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Do You Need A Mattress Pad?

Jun 07, 2014

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Old habits are hard to break: eating cookies right before bed, watching bad sitcoms, letting your house get messy. Making new, good habits are tough but sometimes they are the smartest thing you can do. This holds true when it comes to your mattress. Many people go out a buy the same name brands they have heard of for years without doing research and getting stuck with the same old junk they had before. They buy the box spring because the salesperson tells them they have to, and they buy the mattress pad because, well, that is what they always do. But is a mattress pad really necessary?

It used to be that buying a mattress pad was the smart thing to do, as it would help keep the mattress from getting dirty and giving you a washable layer. But I am here to tell you today that you don't need to buy a mattress pad any longer. A mattress pad is no longer effective as new technologies now exist that are more effective than the traditional mattress pad.

A traditional mattress pad was made from cotton and/or polyester fabric, usually with a thin quilted layer of material to give it some loft. But that type of mattress pad did not afford any moisture protection nor did it prevent dead skin cells from falling through into the mattress. And these are certainly things you want from your mattress pad.

Technology now exists which makes the mattress pad obsolete as there are now mattress protectors that do all of the above. A washable, waterproof, breathable and easy to remove mattress protector can prevent dead skin cells from falling through into your mattress and foam below, and can also provide protection from body moisture and spills. It used to be the only way to accomplish this was with a vinyl coated sheet. Fortunately, those days are long gone.

Nest Bedding carries two brands of waterproof, breathable mattress protectors, each being easy to care for and highly effective at keeping your mattress protected. 

  1. A waterproof, breathable protector fits on like a fitted sheet, making it simple to remove and wash. No longer is it necessary to encase your mattress.
  2. These protectors are impermeable to dead skin cells and other dentifrice such as pet dander. This prevents a build up of food to attract dust mites if removed and washed regularly.
  3. Hey, stuff happens! There are ways moisture can get on your mattress, from sweat, body moisture, pets and spills. The waterproof feature of these protectors can prevent moisture from prematurely breaking down the foam in your mattress and prevent stains from voiding your mattress warranty.
The mattress protector has replaced the mattress pad as the must-have accessory when purchasing a new mattress and can lengthen the life of your mattress while keeping it sanitary, free of dust mites and waterproof. 
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