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One of the most important bed accessories you can get for your mattress is the mattress protector. Most people do not really understand what a protector means, what it does, and why it is important. Most people decline the chance of getting one when asked by the mattress vendor if they need a mattress protector, some even laugh it off and say they don’t “pee the bed”. It is not only meant to protect the bed against urine. There are other fluids that the human body produces and the protector is a good accessory that can prevent these fluids from staining the mattress. However, the fact remains that a mattress protector is needed when you buy a mattress. Now let’s take a look at what a mattress protector does.

Importance of a Mattress Protector

A mattress protector is important for four reasons;

  • It helps to keep the Mattress Clean: The human body produces oil from our skin through perspiration and other means. For women and people that wear makeup it could be even worse. Other things the body sheds is the dead skin cells and there are also some other activities that go on in the body that may result in wet spots on the bed. All of these fluids find their way into the bed sheets and into the mattress. The reality is that, once these fluids get into your mattress, it is almost impossible to get rid of them from your mattress. Only a mattress protector can help in preventing all these wet spots, and other body fluids from getting to your mattress. The mattress protector can be taken off from time to time, for washing and then used to cover the mattress again. By doing this, you will be able to protect your mattress and keep it looking new.
  • It Prevents Dust Mite Allergies from Acting Up: Dust mite allergies can be dangerous to health and it can lead to running nose, sneezing, shortness of breath, and wheezing among others. Dust mites can eat dead skin cells and before you know it, there are dead skin cells all over your mattress. To avoid this from happening, you need a good mattress protector.
  • It Keeps the Mattress Looking New and Makes It Last Longer: Moisture and fluids from the body can wear down the foam in the mattress and thus shortening its life span. Without the mattress protector, you leave your mattress exposed to all sorts of spillages from water spillage, to spillage from drinks. Without the protector, you might be thinking of buying a new mattress sooner than you ever planned. Hence to keep your mattress looking new, you need a mattress protector.
  • It Helps to Protect the Warranty: Any stain on the mattress renders the mattress warranty void. Hence, to maintain and keep the warranty a mattress protector should be one of the things to consider when buying a new mattress.

Mattress protectors will not in any way change the feel of your mattress because they are thin and are waterproof. If you buy the right mattress, you will not need any extra padding with a mattress protector. A mattress protector should not be confused with a mattress pad; they are different. The mattress pad gives some level of padding to your mattress and it is not usually waterproof unlike a mattress protector. With a good mattress and a nice mattress protector, there will be no need for a mattress pad.    

In conclusion, the importance of a mattress protector cannot be overemphasised, it can make you get good value for the money invested in buying your mattress. Get one today and you will be glad you did. 

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