Unlike the Queen Size and the King Size, the Twin Size is one of the smallest sizes there are. The only smaller one would be the Cot Size. It has already been established by us in the previous post that a bigger size does not mean a better mattress. Small sizes do have their own uses. They don’t take quite as much space as larger sizes and that might prove useful. Of course, not if you have a partner, then no, it’s not something you should purchase. The Twin Size is hardly meant for two people. Oh, it can accommodate two people but would they be comfortable? Now that is the question! Even if you get the best Twin mattress, you mind end up unhappy should you do that.
Besides, the Twin Size is just as popular as the other two (Queen and King, that is). So it is quite possible that a significant portion of the visitors of this very page does need a Twin mattress.
What’s so special about the Twin Size?
The Twin Size is also known as Bunk. Perhaps, you already knew that, perhaps not, either way, you surely can see the connection now. When it comes to bunk beds, the only size you can reliably expect is the Twin Size. Of course, there are bound to be unconventional bunk beds that have different sizes but that’s why they are unconventional.
That’s what different about the Twin Size. With Queen and King, the only thing different about them is the size itself and whatever natural qualities that stem from it. But the Twin Size is also the standard size for bunk beds.
Other than that, there is, of course, the size itself to consider. The size as in the dimensions. Perhaps, the Twin Size is not the most comfortable when it comes to accommodating multiple people but it surely is helpful for saving space. If that is more important to you, the Twin Size is most certainly your choice.
No compromises. The Twin Size is little as far as area is concerned and there is no way around that.
As it has already been said before, repeatedly if I should say so myself, if one is about to buy a mattress, then it is very likely that they already have a bed. That’s not surprising. If they buy a mattress of a specific size, there must be a reason for that. And the reason is usually the bed. So, if you’re about to purchase a Twin Size mattress, you must already have a Twin Size bed. Or a bunk bed. So there’s no point in telling you of their advantages or disadvantages. You already have the bed.
That said, sometimes mattresses are not meant to be used with a bed. At all. Those are typically air beds and futons. They are perfect not just for travel but for home usage as well, especially futons. They are designed for long-term usage. They are meant to replace a bed altogether, and thus they are quite comfortable. But what matters for us is that you can choose whatever size you want. The Twin Size would be a good choice for camping or any other situation where you would prefer sleeping alone.
It is a good thing that the Twin Size is a standard size. Unfortunately, different countries and different manufacturers may have different ideas when it comes to the exact dimensions of any size. So if you want a new Twin Size mattress fit your old Twin Size bed, it would be a good idea to look up their actual dimensions. If you don’t, everything is probably going to be alright anyway, but there would still remain the possibility of a mismatch.
So, my recommendations are as follows: know what you already have and choose well.
TOP 5 Best Twin Mattress
5. EMOOR Japanese Traditional Futon Mattress “Classe”
Today’s list is opened with a futon.
Up until now, every mattress review based on the standard size mostly included conventional mattresses. Now, we have a futon.
As a rule, futons don’t come in many sizes. Usually, it’s just one size. This futon comes in two, one of which is, of course, the Twin Size.
It is a classic Japanese futon by EMOOR. They typically make their futons lightweight, which is certainly a good thing since futons don’t just rest on the bed like typical mattresses do, they are laid on the floor when needed and stored somewhere when not. You have to put the futon away daily and a heavy one would be very inconvenient. Thankfully, this mattress is different.
The mattress is rather thin but it is also quite dense. This means you don’t have to worry about hitting the floor when you lie on the mattress. Of course, this also means it’s firm. But it is not expensive and quite affordable. You can order it on Amazon.com by following this link.
The mattress is made in Japan. Normally I never say a foreign mattress is somehow better but these futons are Japanese mattresses by their nature. As such, a Japanese mattress as in “made in Japan” would be far more authentic than one made in the U.S. I suppose a Japanese company would know how to make a Japanese mattress. They should know all the little details.
That makes this EMOOR futon a perfect Twin Size mattress.
- Authentic: made in Japan
- Easy to fold
- A bit too thin
- Can be too firm
4. Tuft & Needle Mattress
A foam mattress. Not a memory foam one, mind you, but it’s still capable of competing with genuine memory foam mattresses. It comes in six sizes, which is quite understandable, with it being a foam mattress and all. But what’s important for us is that one of them is the Twin Size.
The mattress is not firm and neither is it soft. As far as the firmness comes, it is rather average. Not a perfect match for those who prefer either a firm sleeping surface or a soft one but still a better match than a surface with the firmness level on the opposite side of the scale.
The mattress, being made of regular foam, is also very good for sex, and it’s very bouncy. Despite that, it is capable of motion elimination not unlike mattresses with individually encased coils. Unlike them, the edges do not lack support. However, that is not to say there is no other issue with them. The edges are sloped and while that is rather good for purely aesthetical purposes it might disturb some people’s sleep since they would be likely to just slide off the mattress if they move around too much.
The mattress inflates almost in an instant (since it’s not a memory foam mattress), so you really should place it where you want it before unpacking. Of course, you would have to purchase it first before you could do that. Follow this link to make an order on Amazon.com.
- Relieves pressure
- Cool sleeping
- Good for sex
- Near odorless
- Inflates super-fast
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Sloped sides
- Does not conforms to the body perfectly
3. Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Mattress
Again, the Signature Sleep Counter mattress. I’ve done reviews on this particular mattress countless times. I’ve even done one yesterday! I cannot help. This mattress is just that good, no matter the size. And, by the way, it comes in four.
The mattress is not the thickest one there is with its height being precisely eight inches. Modest, you might say. That surely seems so but the truth is it’s quite enough. The springs are quite sturdy and do not compress that easily. Granted, that makes the sleeping surface firmer than it could be. However, thanks to that your vertebrae get perfect support. I dare say something like that would be quite beneficial for a sore back.
The mattress comes with a layer of comfort foam that covers the springs. Which, in their turn, are individually wrapped. Thanks to that, they reduce motion transfer making yours sleeping experience all the more comfortable, especially if you have a partner. However, since it’s a Twin Size mattress we’re talking about, that particular quality might prove unnecessary. After all, a Twin mattress can accommodate two people but motion reduction would be a moot point. Unless you’re buying the mattress for kids.
Speaking of purchasing the mattress, you can do so on Amazon.com if you follow this link.
The mattress has the typical issue for mattresses with isolated coils. The edges are not reinforced in any way so they easily give in under extra pressure. That is not something mattresses of this type lack.
- Meets Federal Flammability Standard CFR1633
- Provides perfect support
- Delivered to the door
- Elimination of motion disturbance
- Edges give in
2. WinkBeds Gel Hybrid, 100% CertiPure, Medium/Firm Mattress Like Hotel Mattress
A very expensive mattress. Yet not. Surprised? Well, you should be. I certainly was.
The “normal” price of the Twin Size mattress should be several thousand dollars in online stores. But no worries, according to the vendor, the company does everything they can to keep their expenses low to keep the price lower than that as well.
Still, while not quite as expensive as it could be, it still costs more than some other Twin mattresses. So there must be a reason for me to not just include the mattress at the top but also give it the second place? There definitely is.
The mattress absolutely deserves the first place even. The only reason I don’t place it there is the price. Otherwise, it is the embodiment of perfection.
It might seem reasonable to buy expensive things like this in “real-life” stores only. It probably is. But this WinkBeds mattress is tricky. The company only deals with online sales. You can’t just up and buy it. But you can order it online. Amazon.com is one of the places you can purchase this mattress. Follow this link to do so.
The mattress is handcrafted and it comes with a trial period of more than a hundred nights. It is a hybrid innerspring/memory foam mattress. It would be the best mattress ever if it weren’t for its price. The memory foam with its adaptive qualities serves as a perfect adaptive layer that provides pressure relief, whereas the micro coils provide support for your back. It is a perfect combination.
You will never regret purchasing this particular mattress.
- 101 nights trial
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Perfect support
- Perfect comfort
- No overheating
- CertiPUR-US certified
- Very high price
- Very heavy
1. Brooklyn Bedding Latex Mattress
Latex mattresses are considered some of the best mattresses for a reason. They are rather luxurious when it comes both to the support they can provide and how they feel to the touch. Besides, latex mattresses are mite-proof, hypoallergenic and antimicrobial by nature.
Now, there are two types of latex. Talalay Latex and Dunlop Latex. Both are used in the mattress industry although Talalay Latex is used more often. It’s softer than Dunlop Latex which is quite sturdy but provides a perfect firm surface.
The Brooklyn Bedding mattress has both types of latex. The top layer is made of Talalay Latex since it’s softer while the transition layer is made of Dunlop Latex for support. The bottom layer is made of regular foam. All in all, the mattress is 10 inches in height.
Although not a memory foam mattress, the Brooklyn Bedding mattress also is known for retaining heat. Of course, the amount of heat retained cannot be compared to that of a memory foam mattress but I believe that’s something that should be mentioned. This shouldn’t be a problem for most people, only for those who tend to suffer from hot sleeping. If you’re not one of them, there’s no reason to not buy this mattress.
The Brooklyn Bedding mattress can be purchased on Amazon.com.
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Two latex layers
- Dunlop latex as transition
- Suitable for any sleeper
- Heat retention
Mattress of any kind can be made any size. That’s a given. A mattress size has little to it. But the Twin Size is somewhat special. Its other name is Bunk and for a good reason, too. If you have a bunk bed or are about to purchase one, a Twin Size mattress should make a good addition. Of course, a luxurious handcrafted mattress wouldn’t, and the futon has nothing to do with a bunk bed, but otherwise? Quite so.
But be it as it may, what matters is that here is a fine collection of Twin Size mattresses. To choose the one that suits you best is up to you.
I need to buy twin mattresses for my boys (4 and 6 year olds). How do i choose with the wide variety? I feel like i should go for organic just because it seems to be the “healthiest” choice for my kids.
I was thinking to choose either Naturpedic or My Green Mattress, but don’t really know how to select. Their one sided most basic kids mattress only has a $150 price difference. Thats not enough to sway me in one direction or the other.
Please any insight would be greatly appreciated
Here is my answer to your question.