Your quality of sleep and comfort is highly determined by what you are sleeping on. Investing in a good incontinence mattress protector is vital for staying dry and comfortable.
Mattress protectors provide you with confidence and allow you to have a good night’s sleep without the worry of leakages happening overnight. However, they are not only important for keeping your mattress free of stains. Protectors can also prevent exposure to mircrobes, dust mites, other possible allergens. This can be vital for those with conditions such as eczema and asthma. The time it takes to consider the perfect mattress protector is worth it when you consider the advantages.
Here are the Key Features You Need to Consider:
Ensure you measure your incontinence mattress protector beforehand to ensure you find the correct size. The standard sizes are the following:
Single- 90 x 190cm
Double– 135 x 190cm
King- 150 x 200cm
The higher the thread count in the product, the more luxurious the mattress protector will feel. Although your main aim is to protect against leaks and stains, it is vital to find something that you will enjoy laying on. If you are particularly worried about leaks, quilted mattress protectors provide extra comfort on top of the mattress. They often have a cosy hollow fibre filling that makes your bed feel particularly comfy. Quilted covers are recommended for those who want added peace of mind.
Your incontinence mattress protector will be catching all the bacteria and dirt before it can enter your duvet, so washing is vital. However, you can find ways of saving time by purchasing a product that is easy to wash. When choosing a washable product, ensure the protector is either machine washable or is easily able to be wiped down.
Do you have allergies? If you are sensitive to certain fabrics or have certain allergies, it can be important to look for a hypoallergenic product. Cotton protectors are hypoallergenic, and available in organic varieties.
Those with a firm mattress may benefit from a protector with an added layer of cushioning. These may be made from all cotton, or a cotton cover with a silk, feather or synthetic fibre filling.
High Quality Material
Although high quality material can be more expensive, it better limits the noise made by the rustling of cheap protector material. Polycotton is a blend of polyester and cotton. As it is a natural fibre, it allows air to pass through the clothes, allowing your skin to breathe. This type of fabric provides good durability and versality for mattress protectors. Polycotton does work best for most people, as this means the cover is hypoallergenic and highly durable. It is also vital to look for a protector that can be easily washed or cleaned if you anticipate lots of spills.
A mattress that can breathe helps keep the mattress cool, also keeping you comfortable. You need a protector that will let air flow around your back and between you and the mattress. This can both prevent unwanted odour and prevent you from overheating.
PVC Backed Protectors
Polyvinyl chloride, also known PVC is the world’s third most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer. An envelope design that covers the whole mattress is likely to be made of PVC. PVC backing often provides additional moisture resistance and protection. These products are also often the cheaper option. However, you should note that PVC mattress protectors are often slippery. It is therefore important to ensure your mattress protector is secured well. When you buy the product, you should ensure the PVC material is thick enough to resist cracking or splitting.
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