When looking to protect your mattress, it’s important to consider your options. In particular, you have three main choices from which you can select: standard mattress protectors, waterproof mattress protectors, and waterproof mattresses.
To help you find the right option for your needs, we’ve created this helpful guide.
Why Protect Your Mattress?
Protecting your mattress from elements, such as spills, stains, odours, bacteria, and bugs, is essential for both the longevity of your bed and your health.
By ensuring your mattress is kept clean and hygienic, you’ll be able to prolong its life and potentially save money. Additionally, you’ll also provide a healthier sleep for yourself.
Without protection, allergens and bacteria can enter your mattress and be difficult to remove. This can lead to issues with allergies, skin conditions, asthma and other health concerns.
A mattress protector is a removable sheet that sits on top or over your mattress. It is designed to help shield your mattress from spills and dirt and can easily be removed and washed as needed.
Although a standard mattress protector does cover your mattress, it is not specially sealed, meaning liquids and particles can still get through and be absorbed into your bed. For greater protection, a waterproof mattress protector can be used.
Waterproof Mattress Protectors
A waterproof mattress protector is a type of mattress protector that features a special water-repellent coating or is made using a waterproof material.
Waterproof mattress protectors are designed to keep beds clean by not allowing them to absorb particles and liquids, including bodily excretions like sweat and urine.
Unlike standard mattress protectors, which act as covers, waterproof options are more adept at shielding your bed from liquids, bacteria, mould, dust mites, allergens and bed bugs. But, depending on what they are made from, some waterproof mattress protectors can be uncomfortable or noisy.
Waterproof mattresses provide the highest level of protection for your bed and are the most hygienic option.
Featuring a waterproof exterior which repels liquid and blocks particles, a waterproof mattress offers built-in protection. This means you don’t need to worry about liquids or bacteria getting through or around this shield. It is secure and won’t move or come loose in the night as mattress protectors can.
Waterproof mattresses can also be the more comfortable and convenient choice. Unlike mattress protectors, which you need to remember wash regularly, waterproof mattresses require minimal cleaning. In fact, any spills or accidents can easily be wiped away.
Finding the Right Option for You
The choice between a waterproof mattress and a mattress protector is a personal one with a variety of factors to consider.
Although standard mattress protectors don’t offer the most protection, they are usually the more affordable option in the short-term. Long-term, however, they can end up being the expensive choice as their lack of protection may affect the longevity of your mattress, requiring you to buy a new one more frequently.
Waterproof mattress protectors are more expensive than standard varieties. However, they are still reasonably affordable and do offer a higher level of protection. But, it’s important to remember that you’ll likely need to purchase more than one waterproof mattress protector to ensure your bed is covered whenever one needs to be laundered.
Additionally, if you toss and turn in your sleep, there is a risk of your mattress protector coming loose throughout the night and leaving sections of your mattress exposed.
A waterproof mattress makes an ideal long-term investment. Although it may seem like the pricier option initially, it can save you money in the long run as you won’t need to replace your mattress as frequently. Additionally, you won’t need to purchase mattresses protectors or spend time and energy laundering them. In particular, a waterproof mattress makes a smart selection for those who are already in the market for a new bed.
Overall, there are benefits to each option. As such, it’s essential to select the choice that’s right for you and your family.
Wondering whether a waterproof mattress is right for you? Browse the BedGuard range to learn more.