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Pillow Protectors - How you can benefit from one?

Pillow Protectors - How you can benefit from one?

What are Pillow protectors?
Pillow protectors are basics of a healthy sleep environment which provide not only protection for the pillow but also prevent bed bugs and dust mites. Pillow protectors are like pillow cases with fabric technology that offers enhanced features for your health and comfort. A standard pillow protector adds a layer of fabric that prevents some light wear and tear which is associated with sleeping on a pillow. Over time, pillows can fade, get dirty and incurred tears and holes. Using some standard pillow protectors surely can prevent various types of damage.


Are pillow protectors necessary?
Pillow protectors are necessary because of chances are, you wash pillow cases every week. The fresh smell of clean linens fosters a feeling of confidence. Unless pillow protectors are being used, however, pillows are potentially host to pet dust mites, bed bugs, oil and perspiration. The benefits of using a pillow protector are many, and in many cases include keeping these undesirable substances out of pillows. Pillow protectors are an easy way to keep pillows cleaner. Although the effectiveness of pillow protectors varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, many of them do not allow dust mites, bed bugs and other allergens to pass through to the pillow.


How do pillow protectors work?
Using a pillow protector on the bed pillows at all times is an especially good idea if users suffer from asthma or allergies. Many pillow protectors help alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms by preventing triggers from infesting bed pillows, allowing users to sleep better and breathe easier at night. While it is believed that bed bugs are attracted to human warmth rather than dust, bed bugs tend to infest beds and pillows to gain easy access to humans each night. Because pillows are thick and fluffy and in a convenient location, they make excellent hosts for a bed bug infestation. Using special pillow protectors prevents the bugs from gaining access to pillows. Pillow protectors are keeping pillows cleaner and help breathing easier, they are also prolonging the life of the pillow. Keeping your bed linens clean is a must, and the best pillow protectors ensure your pillows stay as fresh as possible.


Waterproof pillow protectors
For the ultimate in health benefits, waterproof pillow protectors are essential for guarding against spills, sweat, drool, accidents and stains. Waterproof pillow protectors prevents moisture and liquids from soaking into the pillow, damaging the filling or giving off an unpleasant odor, especially in the case of down and feather-filled pillows. A waterproof pillow protector will also prevent your pillows from staining caused by fluids, spills, and makeup. Choose a waterproof pillow protector that are manufactured from non-toxic, vinyl-free polypropylene. Ideal for use with young children, they keep liquids, oils and perspiration from seeping into your pillows, keeping them clean and fresh.

Features of a good pillow protector
A good pillow protector should be waterproof because, it provides a barrier for moisture migration to the pillow, so the pillow will not get discoloured or stained because of sweat, saliva.


Some waterproof protectors feel ‘plasticy’ and ruffle when you toss and turn which can be distracting when you sleep. Choose a fabric with a thin laminated TPU backing which is very discreet and completely noiseless. Milky Sheets’ pillow protectors are all made with this innovative fabric.


Choose a protector will a zippered closure rather than a flap closure to ensure the pillow is fully secure and does the pillow does not slip out easily.


As you can see, there are many different pillow protector options with various features and degrees of protection, to cater for various needs. To maximise the life of your pillows, we highly recommend you use pillow protectors on all the pillows in your home. There is nothing better than a great night sleep and comfort.