Why You Should Be Protecting Your Mattress And Pillows

Why You Should Be Protecting Your Mattress And Pillows

by Lisa Levi May 17, 2023
If you’re new to using protectors for your bedding we’ve got you covered. We dive into why protecting your mattress and pillows is so important and why you’ll get a better night’s sleep in return.


Buying a new mattress is a big investment. For this reason, most people will use the same mattress for many years and considering we spend over a third of our lives in our beds - that’s a lot of time spent using that mattress. The easiest way to protect your investment (and help extend the life of your mattress and pillows while you’re at it) is by using high-quality Mattress and Pillow Protectors.


On average, we spend between 8 to 10 hours in bed every day, making mattresses and pillows some of the most used items in our home. An unprotected mattress can be home to all kinds of unpleasant additions including bacteria and fungi, bed bugs, dust mites, silverfish and fleas, layers of dead skin cells, sweat and other fluids, airborne pollutants and pet hair to name a few. 
Not only is it disturbing to think about these critters and pathogens hiding in your mattress and pillows, but they could be putting your health at risk too. That’s where bedding protection comes in!

At Pure Zone we know just how important it is to select the right bedding and as always we have a few options for you to choose from depending on your needs. 
The new Pure Zone Waterproof Bamboo Mattress Protector pictured here.


Bed wetting is a stage most of us will go through at some point in time, whether that be from young children, illness or spillages. Moisture can damage your mattress and cause mould and mildew build-up. A Waterproof Mattress Protector can help to prevent this issue by acting as a shield between that moisture and your mattress. If an accident does happen, cleaning the Waterproof Mattress or Pillow Protectors is as easy as popping them in the washing machine and your mattress and pillows are left fresh, odour free and protected. If you are going through this stage in life it’s a great idea to have a spare set on hand so your mattress and pillows stay protected while the other set is being washed. 


If you’re a hot sleeper and find yourself overheating at night then a Mattress Protector made from a cooling material can be an excellent solution. The Pure Zone Cooling Mattress Protector is designed to help keep you cool using a special airflow surface that encourages breathability through release of internal heat buildup. The soft, lofty fibre filling encourages air flow to ensure a lower temperature to enhance a better sleep. 


During our sleep, we shed around three hundred thousand dead skin cells all over our bed’s surface, giving dust mites plenty of sustenance. While dust mites are microscopic creatures that may seem harmless, their remains and other waste can penetrate the surface of your mattress leading to dust mite allergies and other respiratory conditions. Our Cotton Mattress Protector features a 100% Cotton Top that is not only gentle on your skin, but free from harsh chemicals. Our new super soft Waterproof Bamboo Mattress Protector and Bamboo Waterproof Pillow Protectors are also a fantastic option with the added bonus of being waterproof too. When you use a Mattress Protector made from Bamboo, you get all of the benefits of a traditional Mattress Protector, combined with the benefits of Bamboo.

Bamboo is naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic so your Bamboo protectors do most of the work for you, killing over 90% of the common bacteria found in mattresses. Bamboo also has the ability to regulate temperature making it suitable all year round, keeping you comfortable no matter the temperature – whether it be the middle of the hot Australian Summer or coldest Winter night. Our new super soft Waterproof Bamboo Mattress Protector with breathable waterproof backing and dust mite barrier fits snugly around your mattress giving you added protection from stains as well as dust mites and allergens. 


The primary purpose of a Mattress Protector is to help increase your mattress's lifespan, but extra comfort is an added bonus. Pure Zone’s range of Mattress Protectors are designed with this in mind using fabrics like Bamboo and Cotton that can improve your sleep experience. (No crinkling plastic protectors here!)


Before you choose a Mattress Protector, carefully check the dimensions of your mattress. It’s important to find a Mattress Protector that’s a close fit to your mattress size to ensure it doesn't move around during the night.


Like Mattress Protectors, Pillow Protectors will help to keep your pillow; dust, dirt, and germ free. Your pillow is actually even more susceptible to staining and germs than your mattress is, as your face is touching it all night. Pillow Protectors act as an effective barrier whilst prolonging the lifespan of your pillow at the same time (no more yellow, discoloured pillows!). They also give your head an extra layer of comfort. The new Pure Zone Bamboo Waterproof Pillow Protectors come as a Pair and are fastened with a zip and are designed to be used inside your regular pillow case. 
The new Pure Zone Bamboo Waterproof Pillow Protectors pictured here with the new Waterproof Bamboo Mattress Protector.


Q: Can you wash your mattress or pillow protectors?
A: Yes, absolutely! Our new Bamboo Waterproof Mattress Protector and Bamboo Waterproof Pillow Protectors are going to be the best purchase you’ll make for your bed and your health provided they are kept in tip tip shape too. They act as a barrier between you and your mattress and pillows so not only will they keep your bedlinen fresher and cleaner for longer - preventing discoloration, but they're also easy to wash (unlike your mattress). 

Q: How often should you wash a mattress or pillow protectors?
A: Wash your Mattress Protector at least once every 1-2 months (wash separately from your bedlinen). Your Pillow Protectors can be washed a little more regularly, everytime you wash your bedlinen is a good way to remember to do this. 

Q: How exactly do you wash your mattress and pillow protectors?
A: In the washing machine! We’ve designed our Mattress and Pillow Protectors to make washing them easy! Simply pop them in their own separate cycle on a cool, gentle setting. This will ensure the linings are kept intact over time. Hang them to air dry in the shade immediately after washing.

Q: What’s the best way to deal with stains on your mattress or pillow protectors?
A:  For small stains that haven’t sunk in yet a spot cleaner will do the trick before washing as normal. Larger stains might need to be prewashed prior to putting it on a gentle wash and then let to air-dry to prevent staining.


Get in touch by sending our lovely customer service team a message.

Lisa Levi

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