Twin Mattress Variations: Differences Between Youth, Standard, and XL

Twin Mattress Variations: Differences Between Youth, Standard, and XL

If you’re in the market for a twin mattress, it may surprise you to know that they can actually come in three different variations. Read on to learn all about them.

When people talk about mattress sizes, they usually focus on full, queen, and king (and maybe even California king). These mattresses are popular for couples and families, but there is another standard mattress size that is often overlooked, the twin. Also sometimes called the single, this is one of the most popular mattress sizes on the market because it is so often used in guest rooms, children’s rooms, and other smaller spaces. If you’re in the market for a twin size mattress, it may surprise you to know that it actually comes in three different sizes. Read on to learn all about them.

Youth Mattress

Youth-sized mattresses are usually about 66 inches by 33 inches and 5 inches deep, making them the smallest mattresses on the market, except for crib mattresses. They are pretty short-lived in terms of usefulness (because they’re so short that kids outgrow them quickly). Because of this, many people skip them entirely, choosing to get a standard twin for their kids instead. Since they’re less popular, you may have to special order them if you decide you want one.

Standard Twin Mattress

Standard twin mattresses are the most common. They are typically 38 inches wide and 75 inches long, making them perfect for most growing kids and most adults as well. They may be a little short for some taller teens and adults, which is why most dorms use an XL twin mattress as the default instead. Many types of furniture accommodate the standard twin size, including trundle beds, day beds, and bunk beds. The standard twin is also very versatile because they don’t have to have a box spring, and they are light enough to be easily rotated without help.

Twin XL Mattress

The extra-long twin or the XL twin is the same width as the standard twin, but it is longer. Typically the XL twin is 80 inches long. That extra 5 inches may not seem like a lot, but not having your toes hanging off the edge definitely makes it easier to get a good night’s sleep. The XL twin is the same length as a queen or king; in fact, two XL twins side-by-side offers the same sleeping area as a king. These are a good choice for a room that doesn’t have space for a queen or king but needs to accommodate taller people.

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