Last week I spent a few hours searching online for the best fitting sheets for my full-sized bed.
I didn’t have much trouble finding sheets when I had a thick mattress. But in 2019 I switched to a thinner Sleep Number mattress.
I think it is the cheapest one they sell, with no bells or whistles. Just a mattress with a remote where you can adjust the settings for your preferred sleep number.
I have had the mattress deflate a couple of times when I lifted it up much to ensure the sheets were more snug. So I needed sheets that fit exactly so I would only have to lift the mattress slightly.
I’ve been frustrated with finding sheets that fit ever since I switched to this bed.
Searching For Sheets:
In the winter, I also have a fitted electric mattress pad on the bed. And if the fitted sheet is too big, the mattress pad bunches up. And that is annoying.
So last week I went online searching for better-fitting sheets.
I could have ordered sheets from Sleep Number, but the full-size fitted sheets were a little bigger than I actually needed.
At most stores, like Amazon, you will find sheets grouped into twin, full, queen, and king. Often you will find the words “deep pockets.” But there is usually no specific fit when it comes to a smaller mattress size.
Measure Your Mattress Thickness:
I measured my mattress and knew that I needed a fitted sheet no larger than 10-12 inches.
I shopped several websites, but ended up ordering a fitted and a flat sheet (separately) from Garnet Hill. The size for the fitted sheet for a full-sized bed was 12 inches. Yea!
I had never shopped or ordered anything from them before; I just took a chance. And luckily it paid off.
Their sheets are not what I consider cheap. So I ordered, kept my fingers crossed, and waited for them to arrive.
When they were delivered, I washed the sheets and hoped for the best.
Yesterday I put the sheets on my bed.
What a difference! The sheets fit so nicely and the fitted sheet secures the heated mattress pad on the mattress.
There was no bunching up of the fitted sheet, and the top sheet was not too long on one side. I had finally found the perfect sheet set for my bed!
I like flannel sheets no matter what time of year it is because they feel so soft. So I ordered hemstitched Supima flannel sheets.
I’ve now boxed up my old sets of sheets and will donate them to charity.
Planning To Order A Second Set Of Sheets:
Now I’m looking to order my second set of hemstitched Supima flannel sheets from Garnet Hill.
Yes, they’re pricier than I am used to paying.
But if a sheet set doesn’t fit well, you’ve wasted your money. So why not find the sheet that fits and feels wonderful and just purchase a couple of sets?
Plus I didn’t bother ordering pillowcases, so I saved on that expense. I prefer pillow shams because I think they stay on better.
One full-sized fitted sheet and one full-sized flat sheet would cost me $160 dollars without a coupon if I purchase today. With a sale and a coupon, the cost would be closer to a hundred dollars plus shipping.
Sleeping with these sheets last night was heavenly. So soft and they’re a perfect fit for my mattress.
As my daughter always says, you get what you pay for. I typically try to pay less to save money, and I usually end up regretting it.
This is not a sponsored post. I simply wanted to tell you about my experience of trying to find sheets that actually fit my bed properly. Hopefully it will save you the time I took looking for well-fitting sheets.
And keep this in mind: a wonderful night’s sleep has no price tag.