Do you have a couple of little ones running around that are starting to outgrow everything in sight? Or maybe you’re just wanting to fill up that guest room you’ve been putting off for a while now. Regardless of why, a twin sized mattress can be the ideal choice for adults and children who sleep alone. Although twin is the smallest among the standard mattress sizes, there are many benefits to choosing a twin over the others. Twin mattresses tend to be the cheapest option available, as well as take up the least amount of floor space which makes them suitable for those with smaller bedrooms. To help make your decision easier, we’ve taken care of everything you need to know in order to purchase the best twin mattress, and why it could be the perfect choice for your home.
Who are Twin Mattresses Best For?
The twin size mattress, also known as a single mattress, usually measures about 39 inches wide and 75 inches long. This size is better suited for certain types of sleepers, and less so for others. Couples and co-sleepers often find twin beds much too narrow, whereas most single sleepers enjoy the ample space to move around during the night.
Based on its dimensions and characteristics, we recommend a twin size mattress for the following sleeper groups:
- Toddlers and Kids: Since they’ll likely undergo growth spurts in the years ahead, buying a twin bed can be very cost-effective. Twins also take up less space than other mattress sizes, which can be handy if the child’s bedroom is on the smaller side, and many bunk beds for room-sharing siblings are compatible with twin size mattresses.
- Teenagers: As with toddlers and kids, teenagers typically experience major growth spurts. While the twin will be too short for teens who stand taller than 6’2, these mattresses should offer enough legroom for shorter teens without their feet dangling over the foot of the bed.
- College Students: Many college students who share dorm rooms choose twin beds for their narrower and shorter dimensions, as larger sizes take up more floor space. Twins also tend to be the cheapest option for students on a budget.
- Single Adults: If you normally sleep alone and don’t share your bed with another person very often, then a twin size mattress should provide plenty of space (given your height doesn’t exceed 6’2), in which case you may need a bigger option
- Guest Rooms: Twin beds are ideal for those sleeping in a guest room. They won’t take up as much space as a foldout sofa, and twin mattresses also tend to be more comfortable than futons or sofa beds.
Our Best Twin Mattresses
Our best twin mattress picks begin with the Sealy Calabasas Firm Hybrid Twin Mattress. This Sealy twin mattress combines the support of motion-reducing encased coils with breathable memory foam and soft gel foam for the perfect combination of comfort. Plus, the reinforced edges increase the overall durability of the bed over time, while the moisture-wicking, antibacterial Surface-Guard Technology™ cover helps keep you nice and cool throughout the night and the mattress protected.
What We Like
- SealyCool™ Gel Foam
- Durable coil system prevents sagging over time
- Backed by a 10-year limited warranty
If you’re looking for an affordable mattress brand you can count on to provide restful sleep night after night, Sleep Essentials has your back ― literally! With a deeply quilted cover, a six-inch profile, and SupportSense comfort foam, this medium firm twin mattress provides luxurious sleep at an extraordinary value. And due to its low price-point, the Sleep Essentials Trinity mattress is a great option for growing children and teenagers, or budget-conscious college students.
What We Like
- Deeply Quilted cover
- SupportSense comfort foam
- CertiPur foam made without any harmful chemicals
Best Splurge/Luxury: Kingsdown® Crown Imperial Marquis 3.0 Pocketed Coil Euro Top Ultra Plush Twin Mattress-27232
For those with a taste for the finer things in life, look no further than the Kingsdown Crown Imperial Marquis. Instantly create an ideal sleep experience with this luxurious Kingsdown twin mattress that will be sure to provide the best rest every time. Filled with ultra-soft Plush Fitness Foam and Joma wool, you’ll always look forward to hitting the sheets due to its extremely high level of comfortability.
What We Like
- Tri-Zoned wrapped coils
- Plush Fitness Foam™
- Full Body Surround® with airflow
If you want to sleep like a pro, then you need the Tempur ProAdapt mattress. The innovative construction provides long-lasting, continuous comfort with superior cooling technology and the most pressure-relieving technology Tempur-Pedic has ever created. This Tempur-Pedic twin mattress adapts and conforms to your body’s unique needs with every point of contact fully supported. Motion is absorbed, pressure points are alleviated, and you’ll experience deeper sleep that restores your whole body.
What We Like
- SmartClimate Dual Cover System
- Tempur Support Layer
- 10-year limited warranty
Best Plush Twin Mattress: Spa Retreat for SleepFit™ Fitness 3.0 Graphene Hybrid Ultra Plush Twin Mattress-SFF3PL-1110
If you’re looking to get more out of your recovery when you hit the hay at the end of a grueling day, the Spa Retreat for SleepFit Fitness 3.0 Plush Twin Mattress could be a huge gamechanger for you. CoolTouch fabrics work hard to maintain a cool and comfortable sleeping environment on this plush twin mattress for you all night long. And best of all, Graphene-infused memory foam helps regulate your body’s temperature by drawing excess heat away while absorbing pressure, so you can sleep undisturbed without any distractions.
What We Like
- CoolTouch Fabrics
- Adjustable base friendly
- Graphene Infused Memory Foam
Best Medium Twin Mattress: SleepFit™ Elite Chairman 1.5 Traditional Pocketed Coil Euro Top Medium Twin Mattress-26578
To round out our list of the best twin mattresses, we’ll end on one that upholds the most exacting standards with the SleepFit Elite Chairman Euro Top Medium Twin Mattress. SleepFit utilizes the latest technology and materials for the best night’s sleep possible, and this twin mattress is no exception with its temperature-regulating features. Ultra-breathable foam surrounds the edges, while three levels of coils provide the isolated support you need to reduce the discomfort of tossing and turning throughout the night.
What We Like
- Fresh Comfort® quilt surface
- Fully Body Surround® Edge support
- Exclusive CoolActive memory foam
Shop Twin Size Mattresses at Mattress Land
Buying a new mattress is a big decision, even if it’s a twin size mattress. It's important to consider your needs, conduct your research, and choose the right mattress that provides enough space for uninterrupted sleep. Refer to our blog on the best mattresses to compare prices and specifications, and don’t forget to check out our exclusive BedFIT Technology to discover your exact firmness and comfort level.
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