Mattress protectors fit like a fitted sheet and can either cover the top and sides of your mattress or fully encase your mattress. A fitted sheet is designed to provide you a soft surface to sleep on, whereas a mattress protector is designed to protect your mattress.
Helps prevent dust mite allergies from acting up.
Dust mites eat dead skin cells, and there will be dead skin cells in your mattress if you don’t use a protector.
Wrap the mattress in plastic.
Before moving a mattress to its storage location, thoroughly wrap the mattress in plastic and secure the plastic with packing tape to create a tight seal. If possible, do not use thick plastic covers, as these are more likely to trap in the moisture.
A quality mattress protector or encasement can provide that extra layer of protection that you need to avoid flare-ups triggered by common allergens and irritants like dust mites and bed bugs.
Fitted style mattress protectors offer five-sided mattress protection and go on just like a fitted sheet. Popular (and more affordable) fitted sheet protectors like Hanna Kay, Luna and SafeRest, all offer waterproof and breathable cotton terry surface materials surrounded by a polyester edging.
In a nutshell, a protector is a thin layer that safeguards your bed against sweat, allergens, spillages and bugs. A bed topper is a thicker slab of memory foam, latex or other material that can instantly alter the feel of your mattress, making it softer or firmer to suit your sleep.
Yep, sure does!
Some mattress toppers come with elastic loops in the corners that you can hook around your mattress. Others may not. Placing a fitted sheet over your mattress topper ensures it will be less likely to clump up in the middle of the night.
Does a memory foam mattress need a mattress protector? The short answer is that a mattress protector can be seen as an unnecessary expense. While your memory foam mattress does not need a protector, it is recommended. A mattress protector will not just prolong the life of your memory foam mattress.
However, the waterproof barrier provided by the mattress protector can make some people feel hot or sweaty, especially if they are already prone to overheating whilst sleeping.