New Picture (74)Did you know you spend about one-third of your time in your bed? If you’re spending that much time in one place you want to be sure that it’s clean and comfortable. Even if you clean your bedding regularly, it is still not enough to keep your mattress in pristine condition. The key to a clean mattress is to protect it. But how can you do this? Bedding products, like mattress encasements, are available to protect your bed against dirt and many other harmful particles that could otherwise linger in your mattress. Keeping a mattress clean isn’t the only benefit of using mattress liners and protectors. Below we have listed other important reasons you should consider protecting your mattress. Eliminate Allergens Allergens such as dust mites, pet dander and pollen will settle into the fibers of an unprotected mattress. While you sleep you can inhale these allergens. If you’re an allergy sufferer this will trigger your allergy symptoms, making it extremely difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Allergy protection mattress covers help keep allergens out of the fibers of your bed. They are made of tightly woven material that create a protective shell around your bed. The mattress cover will work to keep allergens from settling into your mattress, creating an environment for an allergy-free sleep. It’s also important to note that you can still use a mattress cover for protection even if your mattress is not brand new. An allergy protection mattress cover will not only block allergens from the outside, but will also trap any allergens that are already present in your mattress. Prevent Bed Bug Infestation Many people think bed bugs only reside in seedy motels and other unsanitary places. While it’s true that bed bugs thrive in places with poor sanitation, they can also live in clean environments. If anyone in your family travels often it’s possible that a bed bug could hitch a ride on clothes or luggage. If your mattress isn’t protected, a stowaway bed bug could make its way into your mattress. Mattress encasements for bed bugs will create an impenetrable barrier the will keep bed bugs from entering your mattress. To ensure proper protection from an infestation, it’s important to use bed bug mattress covers on every bed in the house. Protecting your bed with a mattress cover can help keep your mattress clean, as well as preventing a number of possible health risks. By adding a protective layer to your bed you aren't only protecting your mattress, but you're protecting yourself and your family as well.