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Tall people need comfort, too. And these beds from trusted brands like DreamCloud, Beautyrest, and Tempur-Pedic are designed for those who might need a little more legroom.

Sleep isn’t a one-size-fits-all activity.

Some folks are side sleepers, while others prefer to “starfish” on their backs (we see you, starfish-ers). And depending on the sleeper’s body weight, the same mattress might feel totally different from one person to the next.

But while mattress softness and sleep preferences vary, there’s a limit to what size a mattress can be. So, in that case, what beds are best for all the tall people out there?

NamePrice (for king size mattress)TypeFirmnessHeight
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid$hybridluxury firm14 inches
Big Fig Mattress$$hybridmedium firm13 inches
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt$$$$foam or hybrid– soft
– medium
– medium hybrid
– firm
12 inches
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe Cooling$$hybrid– soft
– medium
– firm
13 inches
Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon Series$$hybrid– plus
– medium
– extra firm
13.75 inches
Purple Hybrid Premier$$$hybridmedium firm12 inches
  • Customer reviews: We combed through reviews and in-house experience for mattresses that have consistently high marks, especially for taller and bigger people.
  • Features: We kept in mind features that matter, like surface stability and low motion transfer, for tall sleepers that share the bed and need a mattress that meets multiple sleep styles.
  • Company reputation: We chose mattresses and brands that have a track record of making quality products.
  • Company policies: The mattresses on this list are also supported by customer service and clear about the details on warranties, trial periods, and return policies.

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At 6 feet tall, you might get away with sleeping on a queen mattress just fine, but if you’re taller, most people start looking at king and California king sizes for spacious comfort.

Of course, those take up a good amount of bedroom real estate. For beds that take up less space, a twin XL is a good option for a single tall sleeper as it’s 5 inches longer than a standard twin.

Still, the best option for you is subjective. In the end, the choice depends on things like your sleeping style, sharing the bed, how much space there is for the bed, and what works for your budget.

Still, we did our best to find a few beds that would likely fit anyone over 6 feet tall.

The first thing to do when purchasing your new mattress is to calculate how much space you’re going to need. Most people around 6 feet tall rest comfortably on a mattress that has a length of at least 80 inches. A twin may be too short but a twin XL, queen, king, or California king should do.

If your measurements suggest that 80 inches would be too short for you, you may want to look into buying a customizable mattress or an extended/tall version that adds around 12 inches in length for your comfort.

For taller folks, we recommend considering a hybrid mattress with customizable support levels that caters to you. If you have more weight, you’ll need more support and you may prefer springs. To make sure your mattress is compatible with your weight, check with your mattress manufacturer.

Tips to make the most of any mattress

Want more sleeping area for your length? Consider your bed frame.

Platform beds and bed frames without footboards may feel less limiting, since your movements will have full clearance, with nothing to bump against.

While it might be easier said than done, keep in mind that footboards can be replaced — just be sure to do your research before starting a DIY project on a key piece of furniture.

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What size bed is best for tall people?

If you’re over 6 feet tall, you’re going to want to stick to a twin XL, queen, king, or California king — or any mattress that has a length of at least 80 inches.

What size bed should a 6-foot-tall person get?

If you’re exactly 6 feet tall (72 inches), you should be comfortable on a bed with a length of 72 inches or more since few people sleep fully stretched out.

Do they make extra-long beds for really tall folks?

They do! There are a decent number of brands out there that offer customizable options for tall folks.

Just as mattresses aren’t one-size-fits-all, sleeping styles and preferences vary widely among all people — regardless of their height.

Still, it’s safe to say that king-size beds are likely the best bet for people with more height. Hybrid mattresses and those with more customizable support levels are also better suited for people with bigger body proportions.