8 Ways To How To Keep Bed Sheets From Slipping Off Your Mattress

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Bed sheets are troublesome. They either do not fit strictly, or they keep slipping off your mattress. The problem lies in the size of your sheets. If you do not have the exact measurements and dimensions for your bed, your sheets will bunch up towards the middle due to being too small or slip off incessantly. You do not have to go out and buy another sheet set. There are remedies to help stop this problem. Here are eight ways to keep bed sheets on the bed. 

 

What Your Sheets Are Made Of

 

The material your bed sheets are made from matters for your sleep and how well it will stay on your bed. It could be the difference between whether your sheets slip off or stay on. It is the friction that bedding materials like Egyptian cotton and silk make against a mattress. 

 

You will not have to switch high-quality bedding for a low-quality one just to stop this from happening. An easy fix is to use the unfitted sheet beneath the fitted to limit the friction, which will make your fitted sheet stay on. 

 

Make The Top First

 

When you make your bed, most people start at the foot of the bed and work their way around until they get to the top. Instead of starting at the bottom, start at the top. Those top corners are always hardest to get on and to make them stay. You change the entire way the bedsheet will hug the bed. Switching from top to bottom will make the sheets close-fitting, which means less apt to come off. 

 

Stop Movement With Rug Corners

 

Head out to the closest hardware store and get a pack of rug corners. While they work to prevent rugs from moving and keeping them in place, it can do the same for a fitted sheet. It grips the mattress and the sheet-like it would take the floor and the rug. Put them on the corners of your mattress to have a snug-fitting bed sheet. 

 

Suspenders For Sheets

 

Suspenders for sheets are just like the sound suspenders. They are used to hold your bedsheets tight like regular suspenders hold your pants up. The clips are put directly onto your bedding and then onto the mattress itself. You can also clip them on a box spring for even more security. For an even tighter and guaranteed fit, get the suspenders that cross. 

 

Bands

 

You can compare these bands to that of a rubber band made for your mattress. They are large and fit around the entire length of the sheet. They will hold your bed sheets in place to ensure they have no movement. Some even have a way to lock the bands down. Otherwise, it will be a single band to keep your sheets where they are. 

 

Use Safety Pins

 

You need to be careful with this method because it case cause tears or holes if you throw your body around while you slip. Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Sheets that come off and move can cause a loss of sleep. You won’t be able to get comfortable, and likely it’s late at night. No stores are open. 

 

Safety pins are a staple in most homes, and they work very well in securing a sheet to the bed. Remember to use the safety pin with the sheet pressure. If you go against it, the safety pin could bend and potentially unhook. 

 

Zippered Sheets

 

If all else fails, buy a zippered sheet cover. Not only will it not move, but it will protect against spills and other fluid that could damage your mattress. It is especially true with children who are not potty trained. They tend to urinate on themselves many times during those training stages. Having a zippered sheet set will limit you from having to purchase another mattress. 

 

Buy The Right Bed Sheet Size

 

Size does matter when it comes to picking out bed sheets. Any problems with movement with your bed cover will come from you not having the right bed sheet size for your mattress. You need to measure the length, width, and depth of the mattress for a tailored fit. The measurements are generally on the bottom of most packages or in the information about the product if you are buying online. 

 

Conclusion

 

Getting a good night’s rest is essential to your health. It all starts with the type of sheets you are sleeping on. Your comfortability makes you rest deeper and refresh more. Whether you can buy the best sheets, if they continuously slip off, the supposed quality will not matter. Measure your mattress before purchasing any sheets, or try the hacks mentioned above if you have already bought the wrong size for your bed.

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