Humans spend a third of their lives sleeping. This is why we need to choose mattresses that provide the best support and comfort as we sleep. Since good quality mattresses don’t come cheap, it is advisable to care for them properly so they can serve you well over time.
A great way to preserve and extend the life of your mattress is to use a mattress protector. Not only will it prevent stains and keep your mattress in pristine condition; but it also provides an extra layer to bear the brunt of normal wear and tear. A mattress protector also helps keep you in good health by preventing exposure to microbes, dust mites and other potential allergens. There are many kinds of mattress protectors on the market, the most common of which are quilted protectors and waterproof protectors.
Quilted Mattress Protectors
Quilted protectors have a checkered pattern filled with down, polyester or cotton. They come in different sizes, thicknesses, and the price usually depends on the type of filling you choose. They make an ideal investment because they provide an extra layer of protection between you and the mattress. This can prevent germs, sweat, saliva, dead skin cells and bacteria from seeping into your mattress.
Taking care of your quilted mattress protector is also easier compared to maintaining your mattress. Once your mattress protector gets soiled, you can simply slip it off and run it through a regular cycle in your washing machine. Mattress protectors are also easier and less costly to replace than the mattress itself.
Quilted Waterproof Mattress Protectors
Quilted waterproof mattress protectors come with an added layer to prevent moisture or liquids from seeping into your mattress. Most waterproof mattress protectors have an absorbent layer on top and a waterproof membrane barrier beneath to repel any wetness. That way, liquid or moisture will not reach the mattress if you accidentally spill something on your bed, thanks to the waterproof backing. Waterproof protectors are ideal for babies and young children who haven’t been potty-trained. They are also recommended for bedridden patients or other adults prone to incontinence. The waterproof backing in these protectors can also keep dust and other allergens from reaching your mattress, making them a good choice for people with respiratory problems and allergies.
Try to find a waterproof mattress protector that encases the whole mattress so that it can protect the top as well as the sides from wetness, allergens and even bed bugs. Most of them usually come with a zipper so they’re easy to put on or remove.
To get the most out of mattress protectors, opt for those that are made with hypoallergenic materials. Dust mites, for instance, love to thrive in bedding and can be a problem for asthmatic individuals or those suffering from a dust mite allergy. All things considered, mattress protectors are a good investment that can prolong the life of your mattress, save you money and prevent you from having to replace your mattress too soon.