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How Long is a Twin XL Bed?

Twin XL Mattress Dimensions


twin xl size bed dimensions longer than a standard twinAbout 90% of all college dorms use Twin XL size beds. The longer XL mattress is the same narrow width as a standard Twin mattress to allow for greater flexibility in the small dorm rooms but it is 80 inches long allowing taller young adults to sleep comfortable in a full length bed. Twin XL beds have dimensions of 39 inches wide by 80 inches long. Queen and King size mattresses are also 80 inches long, while Twin and Full size mattress are shorter. College dorm mattresses are usually 8 to 10 inches in height.

Finding The Right Length Sheets For Twin XL

Most Twin XL size sheets will fit mattresses 12 inches deep (tall) or more. If you are concerned that your residence hall mattress is not very comfortable and would like to add a mattress pad topper to make it feel more comfortable you should allow for another 1 or 2 inches in height that your Twin XL fitted sheet will need to cover. If you are adding a waterproof mattress protector these are usually thin enough so you do not have to take them in account when determining how deep your fitted extra long twin sheet will need to be. 

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What Size is a Twin XL Bed?

Getting ready to start shopping for your future college student this summer? One of the most dreaded things to search for is that Twin Extra Long bedding that tons of colleges are switching over to. In order to make sure you're informed for the upcoming season, we've laid out all the dimensions for you and which products are really necessary for purchase. Let's take a look.     Twin XL Mattress Most colleges today have gradually switched over to the Twin XL sized beds when providing bedding for student dormitories. But just how big are these beds ? First, lets take a look at the mattress itself and what makes it different than the normal Twin bed. The dimensions for a sized Twin XL mattress are 39" x 80", which is five inches longer than the normal twin. This allows college students that perfect amount of extra room for their feet. Twin XL Mattress Pad When buying a mattress pad for your Twin XL mattress you must make sure it is in fact a size Twin