Sleep Health

Why You Need a Mattress Protector

By December 19, 2021No Comments

Mattress protectors, how they work, and why you definitely need one!

Our beds are our safe havens! As the average person spends about a third of their life asleep, and even more time lounging around their room, we want everything within our rooms to be comfortable and safe. Whether we’re using the softest blankets or the comfiest beds, we want our products to bring us joy! Having to worry about whether or not we’ll be safe using them during the 8+ hours a night we’re vulnerable and dreaming definitely is not the goal. This is why we’ll be explaining mattress protectors, how they work, and how if you don’t have one, you need one!

Why You Might Need A Mattress Protector

However, despite all our preparation, accidents happen. Spills, bed bugs, sweat, and germs may make their way onto our mattresses, and when many mattresses cost over 500 dollars, you want to keep them in peak condition. Sadly, tossing your bed in the washing machine isn’t usually an option. Meanwhile, spot cleaning will only lift surface stains, not bacteria or bedbugs that have made their home in your bed! Most experts agree the best way protect your bed is with prevention methods, rather than trying to treat the problem afterward.

That’s where the mattress protector comes in! As the name might suggest, a mattress protector protects your mattress! Depending on the type you buy, they have different purposes based on needs, but the vast majority come with what we’ll call the “basic package.” Waterproof, non-crinkly, bed bug, and bacteria resistant are all standard features you can expect to see in a mattress protector!

In general, these just extend the lifespan of your mattress! Sweat and bacteria have been known to break down the materials of mattresses, whether it’s coils, memory foam, or latex. Additionally, they offer basic protection against dander, bed bugs, and bacteria!

A mattress protector certified to allow air to pass through, but not dust, pollen, water, or bacteria.

Specializations And Warranties

However, if you’re looking for something specialized, mattress protectors serve well in that department as well. For someone with allergies, a mattress protector that totally encases your mattress may be best, as you can regularly wash the mattress protector, washing away hair, dander, bacteria, and bed bugs, all while leaving a pristine mattress underneath. For someone looking for a bit more comfort, you can find mattress protectors with added padding or mattress toppers for extra coziness, while still keeping your bedroom well defended!

Additionally, a mattress protector protects your mattress, your investment in your health, and your warranty! The vast majority of warranties become null and void if there are any stains or materials on the mattress. As the average person sweats more than ten gallons a month during the night, the possibility your bed won’t have stains is very small. But with a mattress protector, you can guarantee one of the best shots you can get at replacing your mattress if anything happens to it.


In Short…

In short, having a mattress protector will extend the life of your mattress, the comfort level of your bed, and your health! Whether you’re looking for a more basic style or a specialized version, whichever, you’re doing yourself a favor by getting one!