Most bedpads are three layers so you can be confident that you won’t have to wash the sheets every day. This can help conserve water. They also keep a patient’s skin dry and this can help to prevent skin irritations.

Being confined to hospital beds no longer means that the patient needs to feel embarrassed over any odor and stains that may result. These bedpads are generally placed on top of the bottom sheet and under the top sheet. There are disposable bedpads; however the reusable ones are much more cost effective and extremely absorbent.

Some have a waterproof backing for added protection and some can be secured under the mattress, which will keep it in place for those who toss and turn during the night.