Common questions

Are mattress protectors necessary?

Are mattress protectors necessary?

If it’s a new mattress, there is no need to purchase a mattress pad (assuming you are happy with the mattress). A mattress protector on the other hand is all but required. It’s inexpensive, protects your investment, has no visible impact, and shouldn’t dramatically change the way the mattress feels.

What is the most comfortable mattress protector?

Our Top Picks

  • Best Overall: Saatva Waterproof Mattress Protector.
  • Best Value: Sweet Zzz Cooling Mattress Protector.
  • Best Cooling: Brooklyn Bedding Luxury Cooling Mattress Protector.
  • Best Luxury: Slumber Cloud Dryline Mattress Protector.

What is the difference between mattress pad and mattress protector?

A mattress pad is meant to provide extra comfort to your bed while a mattress protector protects your mattress. From plushy comfort to protective barriers, each product has its place in your bedroom. You’re about to learn where that is as we explain these two main categories of mattress accessories more in depth.

Do mattress protectors make you hot?

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. Draw sheets don’t have a waterproof layer but instead absorb any dampness caused by sweating.

What should I look for when buying a mattress protector?

The main factors that mattress protectors defend against are liquid, allergens, dust mites, and bed bugs. People who have pets or children are at a higher risk for spills or urine, and should therefore choose a mattress cover that completely covers their mattress on all sides.

Do you put a mattress protector over a mattress topper?

If you do have both a mattress protector and a topper, make sure you put the topper down first. Your topper should go right next to the mattress with the protector over the top of both, finished by a bed sheet over everything. That way your topper is also protected, not just your mattress.

Do hotels use waterproof mattress protectors?

Protecting your mattresses doesn’t mean that they have to become uncomfortable. High-end hotels use breathable, polyurethane covers for most of their beds. Mattress pads, with a polyurethane waterproof barrier, are styled with a thickly padded top layer or a thinner terry loop top layer.

Should a mattress protector be waterproof?

A mattress protector is different than a mattress pad. Mattress pads generally add some level of padding to the mattress (hence the name,) and is not generally waterproof. Mattress protectors are thin, won’t change the feel of the mattress, and are waterproof.

How long do waterproof mattress protectors last?

Using a mattress protector can extend the life of your mattress by five to 10 years, depending on the quality of the mattress and the protector.