Twin vs Twin XL Mattress Differences

Twin vs Twin XL – these mattresses may look similar but a regular twin bed is much smaller than a twin XL. Twin mattresses are generally reserved for kids, whereas, twin XL beds are often used in college dorms, guest rooms and doubled up in master bedrooms for couples who like to sleep on different feels.

Twin vs Twin XL mattress dimensions

  • A twin size mattress is 38 inches wide by 75 inches long
  • A twin XL size mattress is 38 inches wide by 80 inches long

Twin vs Twin XL


Same Width, Different Lengths

Twin vs Twin XL Mattress

Both the standard twin and twin extra long (XL) size mattresses are 3.16 feet in width, but a twin XL is longer.

A traditional twin size mattress is 75″ in length whereas a twin XL is 80″. That difference affords a sleeper an additional five inches (12 centimeters) in length, perfect for those who need more leg room.

Twin vs Twin XL Size Dimensions in Inches and Feet

Mattress Size Inches Feet
Twin Size 38″ x 75″ 3.1′ x 6.2′
Twin XL Size 38″ x 80″ 3.1 x 6.6′


Table Of Contents

Twin vs Twin XL Dimensions  •   Crib Mattress vs Twin Dimensions
Twin XL vs King Dimensions •  Twin XL vs Twin XXL Dimensions


The Standard Twin Size Mattress

Twin Size Mattress

We all grew up with the twin size mattress; it was probably your first bed as a young child, moving from a nursery-size mattress to a larger, independent bed.

This upgrade is one of the largest per-inch increases you will find among standard mattress sizes.

Adding 11 inches in width and 23 inches in length you can rest assured that the twin size mattress is worth the upgrade as it will comfortably fit your child for years to come.



Table Of Contents

Twin vs Twin XL Dimensions  •   Crib Mattress vs Twin Dimensions
Twin XL vs King Dimensions •  Twin XL vs Twin XXL Dimensions


Technical Specifications of a Twin Size Mattress

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Twin Size Bed 38″ x 75 “ 3.16′ x 6.25′

Since a twin size mattress is a standard size and measures 38” x 75” there shouldn’t be any problems find unique bed accessories. In fact, you should be able to easily match a twin size fitted sheet set (twin xl bedding) to your child’s bedroom design.



Table Of Contents

Twin vs Twin XL Dimensions  •   Crib Mattress vs Twin Dimensions
Twin XL vs King Dimensions •  Twin XL vs Twin XXL Dimensions


Technical Specifications of a Crib Mattress vs Twin Size Mattress

Crib vs Twin Mattress Inches Feet
Crib Size Bed 28″ x 52″ 2.3′ x 4.3′
Twin Size 38″ x 75″ 3.1′ x 6.2′
  • A twin size mattress is 28 inches wide by 52 inches long
  • A twin XL size mattress is 38 inches wide by 80 inches long


Table Of Contents

Twin vs Twin XL Dimensions  •   Crib Mattress vs Twin Dimensions
Twin XL vs King Dimensions •  Twin XL vs Twin XXL Dimensions


Twin Extra Long (XL) Size Mattress

Twin Extra Long Mattress

Twin XL size mattresses are becoming increasingly popular amongst adults. This new trend can be attributed to couples shopping for a new mattress but seeking two different firmness levels.

Two twin XL mattresses provide the perfect solution as they are equivalent to the size of one king size bed in length and width.

  • A twin XL size mattress is 38 inches wide by 80 inches long
  • A king size mattress is 76 inches wide by 80 inches long
  • A California king size mattress is 72 inches wide by 84 inches long

This means that you won’t have move furniture around in order to find the perfect space while selecting and combining two different mattress options. It is important to note that two twin XL’s are are not equal to one California king size mattress.

Technical Specifications of Twin XL vs King vs California King

Twin XL vs King vs California King Inches Feet
Twin XL Size 38″ x 80″ 3.1′ x 6.6′
King Size Mattress 76″ x 80″ 6.3′ x 6.6′
California King Size Mattress 72″ x 84″ 6.3′ x 6.6′

 

The twin XL mattress is also a standard size. Finding the right bed accessories for a twin XL is easy, but they might cost a little more than standard twin-size fitted sheet. But that five inches in length provides plenty of extra leg space and you can you can easily fit a twin XL in a guest room or use it as a primary bed in your growing teenager’s room.

  • A Twin size mattress is 38 inches wide by 75 inches long
  • A Twin XL size mattress is 38 inches wide by 80 inches long

Twin XL mattresses provide the perfect amount of individual sleep space without taking up too much room. These compact beds are extremely popular in college and university dorm rooms. Some colleges even offer twin XXL mattresses as an option as a dorm bed to students who are above-average in height.

  • A Twin XL size mattress is 38 inches wide by 80 inches long
  • A Twin XXL size mattress is 36 inches wide by 84 inches long

Comparing Twin XL (aka Single Bed) and Twin XXL Bed Sizes

Comparing Twin XL and Twin XXL Bed Sizes

Most beds designed for colleges are lower in quality but are durable and stand 7″ in height [1]. Modern twin XL mattresses designed for daily home use feature superior quality, comfort, better technology and average 10″ in height.

Twin XL vs Twin XXL Inches Feet
Twin XL Mattress 38″ x 80″ 3.1′ x 6.6′
Twin XXL Mattress 36″ x 84″ 3′ x 7′


Table Of Contents

Twin vs Twin XL Dimensions  •   Crib Mattress vs Twin Dimensions
Twin XL vs King Dimensions •  Twin XL vs Twin XXL Dimensions


Frequently Asked Questions About Twin vs Twin XL Mattresses

Should I purchase a twin XL for my child?

Although less common, it’s not unheard of for parents to invest in a Twin XL mattress for their children. Investing in a larger mattress means more room for growth spurts, a great option for tall adolescents.

Twin XL Mattress For Child


Will a standard twin mattress fit on a twin XL foundation?

No. A twin XL is significantly longer than a standard twin mattress and requires a twin XL-size foundation, box spring or adjustable bed.

Will a standard twin mattress fit on a twin XL foundation


I’m interested in putting a mattress in my guest room, which is a better option?

We recommend a twin XL mattress so you can comfortably accommodate an adult guest sleepers.

Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid Mattress


Will my twin sheets work in a Twin XL mattress?

No. Although both feature the same 38″ width, it’s the 5″ variance in length means they are not interchangeable. The only real difference between twin and twin XL sheet sets is in the size. Tomorrow Sleep, for example, offers twin sized sheets made of 100% USA grown Supima cotton and a luxurious 500 thread count with thoughtful details, like a wide boxer-band, so it stays tucked in all night.

 


How do Twin vs Twin XL beds compare in terms of cost?

In most instances, a twin XL mattress will cost slightly a more than a standard twin. When you compare the Tomorrow Sleep hybrid mattress with our all-foam option, you will see that the cost varies slightly. Whichever option you select, you’ll be backed by a 10-year Serta Simmons Bedding warranty.

Tomorrow Sleep Twin vs Twin XL Price

Tomorrow Sleep Mattress Pricing Hybrid Memory Foam
Twin Size Bed Price $520 $420
Twin XL Size Bed Price $570 $460

 

Here’s a direct comparison of two twin XL Tomorrow Sleep mattresses to one standard king. In exchange for a slight increase in cost, you can easily personalize your individual mattresses so you and your partner can dream easy.

Tomorrow Sleep (2) Twin XL (aka Split King) vs King Price

Tomorrow Sleep Mattress Pricing Hybrid Memory Foam
(2) Twin XL Mattress Price  $1,140 $920
King Size Mattress $1,125 $890

 


Mattress Dimension & Size Guides


Twin Bed and Twin XL Bed Resources:
[1] Princeton; Facilities Tips and Tricks to a Happy Move-in Queen Size, Bed, August 25, 2017.

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[MATTRESS SIZE GUIDE] [Q] Twin VS Twin XL Mattress Dimensions? [A] TWIN Mattress size = 38" x 75". TWIN XL Mattress size = 38" x 80"
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