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Bed bug infestation on mattress

Do Mattress Protectors Prevent Bed Bugs?

A fully encased mattress protector covers the entire mattress, creating a barrier that can prevent bed bugs from penetrating or escaping it. However, mattress protectors won’t completely eradicate bed bugs. Using a mattress protector with other preventive measures can help minimise the risk of bed bug infestations and maintain a clean, comfortable sleeping environment.

Woman placing thick mattress topper on mattress

How Long Do Mattress Toppers Last?

The typical lifespan of a mattress topper is between 2 and 5 years, depending on the material quality, construction, usage, and how well the topper is maintained.

Lady lifting mattress topper off bed

Can You Use A Mattress Topper As A Mattress?

A mattress topper is designed to work with a mattress to make it feel more comfortable. But using a topper without a mattress, even if only temporarily, is unlikely to provide the comfort and support you need.

Young lady sleeping in bed with a messy duvet

Duvet Sizes Explained: What Size Do You Need?

There are typically four standard UK duvet sizes – single, double, king, and super king. However, the exact dimensions can vary depending on the brand. Double-check the measurements of both your mattress and duvet to ensure a comfortable fit.

Lady placing thin mattress protector with elastic straps on memory foam mattress.

What Type Of Mattress Protector Is Suitable For A Memory Foam Mattress?

Using a regular mattress protector with a memory foam mattress adds an extra layer between the body and the mattress, affecting the mattress’s ability to conform closely to the body. Therefore, it’s recommended to use a thin, waterproof mattress protector that protects your mattress without impacting its feel or performance.

A girl spills a drink on the mattress protector

Can You Wash A Mattress Protector?

Most mattress protectors are washable. Cleaning your protector monthly ensures it performs effectively and protects your mattress. However, this may vary depending on its condition and the frequency of use.

Lady placing mattress topper on bed

What Is A Mattress Topper & Are They Worth It?

A mattress topper is a removable item of bedding that can help improve the comfort of your mattress. It sits on top of your mattress, beneath your sheets and can make your mattress feel softer or firmer.

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