27 May

Mattress Topper or Mattress Protector?

When you buy a mattress, you are sometimes confronted with the questions ‘Do you want a mattress topper?’ and ‘Do you want a mattress protector?’. Very often, if you know what the difference between the two is, the answer would be ‘Yes’ to both questions. But, many people do not know the difference and only choose one of the two – thinking that they are essentially the same thing. This is not true. There is a significant difference between them, and it is important to know if you are planning on buying a mattress.

Mattress Topper or Mattress Protector

What is a Mattress Topper?

A mattress topper acts as an extension of the mattress. It gives the mattress a little extra height, depth, and cushioning, making the mattress more comfortable and durable. You can also buy a mattress topper for your old mattress if you want to spruce it up a bit. It will breathe new life into your mattress and give you extra comfort. When you buy sheets for a mattress with a mattress topper on, you need to look for sheets with extra depth (if you’re buying fitted sheets) or a bigger sheet (if you are buying normal sheets).

What is a Mattress Protector?

A mattress protector is like an extra sheet that you put on your bed. It has a special insert in the middle that is waterproof and prevents liquids such as sweat from staining and wetting your mattress. It is relatively thin, so it will not add any height or depth to your mattress. Some protectors also help to keep the bed fresh by preventing dust mites and other allergens from getting onto the mattress.

Can You Use the Two Together?

You can easily put a mattress topper on your old or new mattress and then cover it with a mattress protector. That way you extend the lifespan of both the mattress as well as the mattress topper. Then you make the bed with the sheets and other bedding that you want to put onto the bed for maximum comfort.

If you are not sure about your options, speak to our friendly staff here at Beds Glasgow. We have the knowledge and experience to give you sound advice and guidance about the mattress accessory that will suit your needs.

05 May

Choosing a Mattress for Your Child

Your child spends approximately 12 hours a day in close contact with his/her mattress – either sleeping or resting on the bed, or even just playing on the bed. It is, therefore, vital that you choose the right mattress for your child. His or her whole development – from brain functions and bone growth to hormone development – depends on the quality of sleep that he/she gets. If the childdoes not get a good night’s sleep due to being uncomfortable on the mattress, it could have a serious impact on their development.

Choosing a Mattress for Your Child

How Do I Choose A Mattress For My Child?

There are many different kinds of mattresses on the market that would be suitable for your child – depending on your budget and the type of child that you have. When considering the mattress, you need to consider the following:

  • Posture: New research shows that a plush bed for a small child will not affect the spine’s development adversely as the body is naturally curvy.
  • Off-Gassing: Some materials and fabrics give off subtlegasses when they are new. You need to choose a mattress that doesn’t give off gasses or store the mattress until the off-gassing period has passed.
  • Allergies: Your child may have allergies to certain materials. Make sure that you are aware of these allergies before choosing your mattress. Mattresses may also trap dust and mites, which cause allergic reactions in children. When you choose a mattress, make sure that your mattress is the safest possible brand in terms of allergy issues.

There are also a number of support types to consider. These can include:

  • Innerspring open coil
  • Innerspring pocket coil
  • Memory foam (this includes latex foam and futon).

The mattress also has a variety of comfort levels to consider. When you look at a mattress for your child,all the above considerations will determine the comfort level of the mattress that you decide to buy.

If you have any questions, our friendly staff here at Beds Glasgow will be able to give you advice and guidance on which mattress to choose. Contact us via this website or come in and have a chat with one of our consultants.