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5 Ways a Mattress Cover Can Improve Sleep

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 13, 2017 | Categories: Home and Garden

You may not give much thought to your mattress outside of when it is time for bed, but the quality of your mattress and how comfortable your bed is can have a considerable impact on your sleep. In fact, some research shows that sleep quality can affect your health on several levels.

If you want to add accessories to your bed that might improve the way you sleep and extend the life of your bed, a mattress cover may provide you with several benefits.

If you want to add accessories to your bed that might improve the way you sleep and extend the life of your bed, a mattress cover may provide you with several benefits.

5 Ways a Mattress Cover Can Improve Sleep

5 ways a mattress cover improves sleep

1. They Guard Against Stains

When your mattress becomes stained, it may affect the material and fibers, reducing its overall life. Food, drinks, and accidents that may occur from changing your little ones on your bed can all cause stains that are both unsightly and odorous. Some stains and odors can set deep into the mattress, where removing them can be very difficult, even with industrial-strength cleansers.

Some stains and odors can set deep into the mattress, where removing them can be very difficult, even with industrial-strength cleansers.

Adding a waterproof mattress cover to your bed can help keep it clean and fresh, and if an accident should happen, most of these covers can be removed and washed.

Adding a cover may be a good idea if you and your spouse enjoy Sunday coffee or breakfast in bed or if you have young children who make spills and stains a common occurrence in your home because preventing these problems is simpler than trying to clean a stained mattress. 

2. They May Deter Bedbugs

While you probably go to great lengths to ensure your bed stays fresh and clean, unwelcome visitors may still invade from outside. Bedbugs and other parasitic mites, such as scabies, can hitch a ride from hotel rooms or any other place where you might stay overnight in a bed that is not your own.

Once bedbugs find their way to your mattress, they can dig deep into the crevices and material, where you may not notice them until you have an infestation. 

A mattress cover can provide a barrier against unwelcome parasites and make them easier to see. If you do discover them on the material, you can take the cover off and wash it in hot water to help remove the bugs.

3. They Are Simple to Clean

If you have ever spilled anything on your mattress, you know how difficult it can be to clean. You can spot clean with a soft, damp cloth or use a fragrant spray to refresh the material, but beyond that, there is little you can do to truly clean a mattress.

This can be frustrating, especially since mattresses can be costly and somewhat of an investment. However, adding a cover can be much less expensive than buying a new mattress, especially in terms of cleaning convenience.

4. They May Reduce Allergens

If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, then buying a mattress cover may offer some relief. Since these covers can be washed in your washing machine, you can remove triggers such as animal hair and dander, pollen, and dust more easily.

When these allergens settle into your mattress, they can be very difficult to remove, and you may have to replace it before the warranty runs out.

If your allergies are severe, then you may want to consider buying a hypoallergenic mattress protector. These covers are typically made from a material that is gentle on the skin and typically does not trigger allergic reactions.

Some are made to repel dust, dander, and dust mites, which can be another major cause of allergies. You may want to consider which triggers affect you most before you choose a cover.

5. They Can Increase Overall Comfort

Adding a mattress cover that protects your bed can do more than simply shield it from spills and parasites, especially when it comes to the comfort level of your sleep. Some mattress covers are made from a ultra-soft or sheer material that can improve the overall feel of your mattress. The softer the cover, the more comfortable you might feel.

An added layer of comfort may be especially beneficial if you have trouble sleeping. A cover may reduce tossing and turning all night and allow you to fall asleep faster, and then help you stay asleep, so you feel more rested in the morning.

Your mattress is an investment that you should protect from stains, dust, and pests. A mattress cover that safeguards against all of these circumstances can increase the life of your mattress and improve your sleep.

One Response to 5 Ways a Mattress Cover Can Improve Sleep

  1. Thanks for this article I also use mattress covers especially for my kids bed.

    on my kids beds I always use waterproof mattress covers as they help with those little accidents.

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