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What are the dimensions of a typical single bed in the United States?

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A standard single or twin mattress is 39 by 75 inches. Twin beds are convenient for children's rooms or for rooms used for multiple purposes but may be too short for a tall adult. Some manufacturers make an extra-long twin mattress that measures 39 by 80 inches to accommodate adults.

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What are the dimensions of a typical single bed in the United States?
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Standard twin beds use fitted sheets that measure 39 by 75 inches and flat sheets that measure 66 by 96 inches. Twin sheets are easy to find in a wide selection of colors and patterns and are less expensive than sheets sized for larger beds. Extra-long twin mattresses use fitted sheets that are 39 by 80 inches and flat sheets that are 66 by 102 inches, but these sizes are not as easy to find.

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