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Why You Need to Purchase a Mattress Pad

If you’re not familiar with the value a mattress pad can offer, it’s time to get acquainted! Purchasing a mattress pad is a smart investment for any mattress owner, because it preserves the longevity of your mattress and the quality of your sleep. Inexpensive and easy to install, mattress pads have become popular additions to bed sets.

What is a mattress pad?

A mattress pad is relatively thin cushion typically made from three layers of material. The top layer is often quilted and highly-absorbent, and made from something like cotton. The second layer is the filling, made from a mixture of materials and typically an inch or two thick to keep the pad even and provide comfort. The third, bottom layer is the one that comes in direct contact with the surface of your mattress.

Why purchase one?

People purchase mattress pads for many different reasons. One primary reason is to protect against general wear and tear. A mattress pad can add extra years to your mattress’s lifespan because it acts as a protective layer, decreasing the likelihood of rips, tears, sagging, or staining. Given the price of the average mattress, the longer you can keep a mattress in mint condition, the more you’ll save.

Pads also keep the body’s natural oils and skin cells, along with bacteria and dirt, from seeping into your mattress. Over time, this dirt and grime gets trapped within the mattress, which means that every time you go to sleep, you’re coming back in contact with that unclean surface. A mattress pad can be easily cleaned by placing it in the washing machine when needed.

Additionally, mattress pads reduce allergens. The highest concentration of allergens in a home is typically within the mattress. However, with a mattress pad, allergens like dust mites are trapped within and cut off from oxygen, causing them to die off. An easy-to-wash mattress pad allows you to regularly clean and remove allergens from the surface you’re actually coming into contact with.

Lastly, there’s added cushion and comfort that comes with using a mattress pad! If you haven’t been fully satisfied with the feel and firmness of your mattress, a mattress pad can be a quick, simple fix to gain the support you’re looking for, without buying an entirely new mattress.


When it comes to deciding which type of mattress pad is best, know that many are similar in functionality, but that there are some variations in style. For example, you can find mattress pads with skirts attached to cover the bottom of your bed, or styles with straps that fit over the edge of the bed to secure the pad in place.

To learn more about mattress pads or to shop for premium mattresses, visit Shovlin Mattress Factory today! Family owned and operated for more than 30 years, we specialize in crafting quality mattresses that guarantee a great night’s sleep!

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