You’re forgiven if you’re losing sleep over the current state of the world. With so much happening lately, it’s understandable. But you should never lose sleep due to allergies or dust mites. We don’t. And the reason we don’t? Dust mite covers.
From super soft, 100% cotton cases to 100% waterproof cases that are great if you have kids or pets, the best dust mite covers will encase your mattress with a protective shield that will stop dust mites and potential allergens from bothering you.
So what exactly are dust mites? In a nutshell, dust mites are microscopic arthropods that feed off dead skin. Yeah, it’s pretty gross. And you know where they tend to gather and search for food? You got it: your bed.
Humans normally shed off pounds of dead skin throughout their lifetimes (usually while they sleep), which makes your mattress the perfect breeding ground for dust mites. Sure, dust mites don’t bite you like bed bugs — meaning they don’t leave the same kind of bite marks — but they can cause rashes and allergies and be just plain bad for your health. Fortunately, covering your mattress only takes a few seconds and is a surefire way to keep those mites at bay. Here are the eight best dust might covers to protect your mattress for good.
1. SafeRest Queen Size Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector
This mattress protector is one-size-fits-all perfection. Not only does it protect you from dust mites, it’s also waterproof, meaning it’s great for people with kids and/or pets. Made from premium materials, it’s hypoallergenic and vinyl-, phthalate- and PVC-Free. The surface is covered with cotton that keeps the touch as soft as ever. Best of all, this SafeRest mattress protector is designed not to interfere with your original mattress.
2. Linenspa Zippered Waterproof Cover
Not all mattress covers are made equal; many are either ill-fitting or too hard to put on top of your mattress. Fortunately, this Linenspa case features a simple zippered design for ease of use. A protective shield against dust mites, bed bugs and more, this cover fully encases your mattress, keeping it safe from some of the worst quasi-invisible enemies in your bed. Specially designed to not rumble and ensure a quiet night, the fabric is also breathable, which helps provide a cooler surface for you to sleep on.
3. Allersoft 100-Percent Cotton Mattress Protector
Breathable, comprehensive and designed to last, this 100% cotton mattress cover is designed to keep bugs, mites and allergens out, while helping you sleep a little easier at night. The locking zippered design makes it easier to cover your mattress without having to work to cover all four sides. Best of all, each purchase comes with a lifetime warranty, so you know your mattress will always be covered (literally).
4. Utopia Bedding Bamboo Mattress Protector
We talked about why so many people have been choosing bamboo sheets, so it’s only natural that we would also feature a bamboo mattress case option. Soft, breathable and hypoallergenic, this waterproof mattress case is an excellent choice if you can’t rightly give up on the comfort of bamboo. Unlike stiff or tight covers, this one is extra breathable and soft, meaning you’ll have no problem sleeping on top of it.
5. National Allergy 100% Cotton Allergy Control Pillow Protector
Worried about buying a mattress cover that messes with your allergies? This cover is made from 100% cotton and features a fully zippered enclosure for ease of use. With a pore size barrier of 3.44 microns, this heavy-duty (yet extremely breathable) mattress is designed to keep all mites and allergens out, so you can sleep easier at night.
6. PlushDeluxe Premium Zippered Mattress Encasement
Unlike other covers, this PlushDeluze option is 100% waterproof, meaning it repels any and all types of liquid. More than that, it’s 100% hypoallergenic, preventing dust mites, bacteria and allergens. It’s also made from soft cotton and is perfectly fitted to cover your mattress, no matter how big or small. It’s also covered by a generous 10-year warranty.
7. LUNA Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector
This LUNA mattress protector is also 100% waterproof and features a breathable hypoallergenic design meant to add more comfort while keeping unwanted allergens out. LUNA’s unique airflow technology helps provide better overall circulation, making this one of the better mattress covers during all those warm spring and summer months. It also features a noiseless bedding surface, so you won’t have to worry about the crinkling sound as you toss and turn.
8. TRU Lite Bedding Waterproof Mattress Protector
This mattress cover’s lush microfiber design is made to help add an extra layer of comfort, making it possible for you to sleep easier at night without having to worry about any creepy critters crawling about. It’s also 100% waterproof, which includes spills messes and more. Made without vinyl, phthalates, or PVC, it’s a natural, comfortable mattress cover that’s meant to help you sleep soundly at night.