Why People Don’t Use Top Sheets Anymore

The anti-top sheet movement used to be underground, but it has now gone mainstream.

While we are probably a bit too old to qualify as millennials, we do have some millennial traits. That’s because we sleep without a top sheet. When we climb into bed at night, we nestle between the fitted sheet and the comforter. This arrangement suits us well and we never would have given it a second thought, until now.

The anti-top sheet movement used to be underground, but it has now gone mainstream. Millennials recognize how annoying top sheets truly, as they never manage to stay in place.

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The top sheet also creates added hassles when it is time to make your bed. Our duvet-only bed does not require the same level of preparation. No running around to each corner of the bed to make sure the sheet is correctly placed.

There are some who do not agree. “That’s just disgusting,” says Suzanne Pollak, the founder of the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits. She would know best. “A proper bed requires a bottom sheet, a top sheet, a blanket, and actually on top of that, you should put some sort of top sheet as a coverlet. That’s the old fashioned way,” she went on to say to Yahoo.

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In addition to hygiene concerns, she worries about staying cool in the summer without a top sheet. “When it’s very hot outside, sleeping with nothing atop you is not actually the best option. A top sheet traps cooler air in-like an air-conditioner,” says Pollak.

In a world that is obsessed with the idea of self-care, why are so many people reticent to properly make their beds? If Suzanne has her way, the millennials are going to start using their top sheets and they are going to like it!