The Marvel of Mattress Protectors
Life gets messy, and odds are one of the last things you want to get messy is your mattress. Especially since, on average, we spend a third of our lives asleep.
Your quality of sleep affects your quality of life. So that means your mattress is a pretty serious investment. Therefore, that investment should be protected.
While many skip the step of adding a mattress protector to their bedding collection, we’re here to tell you why that may not be the best idea.
What is a Mattress Protector?
A mattress protector is just that — something that protects your mattress. It sits on top of your mattress and can come in two different styles.
- Encasement Style — This type of protector encases all six sides of the mattress and zips shut. These are perfect for those worried about bed bugs since the seal is difficult to penetrate.
- Fitted Sheet Style — The more popular styles of the two. This style encases the top and sides, securing with a thick elastic that hugs the corners of your mattress. While it is not as effective with bed bugs, it is still useful for protecting against stains and general damage.
Mattress protectors have more benefits than you may realize. They act as a barrier from spills and a shield from unwanted organisms that may be getting a little too comfortable in your mattress while you sleep.
No need to panic though, as most of these organisms are harmless, but you should be aware of what you might be cozying up with at night while you sleep.
What Does a Mattress Protector Guard Against?
While you may think you’re sleeping with just your significant other or even sleeping alone, you’re not totally alone.
Unwanted bacteria, fungi, dust mites, and other allergens love to make mattresses their home. For example, dust mites thrive in warm, humid climates (aka your mattress). While most are harmless, they can cause allergic reactions to those who are susceptible. Luckily, a high-quality mattress protector naturally wicks away moisture and prevents these germs from growing in your bed.
Bed bugs aren’t just cheap motel pests. In fact, they are probably more common than you may think. Unfortunately, they typically go unnoticed until they become a harmful infestation. That’s where a mattress protector comes in handy. Taking the time to protect your mattress with a cover is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent these pests.
Mattress protectors also keep your mattress free of dead skin cells. When we sleep, we shed thousands of skin cells a night. It’s totally natural, but the downside is that dust mites love them.
However, mattress protectors guard against more than unwelcome visitors and skin cells.
Spill your drink while you were binging your favorite tv show in bed? No worries! Mattress protectors are waterproof, so they keep liquids from penetrating your mattress.
It also keeps sweat and other bodily fluids from soaking in and ruining your sleep. This is especially beneficial if you have young children who may still wet the bed or even an older adult who needs extra care.
Sleeping with your pet is the best and it is hard to resist those sweet eyes when they want to climb into bed with you. Well, the good news is that mattress protectors ensure liquids, germs, dirt, or any other debris your pet may track into bed won’t tarnish your mattress.
Why Do I Need a Mattress Protector?
Mattress protectors are one of the most important accessories you can have on your bed when it comes to protecting the surface you sleep on, as well as protecting yourself.
Your mattress is an expensive investment and you should want it to last as long as you possibly can. Mattress protectors help increase the longevity of your mattress by keeping it fresh and safe.
They also help you protect every mattress 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 keep your mattress protected from everyday wear and tear.
You spend roughly 8 hours a day, 365 days of the year in your bed, and your sleep quality affects your physical health, mental health, and quality of life. You deserve not only a peaceful night, but peace of mind.
Bottom line — you need a mattress protector.
Where Do I Get One?
Now that it is settled you need a mattress protector in your life, where do you go to buy one?
Luckily, we have you covered with our Bamboo Mattress Protectors! While it is important to have a mattress protector, it is just as important to choose the right mattress protector. First things first, decide if you need encasement style or fitted sheet style.
Both options are easy to maintain as well, which is always an added bonus. Simply wash on a gentle setting with cold or warm water, tumble dry on low or air dry.
Our Luxury Bamboo Mattress Protector and Mattress Encasement are made of our durable and ultra-soft bamboo blend. These hypoallergenic protectors are comfortably thin 100% waterproof, and whisper-quiet. Say goodbye to your old, crinkly protector! The bamboo fibers naturally eliminate allergens, bacteria, and dust mites, leaving your mattress fresh and clean.
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