Top 5 Reasons You Need Pillow Covers
Pillow covers are easy to remove and wash; they help to conveniently guard against allergens and extend the life of your down and feather pillows by keeping them cleaner.
Pacific Coast® provides our customers with a wide range of zippered pillow covers, also called protectors. Since there are so many different terms, let us try to explain — moving from the inside of your pillow to the outside:
- Pillow covers, or protectors, are used to protect pillows from dust mites and stains. They usually have a zippered closure.
- The pillow case is what you sleep on. It is placed over the pillow cover. Pillow cases, commonly part of your sheet set, are designed as a functional and decorative covering.
- Shams are the decorative cover usually with trim or a flange. It’s placed as the outermost layer of your pillow and usually used on pillows that aren’t used for sleeping.
1. Keeps your pillows cleaner
Pillow covers are the first line of defense to keep pillows cleaner for longer. The reality of life is that we shed a little every day. Over time, our pillows get filled with skin cells, dirt, and dander just like our beds do. Using a pillow cover will prevent buildup on the down and feather inside the pillow. This extends the time between pillow washings, saving laundry time.
2. Blocks out allergens
Our allergy pillow covers are made with tightly woven fabric. This fabric keeps dander and dust out of the pillow to prevent allergens from building up in the filling of the pillow. These pillow covers are also hot water washable, which is important since allergists commonly recommend washing linens weekly in 130 degree water.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology tells us "Dust mite allergens are a common trigger of allergy and asthma symptoms. While they can be found throughout the house, these microscopic creatures thrive in warm, humid environments such as bedding, upholstered furniture and carpeting".
Pacific Coast pillow covers, or protectors, come in gusseted and non-gusseted versions to match your pillow style.
3. Fluffier for life
Using both pillow cases and covers creates a double defense against those body fluids that end up on our pillows. The oils and dirt in sweat and saliva can build up to weigh down the pillow and reduce its fluff. While this can happen to any pillow, it can be a bigger factor in down pillows since the down clusters are light and we want them to be fluffy to maintain their performance.
4. Assurance against bed bugs
Bed bugs aren’t a big issue for pillows since they tend to like the creases of the mattress better. For some having a little extra security can be important for those with a bed bug problem as it is common in large cities. Because the pillow covers have zippers, bed bugs will be unable to enter your pillows.
5. Peace of mind while traveling
Bring along pillow covers and place them over the pillows when traveling so that you can avoid bed pests while also avoiding the possibility of dirty pillowcases making contact with your skin. Pillow covers don’t take up much room in your suitcase, so why not skip the worry and have a better night’s sleep?
Pillow covers are an inexpensive way to give you peace of mind and extend the life of your pillows. Whether you choose allergy pillow covers, luxury pillow covers or our basic style, you will sleep knowing that your pillow is staying cleaner and pest-free.