Why You Need A Mattress Protector June 21, 2016 14:09

Humans spend 1/3 of their lives sleeping. This is why we need good mattresses so that our sleep is the most comfortable we can have. Since you sleep a lot of time in bed, choosing the right kind of mattress protector is important. Not only will it keep your mattress in pristine condition, it also keeps you in good health by protecting you against allergens and bacteria that might be living in your bedding. There are many kinds of mattress protectors in the market; the most common are quilted protectors and waterproof protectors.

Quilted Protectors

Quilted protectors have a quilted pattern which is filled with down, polyester or other filling materials. They come in different thickness, comfort, size and price. They are an ideal investment for your mattress because it provides and 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 you feel that the mattress is dirty you can slip it off and then run it through regular cycle in your washing machine. Mattress protectors are also easier to replace than a whole mattress if it gets too dirty.

Quilted Waterproof Mattress Protector

This is the same as the above stated product but with an added extra layer of protection to make it waterproof. In most products, there is an absorbent layer on top and a waterproof membrane barrier that helps prevent wetness from seeping into the mattress. If you spill something on the protector, it won't reach the mattress thanks to the waterproof backing. This product is ideal for babies, children or people prone to incontinence. The backing can also keep allergens and dust from reaching your mattress and keep it stain free. Luxura's quilted mattress protector for example, comes in different sizes and is non-allergenic making it 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 these products come with a zipper so that it is easy to put on and remove the protector from the mattress. While most waterproof protectors protect from bed bugs from entering or exiting the encasement, it will not protect against dust and dust mites. This can be a problem for people who suffer from allergies so better check the packaging to make sure that the material is made from hypoallergenic material for more protection.