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Mattress Toppers & Protectors: Why They Matter For Your Bedding

by Mitchell Chitiz

Looking To Refresh Your Old Mattress? Do It The Smart Way


A night of great sleep is dependent on many factors - one of the most important being the quality of your bedding. Us humans spend a lot of time in bed. In fact, we spend up to one-third of our lives asleep. So, investing in good quality mattresses, duvets and pillows only make sense, right? 

However, good-quality bedding doesn’t always stay that way. As you know, all products have shelf lives, even the most vital foundational aspect of our beds - the mattress. Yet, buying a new mattress every couple of years can be expensive and is a big commitment. 

If you are looking to protect the quality of your brand new mattress or want to revitalize an existing one, there are many additional cost-effective bedding products that will do just that while also providing other benefits. These products are a mattress protector, mattress topper and a mattress pad.


Getting The Low Down On These Bedding Essentials


Mattress pad vs topper vs protector. What’s the difference? If you are someone who has never heard of these bedding products before then you would be forgiven for being confused as to how they can help revitalize your mattress. 

Well, we’re here to clear up any confusion. 

Let’s start off with mattress pads. These are known for their quilted top and light padding. These products are placed on top of the mattress, similar to a fitted sheet. They are removable, meaning that they are easily washable and also help to protect the longevity of your mattress. 

Next, we have mattress toppers such as the Westex Luxury Down Top Featherbed. These are placed directly on top of the mattress and are held in place by a fitted sheet. They offer a thick layer of padding and typically form to the contours of your body. This increases comfort and removes any hot spots on the mattress that can cause pain or discomfort. 

Lastly, let’s look at mattress protectors such as the Westex Waterproof Hypoallergenic Bamboo Mattress Protector. These are placed on the mattress covering both the top and sides with the aim of giving 360-degree protection. As the name suggests, this protects the mattress from spills, stains and allergens by acting as a protective layer between your bedsheet and the mattress. 


What Are The Benefits Of A Mattress Protector, Mattress Topper and Mattress Pad? 


A mattress protector does exactly that - it protects the mattress. This bedding item adds an extra protective layer that essentially forms a barrier around your mattress and protects it from multiple factors that can damage a mattress’ integrity such as allergens, particles and in some cases, bodily fluids. 

In fact, investing in a mattress protector offers the following benefits: 


  • Keeps the mattress clean: As we sleep, our bodies go through a number of different processes. We sweat. We shed skin cells. And, in some cases, we can even drool (disgusting, we know). All of these can soak down through our bedsheets and into our mattresses leaving stains. A mattress protector and topper prevents stains from showing on your mattress and will prevent mould from growing on it. 
  • Offers hypoallergenic benefits: If you or a family member suffers from allergies, a mattress topper and protector can keep you healthy. The reason behind this is because it acts as an additional layer between you and any bacteria or allergens. These bedding accessories prevent contact with dust mites, animal dander and other particles that cause allergies. 
  • Provides extra comfort: Mattress pads and mattress toppers, in particular, offer an additional layer of padding with the aim of enhancing the support and comfort of your mattress. Some can even be made using moisture-wicking and heat management materials, keeping you cool, comfortable and supported when sleeping. 

Get The Most Out Of Your Mattress: Why These Products Are Important For Your Bedding


Not only are these products more cost-effective than regularly replacing your mattress, meaning that you save money in the long-run but they are also better for your health. Purchasing bed products shouldn’t be carried out with the sole purpose of trying to find those products that will provide maximum comfort.

Rather, you should also look for products that will allow you to sleep with peace of mind knowing that your health and safety is being looked after too. 

Here at Westex, we manufacture high-quality mattress protective products that are made with sustainable and hypoallergenic materials which ensure that your health is always a top priority. And all at a great value too! What’s not to love? 

So, the next time that you are looking to ensure your mattress lives a long life? Make sure to invest in a mattress topper, mattress pad or mattress protector too. Long live the mattress!


Leading Canadian Bedding Manufacturers

Are you a retailer looking to partner with a bedding manufacturer in Canada? At Westex, our family-run business has been manufacturing high-quality bedding and home décor products for over 35 years. 

Get in touch with our team today if you're interested in hearing more about our product catalogue.