My Mom just bought me a matress protector.


dmr727

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Supposedly it helps with allergens and bed bugs.

Or maybe she's just worried you'll wet the bed.
 

Rockin' Kat

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I recall when I bought my mattress I was told that the warranty would be voided if it got stained by anything, bodily fluids, juice, soda, etc... is your mattress a new one? Considering how expensive a new mattress is it's not that bad an idea if the warranty can be voided so easily.
 

Tower-Union

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I don't have a source for this but I've been told the human body sweats, or releases roughly a cup of sweat per night. Between that and skin cells and such its probably wise to keep something there to protect your matress.
 

arkitect

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Sep 5, 2005
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I've fitted it, but wtf does it do?
Not so much what it does (I'd have thought the clue lies in the words mattress and protector) but more to the point that Mom is trying to tell you that, well,
"Keniff, you're a big boy now, and while laying the new mattress we discovered your little crusty rag… so before you go ruining our brand new mattress investment, we'd rather you sleep on this."
Oh, the embarrassment.
Luckily they haven't yet broached the issue of the splattered wall/headboard. That's probably being kept for Saturday's family breakfast. Which is a bit of a bind, as on the one hand you'd feel kind of chuffed that you could manage it, while on the other, oh mortification…
;)
 

rdowns

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Maybe she was just tired of seeing the results of your happy endings.
 

tooz

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Maybe she was just tired of seeing the results of your happy endings.
You just got avril lavigne stuck in my head. Thanks.:rolleyes:


On topic, it's basically there to stop skin cells, sweat, etc.
i.e. keep the mattress clean
 

Abstract

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I don't have a source for this but I've been told the human body sweats, or releases roughly a cup of sweat per night. Between that and skin cells and such its probably wise to keep something there to protect your matress.
I thought that's what bedsheets were for.

What's going to protect the mattress protector?
 

H00513R

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Mar 12, 2010
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Yep, they are good for allergens/sweat/etc. My only other thought is did you get caught with a girl recently?? :p
 

Disc Golfer

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I'm wondering if the two kids on the picture knew what they were posing for.
It's like there's a church on the south end of town with a big sign outside with a photo of a woman and a caption that reads, "I Regret My Abortion". Though many feel it would be more accurate to read "I Regret Posing For Stock Photography".
 

eawmp1

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Bwahahahaha - it takes either supreme stupidity, a self-deprecating sense of humor, or massive cajones to post a thread like this. :cool:
 

Elixer

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On Dirty Jobs there was an episode about dirty mattresses. They said that used ones weight significantly more than new ones because of dead skins cells. :)
 

jtara

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I thought that's what bedsheets were for.
Bedsheets don't have a rubberized, impenetrable layer. Make sure it's a nice one that has a nice soft feel to it. It's worth the extra money.

You can also get similar protectors for pillows. They're touted to people who have allergies, so you can have your goose-down pillow and still breathe. More an issue with pillows than with mattresses.

In addition to the obvious and not so obvious reasons cited here, the occasional illness or injury which we all encounter can be messy and doesn't help to keep a mattress fresh and nice.

If you really want to impress mum with your new-found expert knowledge on bedding, make sure to flip and rotate the mattress 4 times a year. This will also help divert her attention from whatever unspeakable hazards she may have had in mind and focus instead on her successful installation of a sense of compulsive and ritual tidiness...