A mattress cover is designed to add a layer of protection to a mattress, thereby extending its life. These tight fitting covers fit snugly over the top of the mattress, much like a fitted sheet, and then the bed is made up as usual. Available in a variety of sizes and fabrics, these are a useful addition to any bedding ensemble.
Many parents choose to put waterproof mattress pads on children's beds because the cover is much easier to wash than a mattress. These pads feature very soft and flexible moisture-resistant material that has made the thick, plastic covers of old nearly obsolete. Now, with a sheet on over top a waterproof pad, nobody will know that it's not a normal mattress cover. Home Design is just one maker of this type of pad.
Memory foam toppers, like those found in the Martha Stewart Collection, can be used in addition to a traditional mattress pad or in place of one. These toppers come in a variety of thicknesses and are designed to fit the contours of the body, and provide additional support and comfort while the person is sleeping.
Bed bug mattress protectors are also available. These covers fit snugly over the mattress and serve as extra protection against invading pests. They are often made from hypo-allergenic materials that are also comfortable for sleeping.
For true luxury, consider a heated mattress pad. These pads, like those by Perfect Fit, can feature details such as a removable top heated pad, tiny electric heating wires, various heat settings on an adjustable controller, and built in protection from overheating. These are great pads for all year as the heated portion can be removed and stored during warmer months.
A mattress cover is always a wise investment to protect the mattress, but they also provide comfort and warmth. For a great selection of bedding, including various mattress pads, shop today at Macy's!