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unbiased Bedding Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons

Based on 54,639 Consumer Experiences

December 14, 2015

Contents

Sheet Set Ratings
Mattress Pad Ratings
Waterproof Mattress Pad / Protector Ratings
Electric Blanket / Pad Ratings
Comforter Ratings
About Our Research

Top-Rated Bed Sheet Sets

Sheet sets often include one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillow cases. The table below compares sheet sets that have over 90% owner satisfaction based on a sample of 500+ consumer experiences.

Pinzon Flannel Royal Velvet 400tc Sheet Set 300tc Splash Sheet Set Mellanni 300tc Easy Care Sheet Set Mezzati Amazon Basics
Owner Satis- faction / Sample            
95% / 2735 95% / 2615 94% / 705 92% / 9577 92% / 2317 91% / 4062 91% / 953
Price            
$65-$75
$80-$110* $35-$70* $35 $16-$70* $25 $13-$25
Pocket Depth            
up to 18" up to 18" up to 17" up to 16" up to 15" up to 16" up to 16"
Material            
100% cotton 100% cotton 100% cotton 100% micro fiber polyester 60% cotton / 40% polyester 100% micro fiber polyester 100% micro fiber polyester
Color / Print Choices            
8 10 8 20 5 21 5
Pattern            
solid solid print solid solid solid solid
Retailer            
amazon jcpenney .com jcpenney .com amazon jcpenney .com amazon amazon

* Sale price. Product is often on sale.

Keeping Sheets Attached to the mattress

A top consumer complaint for fitted sheets is that they do not fit the mattress because their pocket depth is too short or too long. This can result in loose fitting sheets or sheets that don't stay fitted to the mattress. It is important, therefore, to measure the thickness of your mattress (including any topper) and buy a sheet with pocket depth equal to or greater than the thickness of the mattress.

An adjustable sheet fastener, such as the highly rated one below, is designed to eliminate pocket depth problems by keeping the sheet tight and secure.

At Amazon: Adjustable Sheet Fastener


Top-Rated Mattress Pads (Non-Waterproof)

The table below rates and compares mattress pads that have at least 85% owner satisfaction based on a sample of 100+ consumer experiences.

Luxurious Down Alternative Simmons Pima Cotton Trizone Newpoint Home Deluxe Micro Touch
Owner Satisfaction / Sample      
93% / 933 93% / 347 87% / 1174 86% / 106
Price      
$30-$50
$30-$50 $25-$40
$21-$39*
Pocket Depth      
up to 20" up to 20" up to 22" up to 13"
Material      
cotton top, polyester fill cotton top, polyester fill cotton top, polyester fill cotton top, polyester fill
Retailer      
amazon overstock .com amazon jcpenney .com

* Sale price. Product is often on sale.

Mattress Pad PROS

Mattress Pad CONS


Top-Rated Waterproof Mattress Protectors / Pads

The table below rates and compares waterproof mattress pads / protectors that have at least 90% owner satisfaction based on a sample of 1000+ consumer experiences.

Saferest Luna Mattress Protector Quiet Comfort Waterproof Priva Ultra Plus Sheet Protector Tuff Guard Waterproof Mattress Protector
Owner Satisfaction / Sample        
93% / 11,423 92% / 5679 92% / 2145 92% / 1985 90% / 1282
Price        
$25-$35 $30-$45 $15-$29 $7-$25 $35-$40
Pocket Depth        
up to 14" tw & full
up to 18" qn & kg
up to 18" up to 18" (estimate) does not apply. pad lays over bottom sheet up to 21"
Retailer        
amazon amazon walmart .com amazon overstock .com

Waterproof Mattress Pad / Protector PRO

Waterproof Mattress Pad / Protector CONS


Top-Rated Electric Blankets & Electric Mattress Pads

The table below rates and compares leading electric blankets and electric pads with 85% or better owner satisfaction based on 200 or more consumer experiences.

Electric Blankets Electric Mattress Pads
Biddeford Plush Heated Blanket Sunbeam Electric Heat Plush Blanket Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad
Owner Satisfaction / Sample    
90% / 327 87% / 463 88% / 830
Price    
$50-$100* $35-$70 $44-$175
Sizes    
twin, full, queen, king twin, full, queen, king twin, full, queen, king
Colors    
6 choices 7 choices --
Retailer    
jcpenney .com walmart. com amazon
jcpenney .com

* Sale price. Product is often on sale.

Additional Electric Blanket and Pad Research Findings

– Electric mattress pads overall have somewhat higher owner satisfaction than electric blankets. The pads, however, tend to be about 20% more expensive.

– Owner data suggests that electric mattress pads tend to outperform electric blankets in generating adequate warmth as well as alleviating pain, such as arthritis. Out of 34 people included in our research who said that they have owned both electric blankets and electric mattress pads, 24 prefer the pads.

– Reliability for both electric blankets and electric mattress pads has greatly improved in the past few years. Nevertheless, reliability / longevity are still the top owner complaint.


Top-Rated Comforters

The table below compares comforters that have over 90% owner satisfaction based on a sample of 200 or more consumer experiences.

Grand Down All-Season Double-stitched Microfiber Mainstays Down Alternative Comforter
Owner Satisfaction / Sample    
94% / 3432 93% / 669 93% / 204
Price    
$40-$65 $27-$37 $20-$30
Sizes    
twin, full/queen, king twin, full/queen, king twin, full/queen, king
Color / Pattern    
white solid 7 solid choices white
Retailer    
amazon
overstock.com
walmart.com
overstock.com walmart.com


About Our Unbiased Bedding Research

Ratings are based on 54,000+ consumer experiences gathered primarily from bedding reviews on retailer websites, including JCPenney, Walmart, Overstock, and Amazon.

Sleep Like The Dead receives no compensation of any kind from any company, organization or individual to affect in any way or degree the content of its website including its bedding research and ratings.

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