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November 12, 2018
Where do you stand on the mattress protector dilemma? Do you consider them a necessity? Or are you more likely to walk right past them in the store, assuming they’re optional? Whether you’re researching the best setup for a new bedroom set or you’re trying to decide if an older mattress really needs protection, there are some compelling reasons to join the “yes” crowd when it comes to using mattress protectors.
Your mattress sits in the temperature-controlled, safe environment of your bedroom. What does it need protection from? This is what many people think when dismissing mattress protectors, but there are many things that your mattress does need protection from regardless of the safe environment that you provide.
If you’re a neat and tidy person who doesn’t eat or drink in bed, you may assume that you don’t need a mattress protector. This is especially true if you don’t have young children sleeping in your bed and have never experienced a spill or accident between the sheets. Before you write off the mattress protector, think about how this barrier between your body and the mattress can provide valuable protection for you.
It’s much easier to wash a mattress protector than a mattress. This eliminates loose hairs, dandruff and other natural human byproducts from your bed. This debris can otherwise collect on your mattress if you don’t vacuum and clean it routinely. It’s much easier to slip on a protector and wash it along with your bedding.
A high-quality protector could also save you from uncomfortable reactions to many allergens, including dust mites. By blocking moisture and ensuring that spills are effectively cleaned and dried, you may also prevent the development of mold and bacteria growth within your mattress. Even if you have never experienced a bedtime spill, you never know what unexpected event is in your future. Think of it like insurance – even if you’ve never had an accident, you’d never consider driving without it.
You can order an inexpensive protector online and it will likely do its job at least for a couple years. If you want to maximize benefits from your investment, consider the following features:
You can find mattress protectors made from cotton or polyester, but you might want to look for one made from bamboo or another eco-friendly material. There many options so consider all possibilities before making your final decision.
Where do you stand now on the mattress protector dilemma? Now that you understand the importance of protecting your mattress investment and your body, it’s time to start the fun process of shopping for a protector that fits your mattress.