When is the last time you bought a new TV? How about a phone? Is it surprising that most people replace these items more often than one of the most-used items in the home -- the mattress?
With all the recent buzz surrounding bed bugs (those icky, nasty bugs that can live inside mattresses and bite you when you sleep), it's important to know the facts about mattress care and purchasing. According to a study from Kansas State University's Institute for Environmental Research, an innerspring sleep surface (rather than foam or other materials) dissipates heat at a faster rate than other sleep surfaces. This means that they not only help you to feel cooler when sleeping, they also reduce heat and moisture (which are the best friends of breeding bedbugs.)
You should also work to keep your mattress clean from the very first day you bring it home from the store. One good solution is with a mattress protector, which keeps bed bugs from getting into your mattress and protects it from sweat and those horrible accidents from a toddler crawling in bed with you. (Know what we mean?)
The Invisicase Surround Protector from Leggett & Platt does both of these functions AND allows the mattress to breathe, which keeps it from getting musty, moldy, or otherwise gross. With 127 years in the business of making mattress innersprings and developing products to protect them, Leggett & Platt is well-versed in keeping nasty things far away from where you sleep!
Wanna Win? We are offering an Invisicase Surround Protector for one lucky winner (ARV $79). To be entered to win, just comment on this post with why you want to win. You have until September 2nd at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in, and you CAN ENTER EVERY DAY! (Just comment as directed for the first entry, and then enter with "today's entry" for each entry after that.
Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. Open to persons 18+ U.S. only, please. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveaways!
And don't forget to check out these sleep and mattress buying tips from The Better Sleep Council!
*Prize provided by Leggett & Platt.