Twin vs Twin XL - What is the difference?

What's the Difference Between Twin XL and Standard Twin Bedding?

Aug 07, 2022Takasa Team

Do you know the difference between a standard twin and a twin XL?  Many people do not know the answer to that question. If you are one of them, fear not. Here, we will try to break down the differences between these two sizes so that you can make an informed decision when purchasing new bedding. Keep reading to learn more.

So what's the difference? The main difference is in the size. The twin XL bed is slightly bigger than a twin, with dimensions of 80” x 39”, making it 5 inches longer. This additional length makes the twin XL a better option for taller sleepers, who often find their feet dangling off the end of a twin bed. Twin beds are typically 75” in length. In terms of width, both twin and twin XL beds are 39” wide. 

Explain Twin vs Twin XL

Overall, twin and twin XL beds differ primarily in their length. A twin XL bed is typically a great choice for single persons, those who are taller than average (over 6’), and who may be dealing with limited bedroom space. Standard twin beds, also referred to as single beds, are great for younger children or simply for those with smaller bedrooms. 

Ultimately, the best bed for you will be the one that fits your needs in terms of size and comfort. The extra length of a twin XL can also be a selling point for those who want to use their bed for other purposes, such as reading or working on a laptop. As a result, twin XL beds and bedding are likely to remain popular choices for many years to come. Even college dorms almost exclusively use twin XL beds.

Note, if you have an adjustable bed, then an organic cotton twin XL fitted bed sheet is the sheet that will fit your adjustable bed(s) perfectly. 

Takasa Organic and Fairtrade Cotton twin and twin XL bed sheets are available in an assortment of colours and fabric weaves. The fully elasticized fitted sheet is constructed with 17" extra deep pockets to hug your mattress and keep the sheets in place. Takasa offers a twin duvet insert measuring 96” long. This snugly fits into a Takasa organic and Fairtrade Twin sized duvet cover, purposely measuring at 92” in length - the perfect combo for cozy, inviting, fluffy bedding that would drape flatteringly over any twin or twin XL bed.

Shop for all Twin sized bedding now.

 

FAQs

1. What is the main difference between a Twin and a Twin XL bed?

The main difference lies in the length. A Twin XL bed is 5 inches longer than a standard Twin bed, making it a better option for taller sleepers. Both Twin and Twin XL beds are 39” wide, but while Twin beds are typically 75” long, Twin XL beds have a length of 80”.

2. Who would benefit from a Twin XL bed?

A Twin XL bed is typically a great choice for single persons, those who are taller than average (over 6’), and those dealing with limited bedroom space. It's also suitable for those who want to use their bed for other purposes, such as reading or working on a laptop.

 

3. Will Twin fitted bed sheets fit a Twin XL bed?

No, as twin mattresses are 5 inches shorter than a Twin XL mattress, Twin bed sheets will not fit a Twin XL mattress.

The good news - Takasa does offers organic and Fairtrade cotton bed sheets for both Twin and Twin XL beds. These sheets come in an assortment of colours and fabric weaves, with the fully elasticized fitted sheet constructed with 17" extra deep pockets to hug your mattress and keep the sheets in place. Takasa also offers a twin duvet insert measuring 96” long that snugly fits into a Takasa organic and Fairtrade Twin sized duvet cover, purposely measuring at 92” in length.

 



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