Bigger Than King Size: Discover the World of Giant Beds

Sleeping on a regular-sized bed sometimes feels too cramped, especially if you share it with a partner, child, or pet. It can lead to discomfort that wakes you up at night, disrupts your sleep quality, and results in back pain.

When your sleep suffers, your daily life suffers as well. Not getting enough sleep can make you feel tired, irritated, and unable to focus. Even worse, chronic sleep deprivation increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, heart attack, depression, anxiety, and other conditions.

So, how do you avoid feeling cramped and waking up during the night? By upgrading to a bed bigger than King size!

A giant bed provides more space and comfort for you and your loved ones, allowing you to get in a comfortable position, relax, and sleep soundly throughout the night. Now, let’s explore the world of giant beds and discover how upgrading to a bigger bed can benefit the sleep and well-being of your family.

What’s Bigger Than a King-Size Bed?

King-size beds became popular because of their comfort and spaciousness. However, for some, a king-size bed doesn’t provide enough room to get a good night’s sleep.

Maybe you and your partner like to spread out during the night. Or you have a family who loves to pile on for a movie night. Or you want a bigger sleeping surface so your dogs can join you. Whatever the cause, the good news is that there are giant beds bigger than King size.

Some examples include:

  • Texas King (80” x 98”)
  • Wyoming King (84” x 84”)
  • Alberta King (96” x 96”)
  • Alaskan King (108” x 108”)
  • Family Bed (120” x 80”)
  • Family Bed XL (144” x 84”)

Going Bigger Than King Size: Oversized Bed Dimensions

At the Alaskan King Bed Company, we focus on handcrafting premium oversized mattresses for the whole family.

So, if you’re looking for a bed bigger than a King size, we offer five giant beds to choose from:

Alaskan King (108” x 108”)

With a sleeping surface that’s nine feet by nine feet, Alaskan King is one of the biggest beds you can find. Think of it this way: if a regular King-size bed felt like a cozy house, the Alaskan King would be a luxurious palace.

With more room to stretch out and relax, Alaskan King can comfortably accommodate up to four adults or two adults and several children and pets. It’s simply the perfect family bed, with enough space for everyone.

In addition, an Alaskan King bed is an ideal spot for family activities like movie nights, cuddling, and bonding with loved ones.

Alaskan King Mini (96” x 96”)

Alaskan King Mini is the same size as Alberta King, featuring a sleep surface that’s seven feet wide and long. That’s a foot shorter and narrower than the standard Alaskan King bed, which is perfect for people with slightly smaller bedrooms.

The Alaskan King Mini bed can accommodate two adults and one to two children. There’s also enough room for pets at the foot of the bed.

Alaskan King Shorty (108” x 80”)

If you’re looking for an extra-wide King bed, Alaskan King Shorty is an excellent choice. It is 108” wide and 80” long, making it perfect for people who don’t need the extra legroom.

Alaskan King Shorty can accommodate the same number of people as the standard Alaskan King bed, making it great for co-sleeping families. However, it may not be the best option for tall people and pet parents.

Alaskan King Shorty L (108” x 84”)

Alaskan King Shorty L is another extra-wide King bed suitable for families that want to sleep together and couples looking for more room.

It is 108” wide and 84” long (four inches longer than Alaskan King Shorty), which makes it more suitable for slightly taller people.

Alaskan King Shorty XL (108” x 96”)

If you’re looking for a giant bed for tall people, Alaskan King Shorty XL is one of the best choices. It’s also great for couples and families.

Alaskan King Shorty XL is 108” wide and 96” long, which is enough to accommodate a family of five, along with any pets.

Benefits of Having a Giant Bed

A giant bed provides more space to stretch out and find that comfortable position that allows you to get better sleep. The additional room lets you sleep comfortably with your partner, kids, or dogs.

Here are some of the benefits of getting a giant bed:

1. More Comfortable Sleep

Regular-sized beds often feel too small, which makes it harder to get comfortable and fall asleep. And if you can’t get comfortable, you are more likely to sleep in an awkward position and wake up with back pain. An oversized bed provides more room to stretch out and relax, making it easier to find the most comfortable sleeping position. As a result, you’ll fall asleep faster and sleep undisturbed throughout the night.

Thus said, you must ensure that your giant bed has a top-quality oversize mattress with adequate support. The sleeping surface needs to be firm enough to support all sleepers but soft enough to allow you to get comfortable.

Read our guide on how to choose the right mattress firmness.

2. Better Sleep Quality

Waking up in the middle of the night is annoying, especially when you struggle to fall back asleep.

That’s why you should minimize sleep disturbances as much as possible. However, that can be really challenging when you share a regular-sized bed.

So, if you wake up every time your partner changes sleep position, goes to the bathroom, or brushes against you, you should consider upgrading to a bigger bed.

Remember, sleep disturbances are no joke. In fact, sleep research highlights that they can make you feel more stressed and impair your emotional well-being and cognitive performance. In addition, sleep disturbance can increase your perception of pain and reduce your quality of life. And if the sleep disturbances become chronic, you risk developing cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other conditions.

That’s why it is important to get a bigger bed and allow you and your partner to sleep without interruptions. After all, better sleep can support your cognitive performance, mental health, emotional stability, coping with stress, and heart health.

3. Perfect for Co-Sleeping

Bigger than King-size beds are ideal for co-sleeping. Whether you want more room for you or your partner or a bigger space where your whole family can sleep together, giant beds are the perfect solution.

One thing is certain – you need a giant bed to co-sleep effectively. That way, everybody has enough room to get comfortable, and you don’t disturb each other during the night.

Co-sleeping on a regular King bed will likely lead to many nighttime awakenings and worse sleep for everyone involved.

Curious whether it is safe to let your baby sleep with you? Read our guide on how to co-sleep safely!

4. Extra Space for Family Activities

A giant bed isn’t just a place for sleeping – it’s the perfect spot for spending quality family time.

Whether watching a movie, playing a game, or just hanging out, a giant bed can provide the ideal space for all kinds of activities.

In addition, you can snuggle up with your loved ones and enjoy some much-needed bonding time without feeling cramped or uncomfortable. And, with plenty of space to move around, you can switch up your family activities to keep things fresh and exciting.

Lastly, many giant beds like the Alaskan King have extra room at the foot of the bed, where your dogs and other furry friends can sleep.


1. What comes after King size?

Although standard and California Kings are the biggest standard bed sizes, giant beds provide even more room. That includes Alaskan King, Alaskan King Mini, Alberta King, Wyoming King, Texas King, Alaskan King Shorty, and other oversized beds.

2. Is there a bed bigger than King size?

Yes, there are several beds bigger than King size. The most popular options include Texas King, Wyoming King, Alaskan King, Alberta King, and Family Bed XL. In addition, some manufacturers offer custom-sized beds, where you can select how long and wide you want your bed to be. That way, you can get a giant bed that’s the perfect size for your bedroom.

3. How big is the Alaskan King?

The Alaskan King bed is 108” x 108”. It’s often called the “family-sized bed” because it’s so big that the whole family can sleep on it. In fact, it can accommodate two adults and several children and pets.

4. Is there a bed size bigger than Alaskan King?

Alaskan King is probably the biggest bed you can find. However, some manufacturers offer Family Bed XL, that’s 144” wide and 84” long. So, while it’s 36” wider than Alaskan King, it’s also 24” shorter. But, overall, Family Bed XL has a slightly bigger sleeping surface and can be considered larger than Alaskan King.

5. What is the biggest bed size?

Family Bed XL is the biggest available bed size. However, it is very challenging to find, and it’s not suitable for many bedrooms. That’s why we prefer the Alaskan King bed, which offers a more elegant square shape and a slightly smaller sleeping surface.

6. Can I fit a giant bed in my bedroom?

Keep in mind that giant beds require big bedrooms. For example, to fit an Alaskan Bed inside your bedroom, it must be at least 16 x 16 feet. That’s why oversized beds are mostly reserved for master bedrooms.

7. Where can I find oversized bedding?

Oversized bedding is more challenging to find than regular bedding. That’s why we’ve wanted to make it easier for our customers and create premium bedding accessories. You can order oversized bed sheets, comforters, and mattress protectors in our online store.

8. Where can I buy an oversized mattress?

Most manufacturers only sell regular-sized mattresses. But there are a few, like Alaskan King Bed Company, where you can get an oversized mattress for your giant bed. After all, mattress quality is one of the most important things for your sleep, which is why you must choose your oversized mattress carefully.

Take a look at our premium mattress selection.

Should You Buy a Bed That’s Bigger Than King Size?

If you’re looking to buy a bed bigger than King size, you need to ask yourself several questions:

  • Is your bedroom big enough to accommodate a giant bed?
  • What is your budget?
  • How many people are supposed to sleep on the bed?
  • Where will you get bed accessories?
  • What does your partner and family think about buying an oversized bed?

Remember, the primary purpose of a giant bed is to provide more space and comfort for your family to bond and spend quality time together. With these questions in mind, you can make an informed decision that fits your family’s needs and lifestyle.

Are you interested in upgrading to a giant bed? Visit our online store to get Alaskan King bed frames and mattresses in one of our five oversized options.