At the end of WWII, most couples slept in twin beds, as portrayed on early television shows such as the Mary Tyler Moore show. Some slept in full-sized beds, but Queen and King-sized mattresses weren’t readily available. The King sizes were introduced during this era and one has to wonder if the nightmares returning soldiers experienced from their time in the trenches didn’t contribute to couples wanting more room in their beds.
A queen bed leaves each person with 8” less space than they would have in a twin bed. More width means you’re less likely to disturb your partner’s sleep when you roll over or have a nightmare. A larger bed also provides a wider surface for maneuvering during intimate moments when you may not want to think about sliding off the edge of the bed.