Waterproof mattress protection is necessary in order to:
- protect your bedding
- keep your bedding comfortable
- keep your bedding sterile
- prolong the useful lifespan of your mattress
We all know that accidents are bound to occur unexpectedly at any time. While of course your mattress is the least likely place that you would expect to spill beverages or food, it is however a place that is at risk of bodily fluid accidents from humans as well as pets. Thus it might generally be a very good idea to be proactive and to be prepared for the worst.
Other than water, which is harmless, most other liquid stains can be nearly impossible to completely clean from your mattress once the spill occurs. No matter how hard you try, some stains simply won't come off. There will inevitably still remain some residue from the spill, and foul odors can continue to emanate from the remaining stains. These leftover stains might seem to you to be harmless and benign. But, would you really want to sleep atop a filthy mattress every night for 6 to 8 hours for the next several years? The place you sleep should be sterile and clean.
Fortunately, there is some good news despite this, however. You can avoid dealing with the headaches of spills and you can avoid the problem of permanently staining your mattress simply by justing some sort of waterproof mattress protection. Just by investing in a good waterproof mattress cover and placing it over your existing mattress, you will be able to create an extra layer of protection between your body and your mattress. So in the future, if a spill were to occur, only your waterproof mattress protection will become soiled. Your mattress will remain safe and dry against these liquid spills.
Cleaning your waterproof mattress protection is much simpler than cleaning the mattress itself. So it only makes sense that you should protect your bedding with some form of waterproof mattress protection. Your bed is a major investment. Don't you want to do whatever is necessary in order to protect that investment? A few minor spills here and there might be harmless, but it only takes one major accident to ruin your mattress. And you don't want to have to dish out the money to go buy a new one. Rather, it is much simpler and more cost effective to wash a mattress protector in the laundry than it is to buy a replacement mattress!
Don't even think about sleeping another night on your current bed until you are using some form of waterproof mattress protection.