The sheets you use can make a difference between a good night’s sleep and a great night’s sleep. These essential pieces of bedding are an investment that can last for many years, so it’s important to find sets that are attractive, easy to care for and, most of all, soft and comfortable. Before you decide which ones fit your bed best, here are some different types of bed sheets and factors to consider.
Bed Sheet Features
Types of Bed Sheet Fabrics
Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet and the more likely it will wear well or soften over time.
Bed Sheet Dimensions
Like most bedding, bed sheets are available in various sizes that fit any mattress. Below are common dimensions to keep in mind when choosing your sheets.
Types of Bed Sheets
Flat Bed Sheets
The flat sheet, also called the top sheet, is placed between the fitted sheet and blanket.
Fitted Bed Sheets
A fitted sheet covers the mattress on your bed. It has elastic sewn into each of the four corners to help it stay firmly in place over the mattress.