Can someone please tell me the purpose of using a top sheet in bed? The only possible good reason that I can think of for using a top sheet is to prevent your skin from feeling the incredibly irritating feeling of those tiny little pilly things that develop overtime on the fabric of your blanket.
I have always felt that using a top sheet is the “normal” thing to do so I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve tried it again to see if somehow a good reason to use it developed since the last time I tried it. The result it ALWAYS the same, which is: Nope, that was just as annoying as last time I tried this.
The problem with a top sheet for me is this…wait…the problemS with a top sheet for me ARE:
1 – I have to be able to kick my feet up in the air after pulling the covers over me so that the blankets can wrap up under my feet/legs so that I’m tucked in like a burrito, which can’t be done with a top sheet because it has to be tucked in under the mattress. There is nothing more annoying than staying in a hotel bed and the sheet is tucked so tightly into the mattress that all of my strength is not enough to pull out the sheet to give my feet a little breathing room. But in a hotel, you have no choice but to use the sheet (and sometimes only the sheet) because you never know what is on the comforter.
2 – I can’t use a top sheet with Ben (believe me, we’ve tried) because it never fails that the top sheet is nowhere to be found in the morning because Ben manages to kick it off both of us. I think he may find the top sheet more annoying than I do.
3 – It also doesn’t work for Ben and me to use the top sheet because we don’t share blankets. Yes, I know it’s weird which is why we’ve tried using the top sheet so many times since we ARE a married couple and not two strangers sharing a bed. However, sharing blankets doesn’t work for us for a couple reasons: a)we both violently toss and turn throughout the night so one of us would end up without any blankets at all (usually me) and b)Ben’s blanket has those little annoying pilly things that I mentioned above, but he loves his blankets because they are super awesomely warm quilts made by his grandma.
So…if anyone has any tips to offer for us to try using the top sheet yet again, I will gladly hear them.