Mattress protectors – These variants protect your mattress effectively

Nowadays, mattresses are of such good quality that they can last for several decades if used properly . If you have a particularly valuable mattress that you would like to use for a long time, a mattress protector makes sense to extend its lifespan.

Since you sleep on the mattress every night, it is exposed to high levels of stress. The surface could be worn out by your sleeping habits and deformations can also occur.

So that your mattress still offers excellent sleeping comfort even after years of use , the mattress protector is a sensible investment.

How you can best use it and what options there are, you will find out in this comparison.

The mattress protector is a small pad that is placed on the mattress. The protector is covered with the bed sheet so that the pad is a protective layer over the mattress .

Every night you will lose skin flakes and sweat. It doesn’t matter how warm it is. It is completely natural to shed more than a liter of fluid in the form of sweat every night.

This places a high load on the mattress . Discoloration can occur and hygiene is impaired. Especially if you suffer from allergies, the mattress can become a breeding ground.

The mattress protector is necessary to shield the load somewhat. The protector now absorbs the flakes of skin and sweat and this does not penetrate the mattress.

The advantage is that the mattress protector is much easier to wash. Thoroughly cleaning the mattress is a lot more complicated. You can wash the mattress protector relatively quickly and therefore enable a higher hygienic standard in bed.

In addition to the hygienic advantages, which mainly affect allergy sufferers , the longer life of the mattress should also be mentioned. As the mattress surface does not come into direct contact with your body, the signs of wear and tear are reduced. This means that the mattress can be used much longer.

Even the sleeping comfort benefits from the mattress cover. It provides a little more stability and prevents hollows from forming in the mattress. As a result, the mattress does not look worn out so quickly and you will not notice any reduced comfort.

In addition, the lying properties can be influenced by the support. If you find your mattress too hard or if it no longer meets your high standards, the mattress protector can also improve the quality of sleep. Similar to an American box spring bed , the additional layer ensures that you can very precisely influence the degree of hardness. This gives you exactly the mattress that meets your needs.


If you are about to buy a mattress protector, you should thoroughly inform yourself about the different versions. Because, depending on requirements, there are variants that perform different tasks.


The mattress pad or topper is placed between the mattress and the bed sheet. The rubber bands attached to the corners ensure easy handling. This allows the pad to be placed easily but reliably on the mattress.

If you’ve heard of a box spring bed, you will probably already be familiar with the topper. This forms the top layer and ensures the “fine-tuning” of the sleep feeling. This is around 4 to 10 cm high and can be viewed as a thin mattress.

visco foam topper is often used for this . This material is also used in memory foam pillows in order to offer a high level of comfort. The pad adapts ideally to your body shape and ensures a good feeling during the night. The spine is supported and the back is spared.


If you use a slatted frame , the mattress is not only heavily loaded from above, but also from below. With the underlay you distribute the load on the mattress so that it is not attacked so strongly by the slatted frame. Otherwise the slatted frame would drill directly into the mattress. This can not only put stress on the mattress over a long period of time, but also lead to less sleeping comfort. Because sometimes the slatted frame can still be felt through the mattress .

With the pad you prevent unsightly dents in the underside of the mattress and promote your sleep. If you want to fully protect the mattress and enjoy greater comfort, the underlay is an important part of the bed.


Another alternative is the mattress cover. This covers the entire mattress on all sides and ensures that it is well packed. The cover is placed over the mattress via a zipper.

The cover is not only suitable for protecting the mattress. reference is also important for allergy sufferers in order to minimize the exposure to allergens. For this you have to make sure that it is a special cover that is suitable for allergy sufferers. The cover, which is usually included with the purchase of the mattress, is not necessarily the best choice for allergy sufferers.


If you are still undecided which mattress protector is best for you, here are three high-quality ideas. These are characterized by their high quality, which is rewarded by the buyers with numerous top ratings.


You can get a simple variant from Blumtal. This mattress protector is relatively thin , but well suited to protect the mattress from the toughest dirt.

The protector is waterproof and prevents sweat from getting into the mattress. As a result, there is no discoloration and mites in the mattress are no breeding ground.

At the same time, the protector is breathable and prevents you from sweating too much. The cotton is robust , but provides an excellent sleeping environment. If it is very warm in your bedroom or if you suffer from incontinence, this protector offers effective protection.

The pad is suitable for all types of beds. The sizes start at 60x120cm and end at 140x200cm. There are therefore both variants for the cot and for an ordinary double bed. This way, mishaps of the baby can be well absorbed and do not penetrate the mattress.

Thanks to the cotton, the protector is machine washable at a temperature of 90 ° C. Then it can be tumble-dried and put back on the bed the same day.

It is also practical that the support does not make any noise. There is no crackling or rustling. So you can move around in bed undisturbed and are not influenced by the noises.

For a low price, you get effective protection for your mattress. As an allergy sufferer, you will be shielded from the mite allergens and you can spend the night again without the annoying symptoms. This mattress protector is very suitable for protecting the mattress and increasing your sleeping comfort.


You get a slightly thicker pad with this mattress protector from Dream Night. This consists of a skin-friendly polyester and has very good properties to protect the mattress and improve your sleep.

It can be attached quickly thanks to the four elastic straps . The pad is securely attached to the mattress and does not slip. The protector is suitable for mattresses up to a height of 30cm.

A high-quality microfiber is used in this variant. Each protector consists of approx. 500g climate hollow fiber, which is quilted. The hollow fiber is ideally suited to absorb moisture during the night. During the day, the moisture is released into the room climate so that the overlay dries quickly by itself.

At the same time, the mattress protector is breathable and ensures good ventilation. In this way, a dry and comfortable sleeping environment is created.

The protector can be machine washed at up to 60 ° C. This is sufficient to effectively clean the pad from the effects of the night.

It is also practical that no harmful substances are introduced during production. This is proven by the Oeko-Tex 100 certificate .

If you prefer a slightly thicker edition, which is suitable for allergy sufferers , you will get a large selection with this variant. This protector is suitable for beds with a size of 80x200cm to 200x200cm and can also be used for box spring beds. Make sure you have a perfect sleeping climate by using this pad.


If not only the mattress but also your back is to be protected , a memory foam topper is an ideal choice. Recci offers you a top product that will finally reduce your back pain. So you will get up in the morning painlessly and spend the night relaxing.

This is made possible by the special comfort foam. This was developed by NASA to offer astronauts a high level of comfort when launching the rocket. This material is now also used in pillows and protectors to offer a high level of sleeping comfort. The body’s own heat deforms the material and adapts ideally to the spine. This means that you don’t sleep with a hollow back or any other harmful posture.

Although the pad adapts closely to the body , the new heat technology prevents heat build-up. The air circulation is promoted and sweating is prevented. This also offers a good opportunity to escape the warmth in the bedroom in summer.

The sizes of the lying areas with the dimensions 70x190cm to 200x200cm can be completely covered. In addition, there is a choice of a 4 or 6 centimeter thick layer. If you want something softer, the thicker pad is better for you.

The high production quality is confirmed with the CertiPUR-EU and the Oeko-Tex 100 seal . No harmful substances are used and a long service life is guaranteed. For this purpose , the manufacturer offers a 10 year warranty period.

The topper can be washed at up to 40 ° C. It is important to ensure that only mild cleaning agents are used.

If you want to protect your back and the mattress, an overlay made from the visco foam is recommended. The material adapts perfectly to your back and prevents you from adopting a harmful posture. The spine is supported and tension is minimized. For health reasons and to protect the mattress, this protector is a very good investment.


To make your decision easier and to find the right mattress protector, you should consider the following things. Because the large selection can not only be rated as an advantage, but also make the choice more difficult. By considering the following criteria when buying, you will surely find the best saver for you.


You have already received three different versions of the material in comparison. Most protectors are made of either cotton, microfiber or a visco foam.

Cotton has the advantage that it can be washed at very high temperatures . In addition, the wool is a natural product and environmentally friendly. Therefore, it is well suited for your baby and a high level of hygiene is guaranteed.

The microfibre is characterized above all because it offers a good sleeping environment . The moisture is well absorbed by the fiber and released again during the day. As a result, you will sleep dry even on warm summer nights and not wake up in a soaked bed.

The mattress protector made of visco foam is best suited for the back This material adapts ideally to the shape of the body. It is therefore primarily used for greater sleeping comfort and offers greater relaxation for the back.


When buying, you should make sure that you choose the right size. Of course, this depends on the mattress. The protector must be the same size as the mattress. If in doubt, don’t even try to buy a larger schooner. This would constantly slip and not offer good comfort.

The mattress protectors are available in all possible designs. The protectors are available for both the cot and the normal double bed . Common sizes include the following:


The height of the mattress must also be taken into account. If this is higher than 30cm, you should inquire beforehand whether the schooner can be attached at all. The elastic bands may not be sufficient for such a high mattress.


Depending on the material, the temperature at which the protector can be washed also differs. The following washing temperatures are usually possible.

Cotton: 90 ° C
Microfibre: 60 ° C
Viscoschaum: 40°C

If the protector is used in the cot , it is advantageous if it can be washed at 90 ° C. In this way, heavy contamination can be easily removed.

Allergy sufferers should make sure that the protector can be washed at at least 60 ° C. Since the mites are very resistant, they could withstand washing at 40 ° C.


Around 10 million people in Germany suffer from a house dust allergy. These people should take steps to minimize exposure to the allergens.

To do this, the first step is to buy bed linen for allergy sufferers . This effectively protects against the allergens and reduces the symptoms.

The mattress protector must be able to be washed at at least 60 ° C. A back-friendly topper made of visco foam is therefore not ideal for allergy sufferers. If the symptoms are only mild, you could still test it.

If the manifestations of the house dust allergy are clearly noticeable, a mattress protector is advisable, which you can wash at at least 90 ° C. This effectively eliminates the germs and pollution.

The material should also be breathable and transport moisture well. For these reasons, microfiber pads are best suited for allergy sufferers. They allow perfect air circulation and the sleeping climate is optimal to minimize the burden of allergies.


The mattress is often an expensive purchase. Once you have decided on a model, it should last as long as possible and ensure a high level of sleeping comfort.

However, since the mattress is exposed to high loads and comes into contact with your sweat every night, the quality can deteriorate quickly. The movements during the night do the rest and ensure that the mattress is no longer as comfortable over time.

With the mattress protector, you ensure that the mattress offers a high level of comfort in the long term. It is worn out less punctually and hygiene is much easier to ensure.

If you want to do something good for your back , a special pad made of visco foam is suitable. Thus, the mattress protector is the ideal purchase to protect the mattress as well as to improve sleep.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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