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What is Moisture Wicking?

What is Moisture Wicking

From gum socks to running clothes to bedding, the term moisture wicking is used across many industries, but what does it mean? In this guide, we dig into the definitions and usage so you can make smart decisions during your next bedding purchase. Read more below.

What is wicking?

Wicking is the act of absorbing or drawing off a liquid through a material or fabric. This process utilizes a capillary action to distribute liquid through small channels in a fabric from points of high saturation to points of low saturation.

What is moisture-wicking bedding?

Moisture-wicking bedding features fabric that employs specially selected fibers designed to wick moisture away from points of high saturation, like near your body or face, to low saturation, away from your body, for a more comfortable sleep environment. Protect-A-Bed utilizes this advanced fiber technology in moisture-wicking mattress pads and protectors, sheets, pillow covers, pillow cases and other bed accessories.

Which fabric is used for moisture wicking?

At Protect-A-Bed, our moisture-wicking bedding uses botanic Tencel Lyocell fabric, selected for its premium moisture control properties. Because Tencel fibers are relatively smooth when compared with fibers like cotton or wool, and they feature continuous channels, or capillaries, that ensure moisture can easily transfer from highly saturated areas to low points of saturation, for a dry night’s rest.

What are the benefits of moisture wicking?

The average adult loses 2 cups of moisture throughout the night during sleep, from perspiration, incontinence, watering eyes and through the nose. Moisture-wicking bedding rapidly pulls moisture into the fabric itself, moving it away from your body, creating a dry, cooling effect. In addition, Protect-A-Bed’s moisture-wicking mattress and pillow covers feature a waterproof Miracle Membrane®, which ensures that excess moisture cannot seep into your bed or pillows, keeping them clean, while you stay dry and comfortable.

It’s fast drying

Unlike fabrics that retain moisture for long periods, like cotton, moisture-wicking bedding spreads moisture over a larger surface area. This exposes more of the moisture to the air and accelerates evaporation far beyond the rate of other fabrics.

It’s hypoallergenic by nature

Instead of allowing moisture to leave a damp film on the exterior of fabrics, moisture-wicking bedding pulls moisture into its fibers. This decreases the opportunity for the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew and allergens. If you’re an allergy sufferer, choosing moisture-wicking bedding will help reduce the number of allergy triggers you are exposed on a nightly basis.

Shop moisture-wicking bedding

Protect-A-Bed’s Tencel Lyocell mattress covers and protectors, pillow protectors, sheets, pillow cases and pillow covers feature advanced moisture wicking properties that help maintain a clean, healthy and comfortable bed. With the ability to keep you dry and comfortable at night, moisture wicking bedding is essential to a good night's rest.


Tencel Lyocell Bedding

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