So why is the once-essential top sheet losing its place? A few reasons have emerged. One of the primary ones is the ease of making the bed. Without the need to tuck in a flat sheet, you can simply throw a duvet or quilt over the fitted sheet, and voila! Also, the problem of the top sheet wrapping around one’s legs and disrupting sleep is a common complaint. It might sound trivial, but many people are actively deciding to do away with this bed linen.
The trend has some numbers backing it up too. Parachute, a linen company based in Los Angeles, has revealed that about 40% of their clientele show preference only for the fitted sheet, expressing no interest in its flat counterpart. Consequently, they’ve adjusted their offerings to cater to this demand.
In conclusion, whether to use a top sheet or not boils down to personal choice. However, it seems that a significant portion of the newer generation – millennials, I’m looking at you! – have made their decision clear: the top sheet might just be a relic of the past.