Have you noticed that your blankets and sheets often seem to slide off of your bed while you’re sleeping? This is actually something that many people struggle with due to moving around a lot during the night.
Not everyone lies perfectly still while they are sleeping, and some people will wind up flopping around trying to find comfortable positions. All of this movement has the potential to shift your bed sheets, and it can also make your blankets fall off of the bed.
You might just want your blankets to stay on your bed for practical reasons, but you also want the bed to look nice for aesthetic purposes. If the blankets stay in place better, then you won’t have so much work to do when you go to make your bed in the morning.
Keep reading to learn about the best methods to keep your blankets and sheets on your bed. There are some good steps that you can take to get better results, and you’ll be able to choose which ideas will work best for your situation.
1 – Consider Using Straps for Your Sheets
Many companies have started selling little straps that hook onto your bed sheets. The idea is that these little straps can keep your bed sheets secured to your mattress so that they will stay in place.
If one of your big issues is noticing that your sheets are shifting throughout the night, then this should really help you out. You can easily place the straps on the sheets so that your sheets will stay where they should while you sleep.
Anyone who regularly knocks the sheets off of the bed due to being a wild sleeper should look into this. It makes it so much easier to keep everything in place and as it should be.
Perhaps best of all, you’re able to purchase these small straps at very affordable prices. They don’t cost much money at all, and you’re going to get a lot of use out of them.
Technically, you could use straps like this to secure your blankets to the bed, too. This is assuming that you’re one of the many people who like to sleep with your blanket tucked into the bed rather than having it loose.
It’s also worth noting that they sell sheets that have straps attached to them already now. You might find sheets with elastic straps that help to keep the sheets in place when positioned correctly.
Look into the different options that are out there so that you can have a better experience. This is something that can save you from having to put your sheets back on every morning.
2 – Try to Tuck Your Blanket Securely
It should come as no surprise to hear that your blanket will stay in the right position if you tuck it securely into the mattress. Some people don’t like sleeping with tucked blankets because they feel that it restricts their movement too much during the night.
Whether you will want to tuck your blanket will likely depend on your preferences for moving around during sleep. Even so, it’s hard to argue that tucking a blanket securely will keep it in place much better than leaving it loose.
If you do a good job of tucking your blanket, then it isn’t going to fall off of the bed or get loose unless you use a lot of force. This means that you can pretty much keep your blanket looking the same way even when you wake up in the morning.
People who are more concerned about their beds looking presentable all the time will like the tucking method. Those who are more concerned with comfort might not care so much.
If your blanket is still getting messed up during the night while you sleep, then it might just be because you like to move around while you sleep. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and it really just means that you will have to make the bed in the morning to get it looking nice again.
3 – Consider the Material of the Blanket
Considering the material of the blanket is wise when you’re trying to solve problems like this. Some blankets are more slippery than others, and this makes them harder to keep in place.
For example, you might really like using a silky blanket, but it might be one that will cause you many problems with slipping off the bed. A blanket that is made of wool might be a lot easier to keep in place.
Take the time to buy blankets that will be easier to keep on your bed. If you make these changes, then you should have far fewer issues in the future.
If you really like your silky blanket, then you don’t have to give up on it. There is one more good option to consider.
4 – Layering
Layering is a great thing because it can keep your blankets in place very well. You can layer a top sheet, silky blanket, and a duvet to keep everything where it needs to be.
The basic idea is that the heavy blanket, comforter, or duvet is going to be on top. In the middle will be the silky blanket that you like to use, and it won’t slide off of the bed because it is being held in place by the weight of the other layers.
If you want to keep using blankets that are made using slippery materials, then you can do so because of layering. It makes it possible to keep the blankets on the bed without it being a big issue.
The only downside to this is that you might get too warm during some months of the year. Even so, you can fold the duvet a bit so that it is only covering the bottom half of the bed, and this will allow you to feel a bit cooler.
Now you know the options that are available to you, and it should be a lot easier to fix your blanket issues. Choose whichever method makes the most sense to you so that you can have a good time sleeping at night.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Film/Video/Media Studies, as well as an associates degree in Communications. I began producing videos and musical recordings nearly 15 years ago. I am a guitarist and bassist in Southwest MI and have been in a few different bands since 2009, and in 2012 I began building custom guitars and basses in my home workshop as well. When I’m home, I love spending time with my three pets (a dog, cat, and snake) and gardening in my backyard.