Why Do I Need A Mattress Protector?
A mattress protector might be the most important accessory you can buy for your mattress. There seems to be a lot of confusion about what a mattress protector does.
Very simply, a mattress protector keeps the mattress clean and hygienic. We all perspire at night, we all produce oil from our skins, and some of us wear makeup and moisturisers. All of this can transfer through your sheets and into the mattress. Once in your mattress, it is almost impossible to properly clean your mattress. A mattress protector prevents any of that from getting into the mattress, as it can be taken off and washed. This ensures your mattress stays in pristine condition, free from unsightly stains and unnecessary wear and tear, keeping the mattress feeling in a “like new” condition for longer.
Perspiration (or any moisture, like spilling a drink) will wear down the foams in the mattress, shortening the comfort life. It is a similar effect 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 without a protector.
A mattress protector also separates you from the mattress surface itself – unfortunately, it’s just the way it is, our bodies shed skin, and this can provide the perfect environment for dust mites. Dust mite allergies can commonly lead to health issues, such as sneezing from allergies, a runny nose, shortness of breath, and various skin conditions.
In short, a mattress protector is an investment in preserving a valuable asset, protecting your health and assisting in extending the life of your mattress.