This essential piece of bedding can’t be forgotten about.
You can’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. According to the CDC, an adult needs at least 7 hours of sleep a night in order to promote proper health and well-being. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to how well you sleep and bedding is a big part of that. Almost 4 years ago, we invested in a Sleep Number bed. It was one of the best decisions we have made since we moved into our house (nearly 11 years ago).
Since that time, we’ve almost exclusively used Sleep Number bedding to match the bed. The nights I don’t, I can tell the difference between the quality of the Sleep Number bedding and the other brands. They really can’t compete. One of the things that we’ve taken advantage of with Sleep Number’s vast collection of bedding is its mattress covers. I had never given much thought to this piece of bedding and now we have the Total Protection Mattress Pad.
The Total Protection Mattress Pad is a waterproof, stain protective surface that is designed to cover Sleep Number mattresses. The protective surface extends down the sides for complete protection against liquids and spills. The material is antimicrobial to keep your bed clean and odor-free. The surface of the mattress pad is cool to the touch so it allows heat and humidity to be expelled while you sleep. It also prevents moisture from being soaked into the mattress. The mattress pad is also hypoallergenic for those who suffer from allergies.
If you purchase this mattress pad at the same time you purchase your mattress, Sleep Number will honor a 10-year limited warranty against stains. The mattress pad only comes in one color – white – and is compatible with all Sleep Number mattress sizes including Twin, Twin XL, California Twin Long, Full, Queen, King, California King, Flex Top King, and FlexTop California King.
The Total Protection Mattress Pad came in a simple canvas package that is synonymous with Sleep Number bedding. If you weren’t looking close enough, you would think it was a set of sheets because it’s the same size and shape as their sheet sets. The package has a tag attached with a plastic loop that shows the name of the product as well as the model number, size, and color. I understand that it’s probably a cost-savings tactic, but I sort of wish that the canvas package has the name of the product on it somewhere, too. It is easy for those tags to get pulled off.
The tag shows the properties of the materials used to make the mattress pad. It states that the pad is made with 70% polyester, 30% nylon, and the skirt of the pad (the sides that extend downward) is made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex. It also has a disclosure on it showing that the pad has been tested for harmful substances and that it passed OEKO-TEX textile confidence tests. I honestly don’t know much about this process, but oek-tek.com provides a lot of information about their different standards.
It states the following about Standard 100:
If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button, and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article, therefore, is harmless for human health.
Installing the mattress pad isn’t difficult thanks to Sleep Number’s Logic Label system. At first glance, I wasn’t sure which side should be facing the mattress. So, I looked for the label. The placement of this label lets you know which side should be facing down and which corner you should start with when you place the bedding on your mattress.
I’ve always had issues with sheets slipping up on the bed throughout the night, but Sleep Number’s sheets have always stayed in place. I attribute this to their SmartFit straps. The mattress pad is also outfitted with these little pieces of magic fabric and I haven’t noticed any issues with it moving around.
Once I got the mattress pad on the bed, I smoothed it out as best I could. My fiancé likes to sleep with her side of the best slightly elevated so the pad wrinkled up a little because of that. The fabric is smooth and soft and it feels a lot like the True Temp Mattress Layer, which was actually on our bed until we swapped it out for this mattress pad. It was very easy to slip the sheets down on the mattress over top of the mattress pad. We are currently using the Essential Fit Cotton sheets by Sleep Number along with the mattress pad.
I wasn’t sure how the sleeping experience would be with the mattress pad, but I’m delighted to say that it was very restful. I didn’t notice a huge difference between having it and not. And I mean that if you are concerned that you will notice it too much to rest, you won’t. I did notice that I felt that my body temperature was regulated well. While Sleep Number’s site doesn’t mention this, I think you could potentially add other items on top of the mattress pad if you wished to based on the way it is designed.
For example, if we wanted to place the True Temp Mattress Layer on top of the pad before putting the sheets on the bed, we probably could have. Since each of the pieces of bedding has the SmartFit elastic strips on them, you don’t have to worry about anything slipping. We opted to not do this while testing the mattress pad, but I think it could be a possibility.
The Total Protection Mattress Pad is a really smart option for bedding. It’s designed not to interfere with your sleeping habits and to work in tandem with your standard bedding items. It’s soft and really seems to provide that essential layer between you and your mattress. I’m a big proponent of taking care of your things – especially when there is a substantial investment behind it. The Total Protection Mattress Pad can ensure that your mattress has the longest lifespan possible.