How often do you wash your sheets and pillowcases? Once a week? Once every other week, maybe? Now, how often do you wash your pillow? Probably never, like most people. That means that while your sheets are being sanitized regularly, your pillow is still accumulating body oil, sweat, drool, pet dander, dust mites, and possibly even bed bugs. If that wasn’t a list of things you want touching your face, you need a pillow protector. Here are a few reasons why everyone should be sleeping with a pillow encasement:
They keep your pillows clean. Did you know that the average person sweats about one liter of water per night? Or that your pillow probably contains more fungal spores and bacteria than the average toothbrush? Pillows aren’t exactly the cleanest things around, but a pillow protector can stop those common nasties from building up inside.
They reduce allergen buildup. Up to 10% of the weight of your pillow could be made up of dust mite feces. Dust mites and their fecal matter are among the most common causes of allergy and asthma symptoms. Your pillow can also host other allergens, such as mold, pollen, and pet dander. A pillow protector that is frequently washed can prevent these nasty things from building up under your cheek.
They keep out bed bugs. As you probably already know, bed bugs are the big new thing right now. They’re everywhere, infesting motels, hospitals, apartment buildings, and mansions all across the globe. If your home gets bed bugs, they’ll likely camp out on or near your bed, staying comfortably close to their host: you. That means that you could have bed bugs hiding in your mattress, your bed frame, and – you guessed it – your pillows. Our pillow encasements are certified bed bug proof, specifically designed to keep the little blood suckers out of your pillow.
They make your pillow last longer. Due to the previously mentioned nasties – sweat, mold, allergens, and such – you typically shouldn’t expect a synthetic pillow to last more than a year or two before it should be replaced. Keeping an unprotected pillow any longer than that is often considered unsanitary, and could cause or exacerbate various health problems. With a pillow protector in place, your pillow – no matter how expensive – can provide you with a clean and healthy sleep environment for much longer than it could unprotected.
Whether you suffer from asthma, allergies, or simply want a cleaner sleep, you owe it to yourself to invest in a pillow protector. Keep your pillows cleaner for longer with a sealed and certified bed bug proof pillow encasement.