Why should I use pillow protectors?
Pillow protectors are, as their name suggests, a way to protect your pillow from stains, spills and sweat, which will lengthen the lifespan of your pillow by allowing it to remain more hygienic and plump for longer. As we sleep, we all shed minute skin particles, sweat and other body fluids which seep through the bed linen into our pillowcases and mattresses, and form a perfect breeding ground for tiny creatures such as bacteria, dust mites and other organisms. Although they are not in any way dangerous, they may cause skin allergies, breathing difficulties, sinus trouble and worsen the effects of asthma. Using pillow protectors (and mattress protectors) will form a protective barrier that will benefit you too.
Can I purchase pillow protectors at Spotlight?
Yes, you can! Spotlight stocks a range of pillow protectors from leading brands such as Brampton House, Tontine, Jaspa, and In Your Dreams amongst others. Choose from stain resistant, waterproof, anti-allergy, quilted, and anti-bacterial pillow protectors as well as V-shaped and European pillow protectors. Some pillow protectors are sold singly, while others are packed in pairs or even a saver pack that contains 4 pillow protectors.
What is the best pillow protector for me?
Most people are happy with stain resistant pillowcases, but if you prefer a waterproof pillow protector to completely shield your pillow from spills, these are also available. Some waterproof pillow protectors may make you feel hot when sleeping, as the waterproof barrier also restricts air flow, so in hot climates these may be uncomfortable. If you are prone to suffering from allergies, check out the special anti-allergy range of bedding protectors at Spotlight.
How do I care for my pillow protectors?
Pillow protectors should be laundered on a regular basis and most are machine washable and can be tumble dried, but do always refer to packaging or labels for instructions. Once dry, they can go straight back onto the pillow without the need for ironing. Some anti-allergy or anti-bacterial pillow protectors may have been treated with specialist materials and may have different laundry instructions.