Who would benefit from a mattress cover?
A good mattress cover is recommended for everyone due to hygienic reasons.
For small children and those suffering from incontinence, a waterproof mattress cover is best. This protects the mattress from urine and wear and tear. People with pets and those who sweat easily will also benefit from a waterproof mattress protector.
Those who suffer from allergies will also see the benefits of a mattress cover, as it offers protection against dust mites and prevents dead skin cells from penetrating into the mattress.
Padded mattress covers offer relief and additional comfort to those who are bedridden.
People who would benefit the most from mattress covers include:
- Toddlers and babies
- Pet owners
- People with incontinence
- People with night sweats
- Allergy sufferers (especially house dust mites)
- The bedridden – benefit particularly from padded mattress covers
Waterproof mattress covers
One of the essential functions of a mattress cover is to protect the mattress from moisture and dirt. A waterproof mattress protector prevents moisture from reaching the mattress. These are inexpensive and can easily be washed at high temperatures.
A waterproof mattress protector is highly recommended for babies and toddlers. When travelling with small children, a small waterproof insert sheet is ideal.
There are several different types of waterproof mattress protectors available for adults. They are not just useful for incontinence and night sweats but also perfect for that accidental spill of morning coffee.
A mattress encasement is recommended to protect the entire mattress from dirt and damage. A mattress encasement is simply pulled on to the mattress and offers a reliable protective layer all over.
These covers prevent dirt and moisture from penetrating into the mattress. Mechanical wear on the sides is also reduced.
We recommend encasement covers to prevent having to replace an entire mattress. The covers are easily and quickly pulled over the mattress and usually zipped closed on one side.
Ideally, a mattress cover shouldn’t just protect. It should also keep the comfort of the mattress intact. Or, even better, improve it.
Mattress covers with soft quilted fillings are often referred to as mattress pads. This kind of mattress cover has two advantages. Not only does it protects the mattress from contamination and wear, but it also protects joints and the back of the sleeper.
Mattress pads are available in cotton, microfibre, virgin wool, and lamb pile.
We would recommend a cold foam mattress with a microfibre mattress pad for allergy sufferers. Cold foam mattresses are resistant to dust mites as they cannot live in its structure.