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Flat Sheet vs. Fitted Sheet – Do you need them both?

Flat Sheet vs. Fitted Sheet – Do you need them both?

Flat sheet vs Fitted sheet, and some might ask what’s the difference? But the great bedding debate among today’s generation is whether or not you really need a flat sheet at all.  We’ll be answering many of the questions you might have regarding flat and fitted sheets.

At one time, all sheets were flat sheets that had no pockets or elastic, and were tucked around the mattress. That is, until 1959, when Bertha Berman patented a design for a fitted sheet with elastic pockets that did tuck around the edges of the mattress. Berman’s design took off and can now be found on beds around the world. While a fitted sheet is designed to hug the corners of your mattress, a flat sheet lays on top and can be tucked in to keep it from moving around.  You slip in between the fitted and the flat, which keeps your duvet cover clean.

So, the question is – do you really need both?

Flat Sheets vs Fitted Sheet. Benefits of a Flat Sheet:

You might be asking what’s the point of a flat sheet if you’re not a fan?

Most use a flat sheet to keep their duvet cover from getting dirty, reducing how often you need to launder it. Flat sheets work great for those that love a clean bed, but dislike the hassle of washing their duvet cover frequently.

Did you know that most hotels to this day make their beds with flat sheets on top and bottom? Its because its easier to fold a flat sheet than a fitted, and requires less lifting of the mattress. This has been causing carpel tunnel syndrome for housekeepers in hotels.

Cons of a Flat Sheet:

Although flat sheets have been around for multiple generations, its more common now to opt out of using a flat sheet all together.

According to, younger generations have stopped using flat sheets. They are preferring the European way of sleeping which simply uses a fitted sheet, duvet cover and pillowcases as their simple bed ensemble. Many feel that a flat sheet moves around too much, gets tangled in their legs or ends up bunched up at the end of the bed. It also requires too much ‘remaking’ of the bed.

Flat sheets can seem too much of a hassle and an unnecessary extra step, so just opt out! Whether you are pro or con of flat sheets, at BedVoyage; we sell our fitted sheets and duvet covers separately from our sheet sets.  You now have the option of purchasing what fits your needs best! You can buy a Fitted Sheet, a Duvet Cover, and a Pillowcase set and make your bed your way!

Bamboo sheets might change your mind!

And you never know: you might actually like BAMBOO flat sheets, it may have just been cotton that you didn’t like! If you like super soft and cuddly sheets that tuck in around your shoulders and neck at night, you’ll love these! They’ve very soothing, and on hot nights it might be all you need to cover with.

Super comfortable bamboo sheets are silky-soft to the touch, but not slippery like satin sheets. If you tuck the flat sheet in at the foot of the bed, it will stay in place while you’re sleeping. The fabric drapes comfortably against your body, and feels like a snuggly while you’re sleeping. In addition, some added benefits of bamboo sheets are that they’re hypo-allergenic, odor and bacteria resistant, and thermal regulating. We call it a ‘smart fabric’ because bamboo is naturally more breathable than cotton, it senses your needs and adjusts accordingly. This will help you stay warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. No more chilly sheets as the bamboo is room temperature when you get in bed. These are just a few of the great benefits of rayon from bamboo that could help improve your overall sleep. It just might change your mind about flat sheets!

See for yourself the difference between cotton and bamboo with a new set of luxurious bamboo sheets from BedVoyage!

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