What is a California Split King mattress?

Asked By: Sia Faine | Last Updated: 9th March, 2020
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A split California king size mattress measures 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. The split California king bed is designed to allow opposite sides of the mattress to be raised or lowered simultaneously.

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Similarly, you may ask, what is a split king mattress?

Split King mattresses are essentially two twin xl mattresses on separate bases and box springs. The total size of the mattress is 76 inches in width and 80 inches in length. Of all the mattress sizes, king mattresses are often best mattress for couples, and split king mattresses are even better.

Beside above, is a king size bed the same as two twins? 2 regular twins do NOT equal a king (but it can work). I had always heard that two twins equal a king in size and this is true with 2 twin XL (extra long) mattresses (like colleges) but NOT with regular twin mattresses. 2 regular twin mattress are the same width but shorter in length than a king by 5″ (76″x75″).

Similarly, you may ask, what is the difference between a split king and a California king?

The answer here is no. California king beds are even longer than a basic Split King. The 80 inch long Split King is about four inches shorter than a California King bed. So if you are looking for a mattress for a Split Cali-King bed, Twin and Twin XL mattresses will likely not work very well.

Is Split King worth it?

The Split Decision It's a unique and slightly more complex bed choice than your standard king, so it requires some research and testing before you commit, but for all the added benefits they provide, split king beds are definitely worth the effort.

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What size mattress fits a split king?

A Split King size mattress measures 76”x80”, and is two twin XL mattresses placed side by side. A California King mattress is a great option for taller people - it's slightly longer but narrower measuring at 72”x84”.

Is a split king mattress comfortable?

Overall, split king beds have so many outstanding features, providing couples or two adult sleepers with luxurious, customizable comfort and support, but ultimately the choice is yours! At Nighslee, we offer Twin-XL mattresses to get your own comfort along with shredded foam pillows.

Can you use two Twin XL mattresses as a king?

A standard twin bed is 39 inches wide and 75 inches long; a standard king bed is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. Therefore two twin beds are not quite equal to a standard king bed. However, two Twin XL are equal to a king.

How do you keep an adjustable split king mattress together?

How to Keep Adjustable Split King Mattresses Together:
  1. Adjust the Split King Connector. Most split king beds come with an iron plate connector.
  2. Use a Non-Slip Mattress Pad. These grippy pads can be found at almost any bed store, including online retailers like Amazon and Wayfair.
  3. Try Non-Slip Tape.
  4. Use a Fitted Bed Frame.

How big is an Alaskan king bed?


The bed measures approximately 86' x 54'. While a King bed measures about 80” x 76,” an Alaskan King bed is a whopping 108” by 108.” For some, the King bed is simply not cutting it anymore.

Are all King adjustable beds split?

Yes. If you have a split king and you want each side to operate independently, you will need to purchase two Twin XL mattresses. Our king adjustable base comes standard as a split king, so you only need to purchase one frame. Frames can also be synced so they move together.

How do you get sheets to stay on an adjustable bed?

Lift corner of sheet & clip suspender strap to sheet, tuck sheet corner back under. Walk suspender along side of bed to the opposite (diagonal) corner, while slipping suspender under the mattress. lift corner of sheet & clip, tuck back under. Repeat steps 1 & 2 on opposite corners to form an "X".

Do two twins make a California King?

A standard king is about 4" wider and a California king is 4" longer. Two people sleeping in a king-size bed will get the same amount of personal sleeping space as in a twin bed. In fact, if you pushed two extra-long twin beds together they'd be about the same size as an Eastern king.

Do 2 twin XL make a California King?

Technically, two twin beds are just two twin beds. However, at 38 inches by 75 inches, two twin or twin XL beds provide close to the amount of space of a king or California king mattress, which measures 76 inches wide by 80 inches long.

Is there a bed bigger than California King?


A California king bed is 72 inches wide by 84 inches long, making it 4 inches longer than a king-size bed and the longest bed available. King beds measure 76 inches wide by 80 inches long, or 4 inches wider than a California king bed.

Who should get a California King?

California King vs. King Mattress Comparison
California King King
Width 72" 76"
Length 84" 80"
Surface Area 6,048 square inches 6,080 square inches
Pros Good for taller people Maximum width makes it great for couples

What are California king sheets?

California king sheets are sized to fit a California king mattress. Commonly found on the West Coast (hence the name), the California king is the longest standard mattress size. Standard king-size fitted sheets, therefore, are unlikely to fit a California king mattress.

Do king size sheets fit California?

A standard king-size bed is 76 inches wide by 80 inches long, which is 4 inches wider and 4 inches shorter than a California king, so fitted sheets for a standard king bed won't fit a California king mattress. Always purchase California king sheets to fit these longer king-size beds.

Are adjustable beds worth the price?

If you can afford an adjustable bed, but will then be priced out of a comfortable and high-quality mattress, an adjustable bed may not be worth the investment. Dual adjustment options? Not all adjustable beds allow you to raise or lower either side of the bed independently.

What is an Alaskan king?


An Alaskan King Bed, like its namesake, is enormous at 9 feet x 9 feet. We also can make an Alberta King Bed which measures 8 feet x 8 feet. Then there are the more traditionally sized California King and Eastern King beds, which seem, well, kind of small.

How do you know if you have a California King?

King versus Cal King – Side by Side
California King King
Width 72 inches 76 inches
Length 84 inches 80 inches
Surface Area 6,048 sq. inches 6,080 sq. inches
Other Names “Western King” “Eastern King”

Will 2 twin bed frames make a king?

A standard twin bed is 39 inches wide and 75 inches long; a standard king bed is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. Attaching two twin beds will give you a king size bed 2 inches wider than the standard size king and 5 inches shorter.