When referring to bed sheets, what exactly does ‘pocket depth’ mean? Many people get confused between ‘mattress depth’ and ‘pocket depth’. Simply put, the mattress depth refers to the thickness of a mattress and pocket depth is the length of the corner seam on a fitted sheet.
In order for sheets to fit properly on a bed, the fitted pocket depth needs to be only one to three inches deeper than the depth of the mattress. Many fitted sheets in the stores these days are made with very deep pockets to accommodate all mattress depths. The standard deep pocket sheets work well for the very deep mattresses, however with the new trend of shallow mattresses now on the market, with some being as shallow as six inches, the standard 15” to 18” fitted pockets are too loose and create uncomfortable bunching and wrinkling in the sleep surface.
If you have experienced this problem, believe it or not, there is a solution. Cozytown Linens offers fitted sheets in one inch intervals ranging from 6” up to 25” deep. It’s a one-of-a-kind custom service at a non-custom price, allowing you to choose the pocket depth that best fits your specific mattress.