So you’ve sworn off twin mattresses since your college dorm room, tried a full and felt a little cramped, and a queen’s just not cutting it. You’re ready to take your sleep more seriously, to wake up feeling relaxed, energized, rested.
You might be ready for a California King bed, but you’re wondering what the difference is between a California King and an Alaskan King. In comparison to a California King, an Alaskan King is bigger, measuring 24 inches longer and 36 inches wider.
Read on to discover the nuances of a California King vs. an Alaskan King bed, and what to expect from each.
Before you size up to a Cal King size bed or an Alaskan King size bed, know all your options. Let’s first take a look at the specs of each mattress for a clearer picture of these two beds.
Luxury sleep at its finest, the California king size bed makes a statement in any bedroom.
One notable feature of the Alaskan king is its larger size and unique shape—it’s a supersized square!
While increased space may certainly be attractive to sleepers who like to starfish in the middle of their bed, bigger may not always be better when it comes to royal mattress sizes. Not all mattresses are built equally, with the same quality, care, and technology as Casper.
While comfort certainly plays an important role in choosing a mattress, there are a few more factors to consider so you can rest easy about where you choose to rest easy, including:
As you mull over an Alaskan king vs California king, ask yourself: who will be sleeping in the bed? This should be your biggest consideration when contemplating your mattress size options.
Answer these questions to help illuminate where you should be getting your shut-eye:
Before you dive headfirst into the world of oversized mattresses, don’t forget to consider your room size. Unless you’re aiming for a wall-to-wall mattress, you’ll want at least 2 to 3 feet on all three sides of your bed to move around freely, not to mention space for bedside tables and other furniture in the room.
Otherwise, making the bed won’t just be a chore—it’ll be a frustrating series of yoga poses.
In terms of an Alaskan King Bed vs California King, here are the ideal room sizes:
No matter what space you’re working with, be sure to fill it with comfort. Even if you don’t have a bedroom that can accommodate the colossal Alaskan King, you can size down with a California King or Texas King. For an even slimmer option, a queen size mattress is perfect for a smaller room with a queen size bed.
If you choose a California King, you’ll have our Casper mattresses to provide you with the most luxurious, repairing sleep you will ever experience.
If you’re buying an Alaskan King Bed, you’ll also have to invest in an Alaskan King-sized bed frame, box spring, and cover set. Because Alaskan King beds aren’t widely available everywhere, their frames and cover sets aren’t either, and may be harder to find and more costly to purchase. This goes for all of the oversized and custom mattresses.
Choosing Casper is choosing a powerful new way to rest. Whether you’re going for budget, space, or style, our technologically advanced, pet-friendly, back-approved products will revolutionize the way you sleep.