22 Jan The Benefits of Using a Mattress Protector
Mattress covers are important for many reasons. This investment is often overlooked, but a high-quality mattress protector will enhance your sleep experience through thermoregulation, comfort and hygiene. If you don’t already have one, what you are about to read will likely convert you to not being able to live without one.
A Healthier Environment
Keeping your sleep environment hygienic is essential. Studies have found that as many as 1 million microscopic mites can happily make a home in your bed. Using a mattress protector is one of the most effective ways to ensure your sleep environment is protected and clean, and it stops any moisture getting into the mattress, without which mould and bacteria, which dust mites need, can’t grow. Since sleep plays such an important role in your overall health, it is in your best interest to make your resting hours as healthy as possible.
Did you know that even the smallest stain on your mattress will void your mattress warranty? A mattress cover will protect your mattress from stains. Furthermore, it will protect your mattress from spills and potential mold growth. If you do happen to spill anything, you can simply remove it and wash it, which is significantly easier than cleaning a mattress.
If you or your family members struggle with allergies, you will definitely want to get a mattress protector. For those prone to ailments such as eczema and asthma, which are aggravated by house dust mites, this is even more important. The cover helps you by avoiding contact between dust mites, animal dander and various other allergens with the mattress itself. Mattresses can quickly become a breeding ground for dust mites, microbes and other allergens. If these allergens end up on the cover, the cover can be removed and washed.
Protection Against Bed Bugs
When you choose to buy a mattress cover, not only are you protecting yourself from allergens, but from certain insects as well. Bed bugs are often hard to find on mattresses and even harder to get rid of, since they burrow deep into the folds and crevices. They can be prevented by having a washable cover over the bed.
Extend the Life of Your Mattress
Have you seen brownish patches on an unprotected mattress or pillow before? They are caused by the salts and minerals in perspiration, which discolour the material as it dries out. Throughout the night our body temperature can fluctuate by 1-2 degrees. This, combined with tossing and turning, can see an adult lose up to 1 litre of water a night. If you use a standard sheet between you and the mattress then these fluids will pass through to the surface of the mattress.
Your mattress cover can be the perfect extra layer for your mattress, enhancing its performance and providing additional comfort. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and not only will your mattress cover protect your mattress investment, but it can help you be healthier and have better sleep overall. Convinced? You can contact us to order your mattress cover today.