Mattress Protector

MattressThey say that never judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a mattress by its cover. A mattress protector or topper or pad is simply a cover that protects the mattress and keeps it clean by maintaining hygiene. Nobody wants their pretty and expensive bed to be a playground of bedbugs, allergies, dust, liquid and stains. This is where the protector steps in to save the day and more specifically and importantly, the night. It's really a one stop solution.

There are many reasons that require you to have your mattress encased safely in a protector. The most common reasons why it is recommended to use one are:

1) Allergies and Dust Mites - If you are easily susceptible to allergies, there's always a high need be on the alert against dust mites. These pesky dust mites can rapidly multiply and make your mattress their home by living off millions of human skin flakes. Those with asthma and allergies are easily affected by the feces byproduct from dust mites. Besides this, an army of fungus, bacteria and mold can camp in unprotected mattresses that trigger allergies instantly causing chronic health issues. Of course, if you happen to get a mattress protector, you will stop these pests from making your bed their permanent residence. You cannot only rely on vacuuming to get rid of them.

Mattress 2) Animals - It's impossible to always keep pets off the bed. As soon as you turn your back, who is to stop them from taking a quick nap in your cozy bed? They can mistake it for being a good bathroom spot and once their waste passes through the sheets and into the mattress, the ammonia trapped inside can attract them back to make the same mistake. Not the kind of treatment you would want your mattress to get. It completely ruins it after a few of these bathroom visits. A waterproof mattress protector will come in really handy here.

Mattress 3) Bed Bugs - You don't want bed bugs crawling all over your bed and these bugs seem to be extremely hard to get rid of once they make their way to where you sleep. Not that you can blame them, because your blood is their food and how could they possibly resist your comfy sheets? However, since you obviously don't want to shower these unwanted guests with hospitality, a mattress protector is the perfect way to say goodbye. With this added protection to your bed, they will never be able to dig their way in and you will be safe from all the itchy rashes they bring along. Bed bugs are highly resistant to pesticides or any chemicals found in the U.S and they are also prolific breeders, as females can lay eggs five times a day for her entire life. They can also survive almost a year without a meal. Just throwing in these scary facts to show you that this isn't a problem you want to have on your hands. There's no way to go around it, bedding encasements are essential to bed bugs protection and management. Firstly, they trap the bed bugs and cut off their food supply which eventually leads to their death. Secondly, it's easier to spot the bugs crawling on the protector and eradicating them.

Protect-A-Bed®'s mattress encasements are scientifically proven to be an effective tool in the management of a bed bug infestation and are certified by an Entomology Laboratory to be bed bug entry, escape and bite proof. The patented BugLock® with Secure Seal® feature is extremely helpful.

Mattress 4) Hygiene and Sleep perspiration - Apparently, the average person perspires 4 gallons a month while sleeping and this isn't going to work any wonders for your mattress unless you are talking about the unsightly yellowish stains it will leave behind. Also, once the sweat seeps inside the mattress, it leads to odors, bacteria and fungus which create health issues and an unsanitary sleep environment. There are many mattress protectors designed in the market specifically for this. Also, you have to keep in mind icontinence and bedwetting that affects sleeping habits of people belonging to all ages. Waterproof mattress protectors are available as a solution to this.