Sheets and mattress protectors keep sliding off my mattress. How do I keep them to stay on the bed? I’ve tried pinning them, but it’s too big a hassle and does not work very well. Hello,
First a good mattress pad will help your sheets stay on the bed. Most mattresses are covered in a polyester material which is very slippery. Mattress pads are made of cotton / poly blend that has a higher surface friction allowing the sheets to cling better to it.
Get a mattress pad with elastic, expand-a-grip sides, with a plenty deep pocket so that it actually pulls tight underneath the mattress. Many vendors carry these. We sell exactly this type of mattress pads for just this reason. They are very quick and easy to use and stay right where you put them without slipping off. The picture of the mattress pad shows what I mean about how well the expand-a-grip sides really hug the mattress. It fits mattresses up to 17″ deep and has expand-a-grip sides to prevent slipping.
Once your mattress pad is secure, sheets will naturally stay on the bed better. However, fitted sheets with a thick elastic band all the way around the bottom keeps it pulled down under the mattress. Many less expensive sheets only have elastic at the corners, which helps, but does not make as snug fit. Corner straps, pins, velcro, etc. are a hassle and likewise do an inferior job.
High quality Egyptian cotton sheet sets and regular cotton sheets, 200-1200 thread count with deep pockets 17″ – 21″ with elastic bands all the way around the bottom, will solve your problems with the sheets slipping off the bed. They will perform better, but also last longer.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.