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How to Choose The Perfect Mattress Protector

There are many important decisions to be made in the world of sleep if you want to guarantee peaceful rest for years to come.

Selecting the right bed and mattress are the obvious ones, but there’s a vital accessory that’s often overlooked or completely ignored and that’s a mattress protector.

If you’re serious about sleep for you, your family and loved ones then you will have made some considerable investments in the bedroom.

So it makes perfect sense to ensure the quality and comfort of your mattress/mattresses are maintained for as long as possible.

We are passionate about your sleep too, so here’s our ultimate guide on how to choose the perfect mattress protector.

What is a mattress protector and why use one?

Being specialists in our field we get asked lots of questions and it’s surprising how many people ask ‘What is a mattress protector?’

Mattress protectors are often mistaken for toppers, so it’s vital you know exactly which functions and features the former provides.

A protector fits snugly on top of your mattress and is a vital tool which is specifically designed to keep your bed clean and hygienic.

Many people are unaware of exactly how much fluid we can lose during sleep.

The average person can lose up to or more than one litre during the night.

This may come as a surprise to many people, but there are several ways this happens naturally through sweating and breathing.

A very important snippet of information because varying amounts of this moisture has the potential to be transferred into your mattress.

So, with this in mind, a mattress protector not only has you covered for natural perspiration, but also other events such as bedwetting and accidental spillages.

The latex has been moulded with air pockets for increased breathability, regulating body temperature and keeping you cool and dry. The outer cover is removable and machine washable at 40 degrees.

We love Hypnos for their commitment to sustainability. This pillow is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. Environmentally friendly and guaranteed to give you a deep and regenerative night’s sleep.


Another huge advantage of investing in a mattress protector is the fact that they can easily be removed and machine washed unlike your expensive mattress.

Not only keeping your bed hygienic, feeling and smelling fresh, but also protecting the investment you’ve made.

Another key reason why you need to choose the perfect mattress protector is if the user has allergies.

If you’ve ticked this particular box then a quality ‘natural’ product constructed from wool, cotton or a combination of both is a must.

Both of these materials are hypoallergenic and offer your mattress protection from dust mites, which are microscopic insects found in household dust.

They are one of the biggest causes of allergies in the UK and can aggravate the symptoms of asthma and eczema.

Natural fibre mattress protectors also offer other positive features as they are temperature regulating and breathable, which not only adds to the overall quality, but also keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.


Fitting your mattress protector

Application is easy as there are two ways in which protectors attach to the mattress:

Strapped Mattress Protector

The first is a strapped mattress protector which features elastic strands embedded into its corners and this option provides protection to the top of the sleep surface.

These straps ensure the single cover holds tight over the mattress and can be easily removed for washing or when changing bed linen.

Skirt fitting Mattress Protector

The second is called a skirt fitting. This is a fitted sheet style and runs down the sides and around the mattress and hooks underneath. This option not only provides protection for the top of your mattress, but also the sides and offers partial cover to the bottom.

A skirt fitting can also be adjusted to fit the size of your mattress.

Our Top Picks

We take great care in understanding your needs in the quest for deep and restful sleep.

To ensure we achieve this, we work with and offer the very best products from award-winning British companies such as Hypnos, Vispring, and The Fine Bedding Company.

Here are our top picks which boast some of the essential features and materials outlined in this blog:

Quilted Luxury Waterproof Mattress Protector by The Fine Bedding Company

This outstanding product offers waterproof protection and helps safeguard your mattress.

It’s hypoallergenic and boasts a built-in layer of polyurethane, which is coupled with soft layers of polyester to provide a quilted sleeping surface along with a barrier to offer protection against dust mites.


Hypnos Wool Mattress Protector

The word ‘sumptuous’ sums this up perfectly.

It’s guaranteed to enhance your sleep with an added layer of comfort. The protector is filled with 100% British wool and encased in a 100% cotton cover.

This is an excellent choice for those who suffer from allergies and also excels in helping regulate body temperature for sound, restful sleep.


Vispring Mattress Protector

Offering unbeatable softness and support, this mattress protector is fitted with four large elasticated straps to ensure it stays in place.

This option is ideal if you’ve invested in a luxury pocket spring mattress, as it offers the ultimate protection from damage, spillages, and dust mites. If you also suffer from allergies, this product is the optimum choice as it is gentle on the skin.


Contact Us to Choose your Perfect Mattress Protector

We are passionate about helping our clients achieve sublime sleep and finding the Perfect Mattress Protector is one step towards that goal.

By giving us a call or visiting our Hampshire-based showroom, we can guide you through the advice set out above, to find the perfect mattress protector to protect your mattress for many years!


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Posted by Charlotte Symondson
20th February 2023

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