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How are twin beds different from twin XL beds?

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Typically, twin beds are distinguished from twin XL beds by their length. Although the width is equal, twin XL beds are 5 inches longer than their regular twin counterparts.

Twin beds come in two different sizes: the regular twin, which measures 39 x 75 inches, and the twin XL, which measures 39 x 80 inches. The additional length on a twin XL mattress is, according to Sleepy's, the most common type of mattress found in college dorm rooms because it can accommodate a broader range of heights. Typically, twin beds are most often found in children's bedrooms. Twin XL mattresses are also called extended twins and can sleep an adult comfortably.

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    How big is a twin bed?

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    A twin bed is the smallest adult mattress size, and it measures approximately 38 inches wide by 75 inches long. Twin beds and full size beds are actually both the same length. For individuals who are tall but require a twin sized bed, a twin extra-long mattress size is available.

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    How big is a twin mattress?

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    A twin mattress is approximately 39 inches wide and 75 inches long. Extra long twin mattresses have the same width with an additional 5 inches of length. These measurements can vary within half an inch.

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    How long is a twin bed?

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    A twin bed is 75 inches long. The twin bed is often used in a child's bedroom, in smaller rooms or as a bunk bed. An extra-long twin bed offers an additional 5 inches in length to accommodate taller frames.

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    What size is a twin mattress?

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    A North American standard twin-sized mattress measures 39 inches wide by 75 inches long. A twin-XL mattress, which accommodates taller sleepers, measures 39 inches by 80 inches.

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