Twin vs. Twin XL: Mattress Size Buying Guide
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Choosing an ideal mattress may not be an easy process. In most cases, apart from the texture and feel, the size of the mattress is also one of the most important considerations. If you are a single or live in a small apartment, you might think about a twin or twin XL mattress. But what’s the difference between a twin and twin XL mattress? And which size is best for you? Please keep reading as we explore these issues more in depth below.

Mattress sizeDimensions in Inches Dimensions in Centimeters 
Twin39" x 75"99.0 X 190.5cm
Twin XL39" X 80"99.0 X 203.2cm
Full54" x 75"137.0 X 190.5cm
Queen 60" x 80"152.5 X 203.2cm
King76" x 80"193 X 203.2cm
Cal King72" X 84"183 X 213.3cm

Mattress Sizes and Dimensions Chart (See What Size is a Twin & Twin XL Mattress)

What is the Difference between a Twin and Twin XL Mattress?

 TwinTwin XL
Wide 39 inches 39 inches
Length 75 inches 80 inches
Surface area 2,925 square inches 3,120 square inches
Benefits Maximum space saving;
More inexpensive than Twin XL;
Widely available for more accessories, bed frames, etc.
Extra 5 inches in length, ideal for taller people;
Same length as a Queen mattress
Drawbacks Only 75 inches long, not friendly to tall people Higher cost (especially when using premium materials);
Few accessories in Twin XL size

The main difference between twin and twin XL sizes is their length and cost. Their width is the same. But the twin XL size mattress is 80 inches in length, 5 inches longer than the twin. This means that twin XL in the same length as a Queen mattress is usually ideal for taller people, but the cost of twin XL will be slightly higher. In other words, twin mattress can help you save the most space at the lowest price, while the twin XL one can provide taller people with additional space, so that they can keep their legs straight whenever necessary.
The above table provides a simple summary, but considering some other factors, which size is best for you?

Which Size is Best for You?
Before choosing, there are some factors you should consider:

Bedroom dimensions: the recommended minimum room size for twin mattress is 7 feet by 10 feet, and the twin XL, 9 feet 6 inches by 10 feet 6 inches. Therefore, if you live in a studio apartment, or your bedroom size is smaller than 9 feet 6 inches by 10 feet 6 inches, then picking a twin mattress may make the room feel less crowded.

Height and comfort: we should know that a twin XL mattress has the same width as a twin mattress, but get extra 5 inches in length, indicating it can seemingly fit someone up to 6 feet 7 inches. And also for a twin mattress with 75 inches in length, someone, 6 feet 3 inches tall or less, is technically fit it. But keep in mind that we don’t sleep with our heads right at the edge of a mattress. We need a decent amount of room to put our pillows and get comfy. Therefore, if you are around 6 feet 3 inches, the twin mattress may be too short for you. With this consideration, a twin is better suited for children, teenagers or adults who are 6 feet tall or less, while a twin XL for adults taller than 6 feet or teenagers with the potential to outgrow the twin size mattress, seeing that the longevity of a mattress is typically more than 7 years.

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Budget and availability: a twin mattress is generally more inexpensive and available than a twin XL. Once you have considered all the other factors, we don’t want to encourage you cut corners to save money on a new mattress, but the total cost of a new bed purchase is still a big deal. Because the accessories and bed frames for twin XL may also be more expensive. If you’re on a tight budget, you can save some money by choosing a twin. Plus, note that the accessories for twin XL mattress is not as widely available as twin, since not all mattress manufacturers offer mattress accessories or bed frames in twin XL for you.

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Generally, twin and twin XL size mattresses are regarded as temporary mattresses for children, teenagers and single persons in a certain period. So some manufacturers might tend to compromise on their quality. As a result, many twins are cheaper, and they are not as durable and comfortable as mattresses of other common sizes.
However, Novilla makes it different. All Novilla mattresses use environmentally friendly and high-quality materials. Moreover, the Novilla Bliss twin XL mattress is only about $10 more expensive than the twin. And whether you shop for Novilla Bliss Memory Foam Mattress or Serenity Hybrid Mattress, Novilla twins are built to last long and provide you with the full comfort and support, giving you a good night's rest .
Do you want to have a try? Novilla offers a 30-night trial, ensuring that you have enough time to adapt yourself to the new mattress. If you are satisfied with our mattress and decide to keep it, you will get a 10-year warranty, otherwise, you can apply for a refund. We bet you will not lose anything for a try.

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