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Fitted or Flat Sheets: Why Do You Need Both?

A good night's sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. One of the most important factors in getting a good night's sleep is having comfortable bedding.

Oftentimes, many believe that fitted and flat sheets are the same. A flat sheet is exactly what it's named as, a flat sheet that is rectangular. On the other hand, a fitted sheet is composed of rounded elastic corners made to fit your mattress.

While both the fitted and flat sheets may be similar they serve different purposes. We will go over the differences between fitted and flat sheets and which ones may suit your needs.

Fitted and Flat Sheets

When it comes to bedding, there are two main types of sheets. Fitted and flat sheets. You may have heard them being used interchangeably or together but they each serve their own purposes.

What Are Fitted Sheets

Fitted sheets help keep the mattress in place and prevent it from moving around, yet its elastic corners on all sides ensures sheets stay on the bed and makes it easier to put on your mattress. Not as versatile as flat sheets, yet they help keep the mattress clean and protected.

With our fitted sheets you will be ensured that it perfectly fits around your mattress with elastic wraps all the way around to stay put every night. Perfect for those who roll in their sleep.

What Are Flat Sheets

Easter to put and take off, flat sheets do not have elastics and lay flat on top of the mattress. More versatile than fitted sheets, these are ideal for people who run hot and sweat during the night.

Our unparalleled single flat sheet is made with premium earth-friendly dye that doesn't fade. CGK Linens hand-selects super soft fabric to ensure premium quality and downy softness that will only grow softer and luxurious with time.

Not only are our flat bed sheets designed for a relaxing, resorting night’s rest, you can sleep soundly knowing your flat sheets weren’t treated with harsh, harmful chemicals that leave a strong odor. Our bedding is also hypoallergenic and dust mite-resistance for your comfort and ease.

Can Flat Sheets be used as a Fitted Sheet?

Flat sheets were designed to sit between the sleeper and blanket. If you're looking for an alternative, consider looking into flat sheets. All you have to do is fold and securely tug them into the corners of your mattress to make sure it fits in place. If you don’t like the feeling of your sheets bunching up at night, these may not be fitted for you.

Which One to Choose?

Ultimately it all depends on your personal preference. Whether it may be shape, purpose, fit or comfort. If you like using fitted and flat sheets together, then go ahead. If one sheet is alright or two make you feel uncomfortable. Whichever you choose, there is no right or wrong answer.

Buying sheet sets together, may be more beneficial than buying them separately. You’ll save yourself the hassle and time from getting the wrong sizes and ensure that you’ll get the correct sizes.

If you are looking for a sheet that will stay in place and provide a comfortable sleep surface, a fitted sheet may be a better choice. CGK Linens provides different options and colors to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect sheets for your needs.