Guide to Choosing a Bunk Bed Mattress
Bunk beds and loft beds are popular for kids and teenagers because of their playful look and space-saving features. A bunk bed is a clever space-saving solution that combines stackable sleeping surfaces and some storage spaces while taking up minimal floor space. This is a great option for siblings, dorms, guest rooms, and other shared spaces. Adults can use bunk beds too! In fact, there are multiple bunk bed designs that can cater to adult use.
To ensure the comfort and safety of your bunk bed, it’s crucial to spot the right mattress to partner with your bunk bed.
If this is your first time shopping for a bunk bed mattress, it may be a bit daunting to look for the best piece that will fit your space and sleeping needs. Take a few minutes to read this simple guide to buying a bunk bed mattress in Singapore.
Bunk Bed Mattress Buying Guide
Choosing a mattress for your bunk bed will not be the same as buying a mattress for a standard bed frame. There are various things that you should consider when buying a mattress for your double-decker bed. These include the mattress type, size, height, or thickness, and other comfort and safety factors. We’ll break down the considerations to help you with your mattress shopping decision.
Types of Bunk Beds
Standard Bunk Bed
A standard bunk bed is made of two-decked beds that can usually accommodate single to super-single mattresses. A standard double-decker bed is ideal if you have a room shared by two kids.
Triple Decker Bed
A triple-decker bed is a taller bunk bed frame with three-tiered sleeping options. These are less commonly used compared to double-decker bunk beds, but they are helpful for many shared spaces like dorms, where the small space is shared by more people. Trying this taller bed might be daunting, but triple decker bunk beds that follow proper design measures are guaranteed safe and comfortable.
A standard loft bed presents a top bed and a hollow lower space that many sleepers use as storage, a play area, or a study area. This is ideal for small rooms that require maximum use for sleeping and other functions. Loft beds are ultra-stylish and excellent for saving space.
L-Shaped Bunk Bed
An L-shaped bunk bed is a combination of two bunk beds that are attached at the corner to create a perpendicular structure. Some L-shaped bunk beds also feature a combination of a standard bunk bed and a loft bed.
Trundle Bunk Bed
Still short on space? Need an extra sleeping area for sleepover guests? A trundle bunk bed is an economical solution. This may look like a standard bunk bed at first, but it allows a third single or super single mattress beneath the lower bunk. You can pull it out when needed and tuck it under the bed after use.
Many trundle beds are designed with casters for easier access.
Types of Bunk Bed Mattresses
Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam mattresses are soft, contouring options that are ideal for many bed frame types, including bunk beds. Made from visco-elastic polyurethane foam, memory foam beds offer optimum pressure relief and body-hugging comfort. They are also treated with anti-dust mite properties, which makes them safe for allergy sufferers.
Latex foam mattresses are made from natural latex materials, offering a breathable and bouncy feel during your night’s rest. Since they are made from natural materials, latex mattresses are safe for kids and people with allergies. If you sleep hot, a latex mattress is an excellent choice to keep you comfortable during your night’s rest.
Innerspring bunk bed mattresses feature a coiled structure, giving the mattress a firmer and more supportive feel. Due to their structure, coil mattresses are also highly breathable.
What Should You Look for in a Bunk Bed Mattress?
What kind of mattress is best for bunk beds? When buying a bunk bed mattress in Singapore, it’s crucial to consider not only the comfort level of the sleeping solution but also its safety.
Ultimately, you should consider a bunk bed mattress that has the right size, height, and sleep support.
Bunk beds can typically accommodate single or super-single mattresses. When choosing the right mattress size for your kids, it’s very important to look into its longevity so you can get the most out of your investment. It’s also good to take your children’s sleeping needs into consideration.
The height of the mattress is very important to maintain the comfort and safety of your children, especially the one sleeping on the top bunk. A good bunk bed mattress must have the right thickness to support the body of the sleeper while maintaining the right height for the safety rail. Ideally, a safe bunk bed mattress is about 6 to 7 inches thick. Trundle beds, on the other hand, may require a much thinner mattress that can fit under the lower bunk. When choosing a mattress, consider the pillows and other bedding items that can increase the height.
A bunk bed mattress should also not be too heavy, especially the one on the top bunk. Always check the maximum weight capacity of your bunk bed before buying a mattress.
Don’t forget about comfort when buying a bunk bed mattress. When choosing a mattress for your double-decker or loft bed, choose one that supports your children's sleeping position. It’s also paramount to go for a quiet mattress since a bunk bed is shared.
In terms of breathability, we highly suggest investing in a more breathable mattress, especially for the top bunk, since hot air rises and can make the sleeper uncomfortable.
Choose the Best Mattress for Your Bunk Bed
Bunk beds can be fun and comfortable at the same time, especially when you choose the right bed frame and mattress combination. If you are ready to buy a mattress for your bunk bed or trundle, check out our specialised mattress collection for different sleeping needs. We also have thin and comfortable mattresses for your shared spaces.
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