In addition to the mattress, a bed sheet is the basis for a restful sleep. If it's too big and slippery, or made of an uncomfortable material, it can keep you awake. You should therefore make sure that the size of the sheet fits your mattress perfectly and that the fabric is as skin-friendly as possible. Here you can get an overview of the most common bed sheet sizes and find out which criteria play a role in purchasing.
Bed sheets are available for both single and double beds. The German standard size for single beds is the 90x200 (meaning centimetres) bed sheet. Bed sheets 140x200 are suitable for narrower double beds, while the bed sheet 180x200 is the standard for a marriage bed. In addition, the dimensions 160x200 or 190x220 are available for double beds. The latter is suitable for king-size beds.
Important note: As a rule, such sheets fit a mattress height of 25 to 30 centimetres. If you sleep on a higher mattress, you should pay close attention to the correct dimensions. If the sheet does not fit perfectly, it can easily detach from the mattress and slide away over the course of the night.
The bed sheet is equipped with an elastic band so that it can be easily pulled over the mattress and, if it is the right size, it also holds up perfectly. The sewn-in elastic band can run all the way around the sheet or just be in the four corners. The all-round rubber band has the advantage that it ensures adequate tension in all directions. On the other hand, an elastic band in the four corners can wrinkle more easily.
The sheet serves primarily to protect the mattress. It protects the lying surface from dirt, bodily fluids, fungi, mites and pathogens.
If you want to sleep peacefully, it is advisable to always pay attention to the right size and the type of integrated elastic band when buying a bed sheet. Do you sleep in a single bed or a double bed? It goes without saying that a 90x200 bed sheet is only intended for single beds.
In addition, a high-quality material is a decisive purchase criterion, as it influences the perception of heat and the production of sweat during sleep. There are cotton, satin and microfibre sheets. The soft cotton fabric jersey proves to be dimensionally stable and stretchy.