Getting tucked up in bed ready for a good night’s sleep is one of the most relaxing times of day. But when your bed sheet suddenly pings off in the middle of the night, or part way through making your bed, your relaxed mood can quickly become a thing of the past. And yes, in the grand scheme of things it might not be a life altering issue. But we're big fans of a good night's sleep. So in this ultimate guide on how to stop your bed sheets from coming off, we share our 6 top tips to stop your bed sheet from coming off your mattress.
If your sheet is sliding off the corners of your mattress, it could be the wrong size. It’s important to be certain of which size mattress you own before buying a bed sheet. If your sheet is too small, this will stretch the fabric, which is likely to reduce the product’s quality and increase its likelihood of sliding off the corners. On the other hand, if your bed sheet is too big it could bunch up and become loose, making it more likely to come away from the mattress. If you’re unsure of what size sheets you need, use this straight-forward UK bedding size guide.
This one’s more to do with personal preference. Some people find flat sheets to be much more manageable and less likely to ping off the corners of the bed, as they are not elasticated. On the other hand, many people find that fitted sheets stay put more than flat sheets, as sometimes the looser material of a flat sheet can bunch up and slip off your bed. If you choose a fitted sheet, always make sure you opt for a deep-fitting style, will a depth that will cling around your mattress.
If you do choose to have a fitted sheet it’s important to make sure that your mattress protector isn’t too thick. If it is, this could put extra strain on your fitted sheet, making it more likely to come away from the edges of the bed. However, we recommend getting a good quality mattress protector, as this will add friction and reduce the risk of your sheet slipping and sliding around while you’re trying to get to sleep.
A cheap way of stopping your bed sheets from coming off is to get your hands on some bed suspenders (also known as sheet grippers). These elasticated straps are adjustable and are designed to clip onto the sides of each corner of your bed sheet in order to hold it in place. The straps go underneath the mattress keeping your sheet secure throughout the night.
The type of bed linen you use could be a contributing cause of this frustrating issue. Instead of satin or silk sheets, try using 100% cotton bed sheets. Cotton bed linen, particularly that of a high thread count, is much less slippery than other materials, yet it’s still super soft and cool to touch.
No matter what type of sheets you choose, always make sure it’s tucked properly under each corner of your mattress. This will help to keep the sheet in place when you move around in your bed at night. If you have a flat sheet, there are some useful folding methods you can try that can help make sure that your sheets stay where they are. One such technique is the ‘hospital corner’ which was originally used in hospitals but has since been adopted in many high-end hotels and luxury suites worldwide.
We hope these tips have given you some ideas on how to prevent your sheets from popping off your mattress.