Protect Your Mattress
Protect Your Mattress and Your Health
Safe Sleeping Environment
Dust Mites live in your mattress and pillows by the millions, eating your dead skin, hair and moisture. Dust mite allergies are triggered by proteins found in the mites cast-off body parts, secretions and feces. Dust mites are the #1 cause of asthma and allergies; especially in vulnerable individuals, such as children and the elderly. Typical dust mite allergy symptoms include: sneezing, runny nose, irritated eyes, skin irritation and asthma symptoms. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology states that typical household insecticides are not effective in dust mite protection. The best way to maintain a healthy sleeping environment is to protect your mattress by covering it with a mattress protector and encasement. To be a successful barrier to dust mites and their waste, the mattress protector and encasement should be made of woven fabric and have a pore size smaller than 10 microns.
Protect Your Investment
In a month’s time, the average person perspires a gallon of water, while sleeping. Moisture can create two major problems in any type of mattress. Because the moisture can build up within the mattress, and not just on top of the bed, you could have mold and mildew within your mattress that you do not even know about. Mold and mildew can cause many types of allergies. Moisture in a mattress is not only harmful to your health; it will ruin your mattress. With daily use, the compression of the upholstery layers in a mattress will be accelerated with moisture. When a wet cotton ball is squeezed in your hand, the water in the cotton makes the cotton unable to return to its original shape. The same effect, similarly occurs in a mattress. Your weight compresses the mattress and the moisture from your body, which cause the upholstery layers to remain compressed. With the constant addition of moisture and use, your mattress with continually accelerate the compression and breakdown of the foam layers in your mattress causing fatigue and sagging.
Protecting Your Warranty
If you stain or soil your mattress, regardless of the brand you purchase, your warranty will be void. The stain and moisture will create deficiencies in the integrity and support of the layers of upholstery. Manufactures warranty cards specifically outlines that any mattress stained or soiled is not covered under their warranty. When a mattress protector or encasement is purchased in conjunction with your mattress, not only is the protector warranted against material or manufacturer defect in many cases, it also warrants the new mattress against surface stains.