Why use pillow protectors

Why use a pillow protector?   

Pillow protectors may not be the most exciting item to shop for, although they add life and enhance the cleanliness of your pillow


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Luxury linens are an investment. And just like any other investment, you should take necessary measures to protect it. 

Pillow protectors keep your sleeping pillows cleaner

Below is a photo of a new pillow – nice white & clean.

Pillow protectors can keep your pillows cleaner  

Here is a picture of an older pillow. Keep in mind that it’s uncommon for pillows to become stained and yellow over the course of time.

Pillow protectors can prevent your pillows from turning yellow  

Pillows become stained and yellow because of body oil and drool that that winds up seeping through the pillowcase and directly onto the pillow.        

But you don’t have to stand for sleeping on yellow or stained pillows. Using a pillow protector can reduce and even eliminate these problems. Here is a closer look at how that works. 

  • Pillow protectors provide an extra layer of protection on your sleeping pillow.
  • Pillow protectors fight off dust mites and reduce infestations on your pillow. 

Dust mites are an inescapable reality, no matter how clean you are. Dust mites are eventually going to make their way into your bedding because they live off human dander. It may sound very unpleasant, but the feces of dust mites can actually double the weight of your pillow. Here is a picture of one of those nasty little buggers.   

Magnified image of a dust mite

In this video we demonstrate how to launder a sleeping pillow.


Laundering your pillows: 

It is okay to launder pillows, and this is not a difficult task. Nevertheless, the process of drying a pillow is a little more involved. This is also an important component because pillows that do not completely dry can develop mildew.  

Dry-cleaning is an option, although that process involves the use of the chemical PERC, which is a carcinogenic. Down and feather pillows contain natural fibers, which means that they will absorb that PERC chemical during the dry-cleaning process. That makes dry cleaning a very unpopular choice when washing pillows since no one wants to sleep with their face pressed against chemicals.   

Pillow protectors can be your answer, and they are also an inexpensive choice. We recommend looking for pillow protectors with a zipper closure. Here are some more tips for keeping your pillow fresh and clean.  

  • Wash your pillow protectors once a month, preferably when you are washing your bed linens.
  • When buying pillow protectors, we suggest they be 100% cotton.
  • Polyester fabric can make your pillow feel very hot and also does a poor job of absorbing moisture, which is bad for your skin.  

Vero Linens is ready to help you create an entirely new sleeping experience. We have a wide selection of the best sleeping pillows on the market, which includes down sleeping pillows, feather sleeping pillows and much more.  

We also sell 100% cotton pillow protectors on our site, located here

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