What Are Deep Pocket Sheets?
In this article, you'll find out how to choose sheets with the right pocket depth for your mattress. Sheets with deep pockets are a perfect choice for a deep mattress, but you need to know how to differentiate them from standard and extra deep pocket sheets.
It's also crucial to find the right fabric that suits your needs, you may need a different kind of fabric if you tend to sleep hot or you're chemical-sensitive. Keep reading to find all the information you need.
How Do I Choose a Deep Pocket Sheet?
A deep pocket fitted sheet might be necessary for you if you have a mattress topper or a thicker mattress. A regular sheet is made for an average mattress, which is usually under 14”, however today there are many thicker options on the market, or you might be using a mattress topper for added comfort.
To be sure you’re choosing a deep pocket sheet, and not a regular fitted sheet, look to make sure the sheet is between 13 and 17 inches deep.
What Size Mattresses Need Deep Pocket Sheets?
It’s not so much about the size of the mattress as it is about the depth. If the mattress (of any size, full, queen, king, etc) is extra thick and the depth exceeds 12” you may need to choose the right pocket depth: deep or extra deep. How do I measure my mattress for the proper sheet size?
Using a tape measure, start at the bottom and measure the distance to the straightedge on top. Don’t indent the top to try to get an accurate measurement. Put something light on top of your mattress to create a straight edge.
Can You Use Deep Pocket Sheets on a Regular Mattress?
Not if you want a perfect fit, as you'll have excess material you’ll have to tuck under the mattress. If it doesn’t stay tucked under, you may experience a bunching of material on the top of the bed. This will be annoying at most, but not a real problem.
Benefits of Deep Pocket Bed Sheets
If you have a thick mattress, you may have been struggling to find a suitable fitted sheet. A deep pocket fitted sheet will make it easier to stay comfortable at night because it won't be constantly slipping off. This will save you the trouble of constantly replacing that corner of the sheet that just won’t stay on.
What Types of Deep Pocket Sheets Are Available?
As with regular sheets, you do have a choice about the material you want. There are different materials to choose from like:
Standard Sheets vs. Deep Pocket Sheets
Your standard sheet and deep pocket sheet can feel just the same and be made from the same materials. The only difference is their depth. Standard fitted sheets are made to fit standard mattresses. But what if your mattress is extra thick and plushy? You’ll need more fabric to cover the extra mattress.
This is why deep pocket sheets were made. You can pull the sheet down all the way without extra effort or having to worry about it slipping off all the time. It’s a sheet made for your mattress.
Deep Pocket Sheets vs. Extra Deep Pocket Sheets
Deep pocket fitted sheets are usually between 13” and 17” inches thick, whereas extra deep sheets are 18” to 25” thick for those extra deep mattresses that are very thick, pillow top mattresses, or if you use a thick topper.
Why Should You Consider Buying Organic Deep Pocket Sheet Sets?
Organic is usually assumed to be the best option, no matter what we’re talking about. But, why is it better when it comes to what you sleep on? Here are a few reasons you should consider buying organic deep pocket sheets:
We hope that the above information will help you find the right deep pocket sheet set for your needs. Don't forget to measure the depth of your mattress and choosing the right material before you make a purchase.
We always recommend choosing organic bedding as it's the healthiest choice for you and the environment.