A mattress protector is a worthy investment – it provides your mattress with an extra layer of protection to ensure it stays clean and fresh. The Herdysleep mattress protector uses natural fillings which allows your bed to breathe. Even with a mattress protector and sheet in place, dust and fluff will always find a way into your bed, so every few months, grab yourself a brush and sweep it all away. Steer clear of using a vacuum as it dislodges the natural fillings. If there are any accidental spillages on your mattress, just dab them with a dry cloth. If you need something a little more thorough, use mild soapy water and let it air dry fully before you remake your bed.