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Mattress Encasing

A mattress encasing is recommended by doctors to their allergy sufferers and cancer patients. When a home needs to be dust-free, this is part of the answer. Your body is at its most vulnerable while it's sleeping, so giving it the cleanest environment possible is a great step toward better health. Mattress covers are useful in protecting mattresses from every day stains, but a mattress encasing goes a step further by protecting the mattress from dust mites, skin flakes, dander, dust, pollen and other allergens. The encasing can be washed, removing the allergens from your bed. That's one way to stay healthy.

People put quite a bit of thought into the materials that are inside of their mattress, but if you have allergies or asthma, then you may want to put some thought into your mattress encasing, too. Not thinking about this could be a big mistake, especially if you suffer from allergies or sensitivities, because if you think about it, you are on your mattress eight to ten hours a day. That is why you will want to carefully consider each part of your mattress, including the mattress encasing, to ensure that you are creating the healthiest environment possible for you and your family.

If you are an allergy sufferer or are sensitive to some fabrics or chemicals, then you may want to consider getting a mattress encasing to cover your mattress with. Many companies manufacture mattress covers for mattresses that help to control the amount of dust mites, dust, mold, and mildew that you encounter to help keep your mattress as free from allergens as possible. What do you need to look for in a mattress encasing?

  • Tight weave.
    A tight weave is essential in a mattress encasing to keep allergens from getting into the mattress. The weave needs to have a pore size of less than 10 microns, because this is the size of dust mites. You can remove and wash the mattress cover to remove the allergens from your sleep surface.
  • Material that is used. If you are sensitive to certain fabrics, then the fabric choice that the mattress encasing is made of can be very important. From organic and unbleached materials to manmade materials, there is a great variety of materials that you can find a mattress encasing in. Evaluate your particular sensitivities to find the right material for you.
    One factor to consider is natural fibers versus man-made. Most man-made fibers contain petroleum products which off-gas. Off-gassing can aggravate allergy symptoms. Natural fibers may reduce your allergy reactions because of the lack of off-gassing.

How do you use a mattress encasing? They are simple to put onto your bed, because you simply put your mattress inside of the encasing and zip it shut. This is easy to do. Most mattress encasings are very durable and easy to clean, too, due to the tight weave. Don't forget to encase your pillows, too, for maximum affect. By encasing your mattress and pillows, you can help keep your bed as healthy as possible for you.

Where can you find a mattress encasing? Most stores, even your local superstore, will carry some sort of allergy mattress encasing. They come in all prices, but you need to consider the weave and material that is used to make sure that you are getting the right mattress encasing for you and your needs. Research the mattress encasings that are available to help increase your satisfaction and decrease your allergy symptoms.

Decreasing allergy symptoms can save you time and money. Time that you feel better and are healthier is worth the money spent on a mattress encasing. Money saved on doctor's appointments and medications can be used for much more important and fun things. Mattress encasings can be one tool in your arsenal against the allergens and health symptoms.


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