Adjustable Bed Sheets

choosing sheets for you adjustable bed

There is much confusion about the correct size bed sheets to buy for an adjustable bed. Several linen manufacturers admit to receiving inquiries from adjustable bed customers who are frustrated after having purchased sheets that won’t stay on. So what’s the secret? According to a representative at Sleep Comfort (which by the way sells their own adjustable bed sheets), consumers should buy deep pocket sheets for an adjustable bed and these can be bought in twin, queen and king.

If you are looking to buy online, several bedding/linen stores carry sheets for adjustable beds. Just make sure that you discuss the special requirements for your mattress and bed; in many cases you will want to measure your mattress (Length, Width, and Depth) to compare with their sizing charts.

What Sheets Should you Buy for Split King and Queen Beds?

There are several power beds that you can purchase in split form. A few include: split queen, split king and Cal-king. Because these beds are two separate adjustable bases, you need to put a fitted sheet on each bed first than put on a larger flat sheet over both beds. Below the following example illustrates split king, cal king and queen adjustable mattress sizes without “Depth.” Look for fitted sheets with deep pocket, and if possible, wings.

  • Split Queen Size

    (Buy 2) – 30″ x 80″

    (Buy 1) – King Flat sheet

  • Split King Size

    (Buy 2) – 38″ x 80″ (Twin XL)

    (Buy 1) – 130 ” x 108″

  • Split Cal King

    (Buy 2) – 36″ x 84″

    (Buy 1) – 130 ” x 108″

Dual bed Sheet Sets – Sheet sets for a dual queen or dual king adjustable
bed, will generally include:

  • 2 XL Twin Fitted Sheets
  • 2 King or Queen Pillowcases
  • 1 Flat Sheet, King or Queen
Use a deep pocket sheet to fit your adjustable mattress

Note: If you want to buy only the fitted sheets for these mattresses purchase 2 XL Twin Fitted Sheets, or go with the retailers’ suggestion. Prices will vary depending upon thread count.

Standard Mattress Sizes

  • Twin – 38″ x 75″
  • XL Twin – 38″ x 80″
  • Double – 53″ x 75″
  • Queen – 60″ x 80″
  • King – 76″ x 80″
  • Cal-King – 72″ x 84″

Hospital Bed Sheets – 36″W x 80″L x 8″D
Look for contoured bottom fitted sheet. Invacare sheets, (a good choice) have an “envelope” design with corners that wrap deeply around the mattress for a smooth, secure fit. The sheet will not slip-off and it stretches to accommodate mattress overlays. The semi-fitted top sheet is designed with two contoured corners to keep the bed tidy. Also, there is a “Foot-Ease” fold at the end of the sheet that provides extra foot room and reduces pressure on the heels.