The absolute most relaxed viewing and reading position is reclined on your back with the head propped up by pillows. However, in this position, the feet naturally rest at a near right angle forcing the toes against the plain flat top sheet. To compensate for the irritation of a plain flat top sheet, many people un-tuck the covers each night. Many others have stopped using a hygienic (and easy-to-launder) top sheet altogether.
The tightness at the bottom of the bed is due to the mechanical force of a lever — like a nutcracker. Since the bed is supposed to be so comfortable, the analogy is not readily apparent. To help you visualize: imagine the sheet was a solid geometric plane of wood connected at the bottom of the bed with a hinge. You would never be willing to put your feet into that wooden crusher. Of course, a bed sheet—unlike a plane of wood—has some give; but, down close to where it is tucked in it is surprisingly taut and unyielding. Ah-ha…now you’re beginning to understand the ‘nutcracker effect’!
and I shall move the world”
Greek: c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC
The Kangapoda Solution
Kangapoda top sheets and blankets incorporate a patented ergonomic canopy. It lies flat when not in use to mimic a plain flat top covering; however, it expands and drapes the feet without tension when you are under the tucked in covers in a TV viewing position. Kangapoda’s approach eliminates the tension of a plain flat, top sheet and blanket.