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Save Money by Protecting Your Mattress and Pillows

Let's face it…things are getting more expensive all the time; houses, food, phones, cars, gasoline, and utility bills.

Depending on how old you are, you may have already seen the prices for life’s necessities triple, quadruple, or even more during your lifetime. With inflation showing no signs of slowing down, it makes sense to do everything you can to make things last.

For example, your mattress is a “must have” item that also represents a sizable investment. Just like your car, you use it every day, and eventually, it will wear out and need replacement. In fact, many experts recommend replacing a mattress every 5-7 years, and pillows at least once a year.

Fortunately, if you protect your mattress and take care of it, you can make it last many years longer, and save lots of money in the process. Same goes for your pillows.

Considering that the average price of a queen-sized mattress is roughly $850, and a box spring adds $150, that amounts to $1,000. If you have to replace your mattress every five years, that would come out to $4,000 over 20 years, not accounting for inflation, which would make that figure even higher.

By protecting your mattress and mattress pads, you can typically extend their life beyond 10 years. This amounts to more than $2,000 in savings, not to mention higher-quality sleep over the life of your mattress. A properly protected pillow can also be expected to double its usable lifespan.

If this sounds good to you, here are our top pillow and mattress protection tips:

  1. Install mattress protection. As we outlined in our blog article Your Mattress is Gross…Really, unprotected mattresses and mattress pads act like sponges as they accumulate sweat, spills, accidents, dust mites, mold, and mildew. If you’re unlucky, a mattress can harbor bed bugs too. Over time, a mattress also becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Fortunately, a quality mattress protector locks liquids, insects, and allergens out, adding years to the life of your mattress. The AllerZip Allergy, Dust Mite & Bed Bug Proof 6-Sided Waterproof Mattress Or Box Spring Encasement offers 360-degree protection from all common mattress destroyers, sleep inhibitors, and allergy inducers.
  2. Install pillow protection, too. All of the gross things that accumulate in your mattress find their way into your pillow too. Worse yet, that places a host of allergens right next to your face, where you can breathe them in all night. Quality pillow protectors offer the same barrier mattress protectors do, delivering a full-coverage solution for your bedding. The AllerZip Allergy, Dust Mite & Bed Bug Proof Pillow Covers, 2-Pack keeps your pillows completely protected.
  3. Purchase high-quality mattresses and pillows. While it’s tempting to save a few bucks on an entry-level mattress and pillows, consider that you will spend thousands of hours using them. This can pose health issues in terms of insufficient allergy protection, or proper support for your back and neck. In addition, cheap mattresses and pillows quite frankly won’t last as long. So When you crunch the numbers, buying many cheap products may actually cost more than buying a couple of quality ones in the long run. It’s important to know that not all types of mattress construction are created equal, either. A memory foam mattress will typically last much longer than a spring mattress, which can sag over time, and lacks memory foam’s natural resistance to dust mites and bed bugs. And as you would expect, memory foam makes for a longer-lasting pillow too. For premium support, durability, and built-in protection from allergens and insects choose the Allergen-Free, Dust Mite & Waterproof 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Queen. The Zefiro Innerspring Memory Foam Pillow For Neck Pain, Jumbo / Queen pillow provides long-lasting support for your neck.

Bringing all of these tips together can help you save money in the long run, and enjoy a better sleep in the process!

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