Frequently asked questions
What are pillow protectors used for?
Pillow Protectors act as an additional barrier keeping your pillow cleaner and fresher for longer. Placed directly over your pillow, pillow protectors help protect the pillow from dust, dirt, moisture, sweat, stains and other nasties. In addition, it helps to prolong the life of your pillow, so you won't need to replace it as quickly. Pillow protectors also help to keep the sleeper protected from dust mites or allergens that may be present inside the pillow itself.
We also recommend the use of pillow protectors to keep the down feathers within some pillows from poking through the pillow fabric uncomfortably or working their way through entirely and littering your room in tiny white feathers. The additional layer of fabric offered by a pillow protector will keep your down pillow fresh and help those cheeky little feathers stay put!
Are pillowcases the same as pillow protectors?
While similar in appearance, pillowcases and pillow protectors are different and serve different purposes. Pillowcases are designed with an opening at one end that is usually folded or featuring a button closure. The overall design and fabric used are often more focused on aesthetics than protecting you or your pillow. On the other hand, a pillow protector is designed with a zip closure to completely safeguard the pillow within from moisture, dust, and dirt and to protect the sleeper from any possible allergen triggers inside the pillow.
Are pillow protectors worth the money?
Yes, we think so! Just imagine you finally find your perfect pillow only to spill some liquid on it accidentally? Unfortunately, a pillowcase won't protect your pillow from stains, and you will need to replace it or risk the growth of mildew inside the pillow's inner fabric. If, however, you are using a pillow protector, it will create a waterproof protective layer against spillages, keeping it fresher for longer.
They are also great for protecting you and your family while you sleep from dust mites and other allergen triggers which may be present within the pillow.
Do you wash pillow protectors?
Yes, you do need to wash your pillow protectors but not as frequently as pillowcases. We recommend you wash your pillow protector once a month and your pillowcases once a week or more regularly if you suffer from allergies or skin breakouts.
What are the best pillow protectors for allergies?
A great pillow protector for people with allergies will have the following features:
- Dust mite barrier
- Allergen barrier
- Spill barrier
- Stain barrier
The [Protect-a-Bed Mattress Stay New Protector](https://www.chiropedic.net.au/staynewpillow-protector/) is an excellent choice if you or your family suffer from allergies (standard size 45cm x 70cm). If sensitive skin is an issue, the [Protect-a-Bed Mattress Signature Series Pillow Protector](Ideal%20for%20sensitive%20skin.%20100%%20natural%20eucalyptus%20tencel%20sleepis an ideal design, featuring a 100% natural eucalyptus tencel sleep surface as well as the features shown above.
Where can I find pillow protectors for kids?
Chiropedic is pleased to offer the [Eco Kids Bamboo Pillow Protector](https://www.chiropedic.net.au/eco-kids-bamboo-jersey-pillow-protector/) in a standard 73 x 48 cm design. This soft and incredibly comfortable pillow protector is manufactured in Australia from bamboo and cotton and features a wide range of features and benefits that will help your child get a great night's sleep. The Eco Kids Bamboo Pillow Protector is:
- Protective against dust mites, mould and bacteria allergens
- Designed with a secure zipper closure
- Machine washable and may be tumble dried
- Approved by the National Asthma Council Australia's Sensitive Choice Program
Where can I buy pillow protectors?
Right here! Head on over to our [pillow protectors](https://www.chiropedic.net.au/protectors/pillow-protectors/) page and check out a wide range of information to help you choose the best pillow protector for you and your family.