Waterproof bedding might conjure up images of crinkly, creased, uncomfortable sheets, but it’s come a long way in recent years. Nowadays, it can be a worthwhile investment for any household and if you want to prolong the life of your mattress, waterproof bedding is a dead cert. That’s because this type of bedding creates a barrier between yourself and the mattress, preventing moisture, liquid, urine, vomit, perspiration, spills, and bodily fluids from reaching it. 

When you put it like that, why wouldn’t you?

How Does Waterproof Bedding Work?

Waterproof bedding is normally achieved through a two-fold process where the upper part of the waterproof bedding absorbs the wetness whilst the waterproof backing stops it from damaging the mattress. 

The team at Fine Bedding understand the need for effective, practical and comfortable waterproof bedding so you’ll find a fantastic range of high-quality waterproof products on our website.  

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Can You Wash Waterproof Sheets?

If you think about it, any bedding that absorbs moisture is more than likely to be a hotbed for germs and mould. Always check the wash care label, but put it this way, any waterproof bedding worth its salt should be easily washable.

Night-time Bed-Wetting

Nocturnal enuresis can be particularly tricky to manage irrespective of the person’s age. Of course, childhood accidents affect sleep and if you’re the one having to change bedding, your sleep suffers too. 

The good news is that in the case of children, it’s not usually a serious health problem and most eventually outgrow it. That said, it can be upsetting for both children and parents, causing anxiety, low self-esteem and sometimes friendship issues. And the older they get, the more embarrassing it can become for them, especially when they want to go on sleepovers. 

So what causes bed-wetting? It’s believed that there are 4 common reasons why children wet the bed. These are:

  • The brain is unable to wake up during sleep
  • The bladder has less space at night
  • The kidney makes more urine during the night
  • Stress at home or school

It’s not unusual for children up to the age of 7 to wet the bed frequently, but if you or your child is concerned in any way, it’s advisable to speak to a GP as there are treatments and medications available to help them.

It’s also important to add that if a child or teen suddenly starts bed-wetting after being dry at night, this must be investigated by a GP in case it’s been triggered by a physical or mental health issue.

Bedwetting can also occur in adults for many reasons like old age, a serious illness, extreme deep sleep or alcohol induced bedwetting. It’s not always possible to treat the cause of enuresis but having the security of waterproof bedding can make it easier to cope with the issue day to day.

Kids Waterproof Bedding

If you’re on the lookout for a convenient and comfortable waterproof bed sheet for your little ones, then you can call off the search. The remarkably soft Night Owl Junior 2 in 1 Waterproof Fitted Sheet, which fits a standard size single bed will create the cosiest sleep environment that will have them fighting to keep their eyes open. And because it fits a single bed, the grown-ups don’t have to feel left out, meaning that it can be used for anyone that wants the extra security of waterproof protection.

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Made from sustainably sourced cotton, the reverse layer is 100% waterproof for extra-strength protection. When accidents or spills do happen, you can easily whip the sheet off and spin the sheet in the washing machine at 40°C, followed by a tumble dry on the cool setting. It even comes with a sustainably sourced cotton bag for storage when it’s not in use and you can match it to the Junior Coverless Duvet and Pillow Case Set too.


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Waterproof Mattress Protector

The addition of a waterproof mattress protector will provide that extra level of security and ultimate waterproof protection. Our Quilted Luxury Waterproof Mattress Protector combines luxury and practicality perfectly. It’s exceptional effectiveness is down to the built-in layer of polyurethane, an ideal waterproof barrier to fend off spills or liquids of any kind. Not only that, but it also acts as a dust mite barrier so is a must-have for anyone with a dust mite allergy and the protector also adds a layer of soft cushioning to your mattress for extra comfort.

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If your household is suffering the effects of nocturnal bed-wetting, don’t battle alone. Check out the tips on the NHS website and invest in some high-quality waterproof bedding. That way, you can all rest easily at night, safe in the knowledge that accidents occur, they will be effectively contained. 

November 11, 2021 — Sleep Expert