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When Your Mattress is Also Your Desk (and Your Couch)

Sure, standing desks have been all the rage for the past several years. But you REALLY want to know where a lot of work is getting done? Our BEDS.

Thanks to the wonders of computing, Wi-Fi connections and round-the-clock demands of the workplace, we can go from sleeping to spreadsheets in minutes. Just add coffee.

And when the sun goes down, we can simply close our work docs, open Netflix or Hulu, and binge-watch our favorite shows with a glass of wine.

But about the coffee and the wine…

As hard as we try to avoid the inevitable, at some point we’re going to spill something. And when you’re sitting on what in essence is a giant sponge, that’s not good. Here’s why:

Stains Can Void Your Warranty:

Whether it’s Merlot, Starbucks, Diet Coke, or Miller Lite, spilled drinks are going to result in a stained mattress. While visually this might not be an issue since the stain sits under the sheets, a stain will void most mattress warranties. This won’t make you happy if you’re looking to return a $1,500 mattress. Sure, a quality mattress cleaner or mattress stain remover “might” solve the problem, but that’s no guarantee.


Unlike a stain, one thing that won’t hide under the sheets are odors. It might be possible to remove odor from a mattress, but if you can’t, you’ll need to get used to sleeping on something stinky.

Mold and Mildew:

As mentioned earlier, a mattress resembles a sponge…not only in shape, but also absorbency.

What we’re driving at is while it’s often possible to clean mattress stains and deodorize a mattress’ outer surface, it’s virtually impossible to clean and dry the fibers inside. This is important to know because spills that seep in can lead to mold and mildew. This will not only add odor, but many types of mold spores are powerful allergens.


Maybe the SNL skit caught you off guard, or maybe your effort to finish that report before hitting the bathroom was unsuccessful. Either way, there’s another type of “spill” that is equally damaging to your mattress.

More importantly, it’s just as hard to clean urine from a mattress as it is to clean nacho cheese…and it smells a lot worse, too.

Use a Mattress Protector on Your “Desk”

Why risk your warranty by relying on a mattress cleaner, or incur the expense to steam clean your mattress?

You can stop the problem before it starts by installing a quality, waterproof mattress encasement. It will let you drink and eat in your bed risk free. And if you do spill? Simply throw the mattress protector in the laundry.

The Ultimate Mattress Protector:

Whether you’re putting a business plan together, or watching your favorite 80s “rom-coms,” the following Protect-A-Bed products can keep your mattress safe from spills:

We hope this information is helpful for you and your “office!”

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