After a long tiring day, everyone desires a goodnight’s sleep. A lot of it depends on the mattress. It is essential to pick a suitable mattress as it will reflect your mood which depends on your sleep.
Due to the variety of sizes of mattresses, we often get confused regarding which one is best suitable for the size of our bed.
It is not possible to try out mattresses at different stores. The perfect mattress which matches the bed frame needs to be measured and picked out carefully.
So, here rises a question. Will a twin XL mattress fit a twin bed frame? If you have similar confusion regarding the size of mattresses, you are at the right place.
Here is everything that you need to know regarding this particular topic.
Will a twin xl mattress fit a twin bed frame?
No, a twin XL mattress will not fit a twin bed frame. This is because a twin XL mattress is larger than a twin bed frame. So, it will not fit into the bed frame. The mattress is longer in size than the bed frame. A twin mattress will be suitable for the twin bed frame.
Dimensions of a twin XL mattress:
The dimensions of a twin XL mattress are width 38 inches and length 80 inches whereas the dimensions of a twin bed frame are #8 inches width and 75 inches long.
You can notice that the mattress will be 5 inches taller than the bed frame. Even though the width of both the mattress and the bed frame is the same, the mattress will not fit into the bed frame due to the length difference.
The mattress is too long compared to the bed frame and cannot be fitted inside the bed frame. Even though 5 inches does not seem a lot but it is a huge difference.
Twin XL bed frame:
A twin XL bed frame is well suited for a twin XL mattress. They have the same length and width and the mattress will easily fit into the bed frame.
And for a twin bed frame, a regular twin mattress will be ideal as they both are of the same dimensions.
It is very important to pick the correct mattress for your bed frame you do not want to go through the hassle of going to the store again if the mattress does not fit your bed.
Even though the difference between the length of the twin bed frame and twin xl mattress is smaller there is no way you can fit such a long mattress in that bed frame.
It is better to buy a mattress that is the same size as your bed frame.
How do I know if I have a twin or twin XL? How much bigger is a twin XL than a twin?
You can get to know the size of your bed frame or mattress by simply measuring the dimensions using a measuring tape.
For a regular twin size bed frame or mattress, the measurements are width 38 inches and length 75 inches whereas the regular measurements for twin bed frame XL or twin mattress XL are width 38 inches and length 80 inches.
The only difference between these two is the length difference of 5 inches which may not seem like a big deal at first but a twin XL mattress will not fit into a twin regular bed frame.
You can also differentiate regarding the cost. A twin xl bed frame is more expensive than a twin regular bed frame.
A regular twin bed frame is suitable for children and adults below the height of 6’2 as the length of the bed frame is 6’3.
A twin XL bed frame is suitable for taller people as it will enhance the comfort level. A twin bed frame XL and regular both are suitable for a single sleeper.
The twin regular mattress is used in bunk beds generally and you are taller and want comfort and space then the twin XL mattress and bed frame are for you.
What’s the difference between twin and twin xl bedding?
It is very important to make the correct decision when you are purchasing your bedding. A lot of things depend on that such as your sleeping comfort, your children’s height, and the cost of course.
It is wise to put in some thinking and effort instead of carelessly purchasing any bedding. People always get confused regarding twin bedding ad twin XL bedding.
If you have similar confusion, you are in the right place as below given is a detailed explanation of the difference between these two types of bedding.
The major difference is the height of the beddings. The dimensions of a twin bedding are width 38 inches and length 75 inches whereas the dimensions of the twin XL bedding are width 38 inches and length 80 inches.
Both of the beds are for single sleepers. However, the twin XL is more suitable for tall sleepers who are above the height of 6’2.
If you are purchasing the bedding for your children, keep in mind that you will be kept for 7-10 years and if your children are taller for their age they might outgrow the regular twin bedding.
The cost of the twin XL is higher than the cost of the twin regular bedding. So, if you are a sleeper under 6’2 and are on a budget the regular twin bedding is your way to go.
However, if the cost does not matter much then the twin XL will provide more comfort.
Availability of materials:
The accessories such as bed sheets, bed frames are readily available for twin bedding whereas the accessories are harder to find for a twin XL bedding. And as mentioned above there is the added cost along with the hassle.
Can you use twin xl sheets and comforter on a twin bed? Do twin sheets fit twin xl?
You can use twin XL sheets and comforter on a twin bed. However, twin sheets may not fit into twin XL.
The twin XL accessories are larger and can be fit into the twin bed as the sheets can be tucked under the mattress and who doesn’t like a little oversized comforter for more warmth?
However, the accessories of twin regular will not fit the twin XL bedding as it might be short in length if made solely for the twin bedding.
What size sheets will fit a twin xl bed?
The twin XL bed sheets will fit into the twin XL bedding. The measurements for the twin XL bed sheets are 38” X 80”.
These are well suited for the twin XL bedding. The other queen and full-size bedsheets will not fit into the twin XL bedding even though the lengths are the same.
There is a huge difference of around 20 inches in the width. So, only accessories made for twin XL bedding will fit into it.
What size are two twin xl beds together?
Two twin XL beds together will be 76” X 80”. It will be wider and the same in length as a queen-size bed.
It will be 16 inches wider than a queen-sized bed. You can put a bed bridge between the two beds which is widely available online and transform the two twin XL into king-size bedding.
However, it might be a little difficult to find the accessories for this type of bedding.
Will a twin xl fit a full? Are twin xl and full the same?
The twin XL bedding will not fit a full-size mattress. Twin XL and full-size mattresses are not the same.
Full-size bedding is larger in width by 15 inches than a twin XL bedding. However, the full-size bedding is smaller in length by 5 inches than a twin XL bedding.
A twin XL mattress will not fit a full-size bed frame because it is longer.
Why do colleges use twin xl beds?
Colleges do not want to sacrifice the student’s comfort and the dorm rooms are significantly smaller and will not be able to fit larger beds.
This is why the twin XL bed is perfectly suited for college rooms as it will accommodate both regular and tall students comfortably.
It is very helpful for dorms as they have very limited space but also the students can be taller than average.
As a compromise for students’ comfort, most colleges prefer the twin XL bedding as the students are single sleepers.
A twin XL mattress is usually longer than the twin bed frame by 5 inches so it certainly will not fit into a regular twin size bed frame. For a twin bed frame, a regular twin mattress is suitable. The twin XL is pretty useful in some conditions as stated above.
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