When Should I Replace My Mattress?  Is an Incontinence Cover Good Enough?  

Anyone who has dealt with incontinence over a long period of time knows how inconvenient it is to clean the mattress, especially in the middle of the night. The SaniSnooze incontinence mattress cover is the perfect solution for this problem as it has two layers of fluid protection to ensure that the mattress core always stays dry, even when the mattress is flipped. Cleanup is quick and easy with soap and water, and there is never any residual odor. But are you overdue with replacing your mattress?

Knowing when it’s time to replace your old mattress

As a general rule, mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years to ensure that you have a clean, supportive surface to sleep on. Of course, there are many other factors that influence when you should replace your mattress. Here are some signs that you are due for a new one:

  • A bad smell that won’t go away, especially if there are visible stains on the surface
  • A dip in the middle where the coils have weakened or the memory foam has lost its shape
  • Persistent asthma or allergy symptoms like itchy skin, watery eyes and runny nose
  • Waking up with pain in your neck, shoulders, back, or hips

Choosing your next mattress

If your mattress is no longer helping you get a restful night’s sleep, it’s time for a new one from SaniSnooze. All SaniSnooze mattresses are constructed from high quality CertiPUR-US® foam that offers superior pressure redistribution compared to traditional innerspring mattresses. In addition, the covers are fully sealed with double layers of stitching and inverted seams with no zippers to protect against all types of fluids, bed bugs, dust mites and other allergens. SaniSnooze mattresses allow people to sleep comfortably during the night knowing that clean up is quick and easy after any accidents.  

The benefit of SaniSnooze incontinence mattresses

SaniSnooze mattresses are available for cribs as well as twin, twin XL, full and queen bed sizes. Children will sleep comfortably on the 6” thick mattresses while young adults will appreciate the additional support provided by 8” thick foam. Adults can choose from four foam mattress options to meet their needs. The 6” single layer foam mattress is convenient and cost-effective, while the 8” dual layer mattress features a top layer of plush foam for softer support. Multi-layer mattresses with memory and plush foam provide maximum pressure redistribution for bariatric users or individuals at risk for bed sores.   

Mattress covers and their health benefits  

If your mattress is comfortable and in good condition, a SaniSnooze cover is a great option. It provides the same protection from allergens and fluids as a SaniSnooze mattress but it has a full-length zipper with bed bug resistant inverted seams. Purchasing a SaniSnooze cover will protect the big investment that you made in your mattress and help it stay in good condition for years to come. It also means no more vacuuming or beating your mattress to get rid of any dirt or mites that are hiding under the surface. You can also rest easily knowing that the cover will protect your mattress warranty, since spills, stains, water damage and tears are typically not covered. 

How to order a mattress cover from SaniSnooze

The first step to ordering a SaniSnooze cover is to measure the mattress. This is an essential step because a too-tight cover will compress the foam inside the mattress and make it feel too firm. Also, the extra stress on the seams and zippers could allow fluid to leak through to the mattress. Sizing isn’t as straightforward as knowing whether you have a twin, full, queen or king size mattress on your bed, though! The depth can vary greatly if you have extra padding on top. Standard mattresses are 8 to 9 inches deep but a plush or pillow top mattress can be 15” deep. SaniSnooze covers are designed to fit Twin, Twin XL, Full and Queen sized mattresses that are 8” deep. However, custom covers are also available to fit mattresses of all shapes and sizes including pillow top, King, and California King.

Final thoughts

SaniSnooze offers the best waterproof mattress options for every age group and incontinence issue. If your mattress is not in great condition and you’re not up to the challenge of putting on a cover, a new SaniSnooze mattress is the best choice. Alternatively, SaniSnooze mattress covers are great when your mattress is still supportive and comfortable and you want to protect it from fluids or allergens. For more information about SaniSnooze mattresses and covers, please reach out to our customer support team at (844) 510-0100 with your questions or concerns.

Our mission at SaniSnooze™ is to get you back to sleep faster. SaniSnooze™ will keep your mattress core clean and dry all night long.