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5 Excellent Reasons to Invest in a Mattress Protector

April 20, 2021 Sleep Health
 5 Fantastic Benefits of Mattress Protectors  5 Fantastic Benefits of Mattress Protectors

Let’s talk mattress protectors. If you immediately thought ‘puddle of wee’ when you read the term, you are not alone. One of the main reasons why people buy these covers for their mattresses is to safeguard it from the whims and whoopsies of potty-training toddlers. Accidents are wont to happen to little humans, and mattress protectors help to make it less of a panic-inducing hassle for everyone involved. 

However, there are a few other important reasons to get a mattress protector in the mix, especially if you’ve just invested in a brand-new bed. This includes: 

 A Protected Investment

The lifespan of your average mattress is somewhere in the vicinity of 6 to 10 years. Innerspring mattresses feature on the lower end of the spectrum, while latex and memory foam can actually be good to use for up to 15 years if you maintain it properly. It all comes down to how well you take care of your mattress. 

Many mattresses come with warranties, but it does not hold up if the unit becomes stained or damaged. As such, a good mattress protector keeps your investment protected as well.  

Sustainable Lifestyle Choice

What happens to your mattress when you no longer want it? Unless it's being given to charity, the most likely scenario is that it will go to the dump, where it will either be burned or thrown into a landfill. A standard mattress features a variety of materials, and some of these take more than 500 years to decompose. In short - the longer you can use your mattress before you switch, the better. 

Better Mattress Hygiene

The average person spends between 6 and 10 hours per day on their mattress, and although most of us take care to wash our bedding regularly, we seldom stop to consider what happens below it. The truth is that an unprotected mattress can become home to bacteria, dead skin cells, bed bugs, dust mites, silverfish, fleas, fungi and all sorts of airborne pollutants. Pretty gross right? This is why we love those protectors. 

Fewer Allergies

So, those dust mites and bed bugs we mentioned in the previous section (yum, we know) also happen to be unpleasant allergens. Aside from biting (ew), their presence can also trigger allergic reactions like asthma or dermatitis. They especially love the corners, stitching and crevices of unprotected mattresses. So yes, that is 100% another reason to keep things wrapped up. 

Super Easy Maintenance 

Most of us don't have the type of industrial-strength tools required to clean a mattress lying around the house. This is normally something you have to outsource to professionals who offer rather labour-intensive services to clean dirt, debris and pests from mattresses. On the other hand, if you have a mattress protector, all you need to do is take that off and wash it in your conventional washing machine - easy as pie. 

There you have it - five great reasons to get yourself a mattress protector when you buy a new mattress or bed set. Check back soon for more insider insights from your trusted Bed King sleep experts!

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