Deep Pocket Sheets-Sheets That Actually Fit!

Deep Pocket Sheets-Sheets That Actually Fit!


We as humans are always coming up with some new big idea to improve our daily life. Something that will make things just a little better. And of course improving our quality of sleep is no different.

So what have we done? Well we came up with mattress that are even thicker than before. Since our normal sheets would not fit these more supportive mattress they followed it up with new sheets as well. These new sheets are called deep pocket sheets. And they are specifically designed for the new extra thick mattresses.

As always with something new, whether it be new to you or new to the market, there are always questions about it. You know like how much of a difference is there really between regular sheets and deep pocket sheets? Another great question I have run across is, what size of beds do the deep pocket sheets fit?

Or there were even a couple of questions about what colors and fabrics were available with the deep pocket sheets? And this last question was a really good one, how do I care for deep pocket sheets?

So are any of these questions weighing on your mind? If so I have done some really good research to help bring you these answers. With that being said how about we jump right in and explore these deep pocket sheets!

Standard Sheets VS Deep Pocket Sheets

First of all I want to tell you exactly what we are comparing here. The difference between these two sheet is the corner pockets of the fitted sheets. You know the corner that you tug and pull at with all your might to go over the corners of your mattresses, ensuring an ultra tight fit! Yep this is were these two types of sheets vary.

Now regular sheet are made for mattresses that are more the standard sizes. What are the standard sizes? Well in this case I am not describing the difference between twin, full, king, and queen. Instead, when I am referring to sizes here in this post, I am referring the thickness of the mattresses.

So now that we have a better understanding how about I get down to the nitty gritty for you!

Regular/standard size thickness of mattress usually can range anywhere from 5 inches thick up to 14 inches thick. If you are to go measure the thickness of your mattress and it happens to fall between these two measurements than you are probably going to be safe stick with a regular sheet. For the most part it should fit very snuggly across the corners of your bed.

On the other hand if your mattress creeps up past this number it would probably be a good idea to go with deep pocket sheets instead. Simply because the corners are designed to be a bit longer this way they will fit these ever so comfortable thick mattress. Helping to ensure your sheet will stay put at night, not creeping up into a puddle in the middle of your bed.

Usually deep pocket sheets start at about 15 inches and go up from there. The highest one I found was 30 inches. Now they may have some even deeper than this. But this can give you a good idea for a starting point.

One other thing that I haven’t mentioned is that you may have a standard thickness mattress, but you wanted a little extra cushion so you have added a mattress topper. In this case, this might also cause you to have to purchase a set of deep pocket sheets as well. That little extra bump of comfort may be just a little too much for the regular sized sheet.

Alright quick recap, if you happen to be lucky and have gotten a thicker mattress or even added a mattress topper, to give your self a little more comfort and support, you are likely going to need to be looking into getting deep pocket sheets!

Will Deep Pocket Sheets Fit Your Bed?

Here is the part I get into what size of bed you currently have like twin, full, king or queen. Now I am certain that we all understand that these sizes pertain to the area measurements of the bed like a twin size is smaller and will usually only fit one, while a king is huge with plenty of sprawling room.

But even with these different sizes each one of them can be a standard thickness or you can find these with extra thickness as well to offer more support. With this being said, since all of these sizes of beds can come in standard thickness or extra thick, they also offer deep pockets sheets for each one.

So if it happened to cross your mind, o I only have a twin so a standard twin sheet set will due, please stop and double check for the thickness! You very well might be stuck fighting the never ending crawling and stretching battle with your sheet. Save your self that trouble and measure it first.

All in all yes there are thicker mattresses in every size you can purchase, so take a second to stop and measure to make sure you are buying the right sheets. It could save you a little extra time and stress!

Does Deep Pocket Sheets Limit Your Color Options?

Colors seem to add spice to everything, including your bedroom. So I am sure most of you don’t want the simple black or white choice. I got good news for those of you who want to spread your color wheel while looking at deep pocket sheets.

Are you ready for the good new? Well the fact is with their popularity on the rise, companies have made sure to include a huge array of different colors into their options of deep pocket sheets. So no worries you can still find the color that makes your day even if you have a thicker mattress.

You can check this one off your curiosity list, if you are thinking of looking into a new thicker mattress, we have you covered with a big choice of colors! The bedding want you to be comfortable and happy with the look as well!

Is Your Fabric Options Limited With Deep Pocket Sheets?

There are so many choices of types of fabrics available when it comes to sheets. Types like cotton, silk, bamboo, and even organic. But the question remains are you limited in your choice of fabric if you need a set of deep pocket sheets?

Be prepared and happy all at once! They do offer all of these great types of fabric in deep pocket sheets as well. You see they wanted to make sure you were not walking away from that extra cushion of a thick mattress because you were worried that you wouldn’t be able to find the fabric that you love in deep pockets size.

So if just happens to be that your favorite kind of sheet is bamboo, don’t worry go ahead and buy that thicker mattress. There will still be several choices that you can decide from within the bamboo fabric. Most bedding companies do have your best interest at heart.

Is Caring For Deep Pockets Sheets Any Different?

As I am sure you are aware of caring for your bedding not only sustains the life of your bedding, but this can also benefit you greatly in your health as well. So making sure to wash it is a real necessity. But how do you wash it, especially if it happens to be deep pocket sheets.

First off just like standard sheets, it really depends on what type of fabric you have chosen. Simply the difference in caring is not between the deep pocket sheets and the standard sheets, it is still about the fabric.

Let’s say you have silk deep pocket sheets, these will still most likely need to go through dry cleaning due to their delicate material. While if you have cotton sheets you are more than likely able to wash them and dry them from your home.

But the one big thing is make sure and read the care label they should have all the information listed on there. Things like whether to use cold, warm, or hot water. It should also include drying instructions as well. It is best to follow these instructions, mainly because this will help your wonderful deep pocket sheets have a longer lifespan.

What Else Would You Like To Know?

I am sure there are many more questions that revolve around deep pocket sheets! I would love to know what ever your questions are. And I will do my absolute best to answer all of them for you. The questions I covered above are the ones that I found were most commonly asked. So I figured this would be a great starting point.

Your sheets shouldn’t be what stops you from buying a better mattress. With my help we can find exactly what you are looking for, so you can enjoy a more peaceful nights sleep! All you have to is let me know!

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I want to take a minute and thank you for stopping to read my post. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Feel free to drop me a line in my comment box below.

Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

6 Replies on “Deep Pocket Sheets-Sheets That Actually Fit!

  1. Hi Melissa and thank you for this informative post.
    I actually never thought about the depth of bed sheets before, and now I can appreciate the difference.
    No wonder that I have sheets that keep on “popping” back from the corners as they are not deep enough to wrap around the mattress itself.
    With your informative post now I know what to look out for. This could not come at a better time as we are about to set up our new house in the USA!
    All the best

    1. Hi Orion. Thank you for coming by. Yes I hadn’t given it much thought either till someone asked me about them and realized I needed to learn about these as well. Yes if you are fighting the popping up sheet syndrom then you very well might need to change to the deep pocket sheet size instead. It will help end your battle. Congrats on the new move it is always exciting to be moving somewhere new. Where are you moving from? I personally welcome you and hope you enjoy it! If you any more questions please let me know I will do everything in my power to help you out.
      Thank you so much good luck with the move and I hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. Thank you so much, Mellisa, for your thorough and in-depth post. Your post has opened my eyes to the world of ‘Deep Pocket Sheets’ a term I didn’t know before.
    I enjoyed reading everything you described and explained. I have a standard mattress but recently I bought a mattress topper for extra comfort.
    Just to crosscheck with you, do you think the Deep Pocket sheets are the right ones to buy?

    1. Hi Femia. Thank you so much for coming by. Yes this a relatively newer term to me but I am learning so much along the way. I am glad you found it very enlightening as well. As far as your newly purchase of a mattress topper goes, deep pocket sheets could be what you need. Here are some ways to check first so you are not buying something you don’t need. 1st you will want to measure one corner of your mattresses thickness with the mattress topper on there include this into your measurements as well. Now if this measurement is more than 14 inches thick then yes you will need a deep pocket sheet. Simply because the standard ones only go up to 14 inches. Another way you can check is simply if you are trying to put a regular sheet on and you are finding the corner keep slipping up and it fells like you are stretching the sheet too far, then I would say yes you probably will need some deep pocket sheets as well. I hope this helps you out and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask away. I am always glad to help.
      Thank you so much for coming by I hope you have a wonderful day.

  3. Melissa, I have book marked this for the next time I need sheets. I have a waterbed and can get these here but the dollar saving is fantastic.

    I don’t think I have any questions as you have certainly done a thorough review.


    1. Hi Helen. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me. I am very happy to hear you have found a post that can be useful to you. Personally I love waterbeds. I had one once and so wish I had it again. I have to say though I am glad I found sheets for it because as it seems waterbeds and sheets are now harder to find these days. Very glad to hear that you found everything and don’t have any questions. However, if you happen to come across one let me know I will be happy to help.
      Thank you again and have a wonderful day Helen.

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