There's no harm in providing extra protection for your mattress - it could even help it to last for longer.
It's generally accepted by mattress experts that protecting your mattress is one of the ways you can make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Whether you're protecting a child's mattress during toilet training, or protecting your own mattress against wear and tear, it's worth investing in a little extra protection.
There are many mattress and pillow protection products on the market. Some of these are for protecting the mattress and some are for protecting you:
• Waterproof covers - waterproof covers are essential for children who are toilet training, or are having bed-wetting problems. A good child's waterproof cover protects the mattress against the wetness and the odour and can be easily cleaned, making the process as hassle-free as possible. A wide range of waterproof covers is also available for adults who need to protect their mattresses because of light or heavy incontinence. Failing to protect your mattress in this way could lead to problems with the mattress ticking and filling and shorten the life of your mattress. Specialist suppliers are happy to discuss your needs and recommend the best product for you.
• Allergy covers - dust mites live in mattresses and pillows, feeding on the moisture and dead skin we leave behind us when we sleep. It's the enzymes released by dust mite droppings that can increase the likelihood of an allergic reaction. Whilst a specially-treated allergy cover cannot combat the dust mite problem by itself, it can help to reduce the quantity of allergens that are released into the air we breathe every time we turn over in bed or move around our room. Available for all sizes of beds, including baby's cots, and also available for pillows, an anti-allergen mattress cover may be the first step to improving your health.
• General mattress covers - if you want to protect your mattress from stains and other external damage, invest in a mattress cover. Often padded for extra comfort, and easy to wash, the mattress cover just slips over the top of your mattress, giving you an extra layer of protection and helping to prolong the life of your mattress.
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