What to Look for in a Waterproof Mattress Pad?

Published By Sleep And Beyond, 7 Dec 2017



What to Look for in a Waterproof Mattress Pad?

It was found that an average person spends about 10 hours a day in bed. With 7-8 hours of sleep a night and 2-3 hours just laying around watching television, reading, or enjoying time snuggling with that special person, there is a lot of time spent in one’s bed.
Because you spend so much time laying around in your bed, there is likely going to be times when things spill and seep into your mattress. Your kids may spill their drinks, you may have a mishap with your own meal, and you will also sweat while you sleep or enjoy the benefits of marriage. This can turn your nice mattress into a serious health concern.
The Waterproof Mattress Pad Might be the Solution
Let’s face it, your mattress is something that you will not change very often. So keeping it clean and free from germs and bacteria is as important as anything you will do in your life.This is why so many people are choosing to get a waterproof mattress pad.
While this may sound like the ideal option for you, there are differences between various kinds that make some better than others, or at least more ideal for you. If you are eager to find a waterproof mattress pad for yourself, here are some things to consider.
Type of Material
There are three kinds of materials that a waterproof mattress pad can be made of Vinyl, PEVA, and polyurethane. The material can have a significant difference for you.
•    Vinyl  
Vinyl has become a great concern for many because it has been found that it can cause issues with reproduction, asthma, cancer, and liver damage. In addition, there is great concern that the gas produced by vinyl will get into the air, which can cause respirator issues as well. For these reasons, avoid vinyl at all costs.
•    PEVA
PEVA has its own issues, but if you are careful, you will find that you can use this without any issue. While it does not have chlorine, it does contain some chemicals which can be hazardous to you.
•    Polyurethane
This is a much better option, to say the least. If it is made without foam, it will be free of chemicals that are hazardous to you. Truthfully, all three seem like they have issues and that may be the case. Do an extensive search for the health concerns before making any decision.
•    Coating
Some waterproof mattress pads come with a coating. While they may stop mildew, bacteria, and other microbes, the truth is that the chemicals used will be dangerous to you in the long run.
•    Wool
The answer for many may be to find a mattress pad. While not entirely waterproof, this is so much safer for you because it is organic and will resist most, if not all bacteria. Plus, it does not have toxic and dangerous chemicals that can be dangerous to you. It is well worth the investment to decide to go with wool.


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