One way to get around this problem is to go with an extra long twin mattress. These beds are 80 inches long, providing five additional inches of length. This makes them long enough for most adults to comfortably stretch out all the way. Although they are slightly more expensive than standard twin-sized mattresses, they are usually still cheaper than going with a double or full bed.
Another thing to think about is whether or not the mattress will be wide enough for you. Twin mattresses are 38 inches wide. That is just a little bit wider than 3 feet. If you are on the larger side, this may not be big enough for you to comfortably sleep during the night. You need to have enough room to sleep on your side or your back or to stretch out so that you can get comfortable. If your mattresses too narrow, you may not be able to do all of these things.
Typically, adults who sleep on single beds do so for a couple of different reasons. In some cases, it is because twin beds are cheaper. A lot of times, people don’t want to spend extra money on a larger bed when a smaller one will do just fine.
In other cases, people opt for single beds because they are smaller and fit more easily into small spaces. A lot of homes and apartments have small bedrooms that don’t have a lot of extra space. Choosing a single bed can free up more floor space in the room, making it feel larger. Their small size also makes them a lot easier to move around. This can be beneficial if you move frequently. You don’t need quite as large of a vehicle to carry a twin mattress.
For most adults, however, a bigger bed is usually a better choice. Having a lot of extra room to move around can make it more comfortable to fall asleep. This can help you wake up feeling more rested.
That doesn’t mean that you need to opt for a king-size bed. For most people, a double or full is more than adequate – especially if you sleep alone. These beds aren’t much more expensive than twin size beds but they are quite a bit wider. Typically, they are 54 inches wide, which provides a lot more room for you to stretch out.
Like twins, however, the length of a double or full bed may not be long enough since they only measure 75 inches long. If you need the extra length because you are tall, opt for a Full XL mattress, which measures 80 inches long.
Most small adults can comfortably sleep in a single bed. If you are especially tall or if you are on the larger side, however, you should think about opting for a double or full-sized mattress instead. Even if you don’t sleep with someone else, having the extra room to move can make for a lot more comfortable sleeping experience.