What do you need in a mattress protector well obviously it needs to protect the mattress from holes. rips or dirt and stains. If it can prevent bed bugs and dust mites from appearing this is a definite plus. It absolutely needs to cover the mattress and it has to be a perfect fit. You do not want to spend a lot of money on a mattress protector either. You want the mattress protector to match the form and texture of the mattress as well. It needs to have the ability to contour to the body as the mattress will. The mattress protector needs to keep the bed at a cool temperature so you can sleep comfortably throughout the night. It would be beneficial if it would absorb independent movement so your sleeping partner does not feel it every time you roll over on the mattress. The mattress protector can protect the mattress from stains and spills as well. It should add years to your mattress with the protection it offers. There are some solid mattress protectors on the market today. Let’s take a look at some. They should be ones a lot of people are talking about.