A mattress pad, including a sofa bed mattress pad serves several purposes that extend the quality and life of your mattress. Not only do these pads offer an additional layer of cushiony comfort to your bed, they also offer protection for your mattress from dead skin and oils, spills, and stains as well as helping sheets to stay firmly in place. A well-fitted sheet should stay in place, but with the addition of a well-fitted pad, sheets are even less likely to shift or bunch. The added protection from dirt and grime extends mattress life and maintains good hygiene.
Ideally, you should purchase sofa bed sheets that properly fit your mattress. However, even the best fitting sheet can benefit from a sofa bed mattress pad. As your guests sleep, more flexible fabrics, such as flannel, can stretch and lose their shape. This can disrupt the fit of the sheet. With a mattress pad, sheets are less likely to stretch while a person sleeps. The fibers of a mattress pad help “grab” sheet fibers, making the sheet less likely to shift and move. Therefore, in addition to adding comfort, protecting your mattress from dirt and grime, your mattress pad can make a guest’s stay more comfortable by keeping sheets in place.