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How Important are Mattress and Pillow Protectors to Sleep?

Author: Jesse Tutt

Every night as we sleep, we lose weight through the elimination of fluids. The amount varies from person to person, and is dependent on factors such as humidity, temperature, health, age, and gender, but averages about 1 litre. If your mattress and pillows are not protected by a waterproof barrier, the fluids we release are absorbed by your mattress and pillow. Add to this the fact that we constantly shed dead skin cells, and our bedrooms become a robust breeding ground for bacteria, dust mites, mold, and mildew. And dust mite excretions can cause allergic and asthmatic issues for some people.

There’s a wide range of choices available in today’s market for mattress and pillow protectors. The best of protectors are medical grade waterproof protectors. Medical grade protectors come with special zipper closures to prevent dust mite and bed bug entry, and are generally 6 sided. Our protectors are one step away from medical. They contain silver ion agents for advanced bacterial protection. Our protectors are 5 sided, and therefore easy to remove for washing. 

Last but not least, as you can’t wash a mattress because excess moisture can cause mold and mildew, protectors are the answer to keeping your mattress fresh, clean and hygienic. A Gotta Sleep mattress protector washed whenever you wash your sheets, is the best way to keep your mattress in a fresh, clean, hygienic state for years.