Which Way Does the Top Sheet Go on My Bed?

Which Way Does the Top Sheet Go on My Bed?

There are many different reasons why people choose to sleep with a top sheet. For instance, they might sleep with it because most sheet sets come with one, so they just throw it on. Others might find that they are more comfortable and hygienic sleeping with a sheet between them and the comforter. In contrast, some are just accustomed to sleeping with one.

However, no matter why you choose to sleep with these sheets- there are many annoyances that you may run into with traditional top sheets. This large piece of fabric needs to be placed on the bed a certain way to ensure that it doesn’t untuck and twist around or slide off the bed.

So, how do you solve this top sheet dilemma? Let's discuss!

Difference Between a Top Sheet and Bottom Sheet

Most sheet sets come with a bottom sheet, top sheet, and one or two pillowcases. The bottom sheet is the one that goes on first and covers the mattress. Bottom sheets also have elastic corners, which allow them to stay tucked in and snug under the mattress instead of coming loose during the night.

The top sheets are flat and go over the bottom sheets. Top sheets create a barrier between you and your blanket or comforter while you are sleeping. This is important because sweat, bacteria, and various species of fungi can accumulate in your bedding- and your sheets are far easier to clean regularly than a bulky comforter.

However, top sheets can be tricky to put on the bed. They are supposed to be tucked under the mattress, but traditional designs don’t have anything to keep them in place. As a result, many people struggle to keep their top sheets tucked in as they move throughout the night.

Since top sheets can untuck easily, they are sometimes used as bottom sheets in places where sheets need to change their bedding frequently. For instance, many hospitals only use top sheets to help them quickly remove and replace bedding.

Which Way Should the Top Sheet Go?

Most top sheets have a larger seam on the “top” of the sheet, which should be the end that you place closest to your pillows. The other three sides of the top sheet should be tucked under the mattress to try and keep it from coming loose as you sleep.

However, as mentioned earlier, if you don’t tuck it in deep enough or move around a lot, it can come loose. And if it comes loose, the sheet tends to twist around and bunch up. It may even get stuck to the duvet/comforter, depending on the material style of the fabric. This can result in poor quality sleep as the shifting of the top sheet can be disruptive and uncomfortable.

How Can You Keep the Top Sheet in Place?

The solution is to combine the design of the bottom and top sheet. The reason the bottom sheet stays on so well is because of the elastic corners. So, a top sheet that follows this same design will also stay tucked through the night.

Sleep Tights’ unique top sheets combine the design of the bottom sheet with the soft, light design of a traditional top sheet into one - so you get the best of both worlds! The bottom side of Sleep Tight sheets has elastic corners which go under the bed, while the upper side is soft and light to the touch.

This creates a comfortable sleeping situation and ensures that your sheet doesn’t come loose while you move throughout the night!

Discover The Sleep Tight Difference!

Our sheets are made from 100% long-staple cotton, making them softer and more durable than many other sheets on the market. They also come in a wide array of colors and sizes, so you can get the style to match your look and the size to fit your bed.

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