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How Does a Virosafe Mattress Protector Work?

Feb 3, 2023

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An antiviral mattress protector like the Virosafe mattress protector acts as a shield, reducing bacterial, viral, and dust mite activities.

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Antiviral Mattress Protector — How Does the Virosafe Mattress Protector Defend Your Home?

Protects against Viruses

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Protection against viruses is more important now than ever. The Serta Virosafe mattress protector can defend you and your bed against viruses — a feature not all mattress protectors can boast.

The surface layer of the antiviral mattress protector is treated to reduce viral and bacterial activity on your bed by as much as 99%.

Because you spend plenty of time in your bedroom and as much as a third of your life in bed, it’s important to wrap your mattress in an antiviral mattress protector. With it, you can enjoy a safe and sanitary sleeping environment.

An Antiviral Mattress Protector Also Dust Mite Proofs Your Bed

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Dust mites are a microscopic pest. You might not see them with the naked eye, but their negative effects on your health are plain as day.

These invisible critters love warm and humid environments — much like a soiled mattress enveloped in body heat and coated in coffee spills. Not only does the Virosafe mattress protector limit dust mite activity, it can prevent dust mite growth and keep them from finding a home in your beddings.

A warm wash in the tub can also help rid your mattress protector of the skin flakes that dust mites love to feast on.

Bacteria Proofs Your Mattress

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A water-damaged mattress creates a breeding ground for bacteria and molds. Add fallen skin flakes to the equation and you get dust mites too.

The treated materials in your antiviral Serta mattress protector has been proven to limit bacterial activities as well as infections. It can zap microorganisms that might be living in your mattress.

Protects against Fluids

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The Serta Virosafe mattress protector is topped with a water-repellent material. It can prevent dust, cosmetics, and other liquids from seeping through the layers and into your mattress.

Spills you don’t immediately clean up can turn into unsightly stains. And what’s worse, letting your bed soak in fluids or water can create an environment where molds and bacteria can thrive. Because the fabric slows water absorption, you can easily dab away liquid spillage and still have a clean and fresh bed.

The purpose of a mattress protector isn’t just to keep your bed dry and comfy. A great protector can keep your mattress healthy and safe to use for years to come!

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This mattress protector helps asthma and allergy sufferers in two ways: it gives you a skin-friendly, hypoallergenic sleeping surface, and it protects your mattress from common indoor allergens.

Allergy sufferers may get some much needed relief with the skin-safe mattress protector as it’s made with hypoallergenic fabrics. The treated fabric is safe for sensitive skin and allergy-prone sleepers.

Using mattress protectors may also shield your bed from common indoor allergens, like:

  • dust mites
  • pet allergens from cats and dogs
  • molds

Fido is allowed on the bed — if you have a mattress protector, of course.

Are Antiviral Mattress Protectors Necessary?

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Absolutely, yes. (And don’t get us started on the value of pillow protectors!)

A mattress protector can shield your mattress from spills and stains. A soiled mattress has a shorter lifespan. While most premium mattresses have a lifespan of at least 10 years, deep stains and dirt can effectively cut their useful life.

But an antiviral mattress protector can do much more than protect the condition of your mattress — it can help you stay in good health too.

With as much time as we stay in bed, we want to make sure that we don’t expose ourselves to harmful substances. This can include health-deteriorating viruses and bacterial growth.

Sleep is meant to give our body time to recover. But if your own bed is one of the main causes of your ailing health, then you’re not getting the best possible sleep.

An antiviral mattress protector:

  • keeps your mattress fresh and clean
  • gives you a safe and sanitary bed
  • protects your bed from liquid spills (makes cleaning up easier too!)
  • defends your bed against common indoor allergens

Bedsheets do not function as effective mattress protectors. While a great bedsheet can help you sleep better and give your bed a luxurious feel, it may allow dust mites and fluids to slip between the threads.

Mattresses are a big investment. An antiviral mattress protector acts as a safeguard for your 10-year investment and your long-term health.

How to Wash

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Good news — the Virosafe mattress protector is machine washable.

To keep your protector in top condition, wash in warm water no higher than 40°C. This keeps the treated layer in tact and helps eliminate bacteria and dust mites.

Wash regularly along with your other beddings. Yes, even with a mattress protector, you should wash your blankets, pillowcases, and bedsheets regularly.

If you use your bed everyday, it’s best to wash your beddings once a week. Consider purchasing at least two mattress protectors and bedding sets so that your mattress stays protected even if your favorite set is in the wash.

If you don’t use your bed daily, like beddings in your guest bedroom, you might get away with washing it every two weeks.

Just because you don’t lay on your bed daily, it does’t mean creepy crawlies and bacteria don’t. Under the right conditions (dusty, warm, humid environments), bacteria and dust mites might breed and slip in between the covers.

Not All Mattress Protectors Are Made Equal

It’s important to note that not all protectors are made up to the same standards and for the same purpose.

Pay close attention to the claims written on the packaging. It would be unwise to assume that all protectors can repel harmful bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms. The average mattress protector defends against water spills at most.

The Serta Virosafe mattress protector works hard to provide a sanitary and skin-friendly sleeping surface. This do-it-all protector effectively defends against even the things that you don’t see — complete protection. You can say good night and good riddance to viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and liquid spills!

Do you think you need an antiviral mattress protector? Or were you already in the market for one? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below! We’d love to hear from you.