In comparison, the average time spent on a mattress is about 7.5 hours, more than double the time spent on a phone. Phone protectors and mattress protectors serve similar purposes. We get a phone protector to protect against everyday wear and tear, dirt, moisture, and the dreaded drop from hands to concrete. The phone to pavement drop doesn’t happen frequently, but we all fear the day when our exposed, caseless, $700 phone slips from our grasp. We all can think of a number of incidents that could damage our mattress which would be on par with the phone drop.
Considering that most mattresses range anywhere from $500-$3000, why don’t we have equal anxiety when we let the toddler crawl into bed with us as when the same toddler is pattering around with our phone in his grubby little hands? Perhaps because we don’t appreciate the true power of sleep, and how it can affect our waking hours (although if you have a toddler, you probably know what it’s like to be sleep deprived.) The fact is, if your mattress wears out prematurely and you can’t sleep, you’re more likely to experience anxiety in general, not just because that toddler is running around. Anxiety, lack of focus, irritability, and overeating are some of the many symptoms of a poor night’s sleep.
So why use a mattress protector?
A really nice one? You've probably already got it, but to repeat - your mattress is a big investment
. Your sleep, money, and quality of life all rest on this mattress, and that’s a big burden which can wear down your mattress quickly. Protectors slow down that process of wear and tear. They prevent moisture in any of its forms (turns out moisture is pretty versatile and really wants to get in your mattress) from breaking down the foam in your mattress. It prevents your puppy’s claws from catching on the mattress fabric. It also catches the dirt from the puppy, allowing you to wash the protector easily without having to wonder how to wash an entire mattress. Year after year your mattress and body will thank you for investing in a mattress protector.