If you’re not using a mattress protector, you could be leaving your bed to collect dust, sweat and other unwanted nasties. Over time, these substances will not only increase the overall weight of your mattress, but may lead to an increase in allergy symptoms and increase your risk of serious health problems. Here’s a look at some of the things that could be hiding in your mattress without a mattress protector.
The average bed that doesn’t have a mattress protector could have up to 10 million dust mites hiding inside of it. Like other bugs, the waste from dust mites can wreak havoc on allergies, especially among those with asthma. A cover or encasement for your mattress can trap up to 99% of allergens caused by dust mites to improve your quality of sleep.
If you have a pet, you likely already know how hard it is to say no when they want to hop on the bed. Unfortunately, pets can leave a lot of things behind when they are spending time on your mattress, including hair, dirt, pests, saliva and urine. Because these substances and insects can cause so many problems, it’s better to use a protector to ensure your mattress remains sanitary and safe.
It’s not uncommon to wake up in a pool of your own sweat at least once in a while. Whether the thermostat isn’t adjusted right or your sheets are giving you too much warmth, that sweat may be seeping into your mattress and becoming trapped. Unfortunately, if your mattress isn’t aerated properly, it could be leading to the introduction of mold and mildew, which can lead to serious health problems over time.
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