Simply put, there's no better way to safeguard your investment and your health than investing in mattress protection. But what's the big deal with mattress protectors? How do you find one that works for you? And are mattress protectors worth it? The hypoallergenic design protects against bed bugs, dust mites and all kinds of bacteria – but that’s just the beginning. Find out how to choose a mattress protector, and why you need one below.
What is a mattress protector for?So, what is a mattress protector for exactly? Essentially, everyone should have one. A different addition to your bed than a mattress pad, a mattress protector is thin and won’t change the look or feel of the mattress, but they are the only thing that will keep it clean and free from stains. This in turn can massively increase the longevity of your mattress, making your sleep more sustainable. Want to find out more? Here are three reasons to buy a mattress protector:
It goes without saying that the number one reason for adding a mattress protector to your sleep environment is to keep your mattress – and your bedding – as clean and pristine as possible. But while we may go to bed feeling as fresh as a daisy, it’s natural to perspire at night, secrete body oils and shed dead skin cells. All of this can easily soak through your sheets and into the mattress. And we all know that washing a mattress is no easy feat! So a mattress protector prevents any of that from getting to the mattress in the first place, and can be taken off and washed as often as needed.
When choosing a mattress, you had to think about a firmness level, before deciding which one was best for your preferred sleeping position and picking out the filling you wanted. So after investing so much time and money into finding the best mattress for you, you’ll want to ensure that the investment was worth it. A mattress protector will prevent general wear and tear of a mattress, maintaining that ‘new’ feeling for years to come.
If you suffer from allergies caused by dust mites, a mattress protector can make the bed a less hospitable home for the mites. Not only does that reduce those pesky allergy symptoms while you sleep, but it also adds a crucial layer of protection and cleanliness between you and your mattress – keeping germs, dust mites and bacteria at bay.
Got a warranty on your mattress? If you stain it by spilling your morning cup of coffee, or even if your pet has an accident, you will completely invalidate that warranty. Add a mattress protector and you’ll keep it clean, and the warranty will remain valid. Simple!
Are mattress protectors worth it?So, is a mattress protector necessary? In short, yes. Without one, you’re running the risk of spoiling your mattress, which in turn will reduce the life of your mattress significantly. And with a mattress being such a considered purchase, you’ll want to keep it feeling, looking and smelling fresh for as long as possible. So if you thought a mattress protector was just an optional extra, think again! Whether you’re concerned about germs, allergies, comfort or keeping your mattress squeaky clean, a mattress protector is necessary for keeping everything in check.
How to choose a mattress protectorIf you’re wondering how to choose a mattress protector, the main quality you should look for is sustainability. Will it last? Will it fully protect your mattress? Is it washable? For complete assurance, we’d recommend choosing a wool mattress protector. Why? Because the wool used in our Deluxe mattress protector is sustainable, renewable, biodegradable, traceable and machine washable.
At Woolroom, we’ve always been proud of our ability to offer high-quality, responsibly sourced bedding. With full traceability, we can now offer definitive proof of the ethical nature of our wool – right back to the farm it came from. And with full temperature regulating capabilities, you’ll get the perfect night’s snooze without feeling too hot, and your mattress protector won’t absorb and trap moisture, unlike synthetic or latex alternatives.
What’s more, we’re industry leaders in offering machine washable wool bedding. Taking us over a decade to perfect, we created a wool product that washes flawlessly, without compromising on all the sleep-enhancing benefits that wool delivers. Ordinarily, if you wash wool, the moisture, heat and movement in the machine will cause it to felt and shrink. Our Deluxe range effortlessly overcomes this, as the British wool we use is bathed in a chlorine solution which smooths out the natural barbs you find in wool. This solution is then thoroughly rinsed out of the fiber twice, resulting in a luxuriously soft, cozy bed filling that has the ability to transform the way you sleep.
Enhance your sleep by protecting your mattress with a wool mattress protector. Hypoallergenic, sustainable, temperature controlling and 100% natural.