Did you know your mattress is one of the most used items at home? For many of you readers, your mattress can even be your best friend! While your mattress will always have your back (both figuratively and literally), are you sure you’re protecting it to your best ability?
Throughout the mattress's lifespan, untimely spills, night sweats, and general wear and tear can transform your mattress into a hotspot for unwanted guests. With the average person spending eight to ten hours in bed, your mattress hygiene can have a significant impact on your health.
First line of defense
Here is where mattress protectors shine. Mattress protectors can be thought of as the mattress’s second skin – a barrier against all sorts of unwanted guests and allergens. Aside from sheets, your mattress protector is the only protection between the outside world and your mattress. It should fit the mattress seamlessly and always stay in place to protect against spontaneous stains and spills.
Whenever the need arises, your mattress protector can easily be washed, keeping your mattress looking and feeling new longer. Investing early in mattress protection can really enhance mattress longevity which saves you thousands down the line, making it a crucial addition to your bedding assembly.
As you will also be sleeping on the protector for extended periods of time, it is important to choose the right protector for your needs. Here’s how to choose the perfect one!
1. Natural vs Synthetic
Traditional mattress protectors which are designed to be water resistant are manufactured from synthetic materials. However, they make the sleeping experience hotter and more uncomfortable. So if you live in a humid climate or are a sweaty sleeper, synthetic mattress protectors may not be the ideal choice.
On the other hand, protectors made of natural products such as cotton, bamboo and silk, have the upper hand when it comes to breathability. Bamboo in particular, has a porous microstructure that allows it to adeptly regulate temperature and moisture, giving it that signature breathability and comfort. This makes natural protectors beneficial if your region is prone to humidity and temperature fluctuations.
Where natural mattress protectors lack in waterproofing, they make up for it in the breathability and hypoallergenic department. These protectors, like Heveya®’s organic cotton and bamboo protectors, are your best choice if your primary concern lies in dirt and allergen accumulation.
2. Elevated comfort
Comfort is one of the most important things when it comes to sleep. Likewise, your mattress protector should enhance the comfort of your mattress, not work against it.
A good mattress protector is one which fits the mattress seamlessly, while maintaining a dense comfort layer that will not flatten out over time. A good indication of this is the protector’s depth and grams per square meter (GSM). Mattress protectors with high GSM are not only soft and durable, but also prevent allergens from seeping into the mattress. Hence, when choosing your mattress protector, GSM is definitely not to be overlooked!
3. Fuss free maintenance
Don’t underestimate the power of a simple maintenance procedure – after all, your mattress protector will be frequently washed and rejuvenated to take on any new stains or spills.
Mattress encasings, while providing all rounded protection, can distort the look of sheets with their bulky design and complicate the removal process. Conversely, mattress protectors which are designed to sit directly on top of the mattress and secured only via elastic straps located at its corners are easier to remove.
On top of considering the fit of your protector, look for one which is machine washable and heat friendly. It is more ideal since you can simply toss it into the machine as part of your usual cleaning routine, or whenever the need arises. We also suggest washing your protector every two months or so.
Year round protection, regardless the mattress
At this point, you may ask, “Why would I need a mattress protector since my Heveya® mattress already comes with a removable mattress cover?” Well, having the removable mattress cover helps in keeping your mattress mold and dust mite free in the long term. Conversely, a mattress protector is convenient for protection against quick spills and accidents.
Every mattress can benefit from being protected by a mattress protector. If you don’t have one already, consider getting one! After all, a mattress protector is inexpensive, and helps you get a comfortable night’s sleep with minimal fuss or effort. And if you are looking for something that can elevate the sleeping experience while helping you save the world as you sleep, look no further than the Heveya® Organic Mattress Protector.