Uncovered mattresses can become a perfect breeding ground for dust mites can cause allergies, asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. These dust mites, are invisible to the naked eye, live on the millions of skin cells and body fluid that humans expel every night. Protect yourself as well as your mattress by covering your mattress with the Leggett and Platt QD0178 Platinum Mattress Protector Repels body fluids and moisture 100% natural cotton fibers for extra comfort and absorbency. Clean and hypoallergenic sleeping environment. Super stretch for added comfort and easy fit. Easy care, no iron needed. Waterproof layer for extra barrier from body moisture such as urine and sweat. Allows vapors to easily breathe through the mattress protector. Limited 10 year guarantee. Fits up to 18" Mattress.