Protect-A-Bed Review and Giveaway

by Shannan on January 23, 2009

premium-matress-ccFor as long as I can remember, I have had allergies. The biggest culprits for me are dust, pollen and mildew, most of which are present all year round. I have woken up nearly every morning of my life with a stuffy nose, crusty eyes and a sore throat, to varying degrees. Allergies are a way of life for me and I have become accustomed to how rotten they make me feel and have learned to live with it. Hubby is the same way, sniffling and coughing all night long from his allergies.

When the people from Protect-A-Bed offered me an allergen-reducing water proof mattress cover and pillow protector to try, I was a little skeptical, but said yes. I figured it certainly couldn’t hurt to try something new. I received them just after New Years, but held off on my review for a bit, since we were all dealing with nasty colds.

My biggest reservation on trying a mattress cover for my and hubby’s bed was my memories of those crunchy plastic covers that my mom used on our beds when we were little. They served their purpose, keeping us from ruining our mattresses as young children when “accidents” happened at night, but that crackling, crunchy sound when I crawled into bed or rolled over will forever be stuck in my mind. I steeled myself when I opened the Protect-A-Bed cover, only to be pleasantly surprised that even though it was waterproof, it was very soft and not plastic-y at all. I don’t even notice that I have a cover on the bed when I crawl in or move around on the bed. They go on just like a fitted sheet and can be washed and dried with your other linens.

The real surprise came after our colds had passed and we were able to experience the effects of the protectors. Hubby has always coughed in his sleep, to a point where it would sometimes wake me (and him) up. Over the past week, I have noticed that he is coughing much less and sleeping a lot more soundly. My nighttime allergies have also improved drastically. While I’m still a touch stuffy, I haven’t been waking up with a sore throat or any eye allergy problems and I have been sleeping much deeper. Ok, I’ll admit it – I have started drooling in my sleep, I sleep so well. Thank goodness for that pillow protector!

For us, the Protect-A-Bed products have been quite effective in reducing the affects of our nighttime allergies and the cover has even saved our mattress from the kids’ stomach flu last week. I am seriously considering purchasing crib mattress covers for the little ones and possibly a mattress encasement for my oldest, as he has nasty nighttime allergies, too.

Protect-A-Bed has also given me the opportunity to give away one of their amazing mattress covers and a pillow protector to one of my readers. The winner can choose from the Allerzip Mattress Protector, the Premium Mattress Cover, or the Crib Mattress Protector, in their choice of size.

To enter this giveaway, you must visit the Protect-A-Bed website and come back here to leave me a comment with your favorite feature. Please be sure to leave a valid email address, so that I will be able to contact you.

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Contest is open to US addresses only. This giveaway will close on Friday, January 30th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen through Random.org and contacted through email. They will have 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

Comments are now closed on this post. Winner will be posted in a separate post.

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1 jodifur January 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I totally need this. I have the worst allergies and they are terrible at night.

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2 jodifur January 23, 2009 at 12:01 pm

I also tweeted the contest, I’m jodifur.

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3 judy brittle January 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I love that it moderates temperature for sleeping comfort. Plus keeps out those awful dust mites. Thank you!

4 judy brittle January 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I’m a subscriber.

5 Jazzy January 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm

My husband has terrible allergies, I would be excited help him stop sneezing every night!

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6 Karen Tinsley-Kim January 23, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Our little guys sometimes climb into bed with us, enjoy it too much to get up… but wake us up because they peed. We need the protection of Protect-a-Bed, not to mention the allergy issue since we live in Florida!

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7 Michelle January 24, 2009 at 1:04 am

I like that the Premium Mattress Cover is guaranteed to moderate temperature and enhance sleeping comfort. There’s nothing worse than getting into a bed that never warms up. I like that it has a Total Heat Transference Formula.

8 Michelle January 24, 2009 at 1:05 am
9 Michelle January 24, 2009 at 1:08 am

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10 Michelle January 24, 2009 at 1:09 am

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11 Michelle January 24, 2009 at 1:11 am
12 Dawn January 24, 2009 at 8:21 am

I love that it is made of a soft material and not that old plastic composition. I have a child who still has “accidents” occasionally and have tried multiple mattress covers. I would love to try one that would be comfortable to sleep on! Shamrocker99 at aol dot com

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13 Dawn January 24, 2009 at 8:22 am

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14 Dawn January 24, 2009 at 8:27 am

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15 Mary@Everyday Baby Steps January 24, 2009 at 9:57 am

Okay, the best feature is protection from bed bugs. I want this for my baby’s crib. Yuck. Bed bugs.

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16 Mary@Everyday Baby Steps January 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

I added your button to my “Sites to See” tab. Not sure if that counts since it’s not the sidebar, but I planned to add it anyway! Great giveaway, Shannan.

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17 amy January 24, 2009 at 7:46 pm
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19 Storm January 24, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I love that it has a barrier to keep allergens away from me while still being comfortable. My allergies have been brutal lately, so if this really works, it sounds perfect for me.

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20 dayngr January 25, 2009 at 1:06 am

Fantastic idea! Who knew?!

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21 Mama Zen January 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

I love that they are machine washable!

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22 Megret January 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I love how they’re waterproof, yet breathable. So nice — don’t want to have a hot, plastic-feeling bed!
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23 Krista January 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Definitely like the waterproof thing! With my son always wanting to be in bed with me we could use this!

24 TheAngelForever January 26, 2009 at 7:42 am

Love that the products keep dust mites and other allergens away from those that get so ill from these. Thanks for the opportunity.

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25 TheAngelForever January 26, 2009 at 7:43 am

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27 Sarah January 26, 2009 at 9:56 am

I’d like the plush mattress protector in a queen size.

Thanks for the chance to win!

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28 Julie January 26, 2009 at 10:22 am

I love that it is waterproof but still comfie!

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29 Brooke January 26, 2009 at 11:50 am

I love that it moderates the temperature. There’s nothing worse than being cold at night!

30 Donna C. January 26, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I love that the mattress protector has an expandable skirt to ensure that it fits any depth of mattress

31 Mari January 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I would like the premium mattress cover.

32 Karen January 26, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Waterproof is a good thing!

33 Lo January 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I love that it’s bedbug proof – we don’t have this problem but several of my friends have. double yuck. Thanks!

34 jessica s January 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm

love that you can wash them…very important! We just threw out our other one, it ripped!

35 Lo January 26, 2009 at 1:50 pm
36 meka January 26, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I love that it’s waterproof and breathable! Our mattress pad is ripping like crazy– I’d love to find a better alternative!

37 Maggie Smith January 26, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I think that the biggest benefit would be the fact that they are machine washable!!

38 Jamaise January 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm

I like it’s allergy protection. My son suffers from allergies – If this would help I’d do a review at my blog and give cridit & links to Protct-a-Bed. It would be like a life saver if it would work to ease his symptoms without meds & it is always worse in the morning after a nites sleep. Thanks for a great review :))

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39 Jamaise January 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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42 Jamaise January 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm
43 jane jakins January 26, 2009 at 8:52 pm

crib protector

44 Ursula January 27, 2009 at 10:37 am

My child suffers from allergies, so I like the fact it helps tremendously for allergies and is still soft and comfy.

45 Ursula January 27, 2009 at 10:39 am

I subscribed.

46 Cindi January 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Hello! I love the Premium Mattress Cover. I suffer from incontinence and this would be a blessing to have. Many thanks, Cindi

47 Cindi January 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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48 Donna A January 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm

you know, you believe a regular everyday, buy at the dept store, mattress pad offers protection ..until you see the protect a bed pads.. goodness gracious
Well these mattress pads offer protection

49 Mary A January 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I am impressed that their mattress pads come in such a range of sizes. Thanks for the giveaway.

50 Emilie P January 27, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I really like that it features Miracle Membrane® and durable polyurethane laminate. I don’t have a mattress pad currently for the same reasons you mentioned for avoiding them. I’d love to try it out. Thanks!

51 Claudia January 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm

waterproof mattress protectors !! The Twins ( Age 2 ) sneak in our Bed during the Night sometimes and well … opppss have an Accident. This would be so great to win ! thanks bunches:)

52 Claudia January 27, 2009 at 8:31 pm

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54 Betty Remy January 28, 2009 at 12:44 am

I would love to have this for my bed

55 Thomas Semesky January 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm

The PILLOW PROTECTORS are something that I might have an interest in.

56 Amanda January 28, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I like how it is waterproof. This would be great for my son’s asthma.

57 jessica c January 28, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I love that it is it waterproof.

58 Deirdre January 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm

As an allergy sufferer, I’m most interested in using it to block dust and other icky mattress things from getting at me.

59 Marcy January 29, 2009 at 9:15 am

The Total Heat Transference Formula sounds like a very cool feature!

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60 Kathy Conley January 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm

The Allergy Relief is my favorite feature and one I really need!

61 Rebecca C January 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Total Heat Transference Formula sounds really awesome!

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63 dianad January 30, 2009 at 5:57 am

I’m an allergy sufferer and could benefit from this product. If it reduces allergy problems it would be for me. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

64 Holly Henderson January 30, 2009 at 8:54 am

Love that they are waterproof, since we co-sleep with our toddler and it’s nice to know the bed would be protected if his diaper leaks.

65 xenia January 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

I love that these covers offer superior comfort. Unlike typical mattress pads, Protect-A-Bed mattress covers encourage health and hygiene and will not change the feel of the mattress. Who wants to sleep on something uncomfortable? Thanks!

66 Eloise C January 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I love how these mattress covers protect against bed bugs and allergens and I feel confident in that it’s healthier. Thanks so much fr such a wonderful giveaway!

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67 Stephanie Bruce January 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I have a four year old who still has accidents so this would be fantastic thanks for a great giveaway!

68 kathy pease January 30, 2009 at 7:20 pm

i love that they waterproof and stainproof the mattress especially that one time a month.matresses cost so much and need all the protection they can get

69 kathy pease January 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm

i subscribed

70 Erin H. January 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I was going to say my favorite feature is keeping liquids off the mattress—very important during the small children stage of life—until I saw that they adhere to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. That is fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

71 Sarah January 30, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I love that it’s waterproof AND breathable. We have kids that sometimes end up in our bed but I’ve been hesitant to put a waterproof pad on the bed

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72 Sarah January 30, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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73 Sarah January 30, 2009 at 8:56 pm

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74 Kelly K January 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

As a mother of many young children, waterproof trumps allergy protection. Of course, my husband would say the opposite.

75 LeeAnn P. January 30, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I love that they are waterproof! my 5 and 3 year olds still have accidents and a waterproof mattress protector would sure make my life easier!
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76 Ranee January 30, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I love that it’s providing allergy relief, but I have to say my favorite feature is that it’s waterproof. I still have a waterbed, yes, it’s 1979 here. Occasionally we spring a leak, so that’s a plus in my book.

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77 Ranee January 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm
78 Jenna January 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm

The protection against allergens and irritants would be a top feature for me!

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