Do You Actually Need a Mattress Protector?

Do You Actually Need a Mattress Protector?

Life gets messy. But one thing in your house that you should ultimately try to avoid getting too messy is your mattress.

Your sleep quality affects your quality of life, so your mattress is a serious investment. Therefore, that investment should be protected, right?

While many people choose to skip the step of adding a mattress protector to their bedding collection, we’re here to show you why you actually need a mattress protector.

What is a Mattress Protector?

A mattress protector is all in the name—it is something that slips over your mattress to protect it. However, they tend to be overlooked when choosing all the necessities for your bedding.

There are two types of mattress protectors: 

Fitted Sheet Style: This type of mattress protector encases the top and sides of your mattress, exactly how a fitted sheet lays on top of your mattress. While it doesn’t offer complete protection to the entire mattress, it is extremely useful for protection against stains and general wear and tear.

Encasement Style: This style of mattress protector encases the entire mattress so it covers all six sides and then zips shut. It acts as a physical barrier to fully protect your mattress.

Why You NEED a Mattress Protector

Mattress protectors actually benefit you and your mattress in a variety of ways. If any of these scenarios happen to you often or even cross your mind, you may want to make the leap.

Keeps Mattress Cleaner for Longer

Simply put—a mattress protector keeps your mattress cleaner for longer.

Ideally, you should be washing your mattress every six months. Things that get wrapped up in your sheets (or on you) can easily be transferred to your mattress.

This is especially true if you have pets. Sleeping with your pet is the best, and it is hard to resist those sweet eyes when they want to snuggle up in bed with you. A mattress protector ensures pet debris, hair, and whatever else your pet might track in won’t tarnish your mattress.

Protects Against Liquids & Spills

It’s hard to avoid snacking and sipping drinks in bed, especially when you’re having a lazy day binging on your favorite shows and movies. 

Luckily, the majority of mattress protectors are waterproof, so they keep liquids and other spills from penetrating your mattress.

Shields Mattress from Body Oils, Skin Cells, & Sweat

To stay on the waterproof train, a mattress protector helps keep sweat and other bodily fluids from soaking in and ruining your mattress (and your sleep). This is especially beneficial if you have young children who may still wet the bed or an adult who needs extra care.

Additionally, they also keep your mattress free of dead skin cells and body oils. When we sleep, we shed thousands of skin cells at night. While it is totally natural, it isn’t exactly something you want hanging out with your mattress.

Physical Barrier Against Bed Bugs & Dust Mites (Encasement)

If you opt for a mattress encasement, you get the added benefit of it acting as a physical barrier against unwanted visitors and common non-living household allergens. These things typically go unnoticed until it is too late. Adding a mattress encasement can help prevent these issues from happening. 

Prevents Damage & Extends the Life of a Mattress

As we said, a mattress is an expensive investment and it should be something that lasts as long as possible. 

Mattress protectors help prevent damage and help increase the longevity of your mattress by keeping it fresh and safe. 

They also help protect your mattress from any owner’s favorite topic—your mattress warranty. While specific conditions of mattress warranties differ among sellers and brands, a mattress protector can be beneficial in terms of keeping your warranty safe and keeping your mattress protected from daily wear and tear.

Bottom Line

We spend about a third of our lives in bed, and your sleep quality affects your physical health, mental health, and quality of life. You deserve not only a peaceful night, but also peace of mind while you sleep.

So bottom line—you need a mattress protector.

While it is important to have a mattress protector, choosing the right one is just as important. 

Luckily, Cosy House has you covered (pun intended) with our 100% Waterproof Mattress Protector and Mattress Encasement.

Our hypoallergenic Mattress Protectors and Encasements are made of our durable and ultra-soft bamboo viscose blend. They are comfortably thin and whisper quiet, so you can say goodbye to your old, crinkly protector.

And no need to worry about night sweats, as these protectors are highly breathable and moisture-wicking, so you’ll stay cooler and cleaner while you sleep. As an added bonus, they’re easy to maintain and clean as they are machine washable and dryer-friendly.

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Samantha Ford

Written by Samantha Ford