This post is about mattress toppers/mattress protectors. If you came to this post after Googling “mattress topper Kenya” and are wondering where to buy a mattress topper in Kenya, you can find a good selection of mattress toppers online at Jumia Kenya or at Mr Price Home.
I’ve recently been told by people close to me that I am rigid.
This shocked me the first time I heard it. I was sure that the person I was talking to had it all wrong.
On second thought, though, I see where these people could be coming from.
About certain things in my life, I see no compelling reason to compromise (at least not for the most part). In those areas, I stick to running my life exactly as I see fit.
One such area of my life is sleep.
Keep reading to find out more about something I learned about that helps get your sleeping mattress the perfect combination of firm and soft for that perfect night’s rest.
The Importance of Good Sleep
After having been sleep deprived for many years (first as a student then as a young professional who still insisted on having a very active social nightlife :-)), I’ve since come to value good sleep.
When I’m well rested, I am a nice person to be around and can handle anything that comes my way.
When I don’t get at least 7½ hours of sleep a night, I am like a flag flying at half-mast. I get cranky and don’t operate at optimum capacity.
The reason I’m telling you this is to share why I value a good night’s rest. It’s also to explain to you why I would bother to post about the subject I am posting about today.
Mattress Topper Kenya: Discovering Matteress Pads
You see, in pursuit of the perfect night’s rest, I’ve come to realize that my sleep environment and the conditions surrounding my going to bed are crucial to determining the quality of sleep I will eventually have.
For instance, I’ve learned that I sleep much better in a bed that’s made. That’s why I now make my bed every day after 29 years of rarely giving it a second thought. I’ve also learned that the over-consumption of substances such as caffeine and alcohol are sure to give me fitful sleep. Nowadays, I make sure to consume those in limited quantities.
Still, beyond these everyday good sleep-inducing habits, I’ve come to discover a product that never fails to elevate my night’s rest from ordinarily good to simply great.
This seemingly inconsequential product is a mattress pad.
How Does a Mattress Pad Make Your Sleeping Mattress Better?
Put simply, a mattress pad is a cover for a mattress.
Mattress pads come in various designs and made from many different materials.
Also referred to as mattress toppers, or mattress protectors, mattress pads serve to protect a sleeping mattress from soiling and staining. Mattress toppers can also add comfort and support to a sleeping mattress.
Mattress Topper Kenya: Discovering the Benefits of a Mattress Topper
I first discovered mattress pads when I began to question why a particular friend’s bed was always so comfortable.
Being a good gal pal of mine, I often found myself spending the night at this friend’s home whenever we would talk late into the night and I couldn’t be bothered to drive across Nairobi to get to my own place in the middle of the night.
My friend had a beautiful bed that she kept dressed in gorgeous matching linens. Although I am sure this went a long way to making sleeping in her bed a pleasant experience, this wasn’t enough to explain how my friend’s bed could be both very firm and very soft, all at the same time.
One day, not able to contain my curiosity any longer, I peeled back the covers of my friend’s bed. I had to get to the bottom of this mystery!
That’s when I discovered that the secret to my friend’s comfortable bed: the mattress pad that she placed between her mattress and her sheets.
My friend told me that she’d picked up this habit while living in the US. This is where she had bought her mattress pad.
I began to wonder: could mattress pads be found locally in East Africa? (This was before there was a lot of local online content, so I couldn’t just Google “mattress topper Kenya”)
Luckily, I didn’t have to wonder for long.
While browsing though Mr. Price Home at the Westgate Centre in Nairobi, I saw mattress pads displayed on a shelf at a price that I remember considering reasonable when I saw it (excuse me, but I can’t remember exactly what that price was).
Searching for Mattress Pads in Tanzania
Indeed, they were!
I found two types. One was a true mattress protector which would only protect a mattress from dirt and stains. It wouldn’t add any comfort to the mattress.
The second, a quilted one, would add comfort to the mattress as well. This second one sold for Tsh. 40,000—76,000 depending on its size.
If you are unable to find a mattress pad at a store near you (or aren’t willing to spend that kind of money on a sleep accessory ;-)), fret not! Did you know that you can make a mattress pad, quite easily, from scratch?
Here is an article full of ideas on how to make or improvise a mattress pad using materials you might already have in your own home.
That’s all I have for you today.
I wish you all good and restful sleep…every night.
If you would like to share something about mattress pads or anything else that enhances the quality of your sleep, please drop me a comment below.
For now, I hope all is well with you in your respective corners of the world.
Until the next time,
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