleeping positions. The extended length allows your body to relax and sprawl more easily, promoting a sense of freedom and comfort that smaller beds just can’t match. Whether you’re tall or simply enjoy a bit of extra wiggle room, this bed size has got you covered!


More support because of the increased surface area


Tossing and turning throughout the night can turn your sleep into a restless affair. But with an extra-length king size bed, those constant adjustments become a thing of the past. The ample space allows your body to find its natural contours without creating uncomfortable pressure points. And guess what that means? No more waking up with a sore shoulder or a numb hip. Embrace the night with fewer interruptions, leading to more refreshing mornings.


Partner movements won’t disturb your peace


If you share your bed with a partner, you may be familiar with the occasional disruptions caused by their movements. The increased size of an extra-length king size bed ensures that your partner’s movements won’t disturb your sleep any more than if they were alone on the bed. You can both enjoy the freedom to move around without worrying about waking each other up. It’s a win-win situation for a peaceful night’s sleep together.


Our Top Picks


Rest Assured Saxenburg Bed Set

Comfort level: Firm
Weight limit: 120kg
Width:  183cm
Length: 200cm
Mattress thickness: 24cm, approx.
Base height: 35cm, approx

Designed to provide the perfect blend of comfort and support, the Rest Assured Saxenburg King XL bed set is crafted with high-density foam layers infused with revolutionary Blue Bead gel technology. Experience a gentle yet firm comfort that cradles your body as you lay down. The Evolution Pocket Spring system intelligently adapts to your body shape, relieving pressure and promoting proper spinal alignment.


Sealy Khaleesi Firm Bed Set

Comfort level: Firm
Weight limit: 100kg
Width:  183cm
Length: 200cm
Mattress thickness: 24cm, approx.
Base height: 38cm, approx

Within the Sealy Khaleesi bed set, StayTrue pressure relieving foam and exclusive double offset coil system work together to provide exceptional posture support. The addition of Duraflex edge support offers reinforced sides for extended durability.


Sealy Castle Rock Plush Bed Set


Comfort level: Plush
Weight limit: 120kg
Width:  183cm
Length: 200cm
Mattress thickness: 26cm, approx.
Base height: 38cm, approx

It comes with StayTrue pressure relieving foam that envelopes your body in a luxurious, soft feel. The reinforced centre of the mattress offers targeted support for your lower back, ensuring enhanced comfort and longevity.


Cloud Nine Essential Firm Bed Set

Comfort level: Firm
Weight limit: 145kg
Width: 183cm
Length: 200cm
Mattress thickness: 31cm, approx.
Base height: 36cm, approx

With its luxurious Euro Top layered with natural coconut husk and high resilient Blue Gel foam, this bed offers a gentle firm comfort that will have you sleeping soundly. The high-density reconstituted foam core aligns your sleeping posture, providing exceptional support that alleviates back pain and eliminates stress on your spine.


View our full range of king size extra length beds here



Final thoughts


Sleep is a luxury. A lot of people don’t get enough of it, or they don’t get the right kind.


If you’re one of those people, it’s time to rethink your bed situation.


Most people think that sleeping on a king-size extra-long bed is just an extra-long version of your regular bed—but it’s not! King-size extra-long beds offer several benefits that will make all the difference in how well you sleep and how much energy you have throughout the day.

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