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May 17, 2023 - Americas Library

Protect Your Mattress With Waterproof Bed Sheets

waterproof bed sheets

Protect your mattress with soft, comfortable waterproof bed sheets Choose from fitted or zippered covers that lock out fluids, odors, and allergens to extend the life of your bed. These protectors are easy to wash and can be laundered in the same load as your regular sheets. They are also breathable and won’t feel slippery on top of your sheets.

If you or your child suffer from nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), consider an overlay pad that goes on top of the bed sheet and absorbs liquids before they leak through the fitted sheet. This type of bed protector is very common in hospitals and nursing homes and can help your family manage incontinence and potty training.

Ultimate Protection: Embracing the Benefits of Waterproof Bed Sheets

Waterproof mattress protectors are available in either a terry cotton or a smooth and lightweight percale fabric. The terry cotton top feels soft and comfortable and is great for sleeping directly on or adding a set of regular sheets over the protector. The breathable percale top helps prevent overheating and has a crisp feel that gets better over time – even after it’s been washed numerous times.

For a more durable option, try making your own waterproof mattress cover from old bed sheets using this tutorial video. The process involves dissolving silicone in solvent like naphtha to a maple syrup consistency and soaking your bed sheets in the mixture. After it dries, your new waterproof tarp will be strong and stretchy enough to hold the weight of your mattress without any leaks.