5 Reasons to Use a Mattress Protector
Updated: May 27
What if doubling the life span of your mattress only took an additional 5% of its cost? What’s the secret, you ask? A simple mattress protector.
Not only is a mattress protector a great way to protect your investment, but it’s also a great way to improve your sleep habitat for a better night’s sleep. Here are five major reasons why you should use a mattress protector:
Because Accidents Happen
Let’s get real: food tastes better when you can enjoy it in bed without a care in the world. And while crumbs are easy enough to dust off, what if you find yourself making a mess eating ribs? Or worse, what if you spill the drink that’s washing it all down?
If you find yourself in the aforementioned truly tragic scenario without a mattress cover, you may have little choice but to grab the nearest towel and to clean up the best you can. But what moisture and particles you miss could permanently damage your bed by weakening the foam and creating the perfect environment for mold to grow. A mattress protector is the perfect safeguard against these spills.
To Cut Down on Dust Mites
You may not like the thought of it—but the dust and dander inside our homes is often inhabited by microscopic dust mites. Dust mites thrive in warm, humid locations that feature an abundance of their favorite food: dead human skin cells. And guess what? Your mattress is like the Grand Bellagio to mites with free room service and a continental breakfast.
While it is very difficult to completely eradicate the little devils, the next best thing you can do is to make the environment as inhospitable for dust mites as possible by protecting the surface of your mattress with a mattress protector (and washing it often).
To Keep in Line with Your Manufacturer’s Warranty
Have you read the fine print of your mattress’s warranty program? If not, you may be surprised to hear that by forgoing a mattress protector you may not be within compliance. Since the warranty is often a determining factor when making a mattress purchase, make sure to read all of the details to ensure that you are covered (and using a protector if deemed necessary).
Helpful tip: Did you know that mattress covers are typically not covered by the warranty? Avoid replacing a cover out of pocket by using a mattress protector. You'll experience instant peace of mind.
Because It Makes Cleaning a Breeze
While you could ideally keep the surface of your mattress clean by vacuuming it, most home vacuums have less than exemplary performance for the task. The most hygienic (and easiest) way to keep your mattress clean is through a good quality mattress protector. Only remember to throw it in the wash every so often for best results.
To Preserve and Extend the Life of Your Beloved Mattress
Just how you put a case on your phone to prevent scratches, abrasion, and damage, you should also do the same for your mattress. The natural oils, dander, and sweat human beings produce can really do a number on the fabrics and foams in beds. A mattress cover will keep your mattress in tip-top shape by preventing premature wear and tear.
Ultimately, it is easy to see the benefits of investing in a mattress protector for your new bed. For just a tiny fraction of the price you paid for your new mattress, you could increase the longevity of your bed and promote a cleaner and healthier sleeping habitat.
Defend your bed from accidents, dust mites, and premature wear by using a top-quality Bed Boss mattress protector. Our hypoallergenic Preserve Mattress Protector is not only a safeguard against spills, but also features super soft and durable terry cloth. Upgrade to the Bed Boss Cool Response Mattress Protector for an ultra cooling, moisture-activated effect.