Split King Size Mattresses
No other mattress features the Purple GelFlex™ Grid, a layer of flexible gel that’s firm enough to support your frame, but soft enough to reduce tension and pressure. It’s comfort that’s great for your whole body.
Essential Split King Size Collection
Our Essential Collection mattresses include the GelFlex Grid for instantly adaptive support and pressure point cradling and a supportive foam core that produces less bounce when you move.
Medium-firm, very stable feel and instantly adaptive support.
Step up to even more comfort with the Purple Mattress®, the model that started it all, with the 2" of GelFlex Grid and the dual-layer Comfort Core.
Purple Plus Mattress
Medium, stable feel and instantly adaptive support.
Get more cushioning with the Purple Plus®, which pairs 2" of GelFlex Grid with a triple-layer Comfort Core for an extra layer of premium foam.
Premium Split King Size Collection
Our Premium Collection mattresses pair the GelFlex Grid for instantly adaptive support and pressure point cradling with the Responsive Coil Core for ease of movement and better air flow to draw more heat away.
Purple Hybrid Mattress
Firm, responsive feel and instantly adaptive support.
The firmest mattress in our Hybrid Collection, the Purple Hybrid® Mattress combines the pressure-relieving benefits of the GelFlex Grid with the buoyancy of individually wrapped coils.
Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Mattress
Medium-soft, very responsive feel and more instantly adaptive support.
The medium-soft mattress in our Hybrid Collection, the Purple Hybrid Premier® 3 Mattress combines the pressure-relieving benefits of 3 inches of the GelFlex Grid with the buoyancy of individually wrapped coils.
Purple Hybrid Premier 4 Mattress
Soft, most responsive feel and the most instantly adaptive support.
The softest mattress in our Hybrid Collection, the Purple Hybrid Premier® 4 Mattress combines the pressure-relieving benefits of 4 inches of the GelFlex Grid with the buoyancy of individually wrapped coils.
Benefits of The Purple GelFlex™ Grid
Cushions + Supports
The Grid’s columns give way under focused pressure from hips and shoulders to gently cradle your body, while offering support to broad, evenly distributed weight (lookin’ at you, legs and back).
Dissipates Body Heat
The Grid features 1,400+ ventilation chambers for better airflow. Plus, when it comes to temperature, our GelFlex material is like Switzerland – totally neutral – so you won’t sleep too hot or too cold.
Adapts as You Move
The GelFlex Grid instantly shifts as you change your sleeping position. When you move, it moves, so you feel every inch of comfortable support and your sleep remains blissfully uninterrupted.
Is a Split King Size Right For Me?
- A Split King mattress is the same size as a king-size mattress, although it is split into two twin size mattresses.
- Not a great option for bedrooms smaller than 12x12 feet. A 12x12 foot bedroom or larger will allow a comfortable amount of space.
- Ideal for couples with different sleep preferences, in addition, it helps isolate motion transfer.
Mattress Size Guide
Crib: 28" x 52" Toddler: 28" x 52"
Twin: 38" x 75" Twin XL: 38" X 80"
Full/Double: 54" x 75" Queen: 60" x 80"
King: 76" x 80" California King: 72" x 84"
Frequently Asked Questions
A split king is made of two separate twin XL mattresses. If the mattresses or split bed frame isn’t secure, the two beds can start to drift apart.
The best way to keep your mattresses together is to use a bed frame that fits your split king mattress. If you have a Purple mattress, we highly recommend using Purple’s split king adjustable bed base, the Purple PowerBase™. This adjustable bed base was made specifically for Purple mattresses, including the Purple split king adjustable bed. So, you’re guaranteed to get the very best fit with no slips or gaps in your split king mattress.
If you’re not ready to buy a new adjustable frame, there are some other ways to keep your split king mattress together.
First, you should check if your bed frame is sliding. What’s probably happening is that your split bed frames are moving apart and creating a gap in your bed. If you bought a split king bed frame, it should include a connector (like a metal bar) that holds the two frames together. Make sure that this bar is securely in place.
If you bought two twin xl bed frames instead of a split king bed frame, you may not have a connector. Instead, you can try to secure the legs of your bed frames by putting non-slip material (like rubber pads) under each leg.
Another possibility is that your mattresses are moving on the bed frame. To prevent this, you can put a non-slip mattress pad between the mattress and the bed frame. Make sure to cut it in half or it will prevent your bed from adjusting.
If you don’t want to use a pad, you can use some heavy-duty, non-slip tape to secure the mattresses to the frame. This type of tape is usually used to secure rugs to slippery floors. Ask around your local home improvement store to find some.
You can use a king size comforter or two twin XL comforters on your adjustable bed. It depends on your preferences (and those of your partner).
Using one king comforter will give your bed a more uniform look. It will also allow you and your partner to share the same blanket space.
When using separate twin XL bedding, both partners will be able to choose a duvet that fits their needs. For example, one sleeper might like a lighter comforter and the other might want a warm, heavy one.
A split bed requires different bedding than a standard king. For your adjustable mattress, you’ll need to buy two twin XL fitted sheets.
DO NOT use a standard king fitted sheet with a split king mattress. Although a king fitted sheet will fit a split king mattress, it will prevent your bed from moving with the adjustable frame. This could damage your adjustable bed frame.
For your split king sheets, you can opt for one large king size flat sheet or two twin xl sheets. Both will fit your mattress, so your choice depends on your and your partner’s sleep styles.
If you and your partner have the same preferences for bedding, a single flat sheet will do just fine. Plus, it will make it easier to snuggle. If one partner likes breathable bamboo and the other prefers fancy satin sheets, you can grab two different sets of twin xl sheets and enjoy the best of both worlds.
If you’re worried about accidentally buying the wrong sheets for your split mattress, you can shop Purple.com for split king sheet sets to make life easier.
You need to buy two twin XL mattresses to fit a split king adjustable bed. This is because the size of one twin xl mattress is exactly half that of a standard king mattress.
Let’s take a look at the twin bed dimensions and king bed dimensions:
Twin XL mattress: 38 X 80 inches
King mattress: 76 X 80 inches
Two separate twin XL mattresses will allow you to enjoy the full range of motion and all of the capabilities of your adjustable split king base. A standard king mattress, queen mattress, full mattress, or California king mattress (Cal king) is not compatible with an adjustable split king base.
If you attempt to use any other mattress type on a split king base, you risk damage to the base and the mattress, and you will likely void any warranties covering your products.
It’s also important to remember to select two twin XL mattresses for your base, and NOT two twin mattresses. The XL mattress is five inches longer than the standard twin, so two twin mattresses will not fit an adjustable frame for a split king.
To make shopping easier, Purple gives you the option to select the “split king” mattress size directly when choosing a mattress. This will ensure that both mattresses ship to your door for free and at the same time. Both mattresses will also be covered by Purple’s 10-year warranty and 100-night risk-free sleep trial.
Is a split king mattress the right choice for you? If you fit into one of the following categories, then the answer might be yes.
You want to use a split king adjustable bed frame: If you have or wish to have a split adjustable bed frame, you’ll need a split mattress to use it.
You and your partner have different sleep preferences: If you and your partner can’t agree on what makes for a good night’s sleep, then you can have the best of both worlds with a split king bed. It’s the only way to sleep on separate mattresses while sharing a bed.
You want a mattress with more motion isolation: If you’re a light sleeper who wakes up to the slightest movement from your partner, a split king will eliminate virtually all motion transfer. This is especially true if you choose a split mattress that already has low motion transfer, like a memory foam mattress or a Purple Mattress™.
You want a luxurious sleep experience: Adjustable beds provide comfort and versatility that you can’t get from a standard mattress and bed frame. With an adjustable bed, you can control your comfort with the click of a button. The best adjustable beds, such as the Purple PowerBase™, even come with premium presets and blissful massage settings.
Yes. In fact, a split king mattress is one of the most comfortable and luxurious mattresses you can buy. This is because adjustable mattresses give you far more control over your comfort than standard mattresses.
A split king bed with an adjustable base will support your back when you want to sit up and allow you to kick back and elevate your legs without stacking pillows. Regardless of your sleep position, you’ll be able to adjust your mattress to support your breathing, spinal health, and posture. You and your partner will finally be able to sleep in your ideal comfort zones.
Modern adjustable beds, like the Purple PowerBase™, offer additional features for an out-of-this-world sleep experience. These include:
- Preset positions like the zero-gravity position
- Saved positions (so you can find your favorite adjustments again)
- 5 massage settings for full-body bliss
- Under-bed lighting
- Built-in USB ports for charging your devices
If you and your partner are interested in upgrading your sleep experience, a split king mattress is a great choice.
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