Many people view a mattress protector as unnecessary or inconvenient, when it’s really an investment in the cleanliness and hygiene of your sleeping environment. Mattress protectors are so effective, they’re typically used in hospitals, and there are protectors to accommodate any price point.
First and foremost, a mattress cover protects your investment. A good quality mattress isn’t cheap. The cover aids in maintaining the warranty in the event that you need to return it or a problem arises. It also extends the life of the mattress.
Insects and Allergens
The cover keeps mattresses dry and protects them against damage from liquids. It’s an effective barrier against allergens and insects that includes dust mites and bed bugs. An additional bonus is that the protectors will keep fungal and bacterial agents at bay. Fitted and zippered types are available, along with styles that have elastic straps, and covers that are fitted like a sheet.
You spend an average of 8 hours each night on your mattress. Dust, sweat and dead skin cells build up quickly, even when sheets are regularly laundered. Without a mattress cover, those microscopic particles can sift through sheets and be deposited onto your mattress.
The microfibers in modern mattress covers are smooth, soft to the touch, and allows air to pass through for a cooling effect. Some mattress covers contain technology that can aid in stabilizing body temperature at optimal levels for the most comfortable sleep.
Easy to Maintain
Mattress covers are offered in materials ranging from cotton, down and polyester to polyurethane and vinyl – or a combination of those materials. Depending on the cover, some are machine washable and dryer friendly. Follow care instructions carefully. If dried on a heat setting that’s too high, it will damage the coating that makes it waterproof. A good protector doesn’t require weekly washing – every two months is sufficient.
At Billy Bob’s Beds Mattress Store in San Antonio, Texas we have the best prices in town, guaranteed. If you find a mattress with a lower price at one of our competitors we will match that price. Our warehouse has everything in stock and in all sizes. That means we have the inventory to fit any budget.