March 3, 2022
Filed under: Mattress Guide

How big is a Twin Size Bed? Did you know that besides a crib mattress, the twin mattress is the smallest size bed available on the market? Even though it is the smallest, it can be used for many situations. If you are on a tight budget, under 6ft tall and sleep alone, if you have a child that has outgrown their crib and they aren’t quite ready for a full size bed, if you have very limited space like a studio apartment, if you are moving into a dorm, if you have a daybed or bunk bed, this bed size is a great option for you.

Twin size mattresses are built to industry standard dimensions. Twin beds are approximately 38 inches wide by 74.5 inches long. Bed frames, sheets, comforters, etc. are easy to find for this size bed. If you are on a the taller side or just want a little more foot room and have one of the scenarios mentioned above you might want to consider the twin’s counter part, Twin XL. Twin XL’s are about 5 inches longer measuring 38×79.5. Use the table below to compare mattress sizes.









Width x Length

Standard Size

38″ x 74.5″

Twin

38″ x 79.5″

Twin XL

53″ x 74.5″

Full

60″ x 79.5″

Queen

76″ x 79.5″

King

72″ x 83.5″

California King

Serta Twin Size Recommendations:


If you are on a budget, consider this compact mattress in a box option. Serta EZ Tote Mattress in a Box

Looking for bunk bed or daybed mattress options? Consider this comfy mattress in a box. Serta Perfect Sleeper Nestled Night Mattress

If you’re an adult looking, check out this cooling, supportive option below. Serta Serene Sky Bed

National Sleep Foundation’s logo, name, materials and/or insights used under license from NSF in exchange for Serta’s financial support of NSF’s sleep research and educational activities.

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