superdumb supervillain: Protect Your Sleep giveaway

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Protect Your Sleep giveaway

***WINNER PICKED 11/5 WITH RANDOM.ORG***

***CONGRATULATIONS, MELISSA NEECE!!!***


I've always had allergies. Growing up on the damp windward side of Oahu, I assumed having a stuffy nose was just a part of life. When I adopted my first pet in college, a cat named Piewackett, I knew I would be battling allergies at least for her lifetime. I religiously popped antihistamines and kept an inhaler on hand for particularly nasty flare-ups.

Piewackett's old and even greyer nowadays and we live in dusty, dry Wichita, Kansas. I have two kids and, uh, seven cats, now so I'm a bit more concerned than I used to be with keeping allergens at bay. I wash the clothes and sheets frequently, vacuum as often as possible (not enough, admittedly!), and hope for the best. So far, neither of my kids seems to have allergies but their dad has developed them, probably a result of wood carving.

Roo's potty training experience had motivated me to get waterproof mattress pads for all the beds in the house quite a while ago, but when I read about CleanRest, a line of bedding products designed to protect you from allergens in your sleep, I was intrigued. What makes CleanRest products so different is that instead of being merely waterproof, they are allergen-proof. Instead of laying on top of a mattress, the CleanRest encasements actually zip around the whole thing, providing an all-encompassing barrier to moisture AND allergens. But unlike the rubber sheets of my youth that crinkled uncomfortably and made noise, CleanRest encasements are made of a high-tech breathable fabric called Micron One. Its weave is so small, no liquids or allergens can penetrate it.



Since both kids are staying in our room right now (Jasper in his moses basket and Roo snugly between us, ugh) we tried a CleanRest mattress encasement on our king sized bed. We usually have three cats in bed with us at night, too, so there was quite a panel of product testers. The CleanRest encasement was way easier to put on our huge pillow-topped mattress than I expected. I was initially apprehensive because it was crunchy and noisy right out of the package but it became much softer after washing and drying it before use, as recommended.




We've the mattress and pillow encasements for about a month now and I have to say that I am definitely breathing easier. Bob is, too, although it hasn't miraculously stopped his snoring, unfortunately. I also like the security of knowing that baby spit up or other nastiness from middle of the night nursing won't affect the mattress or pillows. I'm going to need a set for Roo's bunk bed once she moves back into her room, hopefully as soon as Jasper is big enough to move into his crib, which there is also a CleanRest encasement for…




If you'd like to try CleanRest out for yourself, I have one twin mattress encasement + one standard pillow encasement (total suggested retail value of set is $99.98) to give away to a lucky reader. To enter and win this set, visit CleanRest's site and comment on this post with the answer to the following question: How long does it take the average mattress to double its weight from dust mite infestation?*

Entries will be accepted through October 26th. US/Canada readers only, please. Make sure you leave an email address or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win!


*Hint: go to the Our Technology section of CleanRest's website and look for the dust mite.

37 comments:

  1. Ten years! Oh, that's gross!

    kelli (at) pfrog (dot) net

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  2. 10 years. YUCK! That means my mattress has about 6 more years before it's COMPLETELY GROSS! So now it's only, what, 40% gross?

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  3. AH, 10 years!

    mena827@yahoo.com

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  4. eww 10 years. enter me please

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  5. 10 years seems awfully long and NASTY!

    I blogged your giveaway in my Tuesday Edition of Contests Galore

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  6. 10 years! We're so close! YUCK! My son has alergies and sleeps in a twin bed, so this would be AWESOME!! Thanks!

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  7. ltellev AT yahoo dot comOctober 16, 2007 11:13 PM

    10 years. Ug

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  8. 10 years!?! Eww. I'd love to win this giveaway for my daughter's bed. I'll have to check out the site for encasements for my twin bed as well. beccawaye@hotmail.com

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  9. 10 years. I just recently read something very interesting...in New Zealand (and other parts of the world) they wrap crib mattresses because they believe that toxins in crib mattresses contributes to SIDS. I wonder if the composition of adult mattresses also contributes to medical problems like allergies/asthma, etc. We actually decided to go ahead and wrap our son's mattress because all the research we read was compelling and the mattress wraps were not too expensive. If you want more info I can send you the link with the article.

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  10. Both my girls have asthma & allergies & I suffer from allergies. I know this answer, it is 10 years! I'd love to win, I actually need a new twin set for my oldest daughter.

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  11. Ten Years!! UGH!!

    I have allergies and asthma - and I think my son is getting them too - this would be great!

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  12. i can't believe that in 10 years your mattress doubles in weight - UGH. i'm totally icked out now. i have always suffered from allergies and would love to try this out for myself.

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  13. Wow - 10 yrs. We're due for a new mattress soon! My husband developed pretty serious allergies a couple years ago. Now my 3 yr old little guy has been starting to deal with them too. I've always wondered whether these products were helpful. Maybe we'll find out... :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. 10 years! that's depressing.
    would love to win.
    melissa

    http://melissaneece.blogspot.com

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  15. 10 years, oh man that's nasty!!

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  16. A long and gross ten years. I've heard of this company and have been itching to buy some of their products. What fun to win some, though!

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  17. ten years.. omg thats going to give me nightmares.. the matress in my room at my parents house is uh.. 20 yrs old OMG.. YUCK Im never sleeping there again ever... *sob*

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  18. Yep, it sure looks like just 10 years! That's pretty gross...

    Thanks for the review of CleanRest products - I've recently discovered my allergy to dust mites and an looking for the best encasement products to help me out!

    jonscott (at) ameritech (dot) net

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  19. 10yr! Yuck! The dust mites are gross!

    nkmeldrim @ hotmail . com

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  20. Dust mites and all that stuff is so gross to think about. 10 years ...our mattress had already seen that mark. Lovely. Thanks for the giveaway though.
    mccammacks@sbcglobal.net

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  21. 10 years! oh, that is nasty!!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    yaaarrrgg(at)yahoo(dot)net

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  22. inalak (at) msn (dot) comOctober 22, 2007 2:08 AM

    EWWW! "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" EWWWWWWWW!

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  23. 10 years!!!

    Please randomly select me! My daughter has horrible dust mite allergies. She breaks out in a rash from them if she's not on medication. We've been trying to manage it through the environment so that we can cut back on the meds. I'd like to try this cover for her bed.

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  24. What a great opportunity to have my kid not sneeze all night long... I buy a new mattress for her every year to help limit dust mites and other "sneeze helpers" (as we call em).

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  25. 10 years, disgusting.
    kawaiicrafter@gmail.com

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  26. 10 years! That's shocking.

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win. My son has allergies and is using a much cheaper model that is going to need to be replaced soon anyway. What great timing. The answer to the trivia question is 10 years.

    amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

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  28. 10 yrs

    Ewww.... Did I just feel something crawling on me? LOL... Ok I didn't need the video. LOL... Thank goodness for my full motion water bed. Now what about my DD? :(

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  29. I own a Memory Foam Mattress and it’s wonderful! Best bed ever! I have a lot of sleeping problems and it solves all but my girlfriend’s snoring! I think the government should pay for everyone to have Memory Foam Mattresses!

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