Do I Need A Mattress Protector?

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Your mattress is an investment. It is worth the price because it’s a quality product that will last you several years and provide you with a good night’s sleep. But because it’s an investment, shouldn’t you make sure it’s protected?

Accidents happen. There’s no shame in admitting that. A drink gets spilled, your child wets themself, and or your pet gets sick. There’s any number of things that can cause damage. 

While it is possible to clean your mattress, it can literally take all day to do properly. Even worse, if you don’t get to the mess in time, it could cost you. Why not save yourself the anxiety and hassle? 

The cheap, easy solution to keeping your mattress in top condition is simple – get a mattress protector. 

Cup of coffee on top of cloth sheets

What is a mattress protector? 

It’s a waterproof, fitted cover that you just slip over the mattress. It’s not bulky so it won’t interfere with your fitted sheets. For an item that typically costs in the $25-$60 range, it could save you thousands of dollars in replacement mattresses or hours of cleaning.

Something like this is so simple, but so useful. It’s a must for the beds of young children and the elderly who might easily get sick or not have the best bladder control. They deserve comfort and you deserve to not have an extra expense to budget for.

Why Mattress Protectors Are Needed

You may think you don’t need one. You are neither a toddler nor elderly. Food is banned from the bedroom, you don’t have children or pets, and you’re extremely careful. That’s still not quite enough. Your mattress can get stains just from daily use. Night time overheating and sweating is incredibly common, regardless of what climate you live in. That sweat seeps through your fitted sheet and leaves gross little stains in the mattress fibers.

Even if sweat isn’t an issue, other dirt and grime can get trapped in your mattress. Did you know that between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells fall off every hour? Where do you think they go during the 6-8 hours you spend in bed? That’s right; your mattress. And this can make your bed ideal for dust mites to move in.

We’re sure you’re already feeling the urge to run to your bed and clean it. You know what you can’t do with a mattress? Throw it in the washing machine. A mattress protector, on the other hand, can easily be removed and be given a quick cleaning along with your sheets and blankets. This will provide a fresher sleeping experience and further protect you from allergens like dust and mites.

The last thing you want is to have to replace an expensive mattress long before its time. A mattress protector will give you peace of mind if your coffee spills on the bed and make regular cleaning maintenance a breeze.


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Sunday & Monday: Closed
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