A mattress protector is perhaps the most important feature of your bed, beyond the actual mattress and frame. In fact, mattress protectors are more important than the soft, plush blankets and comforters, your 1000 count Egyptian cotton sheets, and the dozens of therapeutic and decorative pillows that likely adorn your place of rest. Beyond the look and style of your bedding, mattress protectors are all about health and hygiene—used to keep your mattress clean and free from dust, germs, and other threats, forever.

If you’re like most people, the investment you made to choose the right mattress wasn’t a small one. Read on to learn more about the benefits of mattress protectors in this guide from The Mattress Factory.

Never Worry About Bed Bugs, Ever Again

If you’ve ever suffered through a bed bug infestation in your home, a mattress protector is a no-brainer. Bed bugs are very common in households across the United States, and one of the hardest pests to get rid of in a home. A mattress protector from a reputable mattress store is a way to safeguard your bed from these tiny microscopic little buggers if you happen to bring them home from somewhere else—for example, a hotel, your job, a movie theater, a friend’s house, or a subway.

With washable covers that can be removed for cleaning, mattress protectors like the Malouf SLEEP-TITE ENCASE mattress protector, offer complete encasement to prevent dust mites, bed bugs, and liquids from contaminating the mattress fibers.  Simply enclose around the mattress and keep the blood-sucking little insects from climbing deep into the fibers of the mattress to make your life a living nightmare. In other words, a mattress protector can protect the quality of your sleep and your pocketbook should you happen to have an infestation of these very common little bugs.

Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Everything Else

How often do you clean your sheets? If you think about it, the mattress you sleep on every night should probably be cleaned as often as you clean the thin fabric that lies beneath you. When we sleep, our bodies perspire heavily whether we realize it or not, and all of those liquids seep down into the fabric for hours a night. Additionally, other body fluids—everything from blood, to tears, urine, and other waste are a cause for concern.

If you want to sleep in a sterile and clean environment (and who doesn’t?), it’s important to understand that the sheet does not protect your mattress from dirt, grime, and germs, at all. A mattress protector, on the other hand, is the sensible solution for keeping your mattress clean forever. Plus, you can wash it as often as you wash your sheets, which means an extra hygienic environment for optimal health and sleep quality.

Clean, Allergy-Free Indoor Air

In addition to dirt, grime, and body fluids, your mattress is subjected to plenty of dust particles, including dust mites that cause allergies. Allergens in the air settle into the fibers of your mattress, which can kick up symptoms and decrease sleep quality for allergy-sufferers.

For a cleaner sleep environment and air quality in your bedroom, a quality mattress protector like the Malouf  Five 5ided Smooth Mattress Protector can solve the issue once and for all. This encasement fits smoothly over your mattress to shield it from the exposed air and helps to prevent the development of asthma with its smooth-fit design. As mentioned before, the mattress protector can be removed and washed along with the rest of your bedclothes as needed, especially if it gets particularly dusty or you find yourself sneezing and sniffling at night.

Preserve the Condition of Your Mattress

A high-quality mattress protector can help preserve the integrity of your mattress investment for a lifetime, or however long you plan to use your mattress. In many cases, having a mattress protector can also help to preserve your product warranty, by keeping it clean and stain-free. Many mattress companies consider a warranty no longer valid if a mattress is stained, so this should be a top consideration for those looking into the possibility of purchasing a mattress protector along with their mattress.

With over 60 years of experience in the mattress industry, The Mattress Factory is one of the highest rated mattress stores in the area. If you have questions about our superior-quality mattress protection products from Malouf, we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call to speak with an agent at The Mattress Factory now, or fill out our online form to request a free, personalized quote for the services you need.