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Best Single Mattress Options 2020
Our favorite single mattresses on the market
By TIM SUMERFIELD
A single mattress is generally satisfying a different need and different sleeper than a queen or king mattress. What most customers don’t realize is that the majority of mattresses on the market are marketing and building their products to cater to the queen or king mattress sleeper and not the single mattress. While they do provide a single size mattress as an option this is not their focus. We have analyzed and torn apart over 500K mattresses and have put together a list of our favorite single size mattresses on the market. Whether you are looking for an organic mattress for your child or a cheap guest room mattress we have an option for each.
Single mattress size
A single mattress measures 39″wide by 75″ long and can come in a variety of thicknesses or heights.
Is a single mattress too small for an adult?
A single or twin mattress measures 75″ inches in length, while larger mattresses like a twin XL, queen or king measure 80″ long. Shorter individuals and children will fit perfectly fine on a single/twin size mattress but if the mattress will be sleeping taller people you should probably opt for a size up or for a twin XL, which is the same width as a single mattress but is just 5″ longer.
Is a single mattress the same size as a twin?
Yes, a single mattress is the same size as a twin size mattress (both measure 39″wide by 75″ long). The only difference is the name. The name “twin mattess” came about because often times people would purchase single size mattresses in sets of two or “twins”. This name stuck and on most mattress websites you will see the word “twin” instead on single when you are choosing the size.
Choosing a single mattress: Things to consider
There is no such thing as a perfect mattress for everyone. Each customer has different needs and preferences that shape their decision. That is why so many different mattress companies can successfully exist. With the rise in the online mattress industry the variety of available mattress companies has skyrocketed, providing hundreds of available options for you to choose from. This is great if you know what to look for but can be overwhelming.
Here are the top things to consider when purchasing a single size mattress:
Frequency and length of use:
How often will the mattress be used? How many years do you hope to get out of it? Many single size mattresses are utilized as guest beds or for vacation homes. If the frequency of use is only a few times a year you can probably get away with an entry level budget friendly mattress. On the other hand, if the mattress is an every night sleeper for your growing child, yourself, a grandparent, etc… you will want to consider something that will last so you don’t end up purchasing another mattress in a year or two.
There are a variety of mattresses on the market today and many are made with varying materials that provide different comfort levels and a different feel for the sleeper. Decide what you prefer. Do you like the feel of memory foam? Are you looking for a more natural latex option? Do you like the traditional bounce of a spring mattress? If you are unsure of what you like we recommend looking at a hybrid mattress option that utilizes foam and springs for a combined comfort.
Does the sleeper require a specific firmness? Hard? Soft? If there are a variety of sleepers on the mattress you will want an all-around option that is somewhere around a medium-firm level. The overwhelming majority of sleepers (around 90+%) prefer a medium-firm mattress.
Best Single Mattresses
BEST OVERALL PICK
What Customers love: Great value. Fits majority of sleep preferences. Over 6000 5-star reviews.
The Puffy mattress is a great value mattress for the price. It is a medium-firm feel and is a perfect comfort level for the majority of sleepers. The single size Puffy mattress retail costs about $495 dollars and includes free shipping, free returns and 101-night risk-free trial. If you don’t like the mattress after 101 days they will refund you and come and it pick up for you. Puffy’s memory foam design conforms to your body and is great for kids or adults.
- Medium-firm feel fits all sleep types and weights (multiple awards for best all around mattress).
- 101 day free sleep trial with free shipping and free returns
- Fits on any surface (box spring, adjustable base, platform bed, etc..)
- Comes with a lifetime warranty
- 100% made in the USA!
- Breathable and cooling with Tempurature stabilizing climate control
- Firm supportive base foam for luxury level spinal alignment and pressure relief
- Stain-resistant cover
- Donates beds to children in need
BEST ORGANIC OPTION
What Customers love: Natural latex mattress at an affordable price.
Plushbeds is known throughout the industry for their high quality affordable latex mattress options. The Natural Bliss is their most budget friendly latex mattress and provides all the healthy benefits of a latex at a great price. The Natural bliss is available in multiple firmness options so suit all comfort levels and preferences. This mattress also has an organic cotton cover and is perfect for any individuals with allergies or who are sensitive to non-organic fabrics. While there are other latex mattress options on the market that may spend more money on branding, this mattress is by the the best bang-for-your-buck.
- 100% Natural Latex
- Organic Cotton Cover
- No glues or chemicals used
- 100 night free trial with free shipping and free returns
- Variety of firmness levels available
- Great value for the money
BEST KIDS OPTION
What Customers love: Non-toxic, waterproof and a perfect comfort level for kids
The Kids Mattress by 5 Little Monkeys is built just for your kids and makes for the perfect single mattress option. It is non-toxic, waterproof, hypoallergenic and the perfect firmness for children. 5 little monkeys also sells a variety of accessories that you can get with the mattress, from bed frames to pillows and mattress protectors. If you are looking for a kids mattress, this is one of the best on the market and the only mattress designed exclusively with your child’s needs in mind.
- Temperature regulating – Temperature responsive foam keeps your child’s body temperature comfortable the whole year long.
- Non-toxic and hypoallergenic
- Supportive for young growing bodies
- Organic cotton cover
- Made in the USA
- 100 night risk free trial with free shipping and free returns
BEST BUDGET FRIENDLY OPTION
What Customers love: Affordable memory foam mattress
Zinus is probably the most well known entry-level mattress brand on Amazon. They provide basic memory foam mattresses at very low prices. The reviews of this mattress are mostly positive. Some people do state that their mattress did not expand all the way but this is probably due to some mattresses sitting in the warehouse too long. If you are looking for an affordable single mattress that will last a few years or for occasional guests to sleep on, then this is likely the best choice for you.
- Very affordable compared to other mattresses
- Comfortable memory foam top layer
- Ships with Amazon or Amazon Prime
- Highly reviewed on Amazon
BEST FOR PAIN RELIEF
What Customers love: Amazing pressure relief and support. 2-sided soft and firm options.
The Layla hybrid mattress utilizes a pocketed coil support system combined with 2 sides of copper infused memory foam. This design provides support while also cradling the body and relieving pressure points. The Layla hybrid is 2-sided so you can choose to sleep on the firm or soft side.
- Hybrid mix of pocketed coils and copper infused memory foam for ultimate body support and recovery
- 2-sided for firm and soft sleeping options
- Sleeps cool with copper infused memory foam
- 120 night free trial with free shipping and free returns
- Made in the USA
BEST LUXURY OPTION
What Customers love: Luxury pillow-top comfort. Great for all sleeping types
The DreamCloud is one of the most universally liked and recommended high end mattresses. It has a mix of pocketed coils and a memory foam pillow top, to give support and pressure relief. It also has a cashmere infused cover for a soft delicate and breathable sleeping surface. This mattress won “best mattress of the year” in 2019 and is a great all around luxury choice for a single mattress.
- Memory foam Pillow top
- Pocketed coil support system
- Cahsmere infused cover
- 365 night free trial with free shipping and free returns
- “Luxury firm” comfort level
- Perfect for majority of sleep preferences
Getting rid of your old mattress
After purchasing a new mattress you may be wondering how to get rid of your old one. The online companies do not offer mattress disposal services so you are on your own finding a way to get rid of it. Luckily, A Bedder World offers mattress disposal and recycling throughout the country. We have recycle dover 500K mattresses to date. Simply book a pick up online, put your items outside and POOF let us come take them off your hands. A single mattress costs around $80 to dispose of.
Overall, choosing a single mattress boils down to your preferences and personal needs. All of the companies in this list are trusted in the industry and provide a great product that you will be happy with.