The weather is finally hotting up in the UK, with some soaring temperature predictions over the coming months, states Protect-a-Bed's national sales manager, Gowsh Shanmugathan – yet while this is great news for sun worshippers, it can be a real challenge for those who have difficulty sleeping in hot weather.
Sleep is essential to every process in the body, affecting physical and mental functioning the next day, the ability to fight disease and develop immunity, and metabolism and chronic disease risk. Healthy sleep also allows the body and mind to recharge, leaving people refreshed and alert when they wake up. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly, which can impair the ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories.
Protect-a-Bed offers a range of mattress and pillow protectors that can help during these warmer nights, to enable cool sleep, and to minimise the restlessness associated with being too warm at night.
The Tencel Cool Mattress Protector boasts a Tencel Lyocell surface which helps regulate the body’s temperature for a cool night’s sleep by wicking sweat away from the body. Its moisture absorbency is also good for sleepers with sensitive skin.
Lyocell is an environmentally-friendly semi-synthetic fibre. It is made of wood cellulose, a natural resource.
The Cooling Copper Mattress Protector is also popular. The use of copper in the wellness market is becoming more widespread, because copper is thought to assist with a healthier immune system, joint relief and relaxation, alongside supposed anti-ageing properties. The copper’s cooling properties pull the heat away from the skin to naturally keep the sleeper cool while they drift off. The combination of copper and cooling nylon creates a high thermal conductivity to pull heat away from the skin.
Copper materials naturally feels cooler than cotton at room temperature, and this mattress protector is no different. Copper is also anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.
Protect-a-Bed’s bestseller, its classic Cotton Mattress Protector, is suitable for year-round cool sleeping. Celebrated for its comfort and breathability, cotton is soft and versatile, but also resilient, making it easy to care for. Cotton is also naturally hypoallergenic, and has the added bonus of being easy to clean.
In addition to these impressive cooling properties, all of the mattress protectors use Protect-A-Bed’s unique Miracle Membrane, which is waterproof yet breathable and allows body heat to easily pass through, while preventing sweat entering the mattress. The protectors are machine washable, and every Protect-A-Bed protector also includes a 10-15-year product guarantee – and, when bought with a mattress, a 10-15-year anti-stain guarantee.