Last month I was invited to attend the ultimate Slumber Session with Protect-A-Bed and Lifenest. Protect-A-Bed are number one in the world for mattress protectors and are committed to making sure ordinary, everyday products make an extraordinary difference to our health. A mattress protector is like an insurance policy for your mattress. A long term investment that protects your mattress from everyday accidents like spills, body perspiration and skin flakes, all of which help dust mite, mould and bacteria allergens grow. After all you have invested in a good quality mattress you want it to last. At Slumber Session not only did I learn about their amazing products but all the fun (ok gross) facts about your bed!
First up sweat. Did you know we sweat up to one litre of body fluid per night and lose millions of skin flakes per night? After five years half the weight of your mattress can be made up of your own body fluids, skinless, mould and bacteria! EWWW!
Then there’s those tiny little dust mites which are a major cause of asthma and allergies. They hang out in your unprotected mattress, as many as two million of them. Along with producing up to 20 waste particles per day, around 30% of the population is allergic to them!
The embarrassing talk of urinary incontinence and bedwetting. It is estimated that around 4.6 million Australians suffer some form of urinary incontinence. Night time accidents can be an unspoken issue and cause of stress. Along with bedwetting in children which can cause loss of sleep and frustration for parents.
Bed bugs! These are small wingless insects that feed off the blood of humans. Found all over the world, infestations can take awhile to detect and are on the rise in Australia. The bites are painless but can cause swelling, redness and be itchy. They prefer hiding in the bedding on the mattress and resistant to pesticides and chemicals!
So after learning about all those fun facts I just wanted to get home and update all our bedding! Out with the old and in with Protect-A-Bed.
On our bed I’ve been using Protect-A-Bed Tencel Signature Series fitted mattress protector. With features like dust mite barrier, allergen barrier, breathable and waterproof. Being parents of two young children who do occasionally end up in our bed, waterproof is a feature we definitely needed. The best part it is silent so it doesn’t sound like you are laying on plastic, which is exactly what the mattress protector on Aria’s bed sounded like! With a silky tencel sleep surface that stays cool in summer and warm in winter. Made from wood base fibres and hypoallergenic it’s perfect for asthma and allergy sufferers. Along with mattress protectors Protect-A-Bed will have you sleeping comfortably with pillow protectors, quilt protectors and infant range and more. I look forward to updating all our bedding and the girls bedding with the Protect-A-Bed range.
To find out more about Protect-A-Bed and why you need to protect you bed click here
The amazing Protect-A-Bed have also kindly provided a promo code where all my readers will get free shipping on all your Protect-A-Bed orders yay! Just enter the code “PROTECT10” To shop the range click here
Heading in store to purchase a new mattress and a Protect-A-bed mattress protector you may be available for their Stain Proof 10year clean mattress guarantee. For further warranty information click here
Now that we will all be sleeping soundly knowing those bed bugs won’t bite a few little tips for a good nights sleep
- Try to get in the habit of going to sleep and waking at the same time everyday
- Keep your sleep environment dark, cool temperature and noise to a minimum
- Relax and unwind, read a book, take a bath/shower
- Create a bed time routine. For example drink calming tea, brush your teeth, wash your face, read, write in your journal….
- Avoid screen time television/mobile phones an hour before bed. They keep our minds full of activity
- Exercise daily but not too late in the day
- Avoid caffeine after 3pm
- Avoid heavy meals, alcohol and cigarettes in the evening (the last two in general)
- Invest in comfortable pillow/mattress/bedding
- Avoid taking daytime naps (as a new mum day time naps are necessary!!)
- Don’t be afraid to seek help if you are having trouble sleeping