Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • What is CleanRest?

CleanRest is the name of our allergen barrier line of bedding products. These products provide the best barrier there is to the millions of micro-toxins that build up in a mattress and pillow.What are micro-toxins?Micro-toxins are microscopic pollutants that inhabit your mattress, pillow and bedding. Examples include dust mites and their feces, mold and other harmful allergens. Inhaling these can cause nighttime breathing problems for many people and can trigger symptoms in allergy and asthma sufferers.

  • What is the difference between the three MicronOne® brands: CleanRest®, HealthyZZZ® and BeneSleep®?

At CleanBrands, we have three different product lines that all feature MicronOne® technology. CleanRest® delivers the ultimate allergen protection and offers a limited-lifetime warranty. While, HealthyZZZ® and BeneSleep® offer the same great protection, they offer a five and three year warranty, respectively.

  • How do I wash CleanRest®?
With the proper care, you can look forward to years of luxurious comfort combined with ironclad protection. MicronOne® technology is designed to keep your mattress and bedding investment as clean as the first day you bought it. Through normal use, your MicronOne® fabric may get accidentally exposed to different liquids and spills.  If this happens it is important that you remove any excess liquid as soon as possible. Spot cleaning is an effective way to handle small areas using a mild household cleaner and a damp cloth or sponge,  then wipe dry. 
For laundering, wash on a normal cycle with warm water and detergent, then tumble dry medium. NEVER use bleach when cleaning MicronOne® as this will void the warranty. CleanRest® products are designed for household residential use only.

 

Guide On Dust Mites 

  • What are dust mites?

Dust mites are a common microscopic allergen that feed mostly on the dead skin cells that humans constantly shed. Dust mites thrive in humid conditions and at common household temperatures.

  • Where do dust mites live?

Dust mites live most commonly in mattresses and pillows, and can also be found in furniture and the corresponding carpeted areas. Dust mites need warm, moist surroundings to survive, making locations such as mattresses ideal. Mattresses, pillows, carpets and furniture also allow dust mites to burrow deep into the fabric allowing them to escape direct sunlight and vacuums, which would lead to their death. While mites do prefer warmer temperatures, they have been known to survive all climates, only needing absolute humidity to survive, which can, according to wikipedia.org, “be generated by the human body during several hours of breathing and perspiring.” Additionally, according to Environment, Health and Safety Online, “humans shed about 1/5 ounce of dander (dead skin) each week.” Most of that shedding occurs during sleep and in the bed, providing the dust mites an exorbitant amount of sustenance. This reinforces the notion that mattresses and pillows are ideal habitats for a dust mite.

  • What do dust mites look like?

The common belief is that in order to view a dust mite, you would need at least 10x magnification or a magnifying glass with a well-lit area and black background. There also seems to be a minor disagreement about the size of a dust mite, with wikipedia.org listing a dust mite’s length as 420 microns and Environment, Health and Safety Online listing it as being between 250 to 300 microns in length. Either way, we know these things are small. They are so small, in fact, that dust mites may be transported via small air currents caused by everyday household activities such as walking.

  • Are dust mites harmful?

Dust mites themselves are harmless. Being blind and deaf leave them virtually harmless to living humans, as they mainly feed off of dust and dead skin.

  • So why bother?

Well, they have a repulsive overpopulation crisis larger than that of China and India put together. Dust mites can live up to approximately four months, with one of those months dedicated to their growth from egg to adult. During this time, the female mite can lay approximately 40 to 100 eggs in the latter half of her life. This breaks down to each egg-laying female being able to create 25-30 new dust mites in one week. Each dust mite based on a 10-week life span, will produce about 2,000 fecal particles. That figure doesn’t include the staggering amount of enzyme-infested dust particles that have been partially digested. What this means for you is that your mattress’ weight can double over a 10 year span due to dust mites, deceased dust mites, fecal particles and partially digested dust particles. Additionally, your pillow’s weight will increase by 10% each year with the exact same contents.

  • What are dust mites connections to allergies and asthma?

Approximately 50 to 80 percent of people with allergies or asthma, which breaks down to about 10 percent of the population, are sensitive to dust mite allergens. These allergies begin very early in life; when a newborn is exposed to dust mites in their first year of life, it can and will trigger a lifelong allergy. It is thought that most cases of allergies to dust are actually allergic reactions to dust mite fecal matter and cast skin. With dust mites producing approximately 200 times their body weight in allergenic waste, it’s easy to see why this may cause alarm. A dust mite allergy triggers symptoms similar to pollen allergy, as well as symptoms of asthma. When inhaled, the small dust mite fecal matter or cast skin can get caught in the bronchial tubes causing bronchial asthma. The dust mite allergy is traced to an enzyme, DerP1, which dust mites use to digest dead skin. This enzyme also breaks down the protective function of our living skin, leaving us open to dermatitis eczema and other allergies. DerP1 can be found on dust mite fecal matter, partially digested food and cast skin. Allergy symptoms occur when the enzyme comes into contact with our skin or are inhaled, leading to allergic asthma, rhinitis and conjunctivitis.

  • What’s the difference between dust mites and dust?

Dust is a buildup of particles that are everywhere. When a beam of light shines through the window, dust is visible to the naked eye. Dust mites are not visible.I just bought my mattress and pillow and they can’t possibly have any dust mites or other toxins in them.

  • Why should I protect myself from something that doesn’t exist yet?

The key word here is "yet." As soon as you use your bedding, you begin to introduce live dust mites and other harmful substances such as pet dander and mold spores that continue to accumulate over time. The only proven way to keep your bedding clean and free from these micro-toxins is to encase it in CleanRest products.

  • What happens to all of the dust mites that get encased in the CleanRest product-do they stay in there? Or die off?

Dust mites can live as long as they have food, which consists of dead human cells and water, which they absorb from humid air. Once you apply CleanRest, you effectively cut off their water and food supply and the dust mites begin to die off.

 

Guide On Bed Bugs

  • What are bed bugs?
According to wikipedia.org, “Bed bugs are small nocturnal insects of the family Cimicidae that live by hematophagy, feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts.” What wikipedia.org neglects to mention is that bed bugs are the catalysts of skin infections, scars, restless sleep and stress. Bed bugs feed off human blood to survive. They can grow 4-5 mm in length, making them large enough to see. At birth, a bed bug will have a translucent and light color, but through age they become a reddish brown. Bed bugs are slow and wingless, making them easy to capture if you can lure them out of their hiding spots. A bed bug can live up to 18 months between feedings but typically feed every 5-10 days for approximately five minutes at a time. These bites can take a few minutes to hours to show or be felt, but have not been linked to the transmission of any diseases.
Bed bugs are a common problem very few people know much about, if they are even aware the parasites exist. With the recent resurgence of bed bugs, it is imperative that people understand the effective methods of bed bugs protection to best protect themselves and their families. Though they are small and often go unseen, the presence of bed bugs and their effects on sleep, health and hygiene is obvious to those who have them. Early detection and bed bugs protection is the key to eradicating these pests from your home and life.
Bed bugs are small parasites which can often go unseen by the human eye. Normally it takes large infestations of many bed bugs before a person notices there is a problem and can take action for bed bug prevention. Bed bugs are hitchhikers, so they can be transferred from infested areas to non-infested areas rather easily. So even if you don't have an infestation now, acquiring bed bugs is not unlikely.
  • I am concerned about bed bugs; will CleanRest help to protect my sleep from these nasty critters?

Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. During the day they try to burrow along the edges and seams of the mattress. At night they move about and look for a blood food source (your body!). While no product can prevent bed bugs from entering your home, CleanRest can encase your mattress, pillows, box springs and duvets so that in the event your home or building becomes infested, you can properly fumigate your living space and keep the bed bugs from ever reaching your bedding.

  • Where can bed bugs be found?

Until recently, bed bugs were only a concern for the rest of the world. It is assumed that due to the usage of DDT pesticides on nearly everything throughout the middle of the 20th century in the United States, bed bugs were all but extinct. Though with DDT and similar insecticides being banned, bed bugs have had a small resurgence throughout North America. This has caused quite a stir in the pest control industry, as effective treatments were never needed. In the home, bed bug infestations can be found throughout but are most commonly found in the bedroom. Being nocturnal blood-thirsty critters, the bedroom puts them close to their primary food source. Additionally, fearing the sun, bed bugs are also known for their prowess in hiding.

  • How do bed bugs invade a home?

On top of a bed bug’s innate ability to hide comes their even more impressive ability to travel. This makes pinpointing their exact point of entry into a home a near impossible task. The most common theory of entry is when individuals move from one home to another, bringing the vampiric critters along with them, as bed bugs will hide in various posts and be moved from home to home. Bed bugs have also been known to travel between adjoining apartments and condominiums, as they are able to travel in the empty spaces in the walls. The greatest risk of infestation lies in used furniture, particularly in mattresses and frames, which is commonly a breading ground for bed bugs and their sticky eggs. This risk is most common in and around universities, as many students find and buy used, cheap furniture. Another common point of entry is through travel, as many travelers pick up the critters and have them stowaway in the creases of their luggage or backpacks. Travelers come home without having thoroughly disinfected their travel gear, leaving themselves open to infestations. A fact to keep in mind when moving into a vacant home, apartment or condominium is that a bed bug can survive up to 18 months without feeding, as mentioned earlier.

  • If a home seems “clean” and “empty” the new residents may be residing with some very old and cumbersome neighbors, how can a bed bug infestation be identified?

There are more signs to a bed bug infestation than just being bitten. If welts are consistently starting to show, the bitten should see a specialist to ensure that it is indeed a bed bug bite.

  • Do bed bugs cause harm or spread pathogens?

Additionally, bed bug bites are commonly found in a pattern of three bites in a line, commonly known as breakfast, lunch and dinner. This occurs due to interrupted meals as the person being bitten moves while sleeping. Another sign that you may have an infestation are dark brown to reddish fecal spots that start to show in bed linens or other bed bug hiding places near the bed. If there is a heavy infestation, bed bugs have also been known to emit what has been described as a sweet musty smell. However, these two methods of identification are not confirmations, just signs to look for.

  • How to get rid of bed bugs?

Once it is confirmed that a home is infested with bed bugs, homeowners have a few options to rid themselves of the pests, the decision depending on their personal financial situation and know-how. One should not get rid of furniture or try self-treatment without a plan. Discarding furniture not only adds to the expense of buying new furniture, but it’s futile as the owner only gets rid of the bed bugs infesting that particular item and not the rest of the home. The infested homeowner has the choice of having a pest control professional treat the home, or the homeowners themselves can perform a self-treatment. Either way, the home will need to be pre-treated in order for any treatment to be fully effective.

  • Why are other encasements less expensive in some department stores? Are they as effective?

Our product was designed and developed to offer the best possible protection. CleanRest is the only encasement product on the market to feature MicronOne patented technology, which guarantees that no pore is larger than 1 micron. No other product can make that claim. No other product is this effective.

  • Should I use any other mattress covers with CleanRest?

CleanRest is effective enough to be used alone. The MicronOne fabric sets up a barrier between the micro-toxins and bed bugs, while still being breathable.I consider my house to be incredibly clean. Why do I still need a mattress encasement?Micro-toxins occur naturally within your mattress. No matter how clean your house is, or how expensive your bedding and mattress, these micro-toxins build up. A report in the Wall Street Journal calculated that the weight of a mattress will double in 10 years due to the buildup of dust mites and their feces.

 

Features and Benefits of CleanRest encasements 

  • Will CleanRest help to keep my mattress cleaner?

CleanRest products are water resistant and stainproof, so they can help if bedwetting is a concern, too.

  • How do I clean CleanRest products?

Just toss them in the washer-they’re made to withstand weekly launderings in warm water. Tumble-dry on medium heat. No bleach, please, and no ironing needed.

  • How do I put CleanRest on my mattress?

It’s easy. Just slip it on, then zip it up. And best of all, you’ll be completely covered. CleanRest fits over the top, sides and bottom. Just slip it on, then zip it up.

  • My CleanRest mattress encasement is larger on the side than the height of my mattress.What should I do, and will this affect performance?

This extra material is designed to accommodate extra-large pillow-top mattresses. Simply tuck the additional material underneath your mattress so that the top and sides are smooth and tight. The extra material will not affect the product’s ability to protect you in any way.

  • Will I really sleep better with CleanRest?

Yes. In fact, CleanRest encasements are one of the easiest, simplest and most effective ways to improve and protect your sleep.

 

CleanRest and Your Health

  • What do you mean when you say "Protect Your Sleep"?

Just as we protect our health, we need to protect our sleep. Healthy sleep is critical to overall good health.

  • Why is healthy sleep important?

It helps us stay alert the following day and helps us perform better at work or in school. Healthy sleep can also help to guard against obesity, diabetes and heart problems.

  • How else can I protect my sleep?

Noise level, light level and temperature all affect how we sleep. A quiet, dark and cool environment is conducive to sleeping.

  • Should everyone in my family use CleanRest products?
CleanRest products are designed for both adults and children. In fact, the creator of CleanRest was looking for a solution to his child’s nighttime breathing problems.

Ordering information

  • Do you stand behind your product?

Absolutely. Please refer to the What does my warranty cover? section for further information.

  • Where can I purchase CleanRest?

You can purchase CleanRest products on this website, as well as at major retailers around the country. Please view our store locator for specific locations.