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10 Reasons You Need To Invest In A Mattress Protector

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Did you know that the average mattress will last between six to ten years? Innerspring and hybrid coil mattresses have the lowest lifespan of approximately six to seven years. While, latex and memory foam mattresses can last anywhere between ten and fifteen years.

As you will be sleeping on the same mattress for many years to come, it’s important to make sure that it stays as clean and hygienic as possible. Both moisture and bacteria can destroy the internal structure of a mattress, which can lead to a myriad of health conditions and additional replacement costs.

Of course, there are always ways to boost the lifespan of your mattress, including using a high-quality, eco-friendly mattress protector. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of a Bambi mattress protector on your bed, body and the environment.

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1. Protects Your Investment

Mattresses can be hard on the wallet, so it makes perfect sense to protect your investment as much as possible. Many mattresses come with warranties, which can become null and void if your mattress becomes stained, damaged or excessively dirty.

The easiest way to protect your investment is to invest in a high-quality mattress protector. In the past, mattress protectors were uncomfortable and manufactured from synthetic materials. This resulted in a clean mattress but an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Not ideal for a happy and healthy life.

The Bambi Luxury Tencel® Waterproof Mattress Protector keeps both mattresses and comfort covered. Using a silky-smooth fabric woven from the pulp of eucalyptus trees, this naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial protector comes with an impressive 10-year warranty. It’s not only great for your skin and your mattress, but also for the planet too.

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2. Good for the Environment

Depending on the type of mattress you have, many of its internal components cannot be recycled. This can result in your mattress being burned as waste or thrown into landfill, where it could spend more than 500 years being broken down. Obviously, this is not great for the environment or many of earth’s delicate ecosystems.

Unfortunately, poorly maintained mattresses need to be disposed of more often than well-protected ones, which only further contributes to the problem. Mattress protectors can help you hold onto your mattress for longer, but not all protectors are made equal. Some are constructed from environmentally harmful materials, making them unsuitable for recycling or composting.

My Bambi Mattress protectors are made from natural eco-friendly materials that are as good for your mattress as they are for the environment. With fibres made from eucalyptus pulp to natural cotton and pure bamboo, sustainability and environment take centre stage. High-quality bed care doesn’t need to be damaging. Purchase an eco-friendly pure bamboo waterproof mattress protector today!

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3. Improves Mattress Hygiene

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While most people keep their bedding clean, they often overlook the importance of mattress hygiene. On average, we spend between 8 to 10 hours in bed every day. This makes mattresses one of the most used objects in the home. Unfortunately, this also means we’re most likely not the only ones in the bed.

An unprotected mattress can be home to:

  • Bacteria, including E. Coli
  • Layers of dead skin cells
  • Bed bugs and dust mites
  • Silverfish and fleas
  • Up to 16 types of fungi
  • Sweat and fluid buildup
  • Airborne pollutants
  • Pet hair and fecal matter
  • Decaying food crumbs

Not only is it disturbing to know critters and pathogens could be lurking in your mattress, but you could be placing your health at risk too! Whether you need a king size mattress protector, a bamboo waterproof mattress protector or one that is eco-friendly, Bambi has a size and type perfect for all mattresses.

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4. Mattress Protectors Help Prevent Allergies

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Your mattress can play host to a variety of allergens. Two of the most common are bed bugs and dust mites; both of which love to take up residence in mattress stitching, corners and crevices. Between 1999 and 2006, bed bug infestations rose by an astonishing 4,500% across all Australian states.

Aside from uncomfortable and unattractive bites, bed bugs and mites can have many more adverse effects on human health too. From triggering asthma attacks to developing dermatitis, an unprotected mattress can become a haven for them.

The My Bambi Cotton/Bamboo Fully Encased Waterproof Mattress Protector can help prevent bed bug infestations and allergies from ruining your life. Featuring a waterproof top and side membrane, simply slip it over your mattress like a quilt cover and zip it shut. Complete mattress protection is guaranteed ensuring the only things touching your skin at night are your bed covers.

5. Easy to Maintain

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Cleaning a mattress can be an expensive and labour-intensive process. The only way to properly clean a mattress is to hire professionals to come and do it for you. This is because most people don’t have the tools needed to penetrate all the way through to eliminate dirt, debris and pests.

A mattress protector, on the other hand, keeps your mattress nice and clean all year round. Maintaining your My Bambi protector is quick and easy. Simply remove it from the bed, put it on a gentle wash and then let it air-dry. The great thing about Bambi mattress protectors is that they don’t deteriorate with repeated laundering, and each comes with its own guarantee.

6. Prevents Odours from Bed Wetting

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Young children typically go through a phase of bed wetting at some point or another. This can result in stained bed sheets and mattresses that are left with a less than pleasant odour. When combined with being woken up throughout the night to have the sheets changed, it can be hard on your little ones to get a good night’s sleep!

The My Bambi Waterproof Sheet Protector helps by providing an additional layer of protection on top of the sheets. Made from 100% Australian cotton flannelette, it provides comfortable protection throughout the night or when traveling; letting little heads stay firmly on their pillow.

If an accident does happen, keeping the waterproof sheet protector clean is as easy as running it through the washing machine. Two tuckable side flaps eliminate the need to wake your child to lift the mattress in the middle of the night. While the two-year warranty will outlast most stages of bed wetting for fresher, cleaner mattresses and sheets.

7. Improves Comfort and Sleep Quality

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The primary purpose of a mattress protector is to help increase your mattresses lifespan, but comfort is also key. For many people, keeping cool under thick quilts can be challenging. Whether you are a hot sleeper or going through the menopause, you no longer need to choose between comfort or function.

My Bambi Cooltouch Active Waterproof Mattress Protectors feature an upper layer of MICA mineral fibres woven into the fabric. This natural, low heat-conducting fibre helps provide an ‘always cool’ fabric to skin experience. Unlike most gel infused materials, MICA retains its contact cooling abilities, even after repeated laundering.

Cooling abilities aside, it also comes with all of the same features you expect from a high-quality mattress protector. The underside includes a breathable waterproof membrane that improves airflow while preventing moisture from breaking through. Available in seven sizes and coming with a 10-year warranty, comfort and function can both take centre stage.

8. Affordable Mattress Protection

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There’s no denying that replacing a mattress can be expensive and time consuming. The easiest way to save money over the long run is by investing in a high-quality, comfortable mattress protector. With average spends clocking in at between $500 and $2,000, the longer your mattress lasts, the more you can save.

Bambi has a large selection of eco-friendly mattress protectors suitable for all types of mattress and human needs. Both quilted and waterproof options are available, with a choice selection of sustainable and durable fibres to choose from.

With waterproof protector start from $17.50 and quilted ones start from $39.00, every budget is catered for. For the maximum lifespan of your mattress and other bedding, a range of pillow protectors, fitted sheets and toppers are also available. The best part is that you don’t only save money on replacement costs; you also do your part in helping the environment too.

9. Useful All Year Round

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With each season comes different needs, from staying warm to keeping cool. A mattress protector can keep you and your mattress well protected come summer, winter, spring and autumn.

During the summer months, increased sweating and humidity can seep into your mattress causing odours, fungal growth and stains. The Bambi Cooltouch Active Waterproof Mattress Protector helps keep you cool while allowing your bed to breathe.

Throughout the winter months, you may appreciate something a little warmer such as the quilted Bambi Sensitiva Embossed Microfibre Mattress Protector. The high-performance embossed filling adds a touch of soft warmth. And all while helping your mattress stay in perfect condition.

10. Mattress Protectors Available in Many Sizes

Just as beds come in all different shapes and sizes, so do many mattress protectors. When you buy a Bambi mattress protector, you will be able to choose between seven different sizes (depending on the protector chosen). To give you an idea of the different sizes, the following are common:

  • Single
  • Long Single
  • Double
  • Queen
  • King Single
  • King
  • Super King

When deciding on which size to buy, it’s important to make sure you choose the right size for your mattress. As an example, if you have a king-size bed, a king size mattress protector will fit much better than a king single mattress protector. This will result in a snug fit that offers maximum comfort and ongoing protection.

Maximise Your Mattress Comfort

Combining mattress toppers with mattress protectors can provide you with a deep and luxurious experience. Experience the most comfortable night’s sleep possible, and all with minimal fuss or effort.

From gel-infused memory foam and Sensitiva ball fibre to Matilda wool and Convoluted memory foam toppers, My Bambi has a size and style for all bed types.

Protect More Than Just Your Mattress

When it comes to keeping your bedding clean, it’s always a good idea to cover all areas. We’ve looked at some of the main reasons why you need a mattress protector, but your pillows are just as important.

Pillow protectors provide the same fantastic protection against dirt, moisture, dust mites and allergens, helping you get more out of your sleep. From eco-friendly materials to heat regulating fabrics, My Bambi Pillow Protectors are as gentle on your pillow as they are on the environment.

Besides Pillow Protectors, we also have an extensive range of luxury pillows to choose from, giving you bed to head comfort and protection. If you’re not sure which pillow is best for your needs, check out our guide on How to Choose the Best Pillow for You.