Mattress pad and mattress protector: Everything you need to know

Mattress pad and mattress protector

Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by

Nothing can be soother or cooler than enjoying a sound sleep after a stressful, long day. A Mattress pad and mattress protector can be everything you need to enjoy that. 

This article is about these two awesome materials. It will guide you on everything you need to know about them.

What is a mattress pad?

what is a mattress pad? A mattress pad is a bedding material that helps to prevent your mattress from getting stained and damaged. It shields it off stains like beverages, sweat, blood, urine or feces (for people who are indisposed and can’t get out of the bed). It can also reduce the effect of asthma and allergies.

What is a mattress protector?

What is a mattress protector? It is a bedding placed between the bottom sheet and your mattress to shield it from stains that it is likely going to suffer. It serves as a complement for your mattress.

A mattress protector is very important because most mattresses do not have the technology to repel stains by themselves and once these mattresses suffer some problems, it is quite difficult and impossible to remove the residue from their interiors. This can lead to molds building inside them.

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A mattress pad helps to protect against allergies and asthma attacks from dust mites which can work their way through a fitted sheet into a coil or spring mattress. Also, it prevents the build-up of mold and mildew that can result from body heat transferred into the mattress when we sleep on the bed.

Types of Mattress Protectors

1. Waterproof mattress protectors

These protectors are best for the hot months of the year when we perspire a lot. Toxins and mineral salts released in our sweat can sink into our mattress, causing the growth of microorganisms dangerous to our health. Hence, a waterproof mattress protector is a great solution for our mattresses.

2. Classics

These are mattress protectors, padded or not, with great breathability and comfortability. They also provide softness, comfort and affordability.

Cleaning of Mattress Pad or a Mattress Protector

Cleaning a mattress pad or a Protector is not something difficult. You can either wash them in a washing machine or do hand washing.

1. Avoiding washing with other clothes

There are some clothes that get bleached inside water. It is important to avoid washing your mattress protector or pad with them.

2. Machine wash or hand wash them

There is not much with washing them. Just make sure your washer is under low heat. Use mild detergents and avoid bleaches or chlorine.

3. Air dry

You can air dry them outside and pack them when they are dry. It is not advisable to iron them but in case if any doubt, look up the manufacturer’s care instruction that comes with the products.


This article has been able to reveal what having a mattress protector or mattress pad can do for your night sleep. If you have been having sleepless nights, you should go get one or both of these.  

Apart from that, if you are interested to know about Professional Mattress Cleaning Service then visit our Home Improvement category.