We tend to pay great attention to what we buy when it comes to clothing, and fashion accessories? Don’t we all? Ever wondered why? Well, to start with, our fashion choices represent our personality, our knowledge regarding the latest fashion trends, and of course our mood. The same goes for our bed sheets too. When was the last time you thought about the type of sheet that adorns your mattress? Not recently? Time to amend the same.
Statistics suggest that we spend approximately 33% of our life sleeping. Let’s break it down to daily figures. On a daily basis, we spend a minimum of 6 to 8 hours in bed to gain the freshness, energy, and vitality to navigate through our daily tasks. And, bedsheets, apart from a quality mattress, and other bed linen accessories, play a pivotal role in crafting our sleeping experience. In this blog, we have tried to capture interesting details (that we bet you might not have been privy to) on flat sheet vs fitted sheet.
Flat sheets are otherwise popularly known as top sheets that lay on the top of the mattress. These sheets are usually rectangular in shape and can be tucked across the mattress perimeter manually.
Fitted bedsheets are otherwise referred to as bottom sheets that come with either fitted corners or elastic capabilities throughout the bedsheet. As the name suggests, these bedsheets hug the mattress in an apt manner. So, no more bedsheet rustles or untucked corners to give away the untidy bedroom vibes.
Now that we have learned about the difference between flat and fitted bedsheets, let’s explore more about their benefits and ideal usage scenarios.
Quality mattresses are a prerequisite for a good night’s uninterrupted sleep. And, to ensure the same, mattresses need to be cared for. While flat sheets definitely offer a layer of protection, fitted sheets bring an extra layer of protection combined with softness, and comfort to the mattress. With fitted sheets aptly hugging the mattress, there are no chances of untucked corners or sheets being ruffled. This means even less time to make up your bed in the morning, especially for those who considered it a mundane, and boring chore.
And, contrary to popular belief, you won’t need to pay a visit to the dry cleaning shop to get your fitted bedsheets cleaned. A regular machine wash will be enough!
Flat bed sheets come in an exquisite range of fabric, weave choices as well as patterns. You can opt to get a cotton bedsheet during summery weather and for a silk or satin one for chilling winters or for aesthetic purposes. The flat top sheet has the potential to make or break your bed’s aesthetic elegance. By just changing the top layer, you can achieve it all - style, sophistication and comfort.
If you are still swaying between both the bed linen options, we have a quick tip for you. You can turn your flat sheets into fitted ones. Intrigued? Well, just get a flat sheet with extra space to spare across the mattress perimeter; tuck all the corners carefully, and you are ready to ace the fitted bed sheet look!
Swap the sheets once every week or 10 days
Avoid snacking, or having your pets on your bed at night.
This will help prevent your bedsheets from being the breeding ground for dust mites, bed bugs, and other allergens.
Opt for machine or hand wash with lukewarm water, and dry the sheets properly in sun to avoid any sort of bacterial or fungal development
Once sheets are clean and dry, put them away with care. Avoid musty places that are prone to bacterial growth.
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