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Dimensions of Twin Mattresses

Kanika Khara Sep 30, 2018
Before purchasing a mattress for your twin bed, it is essential to do a little bit of homework to determine the available dimensions that can best fit your requirements. Read on to know twin bed mattress dimensions if you are planning to buy one.
'Bed size' attributes to the dimensions of the bed mattress that may vary significantly across the world, some countries possessing their own standards and terminology. Whether it's a king, twin, double, or queen bed size, different manufacturers interpret the standard bed and mattress sizes and dimensions differently as per the comfort and the cost.

Twin Bed

The word 'twin bed' brings in the image of two beds (twins) but it is usually "one of a pair of identical beds". It is preferred for a children's room or rooms with multiple occupants.
A twin bed is commonly used by kids, and is the first bed most of the kids get after switching from the crib or toddler bed. In small bedrooms where space is less, a twin bed works perfectly as it is narrow and can easily fit in.
A twin bed is extremely useful in those houses where children or even couples may have sleeping problems or varying requirements regarding the firmness of the mattress.
Twin beds come in handy as each member can purchase the mattress of his choice and push the beds together to sleep side by side. Also, the bed can be stacked and turned into a bunk bed.

Twin Bed Mattresses

A mattress is a mat or pad, placed on top of a bed, upon which we sleep or lie. The term mattress comes from Arabic words meaning "to throw" and "place where something is thrown" or "mat, cushion."
A twin bed mattress usually comprises either an inner spring core or materials including latex, viscoelastic, or other polyurethane-type foams. It can also be filled with air or water, or a collection of natural fibers, like futons.
Depending on the manufacturer, the quality of the bedding, and the robustness of use, will determine the life span of the mattress. However, on an average, a good quality innerspring mattress should last between 7 and 10 years and the memory foam and latex models should last somewhere between 10 and 20 years.

Dimensions of Twin Mattresses

Single Twin Mattress

A single twin mattress size is 39″ x 75″ which is enough for one person. This mattress size is commonly used for daybeds, bunk beds, or as a guest room bed. Although this dimension is fine for children, adults may have a problem when it comes to length.

Extra Large Twin Mattress

The extra large (XL) twin mattress size is 39″ x 80″, i.e. 5 inches longer than the regular model. This works well for people who are tall. It is commonly used in dorms, and if put together in pairs, it forms a king size mattress.

Extra-Extra Large Twin Mattress

The extra-extra large (XXL) twin mattress size is 39″ x 84″, i.e. 4 inches longer than the XL mattress, hence works great for people who are extremely tall.

Twin Mattress Measurements Chart

Countries Single Twin Mattress
North and South America 39″ x 75″
Great Britain 36″ x 75″
European Countries 35.4″ x 78.7″
Canada 39″ x 75″
Countries Extra Large Twin Mattress
North and South America 39″ x 80″
Great Britain 42″ x 75″
European Countries 42.1″ x 75″
Canada 39″ x 80″
A twin bed mattress is quite popular as it works well in small bedrooms or in a kid's room, and its bedding and sheets are also easily available. The correct bed size and mattress for a room is essential to enhance the aesthetic value of the room.