Mattresses are an expensive investment and you should do absolutely everything you can to protect them. If you do a good job of looking after your mattress it could last you ten years or more. With mattresses typically costing hundreds of pounds at a time, the longer you can make it last the better.
Apart from avoiding eating and drinking in bed and reserving your mattress for un-bouncy activities – like sleeping – a mattress protector is another good way of keeping your mattress safe.
But not all mattress protectors were created equal. So, what makes the perfect mattress protector?
Your mattress protector sits between your mattress and your sheet, so it is in prime position to trap heat and make you feel uncomfortable. That is just one of the reasons you should buy a breathable mattress protector. If you overheat when you sleep, this can cause a restless night, and lack of sleep is related to lots of health problems, including obesity, stress, anxiety, and depression.
The material on your Ely mattress protector will dry quickly if you sweat, which means that your mattress protector is safe from growing mould and mildew, and it is protecting your mattress from the same fate. Our waterproof layer prevents fluids from reaching your mattress, which is really important, as sweat leaves behind unsightly dark stains and an odd smell.
Your mattress protector should be making your life easier, not making it more difficult. A good mattress protector should stop the growth of dust mites, which can cause asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. All three conditions are caused by a reaction to dust mite droppings, something a good mattress protector will prevent.
Mattresses can be difficult to clean, so it is a good idea to protect your mattress from infestation in the first place, and a mattress protector is the best way to do that.
You really want to make sure that any mattress protector you buy fits your mattress properly so that when you are moving around your mattress protector is not going with you. A poorly fitting mattress protector will hinder your sleep, and what’s the point of protecting a mattress you don’t sleep on anyway?
Your mattress protector should have a deep skirt, like the one we use on the Ely mattress protector. Ours fits in the same way as a fitted sheet would, to a depth of 34cm. It was specifically designed to stay smooth and not to bunch.
The whole point of a mattress protector is to make your life easier, so you really want to make sure you are buying a mattress protector that is easy to care for. That way, so long as you look after your mattress protector, your mattress will be well looked after, too.
The Ely mattress protector is machine washable up to a temperature of 60oC. Washing at this temperature means that any dust mites and allergens are removed from your mattress protector and, since we know they can’t get through the layer and onto your mattress, your mattress will remain untouched.
You can wash the mattress protector as much as you want without damaging it. It is designed to last ten years.To dry it, we recommend using a tumble dryer on the lowest setting.
Ely really cares. We don’t only care about your health and how well you sleep, we care about the environment. That’s why we make our products from environmentally friendly materials, so that we can make sure we are not damaging the planet with our business.
We also make as much as we can from materials that are biodegradable. That’s because we know that most mattresses and bed accessory products outlive their owners by several decades. With millions of mattresses tossed into landfill every year in the UK alone, we’re adamant we won’t be adding to the issue.
But cotton, horsehair and wool are not only biodegradable, they come with a whole host of other benefits. They’re naturally fire retardant and hypoallergenic, for example. If you would like to know more about the materials we use, you can read about our thirteen layers.
We care about your pockets, too. Our mattresses are luxury and not cheap, but we want them to be accessible for everyone, so we offer them for sale with interest free finance, to spread the cost across a manageable timeframe.
And we’re so certain you’ll never want to part with your Ely product that we offer a thirty day sleep trial to every single customer.
All of this is important, because you can be sure that if we have put so much effort into making you happy we have absolutely created a premium, high quality product.