Normally, when buying a mattress, you should think about adding a mattress protector to your basket, or also called “undersheet”. Indeed, a bedding will last very long when it is well protected from moisture, allowing to offer an exceptional or healthier sleep. The mattress protector generally protects the mattress from excess moisture (body moisture or ambient humidity) and from perspiration. The purpose would be to avoid the deterioration of the mattress, which can cause premature sagging and mold. As a result, it would be more resistant in the long run and would bring more hygiene.
A MATTRESS PROTECTOR: A MORE HYGIENIC MATTRESS PROTECTOR
Generally, a mattress cover allows to bring a hermetic protection to the mattress in case of dispersion. This would be very practical for moms, as some children could still have accidents. In order to have a total protection, it is essential to choose a mattress protector with a PU side to be installed inside the mattress itself. In the case of the Morphée mattress, its outer face is made of soft cotton, with the aim of sparing friction and moving towards comfort. Moreover, a mattress protector could be both tear-proof and waterproof, that it can be washed up to 90°C in machine. Therefore, people could benefit from a practical, healthy and effective protection, minimizing the risk in case of a small accident for example (to damage the mattress: spilling a cup of coffee on the bed …). Generally speaking, the size of the sheet should be adapted to the bedding. When buying a mattress, you should always ask yourself what size fits best with the sheets of your bed, because you should have exactly the same size. Therefore, the mattress protector will not only serve to protect the comforter, but also to absorb the perspiration and moisture released during the night. Therefore, it is very important to choose the right bedding protector according to your expectations and needs.
WHY CHOOSE A BEDDING PROTECTOR ?
Having a bedding protector is very important, whether for children or adults. Its use should be appropriate to the mattress or pillows. Thus, it is essential to choose a mattress protector for your mattress in order to: absorb excessive perspiration, avoid staining your bedding, ensure better hygiene (washing the protector is easier than the pillow, mattress or bolster), protect people suffering from allergies, and extend the life of your bedding. All these reasons are so important that we should take into account the different bedding protections. Indeed, the main functions of the mattress protector are, on the one hand, to prevent the development of odors, dust mites and bacteria, and on the other hand, to extend the life of your bedding while protecting it from various tasks. Hence, the mattress protector is essential in order to have a good comfort and to avoid humidity. In addition, the pillow protector (or underpad) will ensure that your pillow stays clean and healthy, for good hygiene. Indeed, it prevents perspiration during the night before it soils the pillow. As a result, it would be easier to wash it so that it will always keep its initial plumpness and cleanliness. Just like the mattress, this protection will also extend the life of her pillow. For your pillow, it is recommended to add some protection to your bolster, to be more hygienic.
WHAT TYPE OF MATTRESS PROTECTOR SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR MY MATTRESS?
There are three main types of mattress protectors, which you can choose according to your expectations and needs. The first one is the fitted sheet, this type of mattress protector is very easy to install with four elasticated corners, it will ensure a better hold and without folds. The support of this mattress cover is perfect, and its shape is the most recommended and common. The second mattress protector is the one with a “tray” shape, this type of mattress protector is a flat sheet face that will be fixed also on the elastic corners, while passing under the mattress. Its shape will certainly not encompass the corners and edges of the mattress. And the third type of sheet is the one that is in the form of a cover, in order to have an integral protection. Indeed, this form of cover is also called under the name of mattress renovation. It is very practical during a move, because it gives a second life to its bedding, by protecting entirely its two faces. As materials of manufacture, the choice is different depending on what the person really wants. The most recommended is the bed sheet made from cotton, because it is a very soft material. Notably, there are also underpads made of sponge, fleece, jersey and bouclette. These four materials could be waterproof, that is, they have an additional layer of polyurethane or PVC. Because of this, it is important to favor to lighter, softer and not noisy mattress protectors as opposed to PVC. The most important thing is to choose a breathable mattress protector (noisy and promotes perspiration) and a healthier one (with natural materials).
IMPORTANT CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING A MATTRESS PROTECTOR
When choosing a mattress protector, there are some important criteria to consider. If the mattress protector is intended to protect the mattress in question, it should be waterproof, so as to avoid any condensation or humidity (since the human body releases about 0.5 L of perspiration during the night, including any urine leakage or spilled bottles). Having a fitted sheet is really important to keep the mattress clean, just like with the thick fitted sheet. For the installation, you should first put the sheet on your mattress, then you should cover it with a bedding set. Indeed, the mattress topper plays a specific role since it is led to optimize the comfort of its mattress, while providing support and additional thickness. However, in order to choose the right mattress protector, it is essential to evaluate your needs. The size of the mattress cover should match the size of the mattress. And in terms of materials, it should be more or less warm, waterproof or absorbent, synthetic or natural. In short, we should not forget its treatments (for allergic people) and the possible constraints for maintenance.
A DRAW SHEET: SHAPES AND SIZES ADAPTED TO YOUR BEDDING
Generally speaking, the shapes of a draw sheet are characterized in three categories: the tray shape (with four elasticated corners, to be slipped under the mattress to maintain it), the fitted sheet shape (with elasticated cups allowing to maintain completely the sides and the upper part of the mattress), and the integral shape (covering completely the mattress on each side fixed with a zipper, it is often used for the renovation of stained mattresses). Regarding the dimensions adapted to his bedding, they should correspond exactly to those of the mattress, so as not to affect his sleeping comfort and not to make folds (whether it is a single or double). But you should pay attention to the height of the elastics and the cups, because it should be superficially higher than that of his mattress.