What Kind of Sheets Do You Need for a Split King Bed?

Last Updated on January 27, 2023

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

Considering investing in a split king adjustable base? If so, you may wonder what size sheets you need to go along with it. If that’s the case, don’t worry—you’ve come to the right place.

In this blog, we’ll talk about what kind of sheets you need for a split king bed and how to choose the perfect set.

GhostBed Luxe Split King Adjustable Bed Base.

What are Split King Sheets?

A split king is a type of bed that consists of two independent mattresses, each the size of a twin XL. Split king sheets are designed to work with your new setup, as you’ll typically get two fitted sheets and one large flat sheet that spans the two beds. This allows each person to sleep comfortably on their own side of the bed without feeling the disruption of their partner's movements.

Can I just get two pairs of twin XL sheets?

If you purchase two pairs of twin XL sheets, you’ll get (in total):

  • 2 fitted sheets
  • 2 flat sheets

While if you spring for the split king set, you’ll get:

  • 2 fitted sheets
  • 1 flat sheet

While you can use two pairs of twin XL sheets on your split king bed, most people prefer having one large flat sheet. Throw a king comforter or duvet on top, and you’ll have the option to still cuddle up close with your partner, if you’d like!

Can I just use regular king sheets on a split king?

Same idea here—you certainly can if you’d like. Keep in mind, however, that with one fitted sheet spanning the two mattresses, you won’t be able to elevate one side at a time. And that’s one of the big perks of getting a split king. Most couples love the ability to customize their position without bothering their partner.

Outfitting Your Split King Bed
What Kind of Sheets Do You Need?
Typical Twin XL Sheets (x2)
  • 1 fitted sheet
  • 1 flat sheet
  • 1 pillowcase
Typical King Sheets
  • 1 fitted sheet
  • 1 flat sheet
  • 2 pillowcases
Split King GhostSheets
  • 2 fitted sheets
  • 1 flat sheet
  • 4 pillowcases

Will split king sheets fit a king bed?

They will not. This is because a split king bed is actually two separate mattresses. Because of this, our split king sheets come with two twin XL fitted bottom sheets, which will not fit on a traditional king size bed. The top sheet will fit, but breaking up your bedding sets doesn't make sense.

Perfect Sheets for Your Split King Bed

Split king sheets by GhostBed in white.

Fantastic sheets are essential to make the most out of your new split king bed. So be sure you go with a brand that specializes in split king mattresses and sheets. (Hint: We do!)

Here’s why our Split King GhostSheets are perfect for your adjustable bed:

  • Two amazing materials. Super-soft, resilient Supima cotton. Breathable and eco-friendly TENCEL™. What’s not to love? Experience the best of both worlds and make your bed a luxurious getaway.
  • Softer with every wash. Our premium, USA-made Supima cotton is made using longer, smoother and cleaner yarn—resulting in a softer feel. Plus, it’s 2x stronger than regular cotton and gets softer with every wash.
  • A perfect fit. With our 2” GhostGrip elastic band along the edges, your deep pocket fitted sheet stays on securely all night long. (It’ll fit mattresses up to 15" thick!)
  • Incredible cooling. Say goodbye to sweaty nights. Perfect for year-round use, TENCEL™ helps with temperature regulation.

Any questions? Give us a shout and we’ll be happy to help.

Split King sheets by GhostBed.

GhostSheets - Split King

Whether your split king is adjustable or stationary, our GhostSheets are your best bet to stay cool, cozy and comfy all night.


Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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Marc has spent the last two decades designing & manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products, drawing on a lifetime of experience working with the material sciences. With several patents to his name, he works closely with the GhostBed team to create products with the perfect balance of comfort & support. Learn More

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