Struggling with tangled bed sheets can make getting a full night’s rest – not to mention bed making the next day – a good deal harder. When deciding what kind of sheets will help you get the best sleep possible, your decision may come down to whether to use flat sheets, or a combination of a flat sheet and a fitted sheet.
What are the benefits of fitted sheets?
Fitted sheets are bed sheets that have elastic hemming around the corner seams and edges. They’re designed to fit snuggly over your mattress as the bottom sheet, giving you a clean profile over top of your mattress.
The benefit of using a fitted sheet is that it should stay firmly and smoothly attached to your mattress despite any tossing and turning through the night, meaning less of a tangled mess in the morning. It’s also one less sheet to have to pull up and tuck in every time you make the bed.
Because a fitted sheet needs to be snug in order not to lift away from the mattress in the night, it’s important to get the right size to fit your bed – using a king fitted sheet on a queen-sized mattress isn’t advised, as you won’t get a snug fit.
Aren’t fitted sheets hard to fold?
They can certainly be a bit more challenging than folding a flat sheet! There’s a definite art to getting the perfect folded fitted sheet, but we have some handy tips – plus a video – to help you with that.
Does material matter?
With so many different types of material to choose from, buying a fitted sheet either singly or as a set (which will come with one fitted and one flat sheet) can be confusing. Fitted sheets come available in:
- 100% cotton
- Egyptian cotton
- Polyester (man-made)
- Flannelette (brushed cotton, for winter warmth)
If you’re buying sheets for use in summer, you’ll likely be deciding between natural cotton and man-made polyester. There are a number of differences between cotton and polyester, and it’s important to do your homework first to ensure you’re buying sheets that will give you a good, healthy night’s sleep. Likewise, there are differences between 100% cotton and Egyptian cotton sheets, namely thread-count and cost, so take your time to choose the right quality material.
How sheet quality impacts sleep quality
Getting a good, restful night’s sleep is important not just for your physical health, but for your mental wellbeing also. Choosing a fitted sheet that’s breathable, comfortable and non-allergenic is important, so that you can get the sleep you need to keep you fighting fit for your day’s tasks.
Tangled flat sheets can mean you wake in the night in a bind with sheets around your legs, which won’t help your sleep quality. Investing in a good quality set of fitted sheets is a decision you won’t regret.
Get a good night’s rest with Zip Sheet’s fitted sheets
Zip Sheet’s range of double-stitched bed sheets offer you all the benefits of a fitted sheet with the clever addition of a zipped flat sheet on top. This is the ultimate in fitted sheet convenience; not only does this remove the issue of your bottom sheet riding up and getting tangled, but you also don’t have to worry about the top flat sheet causing you the same issues. And making the bed is so much quicker and easier in the morning!
For the best night sleep that bed sheets can give you, check out our full range of 100% cotton and winter-weight flannelette sheets. You’ll never go back to regular sheets again.