The importance of Mattress Protector.
The 8 hours a night we spend a day sleeping adds up as we end up spending roughly a third of our lives in our beds. Sleeping is often portrayed as peaceful, serene, and calm activity. However, in actuality, it involves a lot of sweat, drool, and other unmentionables. This recent study found in a poll that 17% of people eat in there beds.
All of this is to say, our beds can be a breeding ground for dirt, grime, bacteria and everything else. Beds are not cars, but they typically cost several hundred dollars to a few thousand. Your bed is an investment and you want to keep its quality and extend its life.
The life of a product varies from product to product and individual products can have a wide range in terms of life span. When it comes to mattresses, the estimated life span is 7-10 years. That’s quite a range, and it’s just the average. If you ask any financially responsible person, they’re bound to tell you that they’d much rather replace their mattress every 10+ years, not every five.
So, where does this leave us. We all need mattresses and we all spend a lot of time laying on them. This exposes it to a whole host of problems, and it does come with a future date where you will need a replacement.
All of this ads up to a need for mattress covers. Look, you cannot and should not keep your mattress forever. But you should have the simple goal of keeping your mattress as clean and healthy as possible while extending the amount of time that you can keep and use it. Mattress covers are a tool in that quest that will help you get to this end result.
In today’s article we will examine the benefits of mattress covers and our recommendations for them so that you get the right one for you and your loved ones.
Alright, let’s talk mattress covers and start with the benefits.
We have already done a dive into why and how our mattresses can get so dirty, so we know the reason we need help with cleanliness here. Whether against bodily fluids, dirt, or food, you will want to a have a protector keep your mattress clean and sustainable.
A mattress protector will help guard against spills, fluids from humans and pets alike, and perspiration. Waterproof encasement will keep the moisture out and elongate the life of your bed.
We don’t just want our beds and mattresses clean for health reasons, we also want our beds to stay as comfortable as the day we tried them out and bought them. This does apply to any and all mattresses but especially for those of us enjoying the modern day miracle of memory foam or any kind of foam mattress.
Memory foam was built specifically to provide us with the most comfortable night of sleep possible that many of us affectionately refer to as sleeping on a cloud. Moisture of all kinds is extremely harmful to foam, and you want to keep the two separated as much as possible.
Moisture speeds up the deterioration process of the foam and thus reduces the life cycle of your mattress. This break down of the material affects the shape and firmness of the foam which in turn ruins the comfort that you have become accustomed to. In the case of multi-layered foam that is held together by adhesive, the moisture will ruin the adhesive and thus will ruin your mattress. There is a real tangible effect of moisture on comfort of your mattress.
- Helps protects against allergens
Did you know, that the average household in the United States collects around 40 pounds of dust a year? That is a whopping 400 pounds in a decade. That’s a lot of dust.
Roughly 60 million people are allergic to pollen in the United States and another 20 million are allergic to dust, or dust mites more specifically. Dust mites are tiny little bugs that live inside of common household dust. Both of these things give people symptoms that include runny noses. Sneezing, itchy eyes, and difficulty breathing.We are all familiar of the myth that dust comprises mostly of dead human skin, but the truth is far more terrifying. Dust is made up of a small percentage of human skin along with pollen, fibers, dust particles, hair, and various other materials in the air.
Okay, so long story long here, you do not want dust in your mattress. If cleanliness and comfort aren’t enough to move the needle for you then maybe health and quality of the breaths you take will be enough for you.
- Protect your mattress against warranty void
Let’s take a moment and look at the worst-case scenario for a defunct mattress. You spend a lot of money on a nice new mattress only to discover that there is something terribly wrong with it. The last thing you need is for your warranty to be voided due to stains or moisture damage. This one is pretty straight forward, but it’s always best practice to take good care of your belongings.
The thing to keep in mind here is that a mattress protector may not be the first thing on your list, but it should be on there. A mattress is a big investment and a mattress encasement is your insurance plan.
We are a more health conscious society than we have ever been in history and a cover for your mattress is not a novelty item, it is a worthwhile investment for your physical and financial health. On top of that, who doesn’t want their bed to retain its comfortability?
Whether you want to provide hypoallergenic protection (or you want to waterproof your mattress) or even your pillow too, you have an abundance of options and you should improve the quality of life for yourself and your bed! Luckily, you are only a few clicks away from a better life.