A twin size mattress is attractive to the budget-conscious shopper. Sometimes also referred to as a “single,” the twin size bed is actually one of the more versatile options, with two different dimensions to choose from. Some shoppers opt to purchase two twin XL mattresses, rather than one king-size bed, especially if two people with differing comfort profiles are sharing a room. Pushing two twins together will actually give you two inches more in width and the exact same length as a standard king-sized mattress – usually for a lower price.
The standard twin mattress size in America is 39 inches wide x 75 inches long, or 3.25 feet x 6.25 feet. A twin size mattress is more than large enough to accommodate one child and most adults. Twin mattresses are perfect for small guest bedrooms, cottages, “daybed” napping space, or bunk beds.