Anyone who has shopped for a mattress lately knows that the options available are nearly endless. There are different thicknesses, different firmnesses, different materials, and, of course, different sizes. Even within the standard sizes (twin/single, full, queen, and king), there are size options. Most people know that there is a difference between a king-size and a California king-size mattress, but there are also three different sizes of twin mattresses available.
Youth Twin Mattress
Youth size mattresses are slightly smaller than a standard twin on all sides, measuring 66 inches long, 33 inches wide, and 5 inches deep. They are larger than a crib or toddler mattress by a few inches in width and length, but still very compact. There is not a lot of demand for youth twin mattresses because they tend to be outgrown rather quickly. You can usually special order them, but you will likely be better off simply buying a standard twin mattress since it will last longer.
Standard Twin Mattress
The standard twin is the smallest conventional mattress size (since crib, toddler, and youth mattresses are considered specialty). At 38 inches wide and 75 inches long, they take up less than 20 square feet of floor space, making them ideal for small bedrooms. They are large enough to fit most children and even some average-sized adults comfortably. They are ideal for day beds, trundle beds, and bunk beds. They are also light enough that they can be easily moved by one person, either when rearranging furniture or rotating the mattress. Finally, they can be used with or without box springs, making them a very versatile choice for added sleeping space in any home.
XL Twin Mattress
The twin XL mattress is the same thickness and width as a standard twin mattress, but they offer an additional 5 inches of length, coming in at 80 inches long. This is good for people who are taller than average. They are also useful for bedrooms that are too small to accommodate the width of a full mattress, but have to be able to accommodate tall individuals. This is the main reason they are commonly found in college dorm rooms. The added length of the twin XL makes it the same length as a queen or king mattress. In fact, putting two twin XL mattresses together creates the same bed space as a king mattress. Creating a king bed in this way allows each person to have their own desired firmness.
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