by Rifen Gonsalves, 5 December 2022
Will any pillow protectors work?
No. In fact, there are many times when the wrong pillow protector will mess up your pillow. If the pillow protector is not the right size. If their dimensions aren’t accurate to whatever our finished good, that’ll screw the pillow up. If it’s too small, for example, the pillow will seem firmer than it’s supposed to be.
And then of course how well the cotton or the textile that we used for the protector breathes. Specifically, during the compression cycle, when you put your head on the pillow, the protector doesn’t create a puffiness to the pillow, so there’s no air getting trapped in there.
When the protector works properly, it allows the pillow to breathe, because believe it or not, pillows actually breathe, and they breathe, just much slower than you or I do. But every time you put your head on the pillow and then lift your head up, that’s almost like a breath because it’s taking in the air as it expands again into its normally pillowy shape.
How is a pillow protector going to help my pillow?
One of the things that destroy pillows is compression, which obviously you can’t do anything about. That’s when you put your head on the pillow and you use it, so that one’s kind of off the table.
But as it relates to the other things that destroy pillows, the other two big ones are the oils from your skin and moisture.
The oil we’re talking about can be technically from your skin. Everybody has a slightly different chemical pH, and chemical balance; some people get more sleep in their eyes in the mornings where they have stuff inside their tear ducts, and some people have just more oily skin than others, that’s just, everyone’s a little bit different.
In addition, we have night bathers who have a tendency to add lotions and creams to their skin so they smell good and moisturize before they go to bed, which is great. However, you have to understand that there is an impact potentially on your pillow. So big factor that affects your pillow is the oils from lotions and from your skin.
And then the worst one of all is actually just water. The night bathers wash their hair think their hair is dry, but it’s actually only dry relative to your touch. It may not be fully and completely dry. So then you end up with wet hair on a pillow. Adding to moisture is saliva from drooling, moisture as you breathe, humidity, and sweat.
Unfortunately, people don’t realize that they sweat like a liter of water a night, so for anybody who’s ever weighed themselves in the morning, and then notice that that’s the lightest they’ve been all day, it’s not an accident, because you actually lost water weight overnight. So you wake up in the morning, and you’re just lighter, but the water went somewhere, right? The water is collected by the kidneys and leaves in the form of urine when you wake up. It also goes to perspiration, your hair, or your breath.
So what destroys pillows? We are the ones, the culprits that break down a pillow that requires the need to protect it.
If you’re seeing yellow on a pillow or on the mattress cover, it’s not anything. It’s almost a normal thing that’s actually going to happen.
How can you control it, and push it off for as long as possible?
That’s why we refurbish pillows, but that’s also why we recommend and say that using a pillow protector is quite possibly one of the most important things that you can do, because it adds longevity to the pillow.
The challenge has been to manufacture and store and cut and sew the pillow protectors in a way that doesn’t change the way the pillow behaves. Otherwise, we’d have taken all that we spent time and effort designing the fill weights and the fill powers, and the cotton and the textures and the air permeability studies for cotton.
To avoid all the above problems, We recommend you to use Pillow Protectors from Rekhas House of Cotton – Which have carefully surveyed accross 1000 people & based on their recommendation & taking their points into consideration We have made these amazing Pillow Protectors to protect your face from any harmful allergens and to give you the best night sleep.