What does a mattress protector do?
Keeps the mattress clean. Mattresses can get pretty gross over time. We all perspire at night. We all produce oil from our skins. Some of us wear makeup. We all also shed dead skin cells. All of this can soak through your sheets and into the mattress. Once a little gets into your mattress, it’s almost impossible to get it out of your mattress. A mattress protector prevents any of that from getting into the mattress and can be taken off and washed.
Helps prevent dust mite allergies from acting up. Dust mite allergies are very common and can lead to issues such as sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Dust mites eat dead skin cells, and there will be dead skin cells in your mattress if you don’t use a protector.
Protects the health of the sleeper. Bacteria and germs are common in campus housing, and no matter how strict your hygiene is, these germs can stick around for a while even after cleaning a mattress. A mattress protector can reduce the possibility of existing bacteria getting you sick while sleeping.
Reduces allergies. Dust mites, mold, and other irritants can cause a flaring in your allergies. Studies have shown that students who slept using a mattress protector had less asthma and allergy symptoms.
Other Accessories to think about when getting winter ready:
Pillow protectors – an easy removable cover that you can wash on a regular basis to prevent allergies and germs.
For more information on what a protector can do for you, visit our Learning Center!