Our sleep is when we’re most vulnerable. While we’re dreaming of sweet nothings, our body is busy shedding dead skin cells, and dust mites hold a late-night feeding frenzy. If we’re hot sleepers, sweat soaks our mattress, and bacteria starts to breed. And it all happens while we sleep. Sounds like a nightmare, right?
But those nightmares can be fixed. A Sleepsteady mattress protector does three amazing things:
- Pest Prevention - Blocks out dust mites, bed bugs, and bacteria.
- Stop Sweat - Tencel fabric cools you while you sleep, so you stay dry and comfy.
- Extend Mattress Life - Your mattress stays protected so your investment lasts longer.
The problem is - most people reap the rewards of a waterproof, breathable mattress protector, but then forget to wash it. All those germs and bacteria need to go somewhere. Better they go into your washing machine where they can be swept away, than into your mattress where they’ll fester.
You don't need to worry though, washing your mattress protector is fast, easy, and painless.
Machine Washable in Three Easy Steps
So, you want to know how to wash a mattress protector. Smart thinking. A little soap and water ensures your Sleepsteady mattress protector stays clean and sanitized for a better night’s sleep. The good news? Our Tencel mattress protector is machine washable. Three simple steps, and you’re done.
- Step 1: Remove your mattress protector from your bed.
- Step 2: Put it in your washing machine and set it to warm.
- Step 3: Tumble dry on medium heat.
Poof! Your mattress protector comes out of the dryer almost brand new. It looks good, smells great, and can return to work in no time.
How Often Do I Need to Wash It?
The short answer? Not often enough to cause you headaches. For most people, once every season is fine (spring, summer, fall, winter). Let that be your guideline, if you wash it too frequently you risk breaking down the plastic waterproof barrier earlier than expected.
If you’ve got kids in potty training, pets who shed, or husbands who sweat, you might need to wash it more often. Once a week is probably overkill, but once a month? Maybe. Figure out what works for you.
And always, always, always wash it after a spill or accident. The longer you wait, the harder your mattress protector has to work, and the sooner you’ll need to replace it.
Final Do's and Don'ts
When it comes to how to wash a mattress protector, there aren’t many DON’Ts, but the few we have are important.
- DON'T iron your mattress protector. It could melt.
- DON'T bleach your mattress protector. Harsh chemicals can damage it.
- DON'T dry clean your mattress protector. It’s just not necessary.
As for the Do's, the list is pretty simple. And we’ve already covered most of them.
- DO wash your mattress protector once every season, minimum.
- DO use your washing machine with warm water.
- DO wash it immediately after accidents or spills.
If you keep your mattress protector clean, it will last you a long time. And it’s easy. That means no excuses. Order your waterproof mattress protector now, and dream better tomorrow.
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