How to Keep Sheets on Bed: 8 Easy Ways

How to Keep Sheets on Bed: 8 Easy Ways

Written by Nectarsleep editorial team

Last Updated on Jun 20, 2022

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    You might diligently make your bed every day, but your sheets can still pop off your mattress. Keeping the sheets on the bed is not as easy as it seems. Just tucking them on the sides is not enough. They can slide off when you’re not looking.

    But there are some hacks that can help you keep your bed looking as inviting as ever. You need to follow some simple tricks. This guide will walk you through some superb tips on how to keep sheets on bed.

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    Why Do Sheets Come Off the Bed?

    There are a host of reasons and the most common of them is that the mattress and sheet size don't match.  

    Not Enough Grip 

    You might love silk or satin sheets because they feel soft and luxurious. However, these sheets don’t have enough grip and tend to slip off the mattress.

    Choose a material that will create friction between your sheets and the mattress. That will prevent the sheets from slipping off. You can get a mattress topper if you don’t have one already.

    Wrong Size and Placement

    While buying a fitted sheet consider mattress size and thickness. Your sheets should have enough pocket depth to get tucked under your mattress. Otherwise, they won’t fit properly and pop off easily.

    There should be a mattress-sheet synergy. If you have a thicker than usual mattress, go for a sheet with a greater pocket depth.

    Check out our blog for a detailed guide on how to make a bed like a pro.

    8 Best Ways to Keep Sheets on Bed

    If you can’t get sheets to stay on bed, here are 8 tips that will help you wake up to a clear and wrinkle-free sheet.

    1. Use Sheet Suspenders 

    These devices clip onto the edges of your sheet. They tug at your sheet, creating constant pressure. That will keep fitted sheets from coming off.

    Some suspenders also have a strap that you can fasten underneath your mattress While others come with a criss-cross strap for extra support.

    If you can’t buy a suspender, you can also make one on your own using elastic and safety pins.

    2. Use Rubber Bands

    Using rubber bands is the best way to keep sheets on the bed. No, we are not talking about those small rubber bands you store on door knobs for kitchen drawers. You will get larger-sized elastic bands that go around your mattress.

    Get a few of these oversized elastic bands and put them around your sheets to keep fitted sheets in place.

    This method is super helpful if you love using silk or satin sheets that tend to slip off your mattress.

    3. Zip the Sheets

    These days you get special types of zipped sheets. One part of the sheet goes under your mattress, and the top part is zipped to it. You can open the zipper while removing the sheet.

    It is an effective method to keep fitted sheets on the bed. This method particularly helps when you have small children playing about on the bed. When the sheets are zipped, their tiny hands won’t be able to move them out of place.

    4. Use Non-Slip Rug Corners 

    You have to find non-slip rug undersides that can grip whatever surface they are attached to. Now, place them on each corner of your mattress before putting the sheet.

    It is one of the easiest methods to keep flat sheets on a bed and can also stop fitted sheets from coming off. You can also keep foam pieces underneath your sheet. The friction will make it difficult for the sheet to move from its alignment.

    5. Attach Safety Pins 

    If you are confused with the different types of products, you can attach a safety pin to your fitted sheet to keep it in place. However, do not pin against the pressure of the sheet as the pin might come off.

    Safety pins might come in handy when you are too lazy to find a more permanent solution.

    6. DIY Sheet Straps 

    Do you want to get creative while keeping your sheets in place? Rummage through your closet to see what you can lay your hands on. Maybe you can find some old elastic cloth that can help you create ecstatic edges. Get your scissors and needles ready.

    You can cut and stitch your own elastic band to get sheets to stay on bed. You can choose vibrant colors for your straps to uplift the appearance of your room.

    7. Place a Rough Under Sheet Beneath Your Fitted Sheet 

    You can place a rough sheet underneath your fitted sheet if your top sheet is too silky. The rough sheet will lead to friction and keep the fitted sheet from coming off the bed.

    This method is not recommended if you tend to sleep warm at night. The extra sheet will retain your body heat and can make you hot and uncomfortable.

    8. Upgrade To a New Sheet

    If your sheets do not fit on your mattress properly, you can consider buying a new sheet. That will give a facelift to your room. Moreover, you will be able to get the right-sized sheet.

    Make sure you don’t buy too large a fitted sheet as that will also tend to slip off your mattress. So, a fitted sheet that is neither too small nor too large for your mattress will be the perfect fit.

    Conclusion

    Now that you know all the tricks of how to keep sheets on the bed, you will be able to sleep in peace. Moreover, you can wake up to clear and wrinkle-free sheets that stay put on your mattress.

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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