Take care of your sleep - benefits of a mattress protector!

19th December, 2020
I bet you're wondering if a mattress protector is really that important? The short answer is yes. Using a mattress protector provides major benefits to your mattress and most importantly - to you. From protecting your mattress from all manner of minor damage to keeping it clean and fresh, it’s an incredibly useful addition to your bed. The most important benefit of a mattress protector is that it can be removed and washed regularly, for a consistently fresh sleep surface - which to me is essential! Here are the benefits of investing in a mattress protector...
Increases the duration of your mattress
One of the most practical benefits of using a mattress protector is that it extends the life of your mattress. It does this by protecting your mattress from all sorts of fluid damage such as stains or mould. The mattress protector provides an absorbent layer which catches any moisture which comes into contact with it. This prevents it from getting through to your mattress.
Protects against bed bugs
Another common issue with maintaining a healthy sleep environment is bed bugs. These little creatures are extremely unpleasant as they leave bite marks on unsuspecting sleepers which can be quite painful and irritating. Using a mattress protector is probably one of the best ways to prevent this. You should also wash it regularly to maximise its effects.
Protects against allergens
Mattress protectors are also very effective at combating allergens in the bedroom. Your mattress can harbour allergens such as dust mites and animal dander which build up over time, especially if you own a pet. This can be a serious problem for people with allergies or respiratory conditions such as asthma. Using a mattress protector creates a barrier between the mattress and the allergens, preventing them from becoming embedded.
Provides additional comfort
Its not all about bed bugs, stains and dust mites! On top of providing extra protection for your mattress, many mattress protectors have an added layer of padding. This layer provides additional cushioning which will increase the comfort of your sleep. I went for the Yorkshire Bedding - Anti Allergy Microfiber Quilted Mattress Protector in King Size - to extend the life of my mattress and ensure fresh sleep.
This post was created in collaboration with Yorkshire Bedding.