Mattress Pad...or not?

United States
May 30, 2007 6:02pm CST
Do you use a mattress pad under your sheets? I have always used them, because my mother and grandmother did. I have friends that don't use them, and just wondered if it were to preserve the mattress or to provide comfort. If anyone knows, fill me in!
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
31 May 07
Hello bestis. Glad to see you again. Haven't heard from you for quite some time. I'm living in a hot and humid country. I don't use mattress pad as it tend to make me feel warmer. I'm using orthopedic bed which is good protection for my back.
• United States
31 May 07
Hi Charms! I've been so busy between semesters, including taking a mini vacation, here in Ohio. One whole day was spent in the wilderness on hiking trails. The next whole day was spent recuperating from that! haha. I have heard before that mattress pads do make a person warmer while sleeping... Thanks for responding! (2 months of school to go...)
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
31 May 07
LOL, and here I am dreading the fact that my girls will start school next week. I don't like to prepare those homeworks again.
• United States
1 Jun 07
i use one more to keep the mattress cleaner longer.i can't say that it provides any added comfort.
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
30 May 07
I've always used them too. I think it does protect the mattress or at least us while we're sleeping on it. We clean our bedding but how often (if ever) do we clean our mattresses? I don't remember the last time I took the time to vacuum the mattress when I changed the bedding. Now I have to go do it. Yikes.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yes, I try to always use a mattress pad under my sheets for added protection to my mattress. You never know when something can happen and stain a clean looking mattress. I used a mattress set I rec'd from my mother, she used it for about 15 yrs. and I used it for about that long, when I gave it away a year or so ago, it still had zero stains on it.
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
1 Jun 07
oh yes, we always use one. i buy a thick one, and its so comfy. it also keeps the mattress fresher/cleaner for a longer time.
• United States
4 Jun 07
Yes, maybe that's why my mom and grandma used them, to protect the mattress...