How to Keep Sheets on an Adjustable Bed? – 10 Easy Ways
1. Buy sheets made specifically for an adjustable bed
You can check out special adjustable bed sheets online or offline. These days, there is plenty of variety in sheets manufactured specifically for adjustable bedding.
These sheets are designed in such a way that they don’t come off despite the bed’s movement. Many sheets come with special fastening mechanisms that ensure keeping the sheets are securely fastened to the bed.
Avoid using regular sheets on your adjustable bed. They simply do not have the features that can help them stay tucked in on adjustable beds.
They are only suitable for use on regular flat beds that allow them to have minimal movement. Since an adjustable bed is mostly used for patients with disabilities, it is best to use special sheets for them as well.
2. Use sheets with deeper pockets than normal
Sheets with deeper pockets help you tuck them securely into the mattress from all four sides. This prevents movement even if you adjust the mattress or elevate the head or foot of the bed.
Look for sheets with pockets measuring up to 16-inches in depth. Always buy a size larger than the mattress size – this along with the deeper pockets will ensure a snug fit and prevent the sheet from coming off.
3. Use adjustable triangle mattress suspenders
You might think suspenders are just for holding one’s pants up! Definitely not the case!
Adjustable bed sheet suspender triangles are made using sturdy metal clips and elastic bungee cords that help the sheet securely fasten to the bed from all sides. Being adjustable, you can also elongate or shorten them as needed. The triangular design of the clips also provides greater stability.
Most adjustable suspenders come in 118-inch length with the ability to reduce to 39-55 inches. At the other end of the triangle is a metal clip that helps securely clip the sheet.
The best part is that you can use these suspender triangles not only for securing sheets to an adjustable bed, but also for fastening sheets on a couch or for securing table cloths to tables.
4. Use rubber huggers or bed-sheet holder bands
If you dislike using clips on your sheets because they might poke you, or worse cause holes in the sheets, then this is a great option for you. Imagine a giant rubber band running all around your sheet and securing it to your bed! The rubber hugger is exactly that. Rubber huggers are engineered to have embossed ribbing and a horizontal tension design that prevent wrinkling and movement of sheets.
Depending on your sleeping habits and/or needs, you can also add other bedding material like a rubber mat, different layers of sheets and comforters, etc. inside the band. This is a unique way of securing all your bed linen to the mattress and ensuring that the different layers remain in place.
5. Use bed bands
Bed bands, like bed suspenders, help you securely attach your sheet to the bed and they work on all kinds of sheets and beds, too.
Like bed hugger bands above, these individual bed bands work to help tuck in the four corners of the sheets and secure them to the bed. The best part is that you need not lift your heavy mattress and they are rather simple to install. They come with bungee cords and sturdy metal ‘alligator’ clips. The clips open up and you clamp them to the sheets and bedding and adjust (tighten or loosen) the cord.
If you have added a foam topper to your mattress, then these bed bands will be extremely handy in preventing the topper from moving about.