What Is A Split Queen Mattress?

February 23, 2021 | Casper Editorial Team

If you and your partner are in the market for a new mattress, you may be having serious conversations over one key point: support. 

Some like their mattress firm as a board, others like it as soft as a cloud. If you and your sleeping buddy sit firmly on opposite ends of the support spectrum, you may want to consider a mattress that caters to your two different comfort levels.

This may lead you to find the split queen mattress.

Here, we’ll outline the details of a split queen mattress — often referred to as a dual queen — and explain the difference between this and a standard queen. You may find that choosing a split queen will have you and your partner catching amazing zzz’s (with no arguments) in no time. 

Split Queen vs. Standard Queen Mattress

So what is a split queen mattress? A split queen is kind of like opting for a half pepperoni, half cheese pizza when you and your partner can’t agree on what to get. A split queen bed is a dual queen mattress, consisting of two mattresses that each measure 30 inches by 80 inches. Put together, they make up a standard queen size of 60 inches by 80 inches. 1When it comes to the best bed size for couples, we believe a queen is just right. However, with a split queen, each mattress can be a different level of firmness, so you can always get what you want. 

So, the two queen varieties are equal in size, just different in composition. Split queen mattresses are specially made, and when put together they will resemble a traditional queen size bed, meaning you don’t need to buy a special sheet set or comforter. 

You can also purchase an adjustable split queen, which simply means the split queen sits on an adjustable bed frame, typically controlled by a remote control. 

When shopping for a mattress that will suit more than one comfort level, you have a couple of options:

  • Opt for a traditional queen – Even if you and your partner have wildly different mattress support preferences, you may be able to find a happy medium with a hybrid mattress.2 Hybrid mattresses offer the support of a spring mattress, but a softer sleeping experience. 
  • Opt for a split queen – When you know what you like, why sacrifice? If you and your partner are head-over-heels for each of your unique mattress styles, a split queen will give you both exactly what you’re looking for. 

Read on to discover why a split queen may be the dream mattress for you.

What to Consider When Choosing a Split Queen

Customizable support means you are the master of your slumber when the sun goes down. 

When deciding between a standard queen and a split queen bed, here are a few factors to consider:

  • Are you a light sleeper? If your partner dances full ballets in their sleep and you are a light sleeper, you may like the versatility of a split bed. The separation of the two mattresses means you are floating in your own little cloud of support. 
  • Do you struggle with back or joint pain? Chronic back and joint pain can steal hundreds of hours of restful sleep from your life. An adjustable split bed allows you to customize your perfect sleeping position on a mattress with the right amount of support so you can wake up with less aches and pains.3
  • Are you a cuddler? Just because you and your partner don’t always agree on mattress firmness doesn’t mean you don’t want some quality time under the covers together. A split queen makes cuddling a bit more difficult as the mattresses could be completely different firmness levels and heights.
  • Do you have narrow hallways and door frames? Split queen mattresses make moving a breeze. Because the bed can be separated into different pieces and assembled onsite, you won’t have to worry about shoving your brand new mattress through tight spaces. For tips on fitting a queen bed in your room, check out our blog on how to arrange a small bedroom with a queen bed.

Snooze Smarter with Casper  

Shopping for the perfect mattress can be taxing if you and your partner have different sleeping preferences. 

If you’re a particularly light or picky sleeper, you may want to consider purchasing a split or dual mattress. The split queen is ideal for couples, with comfort level versatility and easy-to-move components. 

Casper has been helping couples get to sleep faster since 2014. Our mattress-in-a-box model allows you to order your dream sleep set directly to your door.

No matter what size or style mattress you choose, we’ll have your back (literally). We’ve got you covered with top-of-the-line memory foam and hybrid mattresses, foam and down pillows, adjustable bed frames, and even weighted blankets. With a little help from Casper, you’ll never compromise on your sleep again. 

Adjustable Beds

Our remote-controlled adjustable beds help you customize your position for blissful, all-night sleep
Adjustable Beds


  1. Hunker. Difference Between a Queen and Queen Split Mattress. https://www.hunker.com/13403929/difference-between-a-queen-and-a-queen-split-mattress 
  2. The Bed Boss. How to Determine if a Split Mattress is the Right Choice for You. https://www.thebedboss.com/post/how-to-determine-if-a-split-mattress-is-the-right-choice-for-you