See, The Mr. and I have started breaking in our new bedding that we got as a wedding gift. An 11 piece set with a new comforter, shams, throw pillows and sheets. It’s really cute, and goes nicely with our dark wood headboard with cream accents that I built a few years back.
We really needed a new bedding set too, for years now we’ve been using The Mr.’s comforter from college. Circa 2001. At one point we got a duvet cover for it, but the buttons on it kept bugging us, and it didn’t stay in place, so we gave up on that pretty quickly. And we’ve just been using whatever sheets we had around, nothing that really matched because we tend to buy a new set every couple years and rotate it in with the rest of our sheets. But we’ve taken to only using a bottom sheet, especially in the hot summer months. His old comforter was all cotton, and really comfy, and we’d just wash it as often as we would the sheets.
However, a while back there was a Weddingbee boards post that made me think we must be barbarians, not using the top sheet and all. Actually, the post started as a “weird things at the in law’s house” but sort of morphed into a top sheet vs. no top sheet discussion.
Anyway, so I thought, well, now that we have new sheets and a new comforter, let’s be civilized and use our top sheet. After all, we don’t seem to have a problem using them when we stay in a hotel bed, or as a guest in someone’s house.
We tried. Really, we did. We gave it a good two weeks of sleeping with a top sheet, and it was a huge pain in the ass! Seriously, I toss and turn a lot at night, and usually half wake up every time I turn over. But with the damn top sheet in the equation, I was fully waking up every time I had to turn over, to fix the damn thing!
It kept coming untucked from the bottom. Which was actually more comfortable, since I don’t like my feet to be caged in. But this untucking meant that multiple times during the night I’d wake up to find the sheet pulled up, off my feet, with just the comforter covering them. And it was majorly annoying to have to kick the stupid sheet down in the middle of the night! Or even worse, the top of the sheet and the top of the comforter wouldn’t be lined up, and I’d have to figure out how to fix that in dark, in my disoriented, just wanting to sleep state.
So yeah. No more top sheet for us. We will just continue to be the barbarians that we are, in the name of not fighting with bedding throughout the night.
At least we’re making progress though, we’re not using a 9 year old, threadbare and falling apart comforter anymore!
Are you for or against top sheets?