You put a lot of time, energy, and money into finding the perfect mattress for you. It only makes sense to protect that investment. A mattress protector is the ideal way to gain that protection and get the full lifetime out of your mattress. In fact, many mattress warranties require a mattress protector be used. You can slip a mattress cover over your mattress before you add your sheets, and it will protect the mattress from dirt, oils, dust mites, spills, and stains.
Cotton, latex, polyester, and nylon are commonly used for mattress protectors. These are made with breathable fabrication to fit like a fitted sheet on any mattress type. Our mattress covers are also compatible with standard and adjustable bed bases. Mattress protectors are specially designed to be washed and dried on hot settings for optimal sanitation. Some top options are treated with antimicrobial silver chloride to inhibit bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause deterioration, stains, and odors.
The style, thickness, brand, and size of your ideal mattress protector will depend on your personal sleeping habits and your mattress. We manufacture and sell our own mattress protector product and we stand behind its quality! Sleep & Beyond manufactures several different mattress protectors available through our website, including a wool product and a reversible wool product. Free from harmful dyes and pesticides, these machine-washable mattress protectors are a sustainable, organic alternative for long-term sleep health. We carry several options from PureCare and Bedgear as well. Some of these include sleep-inducing aromatherapy scents!
An older mattress will begin to fill with everything from dust mites and dirt to your own skin cells. This isn’t pleasant to think about, much less sleep on! If your mattress isn’t already hypoallergenic, then a hypoallergenic mattress protector makes for a simple, affordable add-on. Mattress protectors act as a safety layer between a whole host of unpleasant, tiny things and your mattress.
No one wants to think about bed bugs. If you want to avoid these nasty little pests for years to come (and you do!) this product helps with this task too. A mattress protector acts as a bedbug barrier! In the event you get one or two bed bugs in your home, a mattress cover will help preserve the integrity of your mattress, making it less likely you’ll have to throw it away. This protective barrier means it’s far less likely for them to find a spot to live and breed.
There is no difference. “Mattress cover” is a common reference to a mattress protector, which is the correct term for the product.
Mattress protectors act as a safety layer between a whole host of unpleasant, tiny things and your mattress. Mattress protectors also absorb or repel liquids. As well, a quality mattress protector can provide that extra layer of protection that you need to avoid flare-ups triggered by common allergens and irritants like dust mites and bed bugs. Most importantly, a good mattress protector can preserve your mattress warranty by avoiding liquid damage.
It depends on your needs. The maximum protection you can get is a total encasement mattress protector, which slips completely over your mattress and seals, protecting it on every surface, even underneath.
A good quality mattress protector, made from durable materials, should last several years. Just like your mattress, you get what you pay for! However, if your mattress protector takes a major spill you may want to get a new one right away.
You should machine wash your mattress protector at least every two months. However, you may want to do it more frequently if you have pets or allergies, as well as if the protector has suffered any spills.
If your mattress is not hypoallergenic already, then adding a hypoallergenic mattress protector will certainly help.
For breathability, be sure the top layer is made of natural fibers like wool, cotton, or even bamboo.
A waterproof mattress protector is ideal, since it will protect your mattress from all forms of spills, pet accidents, and more. More breathable mattress protectors will absorb, rather than repel, liquids.