Our mattresses are likely to be one of our longest-lasting possessions aside from our cars, and we expect them to be there for at least 10 years.
There is a lot that can happen to the mattress during that time. As such, here are some facts you may want to know about a mattress protector.
Most mattresses are difficult to get completely clean. Hence, a mattress protector is an effective, and affordable way to not only protect but also improve the underlying mattress. It protects against stains, spills, dirt, dust mites, allergens, bacteria, mold, and other harmful elements.
A good mattress protector should go practically unnoticed by the person sleeping on it. It shouldn’t alter the feel of the bed in any way.
Adults produce about 100 liters of sweat each year when they’re sleeping. Having a material that easily absorbs and releases humidity is a benefit.
Most of us have our mattresses for at least ten years. If you have a 7-year-old mattress, you’re sleeping with about 16 million bacteria. This same mattress that you’ve had for seven years, can accumulate up to 1.5 million dust mites. These dust mites are living, defecating, and reproducing on your mattress.
What are dust mites?
Dust mites, though invisible to the human eye and less than a millimeter in length thrive in warm, humid climates (like your bed). They are one of the most common allergens people suffer from. Their feces and bodies can lead to nighttime nasal congestion, a runny nose, coughing, itchy skin, throat, eyes, nose, and asthma.
How does a hemp mattress cover help?
It provides comfortable sleeping during the warmer months due to the hemp fiber which lets your skin breathe, and wicks away moisture as you sleep. These properties make your hemp mattress protector ideal to cover synthetic mattresses, for better air circulation.
Hemp is also a natural anti-allergen with anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. Our hemp mattress cover is grown chemically free, without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and this makes it ideal for people with allergies.
It is an environmentally friendly product, requiring just a third of the water that cotton crops demand and it delivers much greater yields per area, than other textile crops.
Hemp mattress protectors - by Jord of Sweden