Split King Beds: What Are They and How Do They Work?

There are many people already enjoying the spacious, comfortable, and formidable king beds, but there are also many other who are unsure about what split king beds actually are. And, understandably, they have many questions.

They wish to know if a couple of twin mattresses can serve as a king mattress, they are curious about adjustable king beds, and they ponder if adjustable beds are any good. And, if so, how they could find an adjustable base mattress in king size in San Diego . Phew, that’s a load of question, but let’s see what we can do.

What is a split king bed?Is a split king the same as two twins

We all know what king beds are. They are the biggest beds and mattresses currently available on the market, barring, perhaps, custom beds and mattresses. They are the highest level of sleeping space, comfort, and prestige, and it is no surprise they are highly sought after.

When it comes to split king mattresses, you might get an idea of what they actually are from the name. It is, actually, a normal-sized king mattress split in half, right? Well, yes and no. Although roughly true, there’s a tad more to it that that.

With split king mattresses, you get two mattresses, 38×80 inches in size, big enough for most individuals. What you also get is a type of a connector for the two separate mattresses, making it easy to join them together, or push them apart, depending on your needs. It’s a luxurious and practical solution for people with different sleeping preferences, at least according to the Stanford Center for Sleep Medicine in California.

Is a split king the same as two twins?

The straight answer is no, a split king mattress is not the same as two twin mattresses. Some say that it is the same, though, as two twin XL mattresses, which is closer to the truth, but still not 100 percent accurate.

Simply joining two separate mattresses together will not create a split king bed. You can certainly do so, but the effect won’t be the same. For one thing, twin mattresses are not designed with that specific purpose in mind. Another aspect of it is the aforementioned connector, which twin beds simply don’t have. If you want a split king, buy a split king.

What is a split king bedHow does a split king mattress work?

Well, as said before, the split king features two separate, but also, to an extent, joined mattresses because of the connectors. These mattresses exist completely separately from one another, so you can choose different levels of firmness, plushness, or even mattresses made from different materials.

All of this means that split king mattresses are highly customizable, and that they are perfect for partners who like sleeping together, but have different preferences in terms of sleeping surface, a matter that becomes all the more important if an adjustable base is in play.

“Where can I get a good split king mattress?”

You can find good mattresses in many stores across San Diego, even if you’re looking for a high-grade adjustable base mattress in king size. But, if you want the best split king mattress, there is only one place to go – Mattress Makers. We are a family-owned business which has been around for generations, and we know all there is to know about mattresses. Our staff is helpful, pleasant, and informative. So if you’re in the market for a new mattress, stop by our store. We’ll make sure you have a good night’s sleep for, say, those long walks through the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

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