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Incontinence Solutions

Incontinence is a common issue, but what is it, and what can be done to prevent damage? The article below covers the what, who and how of incontinence and the steps it takes to prevent this issue from damaging your home.


What is incontinence?

Incontinence is a lack of control over the muscles that govern either urination or defecation. This leads to involuntary urination or defecation depending upon the muscles affected and can be caused by a loss of control, or lack of muscular development. Incontinence is a common problem suffered by millions of people worldwide.


Who is suffers from incontinence?

Until proper muscle control and development can take place, newborn babies and young children are incontinent. Also, as adults age, incontinence becomes more and more commonplace. Through disease, nerve damage or the simple process of aging, muscle control can be lost and incontinence can become a regular occurrence. Stress incontinence is another factor. This happens when physical stress such as sneezing, lifting weights, coughing or moving heavy objects puts pressure on the bladder and causes incontinence. Stress incontinence is common during the postpartum recovery period, after women give birth. Before a new mother’s muscles have a chance to recover, they are often unable to support additional pressure on the bladder or bowels.


What range of solutions are there?


With a wide range of costs, including damage to clothes, mattresses and embarrassing moments. It’s important to take steps to not only curb incontinence but to prevent damage to your home and belongings.


So how do you prevent incontinence from ruining your mattress, while making clean-up quick and easy? Protect your bed with a complete incontinence protection system. This will not only prevent the penetration of fluids to your mattress, but can have added benefits like increasing overall cleanliness, preventing allergens and eliminating the need to clean your mattress after spills.


Complete Incontinence Protection System


Step 1: Encase Your Mattress

An encasement offers complete mattress coverage and protection by enveloping the mattress on all 6 sides with a waterproof cover. Encasements are the base layer of defense and not only prevent urine and feces from penetrating the mattress, but allergen-proof versions like AllerZip, can greatly reduce the number of allergens like dust mites and mold that users come in contact with on a nightly basis.

Mattress Encasements


Step 2: Protect Your Mattress

To add an easy to clean additional protective layer, top your encasement with a mattress protector. Mattress protectors offer top and in some instances, side of mattress protection, and are easily removed from the mattress and put in the wash. Unlike encasements, mattress protectors do not completely envelope the mattress, however they offer a waterproof air-vapor-porous layer that halts the penetration of incontinence, while a top layer absorbs and holds liquids, helping to eliminate spillage on the way to the wash. Mattress protectors are available in a wide range of textures and styles, including those made with cooling fabrics that can help reduce your sleep temperatures.

Mattress Protection


Step 3: Protect Your Pillows

Protection does to not end at the mattress, pillows need a protective layer as well. That’s why it’s important to cover them with water proof pillow protectors. This not only prevents incontinence damage, but can reduce allergens like dust mites, prevent make-up stains and prolong the life of your pillow. Pillow protectors fit snuggly beneath your regular pillow case, and are available in the wide range of fabrics and textures to add additional comfort to your nightly slumber.

Pillow Covers

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