The weight of a mattress isn’t an issue that comes up very frequently. But if you live in a rented apartment or know that you’ll be moving often, it’s an important consideration when purchasing a new mattress.
Although you should never base your choice of a mattress solely (or even mainly) based on its weight, it makes sense to find out the weight of a mattress before making a decision so you can determine if you’ll be able to move it when it’s time.
Mattress weight depends on the size and the materials it’s made of. Read on to gain some insight into average mattress weights by size and type.
Average mattress weights by size
Naturally, the weight of the mattress is determined in large part by its size. The bigger the mattress size, the higher its weight. Here’s a breakdown of average mattress weight by size:
- Twin: 0-100 pounds
- Twin XL: 43-105 pounds
- Full: 50-110 pounds
- Queen: 90-160 pounds
- King: 115-180 pounds
- California king: 130-180 pounds
Twin and twin XL
Twin mattresses are the smallest and the lightest on the market. They measure 38 inches wide by 75 inches long and are usually bought for kids’ rooms or for single adults who live in small spaces.
A typical twin mattress weight is around 40 to 45 pounds, but it can go up to 100 pounds depending on the nature of the materials.
Twin and twin XLs are the easiest to set up and move when needed. The only difference between twin and twin XL is the length. A twin XL is 5 inches longer (perfect for tall teenagers) and therefore might be a tiny bit heavier.
If you have enough space, upgrading to a full-size mattress, even if you’re single, is well worth it. Full-size mattresses are 56 inches by 75 inches and usually weigh between 50 and 110 pounds.
Queen-size mattresses are the most common size for couples, measuring 60 by 80 inches. The weight of a queen mattress can vary between 90 and 160 pounds.
If you’re a parent whose small children tend to mysteriously appear in your bed in the middle of the night, upgrading to a king-size mattress will afford you 76 by 80 inches of sleeping surface and the added benefit of not getting kicked in the nose by a tiny foot around 3 a.m. in the morning.
So, how much does a king-size mattress weigh? They’re obviously pretty heavy (the average weight of a king-size mattress is somewhere between 115 and 180 pounds)—so consider hiring professional movers if you have to move one (or starting your weight training regimen several months before your move).
California king mattresses have different dimensions than king mattresses—they’re 4 inches narrower but also 4 inches longer, making them perfect for taller couples. But since they have the same area as king mattresses they also weigh the same, between 115 and 180 pounds.
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Average mattress weights by mattress type
The weight of the mattress is determined also by the material it’s made of, with some materials being heavier than others. Specifically, foam mattresses—memory foam and latex—are typically heavier than innerspring due to the density of the materials.
Here are the average weights of the most common mattress types:
- Innerspring: 40-130 pounds
- Memory foam: 60-160 pounds
- Latex: 90-165 pounds
- Hybrid: 70-160 pounds
- Adjustable firmness: 85-135 pounds
Innerspring mattresses contain a layer of steel coils under the top comfort layer. The open structure of these mattresses makes them relatively light.
The average queen-size innerspring mattress weighs around 70 pounds. The exact weight will depend on the coil count and coil thickness. Our Saatva Classic innerspring queen-size mattress weighs 110 pounds in the 11.5″ height and 120 pounds in the 14.5″ height.
Memory foam mattresses are made of thick, dense layers of supportive foam that conform to the contours of your body as you sleep. People with chronic joint pain, back pain, and general built-up tension will benefit greatly from sleeping on a memory foam mattress.
However, due to the dense nature of this material, these mattresses tend to be on the heavier side. They sometimes weigh as much as 160 pounds. Saatva’s queen-size Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress weighs 93 pounds.
Latex mattresses are made from latex foam, which is produced from the sap of rubber trees. They’re somewhat similar to memory foam but provide a bouncier sensation.
Like memory foam, they tend to be on the heavier side, with their ultimate weight depending on the density of the material. Saatva’s queen-size Zenhaven latex mattress, made of the highest quality natural latex, weighs 125 pounds.
Hybrid mattresses typically combine a layer of memory foam or latex with a bottom layer of coils. Due to the number of materials and layers, these mattresses tend to be quite heavy. Saatva’s latex hybrid mattress in queen-size weighs 120 pounds.
Adjustable firmness beds include two or more adjustable air chambers and are perfect for couples who like different firmness levels or for people who like to change the firmness of their sleeping surface from one night to the next.
Because adjustable firmness beds have air as one of their comfort layers, they weigh less than some other mattress types. Saatva’s queen-size Solaire adjustable firmness mattress weighs 114 pounds.
How much do Saatva mattresses weigh?
Below we’ve compiled Saatva mattress weights across sizes:
- Twin: 90 lbs (11.5″); 100 lbs (14.5″)
- Twin XL: 95 lbs (11.5″); 105 lbs
- Full: 100 lbs (11.5″); 110 lbs (14.5″)
- Queen: 110 lbs (11.5″); 120 lbs (14.5″)
- King and Cal king: 130 lbs (11.5″); 145 lbs (14.5″)
Loom & Leaf
- Twin: 61 lbs
- Twin XL: 70 lbs
- Full: 79 lbs
- Queen: 93 lbs
- King and Cal king: 116 lbs
- Twin: 80 lbs
- Twin XL: 82 lbs
- Full: 100 lbs
- Queen: 125 lbs
- King and Cal king: 165 lbs
Saatva Latex Hybrid
- Twin: 77 lbs
- Twin XL: 85 lbs
- Full: 115 lbs
- Queen: 120 lbs
- Cal king: 148 lbs
- King: 150 lbs
- Twin: 80 lbs
- Twin XL: 85 lbs
- Full: 110 lbs
- Queen: 135 lbs
- King and Cal king: 169 lbs
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid
- Twin and twin XL: 48 lbs
- Full: 62 lbs
- Queen: 75 lbs
- King and Cal king: 91 lbs
- Twin XL: 85 lbs
- Full: 106 lbs
- Queen: 114 lbs
- King and Cal king: 135 lbs
What is the weight of a queen-size mattress?
A queen-size mattress weighs anywhere between 90 and 160 pounds depending on the nature of the materials, number of layers, and so on.
How much does a queen-size mattress and box spring weigh?
The average weight for a queen-sized box spring is somewhere between 60 and 105 pounds, meaning that the combined weight of the box spring and the mattress will range between 150 and 265 pounds.
How much does a king-size mattress weigh?
A king-size mattress weighs anywhere between 115 and 180 pounds, depending on the type of materials it’s made of. Foam and hybrid mattresses will typically weigh more than innerspring mattresses.
How much does a king-size foam mattress weigh?
A king-size foam mattress weighs anywhere from 115 to 180 pounds. Saatva’s Loom & Leaf king-size memory foam mattress weighs 116 pounds, while our Zenhaven latex mattress in king-size is one of our heaviest mattresses, weighing 165 pounds.
Besides mattress weight, what else should you consider when buying a new bed? We put together this handy mattress shopping guide to help make the process easier.