The new normal of 2020 sees us obsessively washing our hands, sanitising surfaces and disinfecting groceries. Our heightened attention to hygiene shouldn’t end with our hands though. While upping the hygiene levels in other areas of our lives won’t prevent Covid-19, it’s never a bad thing to boost the cleanliness of your home. Here’s some helpful advice on how to improve the hygiene in your bedroom.

At Protect-A-Bed, we’ve been hygiene-focused for over 20 years, producing a range of mattress and pillow protectors that will ensure you have the most hygienic bed and the freshest pillows to retire to each night.


When we sleep, we can lose up to half a litre in perspiration and bodily fluids. Without a mattress or pillow protector, all that moisture soaks into the mattress and pillow, where it causes unhygienic stains and odours.

We also lose millions of dead skin cells each night, much to the delight of the dust mites living in the mattress and pillows. These allergy-causing mites feed on dead skin cells, so an unprotected mattress or pillow with its damp layers and steady supply of food is dust-mite nirvana.

The simple, hygiene-boosting solution is Protect-A-Bed’s range of mattress and pillow protectors.


A Protect-A-Bed mattress protector goes on like a fitted sheet, and the pillow protector slips on and zips shut, forming an immediate and impenetrable barrier against all liquid and dust mites.

The secret is the layer of Miracle Membrane, which is 100% waterproof and dust-mite proof, yet is still porous to air, so the protector won’t leave you hot and sweaty. It’s also whisper-quiet, to keep your sleep undisturbed by crinkling and rustling.


With Protect-A-Bed mattress and pillow protectors on your bed, sweat, grime and other accumulations get whisked away in the wash, rather than collecting unhygienically in your mattress and pillows. Protect-A-Bed protectors are machine washable with the rest of your linen, and can be tumble-dried, so while they work hard to keep your bed clean, you won’t have to do the same in return.

All Protect-A-Bed mattress and pillow protectors can also be sterilised at 120 degrees Celsius, should you need extra peace of mind that your beds are havens of hygiene.

So while it feels like there’s nothing you can count on these days, you can count on Protect-A-Bed mattress and pillow protectors to give you a cool, comfortable and best of all, hygienic sleep. Because if there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s the importance of ongoing hygiene in our lives.

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