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Question by  Packers123 (80)

When you buy sheets, what does it means if they have "deep pockets?"

I need queen-sized sheets but I don't know anything about what size "pocket."


Answer by  jaime24 (744)

Sheets with deep pockets are for thick mattresses. A lot of pillow top mattresses need deep fitted sheets. Thinner mattresses use regular standard sized sheets. Even though they sell water bed sheets for water bed mattresses, you can still use deep fitted sheets on them, they are cheaper then water bed mattresses.


Answer by  amyturk (199)

The pocket is the depth of your mattress from top to bottom, and knowing the depth will allow you to buy fitted sheets that properly stay in place.


Answer by  AngelSkyy (234)

When a sheet set says that it has deep pockets it is referring to the depth of the sewn crease in the corner of the fitted sheet. Some mattresses have ultra thick padding on top for more comfort which would require a fitted sheet to have the deeper pockets to accommodate the extra height.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

It means that the four corners of the bottom sheet has extra material to go over the four corners of the mattress.


Answer by  wilson57 (239)

Deep pockets on fitted sheets are necessary if you have a pillow-top mattress. The added pillow makes the mattress thicker, so regular sheets tend to slide off when you sleep, or the fitted part does not reach all the way to the bottom of the mattress. Deep pocket fitted sheets fit loosely on regular mattresses, but still work fine.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

I believe the pocket refers to the depth that the sheets cover. If you have a thick than usually mattress or have a mattress pad or pillow top.

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