So which is the best waterproof mattress Protector? To establish this we need to decide what the best waterproof mattress protector needs to do to to achieve the accolade.
A mattress protector by it’s very name and nature, of course, needs to protect the mattress. The problem is that the human body leaks, and when we leak at night this moisture will go straight through to the mattress if it isn’t being protected by a waterproof mattress protector. We perspire, we dribble and in some cases we suffer from night time incontinence, this has to go somewhere and a mattress is just one big sponge ready to soak all this up, especially if it’s a memory foam mattress. But even traditional sprung mattresses have at least a couple of centimetres of padding above the springs. Once moisture gets into a mattress it will start to rot and decay. Bacteria, mould and fungus build up as each night a little more moisture passes through to the mattress. So a mattress protector that isn’t waterproof isn’t protecting at all.