Olympic Queen vs. Queen Size Mattress

Last Updated On January 18th, 2024
Olympic Queen vs. Queen Size Mattress

Key Takeaways

  • Size Difference: An Olympic queen size mattress is six inches wider than a standard queen size mattress, providing extra sleeping space for couples. This size is suitable for those who want more room to stretch out without the need for a king-sized mattress.
  • Availability and Compatibility: Olympic queen mattresses are not as commonly found as standard queen mattresses, which can make it challenging to find compatible bedding materials and bed frames. Standard queen mattresses are widely available and come with a variety of options in terms of mattress types.
  • Benefits and Drawbacks: Olympic queen mattresses offer more sleeping space for couples but may be limited in terms of mattress type selection and compatible accessories. Standard queen mattresses are versatile, readily available, and compatible with a wide range of bedding and bed frames. However, they may not provide ample space for couples who prefer more personal sleeping space.

The Olympic queen size is six inches wider than the popular queen size mattress. It may seem like six inches doesn’t make a difference, but when sharing your bed, these extra six inches matter. You can sleep comfortably only when you have enough space to stretch out and relax without having to infringe on your partner’s personal space.

When deciding between an Olympic and standard queen size mattress, consider whether you are going to sleep alone or share the bed with a partner. Other factors such as the size of your room and compatible bedding accessories can influence your decision.

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What is an Olympic Queen Size?

An Olympic queen size mattress measures 66 by 80 inches, making it comfortable for couples. It gives three extra inches of sleeping space to each partner when compared to a queen size mattress.

You can keep one of these mattresses in your master bedroom or guest bedroom, depending on the size of the room. An Olympic queen is an excellent choice for couples who don’t have enough space for a king.

However, the Olympic queen size isn’t a standard size you can easily find in mattress stores or online. Very few mattress manufacturers have this size, so finding compatible bed frames and bedding accessories can be a challenge.

Since this size is rarely available, it’s challenging to find one in your preferred mattress type. For example, you may find an Olympic queen size in a memory foam mattress, but finding the same size in a hybrid mattress might be difficult.

Benefits and Drawbacks

The Olympic queen size comes with many advantages, especially for couples. But the disadvantages can make you reconsider your decision


  • Extra six inches of sleeping space
  • Comfortable for a couple, without needing as much space as a king
  • Not much difference in price when compared to the queen


  • Not a commonly found standard size
  • Difficult to find compatible bedding materials and bed frames
  • Limited options in different mattress types

What is Queen Size?

With 47 percent of Americans opting for a queen bed, this size is the most popular amongst all standard mattress sizes. Queen size mattresses measuring 60 inches by 80 inches are an excellent choice for single sleepers.

Olympic Queen vs Queen

Queen beds can be placed in the guest bedroom or smaller master bedrooms if there isn’t enough room for a king. It’s a convenient option for couples living in small apartments because they need to leave some space in their bedroom for walking around or for furniture.

There are many bed frames and bedding accessories compatible with this popular queen size, fitting various mattress thicknesses. Unlike the Olympic queen, it won’t be difficult to find this standard size in your favorite mattress type.

Every mattress manufacturer makes the queen size, so you can choose any firmness level from memory foam, gel memory foam, latex, innerspring, or hybrid mattress type.

Benefits and Drawbacks

The popularity of queen size mattresses speaks volumes about their numerous advantages, such as the availability of bedding and their versatility to accommodate one or two sleepers. That said, they are not always the best option for couples who enjoy their personal sleeping space. Queen size mattresses offer only 30 by 80 inches of sleeping space to each partner, which isn’t always adequate for restful sleep.


  • Spacious enough for an individual sleeper
  • Easy to find bed frames and bedding accessories
  • Many options in different mattress types


Our Amerisleep Queen Size Mattresses

Quick Guide: A 30-Second Summary

Best Queen Mattress Overall Amerisleep AS3
Best Natural Queen Mattress Amerisleep Organica

Our Amerisleep queen mattresses are available in five different firmness levels to suit your preference. Overall, we offer nine different mattress models. Every Amerisleep mattress, regardless of your chosen size, also includes:

Our memory foam mattresses contain plant-based Bio-Pur® material in the top comfort layer, making them cooler than traditional memory foam mattresses. The soft and ultra-breathable mattress cover wicks moisture away and prevents overheating.

The Affinity with HIVE® transition layer provides targeted pressure relief, reducing aches and pains. It offers more support to your head, back, and legs, while cushioning the shoulders and hips. The Bio-Core® base layer provides strong support, making our mattresses extremely durable.

We also have hybrid mattresses available in the queen size. In our hybrid models, instead of the HIVE® technology, we have a layer of individually wrapped pocketed coils which add a bounce to your bed. The pocketed coil layer has been designed to provide you with zoned support. It relieves pressure points by offering more support to your back, where your body needs it the most, and extra give below the shoulder and hip regions.

The AS3 is our most popular queen size mattress, thanks to a balanced construction that suits a multitude of sleeping styles.  Side sleepers will feel cushioned and comfortable, while back sleepers can feel supported and wake up free of back pain. Its versatility makes the AS3 a good choice for couples who want to share a queen.

Mattress Highlights
  • Bio-Pur® foam molds to the body's curves
  • Five support zones for different areas of the body
  • Sturdy mattress core for greater bed longevity
Recommended For
  • Most sleeping styles
  • Eco-conscious shoppers
  • Hot sleepers

The responsive medium feel of the AS3 means that it’s excellent if you want a mattress to share or a mattress to keep around for friends and visitors in a guest room. It suits different body types and hot sleepers, keeping most sleepers in perfect comfort.

The AS3 consists of three foam layers:

  • 3 inches of Bio-Pur®
  • 2 inches of Affinity foam with HIVE® technology
  • 7 inches of Bio-Core® foam

All of these foam layers are CertiPUR-US® certified, meaning they are free of potentially harmful and dangerous materials. This is true of every Amerisleep mattress, so no matter what you choose, you can be sure you’ll be sleeping on clean, safe comfort.

We are particularly proud of Bio-Pur® foam and its innovative design. The main drawback of traditional memory foam is its tendency to hold onto body heat, but the advanced open-cell construction of Bio-Pur® foam ensures that absorbed heat is quickly released by the foam.

Bio-Pur® is also incredibly responsive, adapting within seconds to movements so sleepers never feel trapped in the mattress. Lastly, the material is partly plant-based, made with a mixture of traditional memory foam ingredients and plant-derived oils.

Next in the AS3 is Affinity foam with HIVE® technology. HIVE® technology separates the Affinity foam surface into five sections through implemented hexagonal cutouts. The bed feels softer in the shoulders and hips thanks to these cutouts, establishing more pressure-relieving cushion for sensitive areas.

Last is Bio-Core® foam, a durable material that increases the mattress’s structural integrity. In other words, Bio-Core® foam is the primary reason the mattress stands strong and resilient with minimal sagging after years of use.

We also offer the AS3 Hybrid, a bouncy bed with a base of pocketed coils instead of sturdy Bio-Core® foam.

As we mentioned earlier, the AS3 is backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty.

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Many shoppers want a mattress with natural materials, whether it’s because of sensitivities to synthetic materials or environmental concerns. The Organica is such a mattress, with cotton, wool, and latex foam that maintains a cool, clean surface for sleepers.

Mattress Highlights
  • Cotton cover wicks away heat and moisture
  • Conforming and pressure-relieving Talalay latex
  • Edge support helps people move in and out of bed
Recommended For
  • Green-minded shoppers
  • Back, side, and combination sleepers
  • Hot sleepers

Most of our queen mattresses rely on memory foam for comfort, save for the Organica mattress. This model is our only latex option, and we pair the conforming feel of natural latex with organic cotton and organic wool for eco-friendly comfort.

The Organica mattress contains four layers:

  • 1 inch of New Zealand Joma Wool®
  • 3 inches of natural Talalay latex foam
  • 8 inches of pocketed coils
  • 1 inch of natural Dunlop latex foam

Surrounding these layers is a plush, ventilated cotton fabric cover. The cotton is sustainably harvested and woven to promote airflow, ensuring sleepers rest on a cool, dry surface.

The wool layer’s primary purpose is to serve as a fire barrier, establishing the Organica as a fiberglass-free mattress. However, it also increases the bed’s conforming cushion and wicks away heat and moisture.

The Talalay latex acts as the main comfort layer, contouring to the body’s curves for pressure relief. Some sleepers find the feel more springy than memory foam, enjoying how it buoys their bodies.

The support core is pocketed coils on a Dunlop latex foam base. This combination provides responsive, stable support, with the coils adapting to movements and standing strong thanks to the structural base foam. Every coil inside the Organica is wrapped to isolate movement, and the coils along the sides are thicker to establish edge support.

As a show of our materials’ quality, we have sought the approval of four certifiers:

As with our memory foam models, purchase of the Organica includes a 100-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty.

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Cost of Amerisleep Queen Size Mattresses

All our mattresses come with a risk-free 100-night sleep trial. If you find the mattress doesn’t fit your sleep needs after 30 nights, we will issue you a full refund. Our mattresses are backed by a 20-year warranty, covering defects and sagging greater than an inch.

AS3 Hybrid$1499
AS5 Hybrid$2199
Amerisleep Organica$1299

Differences Between Olympic Queen and Queen Size Mattresses

An Olympic queen size mattress is more suitable for a couple than a queen size mattress, but you have to consider the available space in your bedroom. It’s beneficial to leave at least two to three feet of space on three sides of the bed (except the one against the wall), for a clutter-free environment. A crowded room may cause stress, disrupting your sleep.

FactorsOlympic QueenQueen
Mattress Dimensions (Inches)66 inches by 80 inches60 inches by 80 inches
Mattress Dimensions (CM)167.64 cm by 203.2 cm152.4 cm by 203.2 cm
Recommended Room Size (Inches)14 feet by 10 feet (will fit in 10 feet by 10 feet too)10 feet by 10 feet
Recommended Room Size (CM)426.72 cm by 304.8 cm (will fit in 304.8 cm by 304.8 cm too)304.8 cm by 304.8 cm
Best ForMaster bedroomsGuest rooms or small master bedrooms
PopularityNot a popular standard size, difficult to find size compatible bedding accessoriesMost popular size among all standard beds, many options in size compatible bedding accessories
Price $800 to $3000 (it may be difficult to find high-end models in this size)$800 to $3000

Other Queen Sizes

Olympic queen isn’t the only variation on the traditional queen size mattress. Other variations include the California queen mattress and the short queen mattress.

The California queen mattress, like a California king size mattress, is 4 inches longer than a traditional queen bed. Though unlike the Cal king size, a California queen mattress isn’t any narrower than a regular queen bed.

Conversely, a short queen mattress is 5 inches shorter than a queen bed. Typically, this allows it to serve as a lightweight and compact RV mattress.

See our short queen vs queen mattress guide for more information.

Other Standard Sizes with a Variable Counterpart

A few inches can make a big difference to your comfort while sleeping, which is why all standard sizes come in two slightly varying dimensions. You can choose any of them depending on your sleeping style, and available space in the room. Unlike the Olympic queen size, most of these sizes are easily available in mattress stores, or online.

Twin vs. Twin XL

There’s a difference of 5 inches in these two standard sizes, but one is used as a children’s bed and the other may be used by adults as well. Twin XL sizes are usually slightly more expensive than the twin sizes.

FactorsTwin Twin XL
Mattress Dimension (IN)38 inches by 75 inches38 inches by 80 inches
Mattress Dimension (CM)96.52 cm by 190.5 cm96.52 cm by 203.2 cm
Best used inChildren’s roomsChildren’s rooms, studio apartments

Full vs. Full XL

Full XL beds are five inches longer than a full, making them a good option for tall sleepers. However, the full XL size is not very commonly available, so it can be difficult to find compatible bedding accessories.

FactorsFullFull XL
Mattress Dimension (IN)54 inches by 75 inches54 inches by 80 inches
Mattress Dimension (CM)137.16 cm by 190.5 cm137.16 cm by 203.2 cm
Best used inChildren’s rooms, college dorms, shared adult roomsGuest rooms and shared adult rooms

King vs. California King (Cal. King)

The king or Eastern king is the widest of all standard sizes, while the California king is the longest among all standard sized beds. The California king is 4 inches longer and 4 inches narrower than a king.

FactorsKingCalifornia King
Mattress Dimension (IN)76 inches by 80 inches72 inches by 84 inches
Mattress Dimension (CM)193.04 cm by 203.2 cm182.88 cm by 213.36 cm
Best used inMaster bedroomMaster bedroom


What size sheets should I use with an Olympic queen?

We recommend asking the customer service representatives of Olympic queen size mattress manufacturers if they have size compatible bedding accessories. Most likely they will, but if they don’t, you can use King size bedding accessories. The length is the same, but width-wise Olympic Queens are 10 inches narrower than the king. The fitted sheets may be a little saggy, so you can use sheet straps or suspenders underneath the mattress to secure the sheets tightly, preventing bunching.

What’s the difference between a double size mattress and a queen size mattress?

A full size mattress is also known as a double-size mattress. It is 6 inches narrower and 5 inches shorter than a queen size mattress. A queen size mattress may be used by couples sometimes, but full mattresses usually cannot accommodate two adult sleepers.

What are the different size variations of a queen-size bed?

The standard queen size measures 60 inches by 80 inches and is the most popular and commonly available size. There are two other variations to the standard queen size. They are the Olympic queen size measuring 66 inches by 80 inches, and the California queen size measuring 60 inches by 84 inches. While the Olympic queen is 6 inches wider than the standard queen, the California queen is 4 inches longer than the standard queen size mattress.

Sleepers with an RV or camper may also be interested in a short queen for the vehicle.


If you are a single sleeper, the popular queen size mattress is an excellent choice. A queen size might not provide enough space for couples. That’s why an Olympic queen is a good option for couples who don’t have space or budget for a king-size bed.

About the author

Mitchell Tollsen is a graduate student and a freelance writer who’s contributed to the Early Bird blog for three years. Mitchell’s always been fascinated by the science of sleep and the restorative processes our bodies undergo when at rest. The self-titled “Sleep Expert” is always looking for ways to improve his shut-eye, and throughout the years has implemented numerous lifestyle changes and tried dozens of sleep-promoting gadgets to determine the best ways to truly get better rest.

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