Wool mattress pads are more beneficial than just protecting your mattress. They also contribute to healthier sleep and increased comfort. They are recommended for people with allergies and trouble regulating their temperature as they sleep. They also are good for bed-ridden people because air and blood circulation keep the skin healthier. If it’s good for people who spend all of their time in bed, just think how good it is for those who spend only about eight hours in bed.
A wool mattress pad is one of the more comfortable mattress pads I’ve ever slept on. My grandmother had one when she was in the hospital where they are used to minimize bed sore incidents. Wool mattress pads come in several styles, ranging from the exposed wool fibers to matted wool in a cotton cover. Benefits include reducing allergy problems, increasing comfort, and improving sleep.
Not only does a wool mattress cover improve your sleep quality, but it also can improve your health. In addition to the wool adding cushion to your sleep surface, it also adds anti-microbial and anti-allergen properties to your bedding that improve your sleep and health.
There are many styles of waterbed mattress today, giving you choices that people didn’t have with the original waterbed. You can have as much or little motion as you want among the various styles of bladder. You can have the traditional style of waterbed mattress that is held in place by a padded wooden box or one that looks like a conventional innercoil mattress.
Urinary incontinence is an uncomfortable situation, an awkward topic, and can create lots of extra laundry. But water proof mattress pads — or waterproof mattress pads, if you prefer — reduce the labor of changing beds, and some of the awkwardness associated with that. Using a water proof mattress pad will keep your mattress clean, dry and fresh.
Visco foam mattresses have been associated with sleep apnea and asthma relief. For sleep apnea, the claim is that modifying your head’s position while you sleep will reduce the cause of your sleep problems. For asthma sufferers, one thing that aggravates breathing problems is dust mites. The claim for asthma relief is that dust mites can’t live in visco foam, making a visco foam mattress a healthy choice for those with allergies to dust mites.
Sheepskin wool mattress pads have long been popular in hospital and nursing home settings because of the way it reduces bed sores in bed-ridden people. They are becoming increasingly popular at home now because of their comfort and durability. I have had one for years now and can’t imagine living without it. I love getting home to my own bed — and wool mattress pad — after traveling.
An alternative to a wool mattress pad is an overlay gel mattress pad. If you are extremely allergic to wool, avoiding a wool mattress pad may be good. The way to do that, when you have a bed-ridden patient is with overlay gel mattress pads.
A mattress topper can be an economical way to renew your mattress quality and improve your sleep quality. There are numerous benefits to a mattress topper, and lots of styles to choose from.
In the bedding industry the lingo for thread count is “tc”, so to talk about mattress pads tc is to talk about the quality and benefits of different kinds of mattress pads. As with sheets, higher thread count generally means a higher quality product. There of course is more to quality than thread count, but it’s a good start.