October 18, 2021 5 min read

A mattress is an investment that you will use every night for the better part of a decade. Most people sleep on two or three mattresses for their entire adult life. When you consider how often you will be using your investment, the need for protecting that investment and ensuring you sleep well becomes a bit more important than what many may have considered.

But how do you go about protecting your mattress purchase and ensuring that you get the most extended life out of your investment? The good news is that there are multiple ways you can protect your mattress and get the most use out of your investment.

At Furniture Fair, we’ve sold countless mattresses over our 55 years in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Louisville locations, and we want to share some of the essential things we’ve found that can help you get the most out of your mattress.

Read on to determine whether or not you need mattress accessories and what accessories may be right for you.

Do I Need Mattress Accessories?
Do I Need Mattress Accessories?

What Are Mattress Accessories?

At this point in your buyer’s journey, you’ve probably found the right mattress for your needs. You’ve hopefully taken the bedMATCH rest test and found your perfect mattress, thanks to bedMATCH’s scientific analysis and recommendations.

Now that you have the right mattress, you might be wondering, “what are the accessories I should even be looking for?” With that in mind, here are the three mattress accessories that we recommend to help extend the life of your bed.

Do I Need Mattress Accessories?

#1 - Mattress Protectors

A mattress protector does just what its name implies, protecting your mattress and helping you have a healthier night’s sleep and a longer-lasting mattress lifespan. Beds will accumulate things like moisture, dander, dust mites, and other allergens over time.

A mattress protector puts a layer of protection between surface contact and your bed, which keeps your bed cleaner for longer and helps you sleep better without allergens or odors bothering you.

In addition, many protectors also come with built-in cooling technology, which is particularly beneficial to hot sleepers or people who tend to sweat during the night. If your mattress already has cooling technology, you may not need a cooling protector, but the decision is up to you.

Mattress protectors are a crucial part of keeping your mattress clean and providing a layer of defense against dirt, dust, and allergens, as well as moisture. If you want to get a longer lifespan from your mattress, a mattress protector is an excellent way to go.

Do I Need Mattress Accessories?
Do I Need Mattress Accessories?

#2 - The Right Pillows

You might have that favorite pillow that you’ve had since high school, but the sad fact of life is that your old, faithful sleeping sack may be no more supportive than an actual sack. If you are investing in a new mattress, you might as well invest in new bed pillows too.

Just about every department store today has some form of soft pillows available to buy. However, not all pillows are created equal, and while a pillow may not seem like something to invest in, a good pillow is crucial to a good night’s sleep.

You are already investing in your future sleep when you buy a quality mattress, and your investment shouldn’t stop there merely because there are cheap pillows. A great mattress supports your specific body type and sleep position, and the right support pillow should also support your neck and head.

The pillows that Furniture Fair sells are designed to last up to ten years, making them just as crucial to your future sleep as a mattress. Higher quality pillows are made with quality materials, such as cooling technology, memory foams, and luxury fabrics.

Higher quality pillows are also tailored to specific sleep preferences, making them infinitely more valuable to a good night’s sleep than the cheap pillows available in your local department store. If you want a more comfortable sleeping experience and better posture support, better-quality or memory foam pillows are the way to go.

Do I Need Mattress Accessories?

#3 - Quality Sheets

Thread count may be what most people look for in good sheets but materials are also important for a good night’s sleep. Mattresses have only gotten taller in recent years thanks to innovations in bedding technology, and having the proper size sheets to match the bed can save you a lot of frustration and sheets coming untucked.

Furniture Fair also offers sheets made from 100% polyester or polyester blend sheets. Polyester is breathable, comfortable, will last longer and be more comfortable than standard sheet sets. Good sheets will provide additional comfort and keep you feeling soft and relaxed.

Do I Need Mattress Accessories?
Do I Need Mattress Accessories?

Why Are Mattress Accessories So Expensive?

Because of the use of higher quality materials used to manufacture pillows and sheets and the various cooling and memory foam technologies used, the price of many accessories can be higher than many people expect.

However, an investment in higher quality, more supportive bedding will be an investment in better sleep and a longer-lasting mattress. When you buy a pillow designed to fit your sleep preference and a mattress protector, you can rest assured that you will be getting a better night’s sleep.

When you invest in quality bedding and mattress protectors, you invest in a longer and healthier mattress lifespan, protecting from allergens and dirt. You are also investing in better sleep support with more comfort and better materials.

Remember that you can shop during sales to help offset some of the initial investment into better sleep. In addition to shopping during sales, keep in mind that you can also buy your accessories later when you have more flexibility in your budget.

Do I Need Mattress Accessories?

Ready To Invest In Better Sleep?

If you want to get the most life out of your mattress along with the best sleep possible, Investing in quality mattress accessories might be the right next step for you. Don’t forget that a good pillow will support your body just like a mattress and that a mattress protector will keep your bed safe from dust, dander, and other allergens.

Keep in mind that while mattress accessories may be an initial investment, the longevity and support you get from them will help you sleep better for longer.

If you want to try out mattress accessories for yourself, consider visiting any one of Furniture Fair’s eleven locations throughout the Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and Louisville locations, or schedule an appointment online. Your new favorite pillow may be closer than you think.

Do I Need Mattress Accessories?

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