Not only do mattress protectors protect your mattress (hence the name), they extend the lifespan of your mattress and help preserve its quality and integrity.
Bed sheets enhance the comfort of your mattress and provide warmth, insulation and protection. Bed sheets come in a variety of materials, colors and styles and are often offered as a set.
If you’ve finally found your perfect mattress, the next step is to protect it – and accessorize it with comfortable, breathable sheets and ergonomic support pillows.
Mattress Protectors: Aptly named, a mattress protector is a type of mattress pad designed to protect your mattress. Key features in mattress protectors often include a waterproof base, barriers to ward off dust mites and bed bugs – and comfort levels ranging anywhere from firm to plush.
Bed Sheets: If you find yourself more often than not waking up due to over-heating, it could have more to do with the quality of your bed sheets than anything else. When sheets are designed with low-quality fabrics that fail to ‘breathe,’ you’re more likely to experience a stuffy and humid sleep environment. (Even worse, this resulting stuffiness and humidity can trap and harbor dust, dust mites, pet dander and other sleep-disruptive allergens.) On the other hand, high-quality bed sheets designed with micro air passageways, for ultimate circulation and breathability, will help to keep heat and humidity at bay – and you asleep, comfortably.
Pillows: If there is one mattress accessory that is as important to your orthopedic health as a quality supportive mattress, it is the ergonomic pillow. This is because the positioning of your head, neck and even shoulders can have a large effect on the positioning of your entire body; and when your head, neck and shoulders are hunched and/or improperly supported, the strain and tension can lead to severe pressure, especially on the spine. Because of this, custom support pillows can have an enormous impact on the way you sleep – and your overall health.
When combined with a temperature-regulating mattress, a mattress protector, bed sheets and pillow designed for breathability and circulation will keep you sleeping cool and comfortable – all night long.
While sleeping on a high-quality mattress is essential to getting a great night’s sleep, adding to it a few quality accessories will help ensure it stays protected and that you get the most out of its comfort and support technologies. Whether you’re looking to trade in your old ‘stuffy’ bed sheets, for an extra bit of ergonomic head and neck support or an easy way to keep your mattress clean and protected for years to come – or all three! – make sure to complete your new mattress purchase by choosing breathable bed sheets, ergonomic pillows and/or durable protectors.