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Do I Need a Mattress Protector?

What is the point of a mattress protector, are they worth the extra money on top of buying a fitted sheet? Well, if you have ever spilt your morning tea or coffee while you are watching TV in bed you will have jumped up and tried your best to save it soaking into your mattress. Without the protector in place it would just soak right through the sheets leaving at best a stain or worse soak it through, leaving it damp and smelling for the next few hours while it dries out. Fitted sheets and flat sheets are easily replaced and are a lot more cost effective than replacing your mattress but they do not offer any protection from drinks, food or even the dreaded house duvet mites. 

mattress protectors

As you probably already know the duvet mites will live inside your mattress and come out at night to feed on the dead skin and food normally found around the top of your headboard. So, protection here is essential and the robust backing and the top layer of diamond quilting is the ideal barrier, using an anti-allergy polyester fabric is better than cotton as the mites do not like it and will not live or move through it. A mattress protector accomplishes a few things but here are the essential ones and I am sure after you have read them you will agree you do need one:

  • Protects Your Mattress. We all perspire at night. We all produce oil from our skins, some of us wear makeup. We all also shed dead skin cells. All of these can permeate through your sheets and into the mattress. Once it penetrates the fibres, it is almost impossible to get it out, a mattress protector prevents any of this from happening and can be taken off and machine washed frequently.

  • Keep Your Mattress Looking New: Perspiration or any drinks will wear down the fibres or memory foam in the mattress, shortening the comfort life. Especially in foam mattresses as it can cause the foam to harden, very similar to what happens to a kitchen sponge after too many uses. Even if only a little moisture gets through, after years of every night use that adds up. You will need to replace your mattress more quickly that you thought you would.

  • Prevent Dust Mite Allergies: They are very common and can lead to issues such as sneezing, runny nose, wheezing and shortness of breath. Dust mites eat dead skin cells and there will be dead skin cells in your mattress if you don’t use a mattress protector.


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