A fully removable and cleanable mattress cover keeps your mattress clean & hygienic
When you spend 8 hours a night on your mattress, a considerable amount of perspiration will make its way into your cover over that time. Even if you don't feel too warm, your body naturally loses some water during sleep. No-one wants months-old or years-old perspiration on their mattress - yet that is exactly what will happen if you don't have a removable mattress cover that can be cleaned.
A cleanable mattress cover allows you to remove dust mites. Even though some mattress cores, such as those made of latex, are dust mite- and mould-resistant, the outside fabric cover has to be kept clean. Dust mites are tiny organisms, barely visible to the naked eye, but they are the most common cause of allergies. They feed on our dead skin flakes and are commonly found in bedding due to the abundance of dead skin and moisture from perspiration. Did you know that dust mites belong to class arachnida - the same class as spiders and scorpions? You certainly don't want a bunch of these in your bedding.
Have you ever woken up with reddish bumps on your skin similar to a mosquito bite? You will be surprised to know that the real culprit may not be mosquitoes but bed bugs instead. The scientific name of a bed bug is known as Cimex Lectularius. It feeds on the blood of warm-blooded animals including humans. As we spend one-third of our life in bed, our mattress becomes a favorite habitat for them unless we keep it clean.
While a latex mattress is naturally mould resistant, your bedding isn't. In the humid climate of Hong Kong, mould can grow very easily on fabric surfaces. Regular removal and cleaning of the mattress cover is critical in preventing growth of mould spores, especially on the underside of your mattress.
Even the cleanest people release oils and perspiration into their bedding as they sleep, and this attracts bacteria. You simply cannot avoid this. Bacteria will continue to reproduce when conditions are favorable for them (food source available, correct temperature, etc.), so stop them in their tracks by getting them off your cover.
Mattresses tend to develop an odour over time, no matter how careful you are about cleanliness. The smell may be due to things such as bacterial growth mentioned above, or odour from oily hair, and so on. To avoid this, regularly rid your cover of the bacteria and bodily secretions that cause these odours.
Some people are allergic to dust mites, mould, and certain species of bacteria. For anyone suffering from allergies, it's critical to avoid these allergens. We learned above about these things from a non-allergic perspective, but this becomes even more important for those who suffer from allergies and are tired of waking up with a stuffy nose every morning.