The depth of a mattress affects sleep quality and comfortability, so it's imperative that you pick a mattress with a depth that suits you.
Typically, mattresses have a depth of 8 to 14 inches, with 10 inches being one of the most popular depths. What size fitted sheet do you need for a 10-inch mattress? We have answers for you in this post!
If you have a 10-inch deep mattress, your fitted sheet must be about 12 to 13 inches deep. This is because fitted sheets should be 2 to 3 inches deeper than your mattress.
Selecting the fitted sheets and mattress can be a complicated process. In this post, we discuss fitted sheets, mattresses, and problems you may encounter with them to help make the process easier. Keep reading to learn more about fitted sheets and mattresses!
How Do You Know If You Need Deep-Pocket Or Extra Deep-Pocket Fitted Sheets?
It's easy to think of all fitted sheets as the same, but that's certainly not the case. There are three types of fitted sheets: standard, deep-pocket, and extra deep-pocket.
Standard fitted sheets usually fit mattresses that are 7 to 14 inches deep. Deep-pocket fitted sheets typically fit mattresses that are about 15 inches deep.
If your mattress ranges from 16 to 24 inches deep, you'll need an extra deep-pocket fitted sheet.
So, because these three types of fitted sheets fit beds of different sizes, you'll need to measure the depth of your mattress to determine if you need deep-pocket or extra deep-pocket fitted sheets.
To do this, take a tape measure and measure the mattress from top to bottom.
When measuring the mattress, remove all pillows, blankets, and sheets. The only thing you should leave on the bed is a mattress topper (if you have one), as this should be included in your depth measurement.
If your mattress is only 7 to 14 inches deep, standard fitted sheets will work fine for your bed.
However, if your mattress measures more than 14 inches, you will need deep-pocket or extra deep-pocket fitted sheets.
Why Isn't My Fitted Sheet Going On My Bed?
Putting a fitted sheet on and getting it to stay on can be tricky. There could be several reasons your fitted sheet isn't fitting your bed correctly.
Two of the most common reasons include incorrect pocket depth and people putting the sheet on incorrectly.
Incorrect Pocket Depth
As mentioned, there are three different fitted sheet sizes: standard, deep-pocket, and extra deep-pocket.
If you use a standard fitted sheet when your bed needs a deep-pocket fitted sheet, the sheet will not fit properly.
However, an easy way to fix this problem is to measure your mattress to determine its depth and buy the correct fitted sheet.
Putting The Sheet On Incorrectly
Many people don't know there is a correct way to put a fitted sheet on the bed, but there is. You'll first want to look for the sheet's tag to arrange a fitted sheet correctly.
Then, tuck the side with the tag into the bottom left corner of the mattress. This will ensure that the fitted sheet fits snuggly.
Can I Use A Queen-Sized Fitted Sheet On A Full-Sized Bed?
Queen-sized beds are larger than full-sized beds. Even though queen-sized beds are larger, a queen-sized fitted sheet can still fit a full-sized bed.
However, if you want the queen-sized fitted sheet to fit the full-sized bed properly, you will need to adjust the fitted sheet.
One of the easiest ways to make a queen-sized fitted sheet fit a full-sized bed is a BedBand. A BedBand is designed to hold a fitted sheet of any size down on a bed of any size, and it's one of the few sheets altering methods that don't require sewing.
To put a BedBand on your mattress, put your fitted sheet on your bed.
Afterward, you'll need to attach the BedBand to the corner of the fitted sheet. Then, set the tension of the BedBand to whatever you desire and tuck the BedBand and sheet under the mattress.
Is A 10 Inch Mattress Thick Enough?
The answer to this question depends on your sleep style. A 10-inch thick mattress is a popular choice and often provides a good amount of comfort, especially if you're a back sleeper.
However, if you sleep on your side, you may need additional support, which calls for a 12 to 14-inch thick mattress.
What Are The Different Mattress Thicknesses?
The five main types of mattress thicknesses are low profile, slim profile, standard profile, deep or thick profile, and an extra deep or thick profile.
A low-profile mattress is the thinnest mattress type, with a depth of only 2 to 5 inches.
Most people prefer thicker mattresses, so this type of mattress might not be at the top of your list, but you could always add a mattress topper to it for additional comfort.
Slim profile mattresses have a depth of 5 to 8 inches and work well for children. This is because they aren't very high off the ground, so children don't struggle will getting out of them.
Standard profile mattresses are one of the most popular mattress choices, measuring anywhere from 8 to 12 inches deep.
These mattresses provide a good amount of comfort and aren't as expensive as deep profile and extra deep profile mattresses.
Deep profile mattresses have a depth ranging from 12 inches to 20 inches. This mattress provides some of the greatest comfort, support, and durability, but it's expensive.
So, if you're not looking to spend a lot of money, you might want to stick with a standard profile, which provides a good amount of comfort for a fairly reasonable price.
Extra Deep Profile
Extra deep profile mattresses measure 20 plus inches deep. Like deep profile mattresses, extra deep profile mattresses provide some of the best comforts but are pricey.
Be sure to consider if this mattress's extra comfort is worth the bump in price.
How Does Your Mattress Affect Your Health?
Your mattress can make or break how well you sleep. The mattress you should get depends significantly on your sleep style.
If you're a back sleeper, a 10-inch thick mattress will work well for you, but if you're a side sleeper sleeping on a 10-inch thick mattress, you may feel a little less comfortable.
Studies also suggest that mattresses can affect more than sleep quality.
Mattress choice has been linked to weight loss, memory improvement, and increased longevity. So, you must select a mattress that is comfortable for you and offers adequate support.
In closing, if you have a 10-inch deep mattress, your fitted sheet should measure 12 to 13 inches. Fitted sheets should always be 2 to 3 inches deeper than your mattress.
There are three types of fitted sheets: standard, deep-pocket, and extra deep-pocket. Be sure to measure your mattress to determine what type of fitted sheet you need.
Keep in mind that putting on a fitted sheet can be tricky. Always ensure that you're putting the tag in the bottom left corner and that your fitted sheet is the correct size!
Remember that you can constantly adjust your fitted sheet to fit a different bed. Also, consider all mattress profiles before deciding if a 10-inch mattress is thick enough.
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