4 Things to Look for in A Bedwetting Mattress

Bedwetting is a common issue that affects both children and older adults. If you find yourself frequently replacing mattresses, washing sheets, or managing unpleasant odors, it may be time for a better solution.

Modern-day incontinence mattresses and mattress protectors provide a restful, comfortable night's sleep while protecting against bedwetting. Featuring a built-in fluid barrier and odor protection, users of all ages can enjoy a comfortable night's sleep worry-free.

Looking to buy an incontinence mattress? Here are four things to keep in mind (as well as some of our top bedwetting solutions!). 

Do You Need a Mattress or Mattress Protector?

Yes, you need a mattress protector if you’re wetting the bed. Both incontinence mattresses and mattress protectors help those who suffer from bedwetting. Depending on your needs and budget, one might be better suited for you than the other.

Incontinence Mattress

An incontinence mattress is a specialized type of mattress designed to manage incontinence, typically featuring foam layers and a waterproof cover.

Mattress Protector

A mattress protector is a separate layer placed on top of the mattress to protect it from spills and bedwetting. Mattress protectors are more affordable than incontinence mattresses, making them a lightweight option for temporary incontinence and small budgets. 

  Pros Cons
Incontinence Mattress
  • High level of protection
  • Longer lifespan than traditional mattresses
  • Can be more expensive
Mattress Protector
  • Can be used with a variety of different mattress types
  • More affordable option
  • Does not provide the same layer of protection as an incontinence mattress
  • May shift or move during the night

What’s Your Budget?

Of course, your personal budget plays a role in which product is the best fit for you

  • Basic bedwetting mattress protectors can range in price from $10 to $50.
  • Higher-end mattress protectors can range from $100-$500
  • Incontinence mattresses can range in price from $100 to $1,000.

While it may be tempting to choose the more affordable option, higher-end solutions can offer greater durability and spill protection in the long run.

Mattress Support

Don’t forget one of the most important aspects of choosing a mattress- comfort! Even if you purchase the most fluid-protective mattress on the market, it’s not a good choice if the end user is uncomfortable at night. 

sIncontinence mattresses come in a variety of models, each with different firmness, pressure relief, and overall support levels. Take into consideration your loved one’s unique care and comfort needs, just like you would with any other mattress purchase.

Ease of Cleaning

Accidents happen, and it’s important to be able to clean the mattress quickly to prevent any odors or bacteria. 

Keep an eye out for the following features: 

  • A Removeable/Washable Cover: A removable cover allows you to take off the top layer of the mattress and wash it separately, making it easier to clean up any accidents. For added convenience, choose covers that are machine washable and dryable.
  • Odor Resistance: No one wants to sleep with unpleasant smells! Many bedwetting mattresses include odor-resistant materials and technology. 

3 Top Bedwetting Mattress Solutions

Here are some of our top picks for incontinence sleep solutions.

SaniSnooze Cloud Mattress

Price: $548.50

Specifically designed for adults who suffer from long-term incontinence, the SaniSnooze Cloud is a luxury waterproof incontinence mattress. Made with cool gel technology for a comfortable night’s sleep, the mattress provides exceptional pressure redistribution. Don’t have a hospital bed at home? The SaniSnooze is available in traditional bed sizing– Twin, Full, and Queen. The SaniSnooze is ideal for those who require a firm and supportive surface– rest easy on five layers of durable gel-infused foam. 

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SaniSnooze Sky Mattress


Price: $457.50

Rather than the gel-infused memory foam of the SaniSnooze Cloud, the SaniSnooze Sky is built with three layers of high-density foam core. A slightly more affordable solution, this mattress provides the exceptional protection and durability trademark of all SaniSnooze mattresses. Featuring a waterproof vinyl cover, secondary fluid barrier, and even a third fire-retardant barrier, users can rest easy knowing that the mattress can “handle it all”. 

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Mattress Protector

Price: $48

Looking for a more affordable, temporary solution? A basic mattress protector can add an extra waterproof layer to any mattress. Featuring a soft cotton rich terry cloth top, the mattress protector includes a waterproof membrane backing to repel liquids and other allergens. Simply secure it on top of your existing mattress, and remove it to clean in a wash cycle. 

You or a loved one deserves to sleep worry-free at night. Incontinence mattresses or mattress protectors can be a great way to manage both short and long-term bedwetting, making it a smoother experience for both patient and caregiver. 

Unsure of what product would be best for your loved one? Contact our team of experts here at MedMart– with decades of experience helping families navigate medical equipment, we’re confident that we can help you find the perfect solution to fit your needs and budget.