Oh sheet! After GQ posted an article titled “F@*# Top Sheets” that argued the flat linens aren’t good for anything besides getting into a tangled mess at the bottom of your bed, people took to Twitter to debate the merits of the sheet that goes between you and your blanket or duvet.
“You can’t control me … I am chaos,” the GQ article says of the flat sheet. The writer contends that top sheets are just too long, and they always make the bed look messier when one little corner sticks out. She points out they are designed to be the length of your bed without taking into account that our heads take up a good portion of that length.
“The top sheet doesn’t limit itself to one variety of tangle. It can bungle itself into a long coil … that resembles a twisted Parmesan breadstick,” the writer continues. "It drifts up to bother your pillows. Most often, it forms a baseboard mountain range if it has been kicked during the night.”
While some agreed with the anti-top sheet article, many were outraged by the idea that you don’t need this bedding essential. The pro-top sheet crowd immediately began responding with all the reasons why you absolutely can’t live without this linen on your bed: temperature regulation, overall presentation of the bed, less frequent washing of your duvet and more.
“If you make your bed everyday (which you should) your top sheet will stay nice and you will feel nice!” one Twitter user wrote.
“People who don’t use top sheets are not to be trusted in matters of hygiene or temperature regulation,” another user tweeted.
See Twitter users debate the pros and cons of the top sheet below:
i know immigration is a hot button issue but if you ask me, anyone in this country who supports a topsheet should be deported
— Scaachi (@Scaachi) April 12, 2016
Use a top sheet, you heathens.
— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) April 12, 2016
— Matt Duckor (@mattduckor) April 12, 2016
@Scaachi a topsheet prolongs the time between washing the heavier comforter.
— shawn d hill (@nbf54321) April 12, 2016
Between this weather, and this Top (Flat) Sheet debate, I need a nap. with or without the sheet, doesn't matter for naps
— Julie Kumor (@jrkumor) April 12, 2016
@GQMagazine We don't all have duvets & duvet covers. Top sheet is underwear for your bed.
— Nick (@nickw831) April 12, 2016
@GirlPhenom Only a bottom sheet — if I use a top one I feel all tangled up and smothered!
— jadis11 (@jadis11) April 12, 2016
In case anyone's wondering: for me a top sheet is mandatory, because 75% of the time, I'm too warm to use a comforter/duvet/blanket
— (((L the Phenom))) (@GirlPhenom) April 12, 2016
Top sheet users are cleaner. Better able to regulate temps. But also, way sexier. Lyrical proof https://t.co/GyMQ00gO2c
— Brian Lam (@blam) April 12, 2016
If you make your bed everyday (which you should) your top sheet will stay nice and you will feel nice!
— Katie Heaney (@KTHeaney) April 12, 2016
Do you use a top sheet on your bed?
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