Mattress Pad vs Mattress Protector

There are many reasons you would want to consider getting a mattress pad, or protector. The reason being is there can be many benefits that apply to both. The main purpose many people get mattress pads and a mattress protector is for extra plush  and to reserve your mattress. This is usually because you don’t like the conditions to your current mattress situation. The mattress pad and protector can also protect against water wear and tear of the occasional old mattress. So let’s look at how they are different.

Mattress Protector

So what exactly does a mattress protector do? In simplest form it essentially protects your mattress but in what way. Well using a mattress protector allows your mattress from becoming damaged this can be a cause of liquids or tears makeup, or anything that can cause permanent damage or cause it to become harder to clean. For a new mattress a protector will allow it to stay newer longer. You would like for your mattress to stay the same condition in which you bought it in. It makes it more appealing further down the road if you decide to give away the mattress or transfer owners to a relative. The most alluring benefit for mattress buyers is that it protects against allergens and dust mites that can hide in the fabric. With regular washing you will be able to avoid any microbes that could potentially get on your mattress.

Mattress Pad

Benefits of a mattress pad are slightly different, and geared more towards comfort than anything else.The mattress pad allows an extra layer of cushioning from the mattress. Once the mattress you currently have starts to wear, you can opt to use a mattress pad to provide extra support, and cushioning for your back and body. The mattress can also be good for better sleep quality, as well as it allows for less moving while you sleep. With many different options to choose from a mattress pad can be a great choice for a comfier place to sleep.

What is right for you

While the mattress protector serves the purpose of protecting and maintaining quality of your mattress. The mattress pad serves more of a luxury purpose allowing you a better place to sleep and improving quality of sleep. So really it is up to you what you desire most.  Both have benefits that you the user will enjoy and will take with you to make your bed a better place to sleep.


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