If you want to sleep well at night, you need to make sure you are sleeping in the right type of bed. If you live alone, you may be wondering whether or not you should be sleeping in a single bed. While twin mattresses are cheaper than larger mattresses, they may not always be the best option & even if you don’t sleep with a partner. A lot depends on your size and your sleeping habits.

Getting a good night’s sleep is easier when you have enough room to move around. That may or may not be possible in a single bed, depending on how tall you are and how large you are. Standard twin mattresses are 75 inches long. When converted to feet, that comes out to 6’3″.

If you are tall, that may make the bed too short for you to comfortably sleep in it. Remember – your head usually doesn’t sit right at the top of the mattress. Instead, when you are laying down, the top of your head is usually at least a few inches down. If you are too tall, your feet could wind up hanging off the end of the mattress, making it uncomfortable to sleep.