Do Twin Sheets Fit Twin XL?
If you’re looking for bedding for a college dorm or a guest room you’ve probably come across the term Twin XL. Twin XL (extra-long) beds are five inches longer than regular twin beds making them a popular choice for taller people or those who want extra legroom.
But do Twin sheets fit Twin XL beds? The answer is no. While both Twin Twin XL beds have the same width Twin XL beds are longer. As a result Twin sheets won’t fit properly on a Twin XL mattress.
What Are Your Options?
If you have a Twin XL bed you have several options for finding the right bedding:
- Purchase Twin XL sheets: Many retailers offer Twin XL sheets specifically designed for Twin XL mattresses. These sheets are typically the same width as Twin sheets but are five inches longer to accommodate the longer mattress.
- Use Full-size sheets: Full-size sheets are wider than Twin XL sheets but also five inches longer. While they may not fit as snugly as Twin XL sheets they will cover the entire surface area of the mattress.
- Use a combination of Twin Twin XL bedding: If you already have Twin sheets that you love you may be able to use them on a Twin XL bed by simply tucking in the extra five inches at the foot of the bed. You can then use Twin XL sheets on the fitted sheet portion of the bed to ensure a proper fit.
The Benefits of Using Properly Fitted Sheets
While it may be tempting to use Twin sheets on a Twin XL bed there are several benefits to using properly fitted sheets:
- Comfort: Using sheets that are the correct size will ensure a more comfortable night’s sleep. Sheets that are too small can bunch up become uncomfortable.
- Appearance: Properly fitted sheets will give your bed a neater appearance. Sheets that are too small may look messy with wrinkles bunches in all the wrong places.
- Durability: Using sheets that fit properly will help them last longer. Sheets that are too small may tear or wear out faster as a result of being stretched too thin.
While Twin sheets may not fit a Twin XL bed there are several options for finding the right bedding. By using properly fitted sheets you can ensure a comfortable attractive sleeping environment that will last for years to come.
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