What Is a Split Queen Mattress?

Choosing a mattress involves considering the size. A split queen mattress, divided into two 30 x 80-inch halves, caters to individual sleep preferences. Pros include customizable firmness, motion isolation, and ease of movement. However, drawbacks like the central gap and limited availability may impact couples' choices.

Size matters, especially when it comes to selecting a new mattress. You want a mattress that’s long and wide enough for you and a sleep partner if you have one.

You may also be interested in two different firmness mattresses suited to each sleep partner’s preferences. You may even like different mattress materials. One of you may want an innerspring mattress while the other prefers foam. In these cases, you may be interested in looking at the split queen mattress.

Although it may not be the most popular size, a split queen mattress may be just right for you depending on your circumstances. This article will explore everything you need to know about split queen mattresses so you can decide which mattress size is best for you.

What is a split queen mattress?

A split queen mattress is exactly what it suggests: a queen mattress that’s split down the middle. Of course, it’s not a single mattress literally split in half but two separate mattresses that together equal the dimensions of the traditional queen-size mattress. A standard queen mattress measures 60 x 80 inches, so each half of the split queen is 30 x 80 inches.

A split queen mattress is a queen mattress that’s split down the middle. A standard queen mattress measures 60 x 80 inches, so each half of the split queen is 30 x 80 inches.

Pros and cons of a split queen mattress

As you might expect, the split queen mattress has both pluses and drawbacks. What really matters is that the pros of this mattress align with your particular needs to ensure you and your sleep partner can enjoy a restful slumber.


  • Each side can have its own firmness and composition according to sleeper preferences.
  • Most queen-size bed frames can accommodate a split queen mattress.
  • Motion isolation within each mattress means light sleepers can enjoy less disruption by a restless sleep partner.
  • Split queen mattresses are easier to move than a standard queen-size mattress because they’re divided in two. A traditional queen-size mattress can be bulky and hard for an individual to move around.


  • The gap between the two mattresses can be uncomfortable for sleep partners who cuddle or lie in the center of the bed.
  • Not all mattress brands offer a split queen mattress.
  • Split queen mattresses are less common than standard queen mattresses, so it may be harder to find them and accessories for them.
  • Split queen mattresses and the accessories for them can be more expensive than standard queen mattresses.

Who should buy a split queen mattress?

Now that you’ve considered their pros and cons, let’s look at the circumstances in which a split queen mattress makes a lot of sense.

Couples with different sleep preferences

Because the split queen mattress consists of two halves, each side can offer a different firmness level or materials that best suit the individual sleeper’s preferences.

If one of you is a light sleeper, then you can avoid unnecessary awakenings during the night thanks to the separate mattresses and the motion isolation they provide.

People with smaller spaces

A split queen mattress is easier to maneuver in smaller spaces and up stairways than a traditional queen-size mattress.

Choose the best split mattress for couples at Saatva

Solaire Adjustable Firmness Mattress

Featuring precise 50 firmness settings on each side of the bed for personal customization. Natural latex and gel-infused memory foam layers provide luxurious comfort and support.


What is the purpose of a split queen mattress?

The split queen mattress exists to provide a queen-size mattress option for people with smaller spaces and couples with different sleep habits, mattress preferences, or both.

Can you get a split mattress in a queen size?

Yes, the split queen mattress is available—though not as common as the traditional queen-size mattress.

Is a split queen the same as two twins?

No, a twin-size mattress measures 38 x 75 inches. Putting two of them together would make for a sleep surface that’s 16 inches wider and five inches shorter than the 60 x 80 dimensions of the split queen mattress.

Find the best mattress size for your needs at Saatva

Although Saatva doesn’t offer a split queen mattress, we do offer an Upper-Flex Queen in our adjustable firmness

solaire adjustable firmness mattress

Our luxurious customizable mattress with 50 precise firmness options


Solaire’s personalized comfort provides 50 precise firmness settings on both sides (in queen or larger), giving you both luxurious comfort and pressure-relieving support.

This mattress size is split along the top half to provide extra customization for couples while still providing a single sleep surface.

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