A mattress protector, also called a mattress cover, is essentially a thick fitted sheet that lies between your mattress surface and your regular bed sheets. Though most protectors cover the top and sides of the mattress, some others cover the bottom as well. Don't have one? You'll want to reconsider after hearing about the many benefits of mattress protectors.
Mattress protectors are a powerful barrier between your mattress and bacteria, pollutants, fungi, and more. Of course, the uses of mattress protectors go beyond that. Here are six reasons why you should be using a mattress protector.
1. EXTENDS THE LIFE OF YOUR MATTRESS
One of the most important benefits of mattress protectors is that they can extend the life of your mattress. Mattresses generally don't need to be replaced too often, but can become unhygenic and unsighlty if not taken care of. Simply investing in a quality mattress protector can prevent your mattress from wearing out prematurely in this fashion. When covered with a protector, mattresses are safer from spills, mould, and other bacteria that can cause them to break down.
2. KEEPS YOUR MATTRESS HYGIENIC
Keeping your mattress nice and hygienic can be a real challenge without a mattress protector. An unprotected mattress can become rife with bacteria, sweat buildup, pet hair, fungi, silverfish, bed bugs, food crumbs, and more. This can cause your mattress to wear down faster and may have a negative impact on your health. Not to mention it's just not very nice to know you're sleeping on all that. With a protector, you can keep your foundation protected, simply washing the protector as needed.
3. INCREASE YOUR OVERALL COMFORT
An increase in comfort is one of the underrated uses of mattress protectors. Depending on the type you buy, a mattress protector can improve the feel of your mattress and add an extra layer of cushion. Some even regulate the temperature throughout the night. Please note, however, that mattress protectors are not the same as mattress pads (which can be placed over your mattress and under your protector).
4. PROTECTS AGAINST ALLERGENS
Mattresses can host several unwelcome allergens, including bed bugs and dust mites. These infestations can trigger asthma attacks and cause allergies and skin issues. Mattress protectors are one of the most effective ways to prevent these infestations, especially ones made from hypoallergenic materials, such as bamboo.
5. PREVENTS BED-WETTING ODOURS
Mattress protectors are a must-have for parents with young children, particularly those in the bed-wetting phase. Bed-wetting can leave unprotected mattresses with an unfortunate odour and stain that doesn't seem to go away. The extra layer provided by a thick mattress protector can prevent urine from seeping into the mattress itself, and means you only have to worry about washing the protector, not trying to clean a whole mattress.
6. SIMPLIFIES MATTRESS CLEANING
Cleaning a mattress protector is so much easier than cleaning the mattress itself. When it's time to clean their mattress, many people have to call in professional help due to the complexity and labour required. When cleaning a protector, all you have to do is remove it from your mattress, gently wash it, and then air-dry it on the line.
INVEST IN A HIGH QUALITY MATTRESS PROTECTOR TODAY
Now that you know why you should be using a mattress protector, it's time to buy one! With a Macoda mattress protector, you can sleep better at night, knowing you're extending the life of your mattress. Our mattress protectors are made with the absolute best materials to protect your mattress just about anything, while looking after you and the planet as well.
When you order from us, we offer free delivery straight to your door, a 10-year warranty and a 100-night trial in which you can return your mattress at any time. Have questions about our mattresses, mattress protectors, or anything else we offer? Please don't hesitate to contact us.