Mattress Protectors: Their Purpose and Functionality
Mattress protectors, also known as mattress toppers or mattress pads, are incredibly important to the longevity of your mattress, as they protect your investment from incontinence. In addition to protecting your mattress, though, a mattress topper will also shelter the individual from detrimental agents, such as mold, dust mites, bed bugs, sloughed dead skin, and other allergens or irritants.
Even though you can superficially disinfect a mattress, it is incredibly challenging to thoroughly clean it beneath the topical layer. Because of this, your unprotected mattress can easily become discolored, even malodorous, due to incontinence. Contingent upon your individual and specific needs, you will want to consider the materials and absorbency level when choosing a mattress protector.
Materials: The most basic mattress pad is lightly quilted, offering you minimal protection from incontinence and allergens. More expensive protectors are often made of synthetic materials and spacer fabrics, which can offer users washability and pressure relief. Furthermore, if you're searching for maximum protection against liquids, you will want a mattress topper with superlative absorbency. Liquid-proof, or near liquid-proof, protectors will most likely integrate rubber or a breathable material, such as urethane laminate, that will wick away moisture. If you need a more cost-effective liquid-proof mattress protector, though, you may want to consider one made of plastic. However, many individuals find that sleeping on a plastic pad will make them uncomfortably hot, as well as finding them noisy and actually changing the "feel" of their mattress.
You might be wondering, "Can I get by with just an incontinence underpad?" To answer that question: possibly. It truly depends on your needs. Do you want to completely protect your mattress against incontinence, accidental spills, and other detrimental allergens? If so, then you should absolutely choose a mattress protector. However, if you're wanting a smaller option and you know the target zone, an incontinence underpad should suffice. If you determine that a mattress topper is more ideal for your needs, you can determine the absorbency level by the amount of drops depicted underneath the image. You can also learn each mattress pad's material and effectiveness by perusing each product description.
Order now and safeguard your mattress, and self, from incontinence and allergens today!