May. 22nd, 2016 02:46 pm
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american concepts i don't get: using a fitted and a flat sheet on your bed. the whole system makes no sense to me. in my understanding of bed linens, you've got a fitted sheet to protect the mattress from dirt and sweat, a pillowcase for the pillow and a duvet cover for the duvet, and that's also what you'd get with a "full" set (though it's more typical to get ones without a sheet and buy that seperately). what a weird idea.

Date: 2016-05-22 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you have a flat sheet between your body and a duvet, you don't have to take the cover on and off all the time to wash it.

It can also be helpful in warmer weather. In summer I sometimes go to sleep with just a flat sheet over me, but get cool in the night. If I do, I can then pull an additional blanket over myself.

Date: 2016-05-23 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
but changing a duvet cover only takes like a minute, and if you're already doing the pillowcase anyway... eh, weird unexpected cultural difference, i guess. i've just never even heard of the flat sheet + duvet approach in real life. sure, you can buy flat sheets, but only for putting them on the mattress instead of a fitted sheet. if you happen to really hate yourself. so really, they're just slowly dying out...