Mattress Protector? Do you really need one?

03 December, 2021

How often do you clean your mattress? It can be tedious, long and time-consuming.

Mattresses aren’t the easiest thing to clean. Did you know that an average mattress will last between 6 to 10 years. It is important to make sure that the mattress stays as clean and as hygienic as possible. Moisture and Bacteria can destroy the internal structure of a mattress which can lead to numerous health conditions.

Read on to find out how to keep your bed clean and last long.

What are mattress protectors?

Mattress protectors are used as an added protection to your mattress. They are made of tightly knit fabrics and are waterproof.

Mattress protectors resemble fitted sheets, creating an encasement that does not let your mattress stain. They act like the ham between your lettuce and bread.

Why do you really need a mattress protector?

It keeps your bed clean and protected. It also helps you preserve your mattress longer. Some large retail stores need a mattress protector to claim warranty.

But the real reason to have it on is, to protect ourselves from dust mites and dead skin cells. We shed about 300,000 dead skin cells everyday. imagine if we spend a third of our lives sleeping, how much of those disgusting dead skin cells are on the mattress.

Dead skin cells are the main reason for dust mites and bed bugs. While dust mites are tiny microscopic creatures, their remains can penetrate into our mattress causing dust mite and respiratory diseases. By using a mattress protector and washing them consistently will keep the dust mites at bay.

Waterproof mattress protectors are the norm, Beds for Backs offers a great range of waterproof mattress protectors to protecting against spills, make-up & tanning products, bed wetting, bed bugs etc. Whether you spill water, sweat in bed or even if your little one had a tiny accident at night. Mattress protectors help repel liquids from being absorbed into the mattress.

When do you start using a mattress protector?

Mate, you don’t want to ruin something nice and new on day one. I would strongly recommend to have a mattress protector the day you accept delivery.