Dri-Sorb Disposable Underpads Review

These disposable underpads are mattress protectors, though they can be used for chair covering too. They are fit for use at home, in hospitals, and nursing homes. Depending on size they can cover an entire surface, but smaller sizes can be used for IV starts and minor surgical procedures as well. Regardless of size, they all feature a lightly absorbent soft, cloth-like topsheet, and a leak-proof backsheet to prevent fluids from coming in contact with surfaces. More importantly, skin will be constantly protected when these dri-sorb disposable underpads are deployed.

Generally speaking, mattress protectors have a twofold mission. First off, they protect the mattress. Secondly, they protect the health of the sleeper. A vacuum cleaner will not be enough to completely rid mattresses of dust mites, bed bugs, mold, dead skin, dandruff, and other irritants and allergens. Moreover, a standard mattress is highly vulnerable to all sorts of contaminants, such a sweat stains. You shouldn’t get a mattress protector just for the sake of it though. Choose wisely; plastic pads, for instance, can get too hot and turn the entire sleeping experience on its head. That is not the case with these underpads.

As far as the sleeper goes, mattress protectors are especially advised for people who are allergic to dust mites. In certain individuals the waste of dust mites causes airway and lung irritation. This may lead in turn to allergic reactions, asthma and eczema. Children are distinctly susceptible. By using these underpads you can establish an extra line of defense against allergens and irritants, instead of tossing and turning all night worrying about these microscopic yet very noxious foes. Take into account that your skin is also at risk of irritation whenever you go to bed without protection.

For all of the above, disposable underpads are most common in hospital settings. Together with a hospital gown, they are put to use absorbing blood and other fluids. While these underpads can certainly serve that purpose, they are also excellent for standard, daily use. If you travel frequently, make sure to make these pads part of your luggage (hotel furniture is a common hotbed for bed bugs, no pun intended). Wherever you lay down your head to sleep, don’t forget to set up a buffer zone between allergens and yourself; with these disposable underpads, you can say ‘sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,’ and actually mean it.