The best and only mattress protector you will ever need.

We all need to use a mattress protector on our beds, but which one is the right one? Why are some more expensive than others? and how do you know which is the right one to buy?

Yes it's confusing, there are all kinds of mattress protectors out there. In price they can range from a couple of pounds to almost a couple of hundred pounds...just for a single bed mattress protector!

Now price is of course important, there is no point spending more than you need to spend, but how much do you need to spend to get the right mattress protector for you and your family.

Why do you need a mattress protector? - First of all let's just clarify what a mattress protector actually does and why you need one. The clue is of course in the name, a mattress protector needs to protect your mattress...but from what?

It takes quite a long time for your mattress to wear out. Your sheets protect the mattress surface from wear and tear and the mattress itself can take a few years of regular use before it's springs begin to wear out and weaken. So your mattress protector has little to do with wear and tear.

What about comfort?, will a mattress protector provide additional comfort to your mattress? The answer is no, if you need to improve the comfort of your mattress then you need to be buying either a new mattress or a mattress topper, not a mattress protector.

So what should a mattress protector be doing? Essentially your mattress protector is doing two things.

It is protecting your mattress from you and it is protecting you from your mattress.


Let's look at that again. A mattress protector protects your mattress from marks and stains caused by contact with the moisture, fluids and liquids that leak out of us at night. If you don't provide this protection then your mattress will quickly become marked and stained by this moisture. This in turns creates mould, fungus and bacteria which will soon start to smell and will begin to rot your mattress from within creating an unpleasant, umhealthy place to sleep.

The next thing that happens is that an unprotected mattress becomes infested with dust mites. Many people are allergic to these tiny creatures and their waste products. Dust mites require moisture and a food source to survive. They live on the tiny particles of skin that we shed ay night. If you can stop the moisture and skin particles from passing through into your mattress then dust mites cannot live in it.


So what do I need to look out for when choosing the best possible mattress protector?

First of all performance. If it does not do what it is supposed to do, then your matttress is unprotected. If it is not waterproof then it is not really offerring much