As you can see, the XL stands for “Extra Long” meaning that the mattress is longer head-to-toe. A Twin XL mattress is the same height as a queen or king mattress.
Twin XL mattresses are becoming more popular. College dormitories use them regularly. Basically a regular twin size mattress is made for a child up to a teenager. The Twin XL takes over from there and offers a teenage basketball player a chance to sleep without their feet hanging off the bed.
One thing to watch out for is buying accessories for the mattress. People sometimes have issues running to their local department store and finding Twin XL sheets. More and more stores are carrying them but not in every color and type as the other sizes. A good solution is to go online to shop for sheets, protectors and other accessories. You’ll usually have full selection but just have to wait for shipping. If you choose a high quality retailer like Malouf Fine Linens you can get next day shipping at a very low cost.
Mattressezzz is a quality distributor of Malouf’s products at competitive prices.
An intelligent mattress buyer was able to use Twin XL mattresses to solve a space issue she was having. She loved Malouf’s highrise frames because in the king size, the platform frame could be separated into two Twin XL’s. Most people don’t realize that. A king size mattress is basically two Twin XL’s put together. So this shopper bought the highrise frame and two twin XLs. When she had company over that needed a king mattress, she put the Twin XLs side-by-side. When she needed multiple beds for children or teens, she split the two beds apart.
One thing that impressed me is that this buyer then used a foam topper when putting the king size bed together. They noticed a dip between the two mattresses because, and this is common with most mattresses, they don’t fit flush. The topper would hold both beds together because of the topper’s straps (these are bungee straps that hold the topper on top of the mattress), and the dip in the middle would be minimized. It felt more like a real king bed.
|Mattress Type||Size (in)||Size (cm)|
|Twin Size (Single) Mattress||39 x 75||99 x 191|
|Twin Size XL (Extra Long) Mattress||39 x 80||99 x 203|