Have you chosen not to add the extra expense of a mattress protector to your new mattress? Perhaps you don’t like the idea of a layer messing up your mattress surface. Or maybe you’ve experienced the plastic smells and noises some protectors create and have decided that’s just not for you. Plus, we’ve all read reviews about just how hot those things make your sleeping surface. Haven’t we?
But, did you know that those concerns truly aren’t a concern anymore? Don’t allow past experiences influence a decision concerning a necessary item to help keep your sleeping surface not only fresh, but under warranty for the life of the mattress.
Mattress protectors have evolved along with the technology of sleep comfort, and long gone are the days of rubberized, or plastic bag feeling mattress protectors. You no longer have to sacrifice in order to keep your body odors, perspiration, and other fluids off your mattress - extending its life, and protecting it from wear and tear, or even material breakdown as fluids are wont to do to the foams so popular in the market today.
Like other hypoallergenic products, the Saferest Premium mattress protector provides a sterile sleeping surface that protects from many of the airborne, and physical allergens commonly found in households. This is especially important when children and animals are present, or if anyone suffers from allergies or asthma. It is also vinyl, PVC, and phthalates free, keeping you safe from harsh chemicals and odors, although it is suggested you wash the cover first before use to make sure all packaging odors are removed before use.
Furthermore, the company stands behind their products as a Class 1 Medical Device registrar through the FDA, ensuring your safety of their products.
A smooth, soft cotton terry surface is used to help absorb excess liquid and wick it away from the surface to help keep skin irritation from occurring. This is layered with a polyurethane barrier to waterproof the cover, and keep leaks from soaking through to your mattress. The two are joined with a seamless construction to keep it from separating over time, and to keep it thin and unpadded.
It has a fitted sheet style with an elasticized band to make sure the cover fits any size mattress snugly and to avoid shifting. According to the company website, it should fit any sized mattress, deep mattresses included. When used with your everyday fitted sheet no noticeable thickness should be present, providing you with the surface comfort of your mattress.
Since you spend approximately a third of your life sleeping, you definitely don’t want anything to inhibit your comfort level. Padded protectors, or overly snug sheets can become problematic if they change the comfort level of your sleeping surface. The thin, sealed construction of the Saferest protector provides enough give according to reviews to feel as if you are sleeping upon your mattress, despite being held snug by elastic bands.
The smooth terry cover is especially soft and doesn’t change the movement of your surface sheet, or restrict or bind movement, even when dampened by liquid due to the absorbent quality of the cotton. This is especially important for infant, toddlers, or those who suffer from incontinence as through the night this may not become obvious in order to change the sheets quickly.
Since polyester is a plastic like product, concerns arise surrounding how much airflow truly is allowed through a non-porous surface. In fact, this is the number one question asked by consumers before online purchases, and are replied to by buyers that heat transfer seems to no issue at all. This supports the company’s claim that the cover does breath well while wicking away moisture and keeping a waterproof surface.
This is, of course, a personal preference based on body type, weight, and even sleep position preference, and a very small amount of reviews do mention that heat is held a little too much for their liking- although it doesn't seem to be a make or break purchasing decision.
Safeguard stands behind their products 100%, but due to the nature of this type of cover (which may collect bodily fluids) it does not accept returns of opened packages. It does, however, provide a 10 year warranty, which is often just as long as the life of many mattresses, that covers replacement of the protector if the laminate or fabric becomes damaged.
This is dependent upon the care of the product of course, which includes the assumption that upon leaks or spills you launder and dry the cover properly as soon as possible. Although it can be washed in a machine normally, it should never be bleached, ironed, or dry cleaned- and only tumble dried on no, or low, heat.
Sold online and in stores through both the company and multiple retailers, the average consumer rating reflects a high quality product from literally tens of thousands of happy customers. Praise surrounds the affordability, no crinkling plastic sounds, and a general waterproofing barrier in a variety of situations.
Negative reviews do exist however, although the highest percentage of complaints are related to either how well the protector fit upon their existing mattresses, or waterproofing issues. Since there are specific care instructions that detail what treatment would both void the warranty and reduce or destroy the waterproofing effect, it seems many of these complaints may have more to do with a lack of follow through care rather than a product defect. Those products that have been deemed to have a defection seem to be replaced with little to no issues with the customer service provided.
As mentioned before, there really is no excuse to not own a mattress protector to ensure the life and protection of your mattress, especially with the new technologies that help keep them allergen free, breathable, and quiet. I’ll admit, there are a lot of mattress protectors currently available for consumers, and most mimic each other in regards to construction and durability, but the Saferest Premium Mattress Protector does rise to the top concerning consumer reviews.
As with any product, especially those dealing with comfort and durability, personal preferences play a role in overall ratings. The only real negative I was concerned about was how much extra fabric you may have depending on your depth of mattress. Since skirt is a one size fit all, meaning it can fit narrow to thick mattresses, it goes to figure that some people may not like having that much extra cloth to try and tuck to keep it from shifting around. But by all accounts this particular brand seems to be one you may want to consider in your search for the perfect mattress protector due to its overall construction that provides both waterproofing and ease of maintenance.
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