The 7 Best Twin Mattresses to Buy in 2018

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Twin mattresses are the perfect choice for kids’ bedrooms, bunk beds, day beds and even dorm rooms. No matter the reason, twins are far more affordable that larger mattresses, and easy to find. Whether you are looking for a memory foam, hybrid, or coil spring mattress, a twin can be a good choice for your home and for your family.

If you are working on renovating your space and adding a trundle or day bed, then a twin mattress is ideal to make your space homey. Twin mattress measure at about 38-inches wide and 75-inches long. They are lighter than bigger mattresses, and make it easy to move around if you insist on changing up your space.

Our selections reflect the best option you can find out there while keeping your budget, space and other needs in mind. 


  • 01 of 07

    Best Overall: Zinus Memory Foam 12-inch Green Tea Mattress

    Zinus has paved the way with their innovative designs and dedication to comfort. They have designed a slew of eco-friendly mattresses without a hefty price tag. The Zinus Memory Foam 12" Green Tea Mattress is a top seller, and makes for a perfect twin size selection.

    This model has appeared in a couple of our other best mattress reviews, and for various great reasons. It is infused with green tea extract and castor natural seed oil to keep your bed odor and bacteria free. The foam is CertiPUR - US Certified, meaning it was tested and passed tests for durability, performance, and materials.

    It is a great buy for those who are looking to prevent back pain, and give their kids or college aged young adults a luxe style bed experience. Think of it as a child’s bed with adult features. 

  • 02 of 07

    Best for Back Sleepers: Signature Sleep Memoir 6-Inch Mattress

    Back sleepers are rare, but we know that you are out there. If you are a back sleeper, softness isn’t as important as firmness. The Sleep Memoir line was created to thrive on multiple surfaces, and has been successfully tested in trundles, daybeds, and bunk beds, which often use twin size mattresses. No matter the surface, this mattress stays in place and provides you with a great sleeping experience.

    This is a great model for children that sleep on their backs, and the 6" thickness won’t make them have to jump around just to get in bed. However, if you are looking for a thicker style, this model has versatility. You can purchase it in the follow thicknesses: 6", 8", 10" and 12". One size in various widths gives you a multitude of options.

    Only the top of this mattress has the memory foam surface, so you can only rotate it, not flip it. However, the materials do absorb movement, so your children can have uninterrupted sleep, even if they do like to occasionally share their beds with siblings. 

  • 03 of 07

    Best for Side Sleepers: Lucid 10-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress

    Sleeping on your side is quite a common way to sleep. It isn’t as healthy as sleeping on your back, but if your child is a side sleeper, then they need a mattress that easily conforms and doesn’t sag over time. Sleeping on your sides means your weight is distributed unevenly, so the perfect twin mattress will make up for this by adjusting to the sleeper’s body.

    Children can be crazy sleepers, so Lucid’s 10" Gel Memory Foam Mattress was developed to effortlessly adapts to the body shape and to ease pressure points. The dual layers of 2.5" of gel infused, ventilated memory foam and 7.5" of high density foam base work together to give the ultimate support in a medium-firm feel.

    If your child is a hot sleeper, then the gel infused foam that regulates the bed temperature could be a major reason behind purchasing this mattress. This model also comes with a 25-year warranty from Lucid to defuse any worries you may have over the years of use.

  • 04 of 07

    Best for Stomach Sleepers: Signature Sleep Contour Mattress

    Stomach sleepers have a selection of their own. While it is still considered the worst sleeping position, we are creatures of habit and should go for a mattress that will prevent back pain and stress. An independently encased coil mattress is a great option for kids that tend to sleep on their stomachs.

    A layer of foam on the top and bottom of the mattress feels soft yet firm, and allows you to flip the mattress for a renewed feeling. This twin has the features of a premium larger bed like a super soft cover, a fire-retardant barrier, a high-density support form surface, cushions protecting individually encased coils and more.

    Sleeping on one’s stomach eventually leads to back pain, but this model is great for preventing and treating back pain. Plus, the foam and coil hybrid design is ideal to conform to your child’s body, and allows them to be comfortable in any position.

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  • 05 of 07

    Best Pillow Top: Oliver Smith Perfect Sleep Mattress

    Why shouldn’t your child get to experience the luxury of a pillow top mattress that could lead to a better night’s sleep? Oliver Smith has developed an organic, eco-friendly line that easily competes with other mattresses far more expensive. This model uses 100% green foam, and a 100% natural organic cover. All the materials are non-toxic.

    The Euro pillow top is plush and soft, but the built-in contours make it feel like a mattress twice its actual price. You won’t find another premier luxury twin mattress like this that is priced under $100. Your child can use this model to sleep in any position comfortably without feeling too much motion in the bed.

    However, the pillow top may not be ideal for hot sleepers. If your child often sweats at night, you may want to look for a mattress that doesn’t have the pillow top feature built-in. That shouldn’t be too hard, even for a twin.

    Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best pillow top mattresses

  • 06 of 07

    Best Budget: Best Price 7-Inch Memory Foam Mattress

    Twin size mattresses are usually much friendlier to your bank account than larger sizes. Whether this is a mattress for your child, or for a day bed that you like to personally use, budget and serenity go hand in hand in the Best Price 7-Inch Memory Foam Mattress. Memory foam mattresses are one of the most common mattress styles on the market.

    This model boasts a 1" gel memory foam over 2" of ventilated cool foam, and 4" of high density all encased in a 100% poly jacquard cover. The gel memory foam has an open cell design with thousands of gel beads which allow for optimal air flow and movement. This is a great mattress to relieve pressure on your back and neck.

    The gel formula also keeps the mattress cool to the touch for a soothing sleep experience. This is the perfect pick for someone who is trying to replace a current mattress without breaking the bank.

  • 07 of 07

    Best Firm: Linenspa 5-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress

    Whether this mattress is for personal use, or for someone else, if a firm feel is preferred then look no further than Linenspa’s 5"Gel Memory Foam Mattress. At only 5", it will go great on a platform or a bunk bed. But don’t let the lack of width fool you. This mattress is just as strong, durable and cozy as thicker memory foam mattresses.

    The mattress is designed using a 4" base of high-density foam for the ultimate back support and a 1" comfort layer of gel infused foam to provide you with multiple pressure point relief. This model also comes with a 10-year warranty that is ideal for family homes.

    The gel infused memory foam is ventilated and uses gel beads to prevent heat buildup, and helps distribute weight evenly. If this is for your child who sleeps on their back, stomach or side, then their tossing and turning will be cut short with support.

    See more reviews of our favorite firm mattresses​ available for purchase.