Mattresses are an expensive investment, both in time due to your search for the best ‘fit’, and in cost since they aren’t cheap money wise. After putting so much effort into your mattress purchase, it only makes sense to protect your product, and the best way to do this is through the use of a high quality, and proper mattress protector.
The first thing you should be aware of is that a mattress pad and a mattress protector are two different things. A pad is a topper that is used solely for your sleeping comfort. Whereas it does provide slightly more protection than if you were just sleeping directly on top of a sheet, to truly protect, and keep from voiding your mattress warranty, you need a mattress protector. What’s more, you can often fit a protector over a pad as well, keeping your extra comfort lasting longer.
And trust me, you want this. Especially if you have children or pets. Because hey, accidents happen.
The ideas behind the Purple products began back in 1989 when two brothers began combining their intellect to change products in the world, but it wasn’t until 2014 that Purple was actually founded as sleep and comfort solutions for the general public.
Their products have risen quickly in popularity over the last few years, and it seems they may really be changing the way people sleep for the first time since the first memory foams hit the market 25 years ago. Whether this is due to people searching for new, affordable options, or there is a long term change in sleeping quality is yet to be seen.
Purple products are considered top of the line, technological advances to change the way you sleep and view a good night’s rest. Since the whole reason behind a mattress protector is to protect your mattress, it makes sense to want the best you can get to get the job done.
Protecting your mattress should be a priority, especially for new mattress owners. Not only are mattress warranties voided with any sort of liquid stain, many mattress materials on the market today, such as memory foams, actually break down due to the presence of liquids. Since mattresses are an expensive investment, you do want to get the most life out of it as possible.
Purple combines both water-resistance, meaning liquids will not seep through to your mattress, and water-absorbency, into one unique cover. This keeps you from having to sleep in any accidents that may have occurred, but with the dual purpose of keeping your mattress safe until morning. This is a great design for families with young children.
It is also considered one of the most stretchy covers available and is made out of 100% polyurethane, 85% polyester, and 15% spandex- meaning it should fit tight, and keep you from missing out on your comfortable bed. To help with this are wide elastic bands to keep it from slipping, plus it’s machine washable- a convenience to take advantage of.
Many complaints behind mattress protectors surround how they change the comfort level of the mattress, and are often avoided because of this. Usually they create a more firm surface, something that can become problematic for side sleepers due to how pressure points are created. The stretchy creation of the Purple Protector is supposed to keep you laying on the mattress through its thin design, an innovative surface that should act only as a barrier between you and the mattress, not an inhibition.
Reviews of this product do claim this is true. This protector consistently is praised for how well it fits over the correct sized mattresses without loss of comfort. It also claims to be quiet. Many water-resistant covers have a plastic like feel, and coincidentally make a noise as such. This can be both annoying, and infringe upon your rest during your movements each night. For the most part this is considered to be true. An incredibly small amount of reviews have taken issue with the construction and noise level, but it doesn’t seem to be a bother to the majority of consumers.
Breathability is a pretty important detail for your sleep surfaces, and this protector is supposedly created with airflow in mind - especially since it is dealing with water proof and resistant materials - something that is traditionally not very porous.
Although for the most part this holds true, the only real negative complaints surrounds the collection of heat upon the protector surface. Even though these are very few and far between, your comfort level may be affected by this issue. It should be noted that this may be true of many comparative products on the market, and Purple seems to have a lower incidence of complaints than others.
Maintaining and caring for your Purple Mattress Protector couldn’t be easier. It’s washing machine and tumble dry safe, although my personal recommendation for any water-resistant materials is to let it line dry for a further life.
It comes with a 10 year limited warranty and is good only for replacement or repair for faulty workmanship or materials, products purchased in the USA from either Purple, or Purple-authorized resellers, and if the original purchase receipt is available. Due to the nature of this product, there is no return policy, so all sales are final.
Despite this being a young company that releases new products regularly, there are many existing reviews concerning their products, including this one. Ratings are overwhelmingly high, with criticism surround the topics already mentioned in small numbers.
If you are a smart mattress owner, then you already know that a mattress protector will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Using a water-resistant, and well fit protector should be a priority, and the Purple Mattress Protector is certainly one to consider if you are in the market for a purchase.
If you are overly sensitive to heat, or have a deeper mattress, this may not be the best choice for you and may want to search for a deeper pocket- although you may always find fault with heat issues with this type of product. Although, it is prudent to note that these types of protector also protect from sweat.
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