Top 3 Reasons Why You Need a Mattress Protector
Having a mattress protector might be the most important accessory for you to have on the bed.
As we all know buying a mattress protector isn’t cheap and typically you want your mattress to last a more then a couple of years.
So, what does a mattress protector actually do?
Read on for the top 3 reasons as to why you should invest in a mattress protector.
Keeps the Mattress Clean
As we use the mattress over time our bodies not only do we sweat throughout the night, we also expel oils and shed dead skin cells as we sleep and this isn’t always visible to the eye. All these substances can and do soak through the sheets, and penetrate the mattress, and are close to impossible to remove. A mattress protector blocks these substances, and can be taken off and washed, which means you get to enjoy a cleaner mattress for longer and protects your long term invest of a good mattress.
Keeps Allergies and Dust Mites Under Control
Dust mite allergies are quite common and can lead to issues such as sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, and itchy skin. They feed on skin cells and their faeces and remains get trapped in mattresses, exacerbating symptoms for allergy sufferers.
Helps Protect the Mattress Warranty
Its not uncommon for when you purchase a mattress that they have a clause in the warranty that voids if there is a stain on the mattress. That could mean that if you accidentally spill something like a cup of tea or if the dog vomits on the bed, without having a mattress protector could mean you will be stuck with the bed or you may have to buy a new one. So, it is highly recommended you purchase a mattress protector before you purchase the mattress or before you sleep on it.
How to Choose the Right Mattress Protector?
One of the most important factors in buying a mattress protector is that you ensure that you make sure you buy the same size mattress protector as your bed to ensure it fits your bed perfectly to avoid that crumpled gathered feeling. A king size mattress protector just doesn’t work on a queen. It does seems obvious but we are finding that there are more and more customers who have a deeper mattress of 40 cm or more and they have the issue with the traditional mattress protector size only stretching out to 30-40 cm and not upwards of 40 cm by ensuring you have the correct size will maximize the level of comfort as the skirt around the mattress protection will be in a better holding position. We recommend that when purchasing a mattress protector that is fully fitted with a skirt as opposed to a mattress protector with straps, as these tend to snap or stretch out.
At the Manchester Factory our staff are trained to guide and assist you in finding the correct size your mattress.
Caring for your Mattress Protector
A good way of remembering when you need to wash your mattress protector is that, you just wash it on the same day as your bedding that way it is all done at once. What I like to do and this is totally dependent on how big your washing machine is, I like to wash my mattress protector with my pillow protectors and hang them out on the line first as the are thicker then the other bedding. At the Manchester factory we recommend that our customers to follow the care instructions that are provided by the manufacturers alternatively just to wash their mattress protectors in cold water and line dry.
Types of Mattress Protectors At The Manchester factory
Below are our to 2 best selling mattress protectors :
Sienna Living Cotton Mattress Protector
Our most popular mattress protector at the Manchester Factory is the Sienna Living mattress protector. It is 100% cotton that is naturally hypoallergenic and comfortable. It features a smooth percale cotton cover with stylish diamond quilted pattern and natural cotton fill for extra comfort, resilience and ventilation. This mattress protector is fully elasticized and its wall fits up to 40 cm deep mattresses, making it a perfect mattress protector if you do not require waterproof.
Odyssey Living Bamboo Waterproof Mattress Protector
This protector is perfect if you are looking for a waterproof mattress protector but don’t want the crunchy sounds that other waterproof mattress protector tends to make .It features a soft 100% bamboo jersey cover for a luxuriously soft sleep surface. The natural properties of Bamboo enable it to wick away moisture from the skin providing a drier and more comfortable sleeping experience. The natural fibers of Bamboo also make this ideal for people with skin sensitivities. - Silent & crinkle free waterproof backing. Also acts as a dust mite barrier between you and your mattress creating a cleaner sleeping experience. Bamboo keep warmer in winter and cooler in summer. It is highly absorbent, drawing moisture away from the skin faster for a more comfortable night's sleep. An outstanding feature is that this mattress protector has an extra deep 50 cm skirt in queen and king sizes for deep mattresses.
- Jess Goode