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Waterproof mattress protector

Vic10

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Feb 18, 2017
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Can any of you recommended a suitable waterproof mattress protector, please.
I am always too hot and although I know we need a suitable mattress protection for OH I fear
For myself that it will make me too sweaty and hot! Is there a compromise out there?
 

Batsue

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Nov 4, 2014
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@Vic 10
I bought some mattress protectors for my mum that are terry towelling on the top with a waterproof layer underneath, so far they seems to be waterproof and they have been washed several times. They are Highliving Extra Deep Aloe Vera Treated Waterproof Terry Towel Mattress Protectors from Amazon, the double is £10.85.
 

nicksey

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Apr 27, 2018
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Some waterproof mattress protectors will make you hot and sweaty. It comes down to the type of waterproofing that is used, and how it is applied.

The waterproofing is in the form of a layer applied to the underside of the fabric. If that layer is a plastic or PVC it will make you sweat. To avoid this the waterproof layer needs to be breathable as well as waterproof. This sounds like an unlikely combination, but think of it like your own skin, it is both breathable and waterproof.

Search online for Allergon Breathable Waterproof Mattress Protectors. These use a polyurethane waterproof barrier. Polyurethane is breathable and waterproof. With this one the polyurethane is applied to the underside as a separate very fine film, this ensures that the backing is the same throughout.

Some mattress protectors apply the waterproofing in a liquid form that is pasted on to the underside. This method is less successful and leads to weak spots and thick spots and poor breathability, so always try to get one like the Allergon one mentioned above.
 

Jaded'n'faded

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Jan 23, 2019
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I bought a cheap one several years ago just to... protect the mattress generally. No idea why I cared - the thing is years old and needs replacing anyway.

It lasted less than an hour - it was like trying to sleep on plastic bags and was incredibly noisy too.
 

Hayley JS

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Feb 20, 2020
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I bought a cheap one several years ago just to... protect the mattress generally. No idea why I cared - the thing is years old and needs replacing anyway.

It lasted less than an hour - it was like trying to sleep on plastic bags and was incredibly noisy too.
@Jaded'n'faded, I must get one, might drown out the sound of the dog snoring.....
 

Sleeping_gnome

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Mar 19, 2021
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There are waterproof mattress protectors from Victoria Linen that are made in the UK. Think they are breathable too so will help with comfort.