It’s a standard question when you buy a smartphone: Do you want a case with that? Sure, it’s added revenue for the store but it’s also about the risk of walking around with a $500 fragile phone that could be easily destroyed without a case. So you say yes, or quickly buy a case elsewhere to protect your investment.
Why should a mattress be any different? You’re likely to spend even more money on a mattress and it will last much longer than a phone. A good quality mattress that is properly maintained can last you for a decade — and a mattress pad can ensure that it makes it that long and beyond.
An Often Forgotten Item
In all the hustle of picking a new mattress and finding the right linens, a protective cover for your mattress can be forgotten. But it’s an important part of ensuring that the best mattress for you stays in good condition.
There are four reasons why you should consider purchasing a mattress pad.
- Keep your bed looking good. A mattress pad or protective cover helps to minimize stains and discolorations.Think of it as an apron for your mattress. Even if the pad isn’t waterproof, it may be water resistant and will at the least slow liquid spills from seeping into your mattress where it can cause stains, discolorations and other issues. Once moisture gets into your mattress, it can be difficult to air it out and ensure you don’t have mildew or mold problems.
- Don’t let the bed bugs bite. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of and a clean house isn’t a deterrent for them. But a mattress protector? It can guard your mattress against an infestation of bed bugs and dust mites, which can cause allergic reactions.
- It’s for your health. In addition to dust mites, a mattress pad can also be a barrier between you and other allergens in the mattress. A protective cover may be especially helpful if you are sensitive to the chemicals used in manufacturing mattresses.
- Even more comfort. A mattress pad can make up for what your mattress may lack in comfort. Some mattress pads are thin with little padding but others more closely resemble a pillow top.
Choosing the Right One
Mattress pads come in a variety of materials, levels of padding and types of attachment. Some have elastic edges to hug the mattress and only cover the top of the bed. Others encase the entire mattress and have a zipper to close the cover.
With such a wide range of options, you are sure to find the right one for you and your mattress.