If you are shopping for new bedding, you know that you need to purchase sheets, a quilt, quilt covers, pillows and pillow cases.
These are the items of bedding that we immediately think of but what about a mattress protector? A mattress protector is a padded layer that is placed on top of your mattress and beneath your sheets.
You can choose a mattress protector that is made of synthetic fibres or more natural options such as a woollen or bamboo mattress protector. So why pay extra for your bedding by adding a mattress protector to your list?
Read on to find out the benefits of sleeping with one on your bed.
It prevents stains
One of the most common reasons why people choose to have a mattress protector is to prevent a mattress from becoming dirty and stained.
Mattresses can become stained from bodily fluids such as sweat or saliva as well as from makeup and fake tan and spilled food and drink.
Stains in your mattress can be very difficult to remove as they tend to seep into its fibres and your only real option to remove stains is to spot clean them, which is not always very effective.
With a mattress protector, you can protect your mattress and any stains in the protector can be easily washed away by throwing it into a washing machine and air-drying it.
It promotes good health
Given its close proximity to your body, your mattress can quickly become a breeding ground for dust mites and allergens.
In some people, such bugs and bacteria can cause reactions such as a runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes.
If you find yourself suffering like that, you can be almost completely sure that a comfortable and peaceful night’s sleep will evade you.
Sleep is extremely important to your overall physical and mental health and if you are not getting a good night’s sleep, your body and mind will suffer.
A mattress protector also gives you an additional layer of padding on top of your mattress and so it can make for a more comfortable sleeping experience.
There are some mattress protectors that are made from very padded, snug fibres that will most certainly enhance your night’s sleep.
It’s also important to remember that you can still use your electric blanket with your mattress protector. In this way, you can enjoy the additional padding of a mattress protector as well as the extra warmth of your electric blanket.
So the next time you are shopping for new bedding, make sure you add a mattress protector to your shopping basket. You know it makes sense to do so!