Do I Really Need a Mattress Protector?

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A mattress protector is a great extra feature that prolongs the life of any mattress.

When purchasing a new mattress, you’ll probably also consider purchasing a mattress protector. But some people find the existence of mattress protectors to be redundant, as many newer mattresses come with some level of built-in stain resistance. However, it can still be a difficult decision despite this. At the end of the day, it is a decision that depends on what you feel will work best for your mattress’s protection. But, if you are still curious about a mattress protector, here are some reasons why purchasing one may not be such a bad idea. 

What Purpose Does it Serve?

Since a mattress is often situated in one of the most temperature-controlled areas of the home, you probably aren’t too worried about it getting ruined from the elements. But did you know there are more hazards around your home that could cause a need for a mattress protector? For example, if you are the type of person who snacks in bed or even just keeps a glass of cold ice water on your nightstand, your mattress is not entirely safe from messy crumbs or spills. Secondly, if you share a bed with a child or a pet, bathroom accidents can also occur, which can permanently damage your mattress. Lastly, sanitation issues can also occur, such as dead skin cells, oils, and dust mites that can build upon and inside of your mattress over time. A quality mattress protector can prevent all of this from becoming a permanent problem for your mattress in the future.

Choosing a Mattress Protector

It’s also worth mentioning that there are lots of different mattress protector makers and manufacturers. Some are built more for comfort, and others for complete spill and accident protection. However, there are four key attributes you will want to look for in any mattress protector. This includes the following:

  • Cooling materials: These will help you stay cool at night as well as allow your mattress to “breathe.”
  • Hypoallergenic: Materials that naturally block annoying allergens such as dust, dirt, and pollen are always a good choice for a mattress protector, especially if you or someone in your family has severe allergies or asthma
  • Easy Attach: You won’t want a mattress protector that is very hard to place on the bed, as well as take off the bed when it needs cleaning. 
  • Waterproof: Lastly, you’ll want a highly liquid-resistant formulation of fabrics or plastics that will prevent water or other liquid types from penetrating into the mattress itself. 


Sleepwell Mattress Is the Key to A Good Night’s Rest

With over 85 years in business, Sleepwell has been supplying consumers and retailers with the highest quality mattresses and bedding products in the industry. Sleepwell is a family-owned company that knows the true value of a good night’s rest and what it takes to achieve it. Our experts know how to match every customer with the right products. We service Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. You can reach us at 301‐322‐1000. Also, be sure to follow Sleepwell on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!


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