How Long Is A Twin XL Bed (And Why)?

How Long Is A Twin XL Bed (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 80 Inches Long

Beds have become a requisite to have sound sleep and thus, should be of ideal size and compatible with the height and weight of the person using it. A bed should be bought keeping in mind the individual who will be sleeping on it, the purpose it would be serving, and also the dimensions of the room it would be kept in.

In recent times, various beds are available in the market having different sizes and heights. These different beds are specifically designed to fulfill specific purposes. The wide variety of bed sizes ranges from as small as kid-size beds to as large as king-size beds.

Some of the commonly known bed sizes are twin bed, twin XL, queen, king, full size, double bed, etc. Out of the various varieties of beds mentioned, twin XL is a very versatile size and is quite popular too. The twin XL bed is a size that is a bit large than the standard twin bed and thus has the name twin XL. Here, XL stands for ‘Extra Large’.

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How Long Is A Twin XL Bed?

Choosing the right kind of bed according to one’s requirement can be difficult without knowing the accurate dimensions of the popular bed sizes. When one enters a shop to buy a bed, it is quite natural to find a twin XL bed lying there for sale.

A twin XL bed is 38 inches wide and 80 inches long. It is slightly longer as compared to the twin bed which is 75 inches long with the width remaining the same. Twin XL beds were specifically introduced to accommodate people a bit over 6 feet tall who could not sleep comfortably on the twin beds. Also, the length of the twin XL bed coincides with the length of queen size beds that are 60 inches wide and 80 inches long.

The twin XL has a surface area of about 3,040 sq. inches which is 190 sq. inches more than that of the twin beds. This bed is suitable for single sleepers who are in their growing ages like children and teenagers who might exceed the height of 6 feet and still could conveniently sleep on these beds.

The twin XL is an advanced version of the previous twin bed that tries to overcome certain issues faced by tall sleepers whilst using a twin bed size. Both twin and twin XL beds are good for small rooms as they do not occupy too much space.

Types Of BedsWidthLength
Twin38 inches75 inches
Twin XL38 inches80 inches
Queen60 inches80 inches

Why Is A Twin XL Bed This Long?

A twin XL has proved to be a boon for taller teens, individuals, growing adults, or anyone who was not completely happy and satisfied with the length of the twin bed and did not want a queen or full-size bed. This size is ideal for a room that is at least 8 x 10 feet. Twin XL beds are great for rooms that have limited space.

This bed is preferred by parents for their children who show a tendency to grow taller than 6 feet. The twin extra long has a length of about 203 cm and a width of 96.5 cm. People who want an appropriately sized bed without spending a hefty amount on beds can easily buy the twin XL bed as it is cheaper as compared to those beds belonging to the queen, full or double size.

Twin XL is mainly suitable for just a single person and thus is used in hostels and college dormitories that houses growing adults. This bed size is not friendly for a couple as this bed is not as wide to accommodate two sleeping people. Thus, twin XL is also sometimes referred to by the term single bed. This bed size is named twin as two twin beds when placed beside one another can be as large as a full-size bed that can easily fit two people in it (each person on one twin bed).


A Twin XL is a bed size that comes next in line after the twin bed. Its dimensions are 38 inches wide and 80 inches long. It is most suitable for teenagers in their growing years, or for people who like to sleep individually are a little taller than 6 feet. Twin XL is also suitable for guest rooms having limited space without spending too much money on full, double, queen, and king-size beds. However, one downside of Twin XL is that it could prove to be narrower and is not able to accommodate more than one person sleeping on it.



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