New Zealand 'Split' Bed Sizes - What Size is best for you?

You have started to realise the immense health, comfort and lifestyle benefits from upgrading to an electric Adjustable Bed, but are confused by the Sizes, especially as they are often Split (Individual Control for Each side of the Bed)? 

Here is a lowdown on the New Zealand Split Sizes and the brief Pros and Cons;

Split King
Overall 168cm x 203cm - Each side 84cm x 203cm 

The New Zealand King is a Size unique to NZ, not even available in Australia. This is really the minimum size you want to go for in a Split Model. With each side being the same length as a Queen, but narrower than a standard Single.

This is why we would never recommend a Split Queen, each side of a Split Queen is super narrow, even narrower than a camp stretcher!

Pro: Perfect if you are a bit cramped for room but still want the benefits of individual control from your Adjustable Bed

Con: Little bit narrower than a standard Single/Long Single 

Linen: You will need Long Single Mattress Protectors and Fitted Sheets, they will be a little on the big side, you can have them modified or simply tuck further underneath. The rest of your linen (flat sheets, duvet covers etc.) should be NZ King. 

Split Super King
Overall 183cm x 203cm - Each side 91cm x 203cm 

This is the most popular size for Split size Adjustable Beds. In simple terms, it is 2 x Long Singles, kept together by attaching the bases, or for electric Adjustables, simply the weight of the bases (they are pretty heavy with the Motors and method of Articulation). 

Pros: Good space for each partner and if you needed to, can be separated into two Long Single Beds 

Cons: Perhaps a little big for a smaller sized Master Bedroom? Long Single Linen is available but a little bit hard to seek out! 

Linen: You will need Long Single Mattress Protectors and Fitted Sheets. The rest of your linen (flat sheets, duvet covers etc.) should be Super King.  

Split Californian King Plus
Overall 214cm x 203cm - Each side 107cm x 203cm

Note the 'Plus' or sometimes just the + symbol is used. This is a BIG bed, bigger than a normal Californian King.

Definitely increasing in popularity and will fit into decent sized Master Bedrooms. It is essentially 2 x King Singles. As big as it is, if you were looking for a single sized bed for yourself you would almost certainly choose a King Single, so why not one each for you and your partner if you have the space?

Pros: Plenty of room if you are a bigger person or simply like to stretch out. There is much more linen available in King Single than there is in Long Single. 

Cons: You do need a big Bedroom. 

Linen: You will need King Single Mattress Protectors and Fitted Sheets. The rest of your linen (flat sheets, duvet covers etc.) should be Californian King.

Warning - if you choose one of the deep style Innerspring Mattresses, 30cm or deeper, the Californian King top linen is going to be on the small side.