The best mattress pads for bedding protection

So you have a new mattress? If you want it to last as long as possible, you need to protect it with a mattress pad.

We’re constantly shedding dead skin cells and since you spend a third of your life in bed, a lot of those skin cells are going to get into your mattress. Unless you want your mattress to quickly fill up with dead skin and dust mites, you’ll want to pick up a protector. In addition to keeping it clean, mattress pads can make your mattress even more comfortable.

When choosing a mattress pad, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. If you are prone to allergies, a pad made from hypoallergenic materials is a good choice. Is the pad machine-washable or is it high-maintenance? And is it breathable? Warm sleepers need to make sure that their mattress pad won’t add too much insulation and make the bed unbearably hot. We’ve compiled a list of the best mattress pads to keep your mattress clean and in good shape.

Hanna Kay Quilted Mattress Pad

The Hypoallergenic Quilted Stretch-to-Fit Mattress Pad by Hanna Kay is a soft and comfortable mattress pad that offers 40 percent more filling than other pads and is made from luxury hypoallergenic materials. The breathable poly-cotton blend keeps a warm sleeper cool, and the pad is constructed to fit mattresses up to 16 inches deep.

Hospitology Products Microfiber Mattress Pad

Hospitology Products Microfiber Quilted Mattress Pad and Topper offers a goose down-alternative overstuffed filling, and a super-soft brushed microfiber shell. It is available in six sizes from twin to California king, and is box-stitched to prevent filling shift and clumping.

The pad is made with stretchable fabric that accommodates mattresses up to eighteen inches and is machine-washable in a high-capacity washing machine.

Red Nomad Visco Memory Foam Mattress Pad

The Red Nomad Ultra Premium Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper is a U.S.-made mattress topper made with 2.5-pound density premium memory foam for superior comfort and rest. The company has employed a Cool Cycle Polymer design that keeps the sleeper cool and comfortable all night.

Memory foam reduces pressure points to provide a restful night’s sleep with reduced tossing and turning, and is sized slightly smaller than the bed so as not to disrupt the fitted sheet.

Mattress pads and toppers are never a bad idea. Choosing the right one is a big decision that will affect your sleep quality, so this information will be invaluable to the decision-making process. Nearly all of these products come with a warranty, so don’t be afraid to give them a try and see which is the right mattress pad for you.

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