Why People Aren't Using Top Sheets On Beds Anymore - Homemaking.com


Why People Don't Use Top Sheets on Beds Anymore

If I could do things my way, I'd sleep with a mountain of duvets, duvets and pillows. However, my husband is not someone who is perpetually cold like me, so our bed situation is quite simple - fitted sheet, top sheet, one pillow each and a thin duvet. If your bed configuration also goes that way, I guess we're late. Amazingly, people are completely ditching their sheets. Here's why.

If you're wondering how top sheets came to be, their purpose is to prevent our body germs from coming into contact with our duvets, duvets, and comforters. This way you can wash your sheets and pillowcases regularly, but you won't have to wash heavy duvets almost as often.kind of top sheet as a blanket," says Suzanne Pollak, founder of the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits. "It's the old-fashioned way. 

So why have people been removing top sheets recently? Well, there are a few reasons. First, not having a top sheet saves time on the bed-making process. Instead of positioning a flat sheet, one can simply throw their duvet or quilt over the fitted sheet and call it a day. Second, many people don't like sleeping with a top sheet because it ends up tangling around their legs in the morning anyway. It may sound silly, but the trend to dispense with top sheets is growing fast.

In fact, Parachute, a Los Angeles-based linen company, reveals that nearly 40% of its customers only want a fitted sheet and have no desire for a flat sheet.  As a result, the company offers many different bedding package options. Ultimately, sleeping with or without a top sheet is entirely up to your personal preference - and millennials (kinda lazy - yeah, I said that!) seem to have decided that top sheets just aren't not for them.