The 4 Best Deep-Pocket Sheets

If you've found your way to this article, there's a good chance you're familiar with (and tired of) the physical battle that is squeezing a too-small fitted sheet over an unyielding mattress. But this doesn't have to be your routine if you spring for a set of the best deep-pocket sheets.

Most standard sheets fit mattresses up to around 14 inches high, while deep-pocket sheets can offer an additional 1 to 10 inches of material. For the best fit, you'll want to figure out the height of your mattress before you start shopping. Be sure to measure the mattress at its thickest point (which may mean the center of the bed rather than the edge — especially if you use a plush mattress topper). According to design site Hunker, you should then subtract two inches from your mattress height to determine what pocket depth your sheets need to be. When in doubt, I recommend going a little bigger with your sheets — it's much easier to tuck away extra material than it is to wrestle with a sheet that's too small.

Below, you'll find my list of the best sheet sets on Amazon, which includes a wide range of pocket sizes, from 18 to 24 inches. And if you only need a fitted sheet, I've included something on this list for you, too. Read on to find your perfect fit, so you can make your bed and lie in it (and your sheets will finally stay in place).

1. The Best Deep-Pocket Cotton Sheets

California Design Den 1,000 Thread Count Pure Cotton Sheets

$90

Amazon

Material: 100-percent cotton

Fitted sheet depth: 18 inches

What makes it great: These California Design Den cotton sheets are soft, durable, and breathable, making them especially great for hot sleepers. The 1,000-thread-count material is made with long-staple cotton and a sateen weave, for an attractive luster and a silky smooth feel. This four-piece set comes with two pillowcases, a flat sheet, and a fitted sheet that has 18-inch pockets. On top of all that, the sheets are available in three classic colors: dark gray, taupe, and pure white. One thing worth noting: since these sheets are cotton, you should expect them to shrink a little after going through the wash.

What fans say: "I am really picky when it comes to thread count and softness in my sheets. The stitching is beautiful. Follow the directions when washing. After a few washes these sheets are perfect. I like that they are deep and [fit] my mattress perfectly."

  • Available sizes: Queen, King, California King

2. The Best For Extra-Thick Mattresses

CGK Unlimited Extra Deep Pocket Sheets

$40

Amazon

Material: Polyester microfiber

Fitted sheet depth: 24 inches

What makes it great: For mattresses that are bigger than big, these CGK Unlimited sheets are the answer. Designed with a full elastic band, the fitted sheet has 24-inch pockets, meaning there are very few mattresses it won't fit. Made with soft, cozy microfiber that's hypoallergenic, this four-piece set also comes with two pillowcases and a flat sheet. They won't shrink in the wash, and when it comes to finding the right hue for your space, you have 11 different colors to choose from.

What fans say: "These sheets are softer than sheets I’ve paid 3x more for, and they actually fit my pillow top mattress with room to spare."

  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

3. The Most Elegant Pick

Southshore Fine Linens Deep Pocket Sheet Set

$37

Amazon

Material: Polyester microfiber

Fitted sheet depth: 21 inches

What makes it great: This four-piece sheet set from Southshore fine linens is made with microfiber that's double-brushed for an extra soft feel. The sheets feature an intricate lace trim along the edge of the flat sheet, as well as both pillowcases. As for the fitted sheet, it features a full elastic band and 21-inch pockets, making it even more accommodating than my previous pick. This set won't shrink when washed, and it's offered in 18 different colors, so you can match it to nearly any color scheme.

What fans say: "I'm always looking for deep pocket sheets to fit my pillow top mattress and foam topper. The combination gives me a mattress that is between 19 and 20 inches high ... [These] are so worth every penny! The sheets are soft and the pocket of the fitted sheets easily goes over my mattress. In addition, the flat sheet is extra wide, so there will be no sheet stealing at night!"

  • Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King

4. If You Just Need A Fitted Sheet That Stays Put

Empyrean Bedding FItted Sheet

$20

Amazon

Material: Polyester microfiber

Fitted sheet depth: 21 inches

What makes it great: If all you need is a simple, fitted sheet, look no further than this Empyrean Bedding deep-pocket sheet. The microfiber material is soft, durable, and hypoallergenic. Measuring in at 21 inches deep, it has an elastic band that runs all the way around, as well as stretchy corner straps for extra security. According to reviewers, this sheet stays firmly in place, no matter what. Both shrink- and wrinkle-resistant, this option is available in your choice of 13 different colors and just about every size a sheet could come in.

What fans say: "This sheet is the best I have ever found. We have a very deep mattress and no other 'deep pocket' sheets have fit. There was constant adjusting, pulling, stretching just to try and make them stay on for a night. This new sheet has extra elastic straps to help hold it in place. We put it on the bed almost a week ago and it has not needed adjusting once. The corners stay in place and do not budge. The fabric is nice and soft."

  • Available sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

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