How Important are Mattress and Pillow Protectors to Sleep?

by Jesse Tutt January 25, 2019 1 min read

How Important are Mattress and Pillow Protectors to Sleep?

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.

Jesse Tutt
Jesse Tutt

Jesse is an accomplished IT leader (18 years), international speaker, and entrepreneur (4 years). He developed the software which runs the Mattress Mattress group of companies, founded one of the largest virtual tour providers in Alberta, and is the CEO of Gotta Sleep, maker of Canada's Best Mattresses. He has been featured on Global TV, Shaw TV, Breakfast TV, the Edmonton Journal, Fortune, Red Deer Advocate, Metro Magazine, St. Albert Gazette, Maclean's Magazine, and NAIT Techlife Magazine and has broad expertise in analytics (Tableau), machine learning, robotic process automation, data warehousing, IT measurement, IT showback, strategic planning, financial management, project management, and process improvement. He is happily married, has a beautiful baby girl, and is the proud owner of a Lagotto Romagnolo named Otto.