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unbiased Bedding Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons

Based on 26,882 Consumer Experiences

August 20, 2014
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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 typically include one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillow cases. The table below compares sheet sets that have at least 85% owner satisfaction based on a sample of 450+ consumer experiences.

Royal Velvet 400tc Sheet Set Pinzon Flannel Mezzati 300tc Splash Sheet Set Studio Microfiber Solid Plain Delray Sateen Blend
Owner Satisfaction / Sample            
96% / 1852 95% / 1867 95% / 584 94% / 455 89% / 460 87% / 579 86% / 1231
Price            
$105-$150* $53-$65
$36-$40 $60-$120* $100-$170* $25-$45 $37-$45
Pocket Depth            
up to 18" up to 18" up to 18" up to 17" up to 16.5" up to 14" up to 15"
Material            
100% cotton 100% cotton 100% microfiber polyester 100% cotton 100% cotton sateen 100% microfiber polyester 55% cotton / 45% polyester
Color / Print Choices            
10 8 17 8 6 13 6
Pattern            
solid solid solid print solid solid stripe
Retailer            
jcpenney .com amazon amazon jcpenney
.com
jcpenney .com overstock
.com
overstock
.com
Comment            
wrinkle guard soft & potentially warm no full or CA king currently offered vibrant colors neutral / bland colors. "flexifit" for snug fit fairly thin includes 4 pillow cases

* Regular price. Product is placed on sale occasionally.

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. Our research shows that many people tend to underestimate the thickness of their 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

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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 80+ consumer experiences.

250-Thread Count Luxury Cotton Luxurious Down Alternative Simmons Pima Cotton Trizone Micro Touch Newpoint Home Deluxe
Owner Satisfaction / Sample        
95% / 1225 94% / 397 93% / 311 91% / 84 87% / 751
Price        
$17-$29 $29-$45
$30-$50 $35-$65* $22-$33
Pocket Depth        
up to 16" (estimate) up to 20" up to 20" up to 13" up to 15"
Material        
cotton top, polyester fill cotton top, polyester fill cotton top, polyester fill cotton top, polyester fill cotton top, polyester fill
Retailer        
walmart.com amazon overstock
.com
jcpenney
.com
amazon

* Regular price. Product is placed on sale occasionally.

Mattress Pad PROS

Mattress Pad CONS

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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 450+ consumer experiences.

Quiet Comfort Waterproof Priva Ultra Plus Sheet Protector Saferest Luna Mattress Protector Tuff Guard Waterproof Mattress Protector
Owner Satisfaction / Sample        
93% / 1936 93% / 870 93% / 3334 92% / 3508 90% / 1093
Price        
$21-$29 $9-$25 $25-$35 $30-$45 $35-$43
Pocket Depth        
up to 18" (estimate) does not apply. pad lays over bottom sheet up to 14" tw & full
up to 18" qn & kg
up to 18" up to 21"
Retailer        
walmart.com amazon amazon amazon overstock
.com

Waterproof Mattress Pad / Protector PRO

Waterproof Mattress Pad / Protector CONS

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Top-Rated Electric Blankets & Electric Mattress Pads

The table below rates and compares leading electric blankets and electric pads with 80% or better owner satisfaction based on 140 or more consumer experiences.

Electric Blankets Electric Mattress Pads
Soft Heat Sunbeam Heated Fleece Sunbeam Soft Heat Serta
Owner Satisfaction / Sample        
85% / 528 89% / 501 83% / 149 88% / 1045 81% / 172
Price        
$91-$187 $25-$90 $100-$160 $70-$147 $90-$180
Reliability / Longevity        
good-fair fair-good good-fair good fair
Material Softness / Quality        
good- excellent fair- good -- -- --
Heating Effectiveness        
good- fair good good good- excellent good
Heating Wires Unobtrusive        
good- excellent fair- good good- excellent excellent fair- good
Appearance        
good good- fair -- -- --
Material Softness / Quality        
good- excellent fair- good -- -- --
Customer Service / Warranty        
fair fair-poor fair-poor fair fair
Retailer        
amazon walmart .com amazon amazon amazon

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 31 people included in our research who said that they have owned both electric blankets and electric mattress pads, 22 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.

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Top-Rated Comforters

The table below compares comforters that have at least 85% owner satisfaction based on a sample of 700 or more consumer experiences.

Classic Noir All Season Down Alternative Chezmoi Down Alternative
Owner Satisfaction / Sample    
95% / 1266 94% / 754 87% / 1777
Price    
$45-$85 $53-$70
$40-$45
Sizes    
twin, full, queen, king twin, full/queen, king/CA king queen, king
Color / Pattern    
black and white damask white solid white solid
Retailer    
walmart.com amazon amazon


About Our Unbiased Bedding Research

Ratings are based on 26,000+ 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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