Why You Should Never, Ever Engage in Unprotected Sleep
Why You Should Never, Ever Engage in Unprotected Sleep
Why You Should Never, Ever Engage in Unprotected Sleep

We’re here today to teach you about using protection…mattress protection that is.

“What exactly is a mattress protector?” you may ask.

“What’s it used for?  Is it protecting me, or the mattress… or me from the mattress?”

Let’s start with a fact: Humans are made up of about 60% water.  What does that mean for your poor, unsuspecting mattress?  Well, that means that every night there’s going to be bit of leakage – mostly sweat, but let’s not forget about our old friends drool and urine (we’re looking at you, children!).  Either way, your mattress is in the splash zone 100% of the time that you’re on it.

Add our little leakage problem to the amount of dried skin cells that we slough nonstop… it’s enough to keep you up at night.  A good quality mattress lasts over ten years, which means that after awhile, you could have a jungle in there!

Washing sheets regularly will assist with keeping your slumber palace clean, but it simply isn’t good enough. All sheets are porous to a greater or lesser degree and they let “stuff” get through.

Fear not friends, there is a better way!  Adding a mattress protector to the mix will help you create a healthy sleep environment while keeping your mattress nice and tidy.

A good quality protector fits the mattress like a glove and provides a clean, fresh under-base for your sheets. Keep in mind that protectors should be washed regularly.

Look out for these key features when trying to find a good mattress protector:

  • Bacteria resistant
  • Anti allergenic
  • Moisture wicking

 

INSIDER INFORMATION

Some manufacturers offer mattress tops that can be unzipped for cleaning.  While this may sound convenient, the practicality of cleaning a quilted top that may contain foam, latex and/or Gel is questionable. The degradation that happens to these materials in the cleaning process is not recommended! So we say, give your mattress some space and always get a separate mattress protector.

In addition to using mattress protectors, we recommend regular airing of the mattress and vacuuming it to remove dust and debris.

Your mattress is your closest friend; look after it for a long, happy and sanitary relationship!