Do You Need Special Sheets for an Adjustable Bed?

Last Updated on November 22, 2022

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

A couple relaxes on a GhostBed Adjustable Base, with bed sheets folded on the corner.

You've finally taken the plunge and decided to invest in an adjustable bed. Congrats!

Here at GhostBed, we’ve been selling our Adjustable Base since 2007—and there’s a reason it’s a best-seller for us. We know you’re going to love the luxury features, and the ability to fully customize your sleeping position.

As you’re narrowing down your choices, however, you might be wondering: do you need special sheets for your adjustable bed?

The answer is maybe. While you don’t necessarily need “special” sheets, you’ll want to look for a few specific features. These include:

  • Split king sizing, if you’ll be using a split mattress
  • Durable fabric blends
  • Helps reduce snoring
  • Stay-in-place features, such as a built-in elastic band on the fitted sheet
  • Deep pockets, with a bit of excess fabric to handle the constant movement

The Best Sheets for a Split King Adjustable Bed

Many people that invest in an adjustable base go for a split king style. If you’re not familiar with what a split king is, it consists of two twin XL mattresses placed side-by-side. It’s a top pick for couples, because each side of the bed can move independently. You can also select different mattresses for each side, if you and your partner have different comfort preferences.

If you’ll be using a split mattress with your adjustable bed, we recommend getting some split king sheets.

With these sheets, you’ll typically get 2 separate fitted sheets and a single flat sheet for the top. This allows each person to have their own fitted sheet without the hassle of constantly readjusting and tucking in your bedding.

Plus, we go the extra mile here at GhostBed. Our sheets include our signature GhostGrip—a 2" elastic band around the edges of the fitted sheet, which keeps it in place as you move your base up and down. Their “deep pocket” style also helps with this, providing a bit of extra length for stretching around your mattress.

GhostBed Adjustable Bed Base

GhostSheets - Split King Size

Luxury bed sheets crafted with soft Supima cotton and breathable TENCEL® fibers, with our signature 2” GhostGrip elastic band—the perfect fit for adjustable beds

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The Best Sheets for a Queen Size Adjustable Bed

If you’ll be using another size adjustable bed, such as a queen, you have a bit more leeway when shopping for the best sheets. Queen size adjustable bases will use standard queen size sheets, but you’ll want to look for the same features that we mentioned above.

Those features, again, are:

  • Durable fabric blends
  • Stay-in-place features, such as a built-in elastic band on the fitted sheet
  • Deep pockets, with a bit of excess fabric to handle the constant movement

All of these features will help your sheets stay on your adjustable base without popping off as you customize your positions. While we’re partial to our GhostGrip elastic band, we’ve also seen some other solutions for this common problem. You can find fitted sheets that zip over the entire mattress, and you can also purchase straps (sometimes called “sheet suspenders”), which are sold separately on sites like Amazon.

The durability of your sheets can also make a difference, as you don’t want to be replacing them more often than you really need to. After all, you’re investing in your health and your sleep—why wouldn’t you want luxurious sheets to go with that experience? Explore our GhostSheets below and stay cool, comfortable and cozy on your adjustable base all night.

GhostBed Adjustable Bed Base

GhostSheets - Queen Size

Luxury bed sheets crafted with soft Supima cotton and breathable TENCEL® fibers, with our signature 2” GhostGrip elastic band—the perfect fit for adjustable beds

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Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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After undergoing three neck surgeries, Marc knew what it was like to live and sleep in constant pain. In 2001, after searching fruitlessly for a comfortable pillow and mattress that supported his neck and back ... Learn More

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