Tips & Advice: Nighttime Bedding Protection

Types of Mattress Protection
Heavy-Duty Mattress Protection


Waterproof Mattress Protector with Anchor Bands (All Bed Sizes)

Types of Mattress Protection

Your bed is not only a comfortable place to go at night—it's also a big investment. If you experience nighttime incontinence, take steps to protect your nighttime retreat.

The soft material and open construction that makes mattresses so cozy is unfortunately a prime breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. Even if urine doesn't actually seep through the mattress' exterior fabric core, the stains and odor are still there and are hard to get rid of.

There are many products available that keep moisture from reaching your mattress and possibly ruining it. They can be used individually or in conjunction with one another.

  • Vinyl Cover: This protects against mildew, mold, bed bugs, and dust mites and comes in different thicknesses for customized comfort. Vinyl covers are available either zippered to enclose the entire mattress or elasticized like a fitted sheet.
  • Waterproof Mattress Pad: These enclose the entire mattress like a fitted sheet and have at least three layers of protection.
  • Waterproof Mattress Overlay: This can be placed either on top of or underneath the sheets and can absorb several cups of liquid. Waterproof overlays are available either washable or disposable.
  • Premium Cover: This waterproof mattress cover is constructed with a breathable fabric that protects your mattress from liquid stains, bacteria, and dust mites.

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Heavy Duty Vinyl Mattress Protector - Fitted

Heavy-Duty Mattress Protection

Wearing an absorbent undergarment at night is important for those who experience nighttime incontinence. Despite the best intentions and preparation, however, accidents can still happen, sometimes to the point of dampening or even saturating the mattress.

Mattresses aren't cheap, so protecting yours from the damaging effects of urine or fecal matter is crucial. A waterproof mattress pad is a good investment that protects the bigger investment—your bed. Most of these products are vinyl-lined; however, the Beautyrest Waterproof Mattress Pad offers a different kind of protection. This pad has a 100% cotton top layer over a polyurethane waterproof layer, and the whole thing is machine washable. With no vinyl layer, noise is eliminated during movement, application, and removal. In addition to protecting your mattress from moisture, the breathable polyurethane layer allows for the exchange of body heat, so users who perspire at night will remain comfortable. The pad fits mattresses up to 20 inches deep.

Another comfortable option is the Premium Waterproof Mattress Cover. This cover is made of breathable, waterproof polyurethane with a terry loop that stays cool in the warmer months and warm during the winter. Unlike similar vinyl covers, the Premium Cover also makes no noise during movement, further adding to your comfort. The fitted variety protects the top and sides of your mattress, while the zippered cover protects it all over.

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