Creating a safe sleep environment is just as important as creating a comfortable one – although safety is usually an afterthought. You get in bed at night (maybe you even showered first), you’re in pajamas not dirty clothes, you pull up your bed when you get out and pull it down when you get in – so what’s there to protect right? The truth is, there is a whole world of microscopic particles that find their way into the fabrics and fill of your pillows and mattress, and truthfully, they can be harmful. Bed Bath & Beyond’s assortment of pillow protectors and bed pillow covers will help ensure that you’re sleeping in a healthy, safe and sound environment every night. Offering brands such as Therapedic® and National Allergy®, you’re sure to find a solution to fit your needs, concerns, and even sleeping style. Whether searching for comfort (hello, cooling), or function (goodbye, allergies) the extensive selection will have you wondering why you didn’t use one sooner.
Do you need to wash pillow protectors? We can’t say this enough – yes, yes yes! The only thing worse than not using a pillow protector, is not caring for the one you have. The concern here is less about the fabric breaking down or not serving its function, and more about the host of microscopic critters and debris that can be found in the pillow you lay on at night (gross, right?). While bed pillow covers don’t necessarily need to be washed weekly with your sheets, they should be washed at least every 3-4 weeks – although, to be fair, more often is never a bad thing. It is also recommended that pillow liners be replaced every 3 months or so, however, you should follow what is mentioned on the specific care label of the protector that you choose. But what if you don’t have standard-sized pillows? There’s a protector for just about any size you can imagine: king size pillow protector, standard size, body pillow, wedge pillow, decorative pillows, they even come in bundles with mattress protectors to ensure you’re covered from top to bottom.
Are Pillow Protectors Worth It?
We know what you’re wondering – you use a pillowcase, so do you really need a pillow protector, too? Are pillow protectors worth it? The short answer: Yes. A pillow protector covers your pillow and provides a barrier against wear and tear. Different materials can help to offer a multitude of different benefits from allergy protection to cooling. The pillowcase protectors help promote healthy sleep and contribute to a healthy sleeping environment. While moisture (sweat, drool, you name it) in your bedding can quickly lead to mold and mildew, a cotton waterproof pillow protector or pillow sweat guard will prevent it from seeping into your pillow fibers. Don’t think you sweat in your sleep? You’d be amazed. Zippered pillow protectors also help to stop allergens and dust mites and prevent the spread of bed bugs. Pillow liners can even help with cooling if you’re a warm sleeper, which in turn will help promote a better night’s rest for you.