Since we spend between 6-10 hours on our mattress each night on our mattress whilst trying to fall asleep and actually going to sleep, our beds are a place for us to sleep and rest although some people do other things on their beds like eat and drink and just lay on it in general, so there are a lot of different ways that one's mattress can get ruined, luckily there is a cost-efficient way to get around the damages that may occur on your mattress: a mattress protector.
What is a mattress protector?
A mattress protector is what the name suggests, a mattress protector protects the mattress.
Why is it important to use a mattress protector?
The average human under normal conditions would typically sweat around 500-700 millilitres (around 16 to 24 ounces) of sweat however, if you sweat a lot more whilst sleeping then you could sweat around twice as much, knowing this information alone make a mattress protector seem necessary.
The average adult can shed up to 1lb of dead skin cells a year while sleeping, this is a very disturbing piece of information but it shows how much a mattress protector can protector your mattress from things that you ideally would not want on your mattress. As mattress protectors are fairly cheap you can change them when you feel like they are no longer of good use to you anymore.
If you have children who soil the bed sometimes you can get a mattress protector that is waterproof which will protect your mattress from any soil damage and they are easy to clean as you can just throw the mattress protector in the wash with your pillow covers and bedsheets.
A mattress protector can also protect your mattress from many other things such as:
- Liquids and stains
- Dust mites
- Bed bugs
How to wash your mattress protectors:
To wash your mattress protector it is very simple, you wash your mattress protector the same way you would wash any other item of clothes. Typically, mattress protectors are washing machine safe, unless they state that they are not also, every, mattress size should fit in the washing machine. When washing your mattress protector wash it with cold water and use mild detergent, avoid using things such as bleach or chlorine.
Are mattress protectors really necessary?
The short answer to this question is no, they are not necessary, however, the long answer is that they make the world of a difference. A mattress is an investment and what better way to protect an expensive investment that you will be resting on for potentially 10+ years than with a mattress protector, protecting your mattress from bacteria, dust mites, allergens, overheating, begs bust, liquid, stains and so much more. A mattress protector can do all that for you at such a low cost. It is a great way to protect your investment and a great way to ensure that you sleep on a mattress that is as clean as possible, who wouldn’t want that.