Pillow Protector Buying Guide

A pillow protector is perhaps the single most important bedding essential. Think about it. You are directly on your pillow 6-8 hours per night, breathing in whatever is in that space. Isn't it a good idea to ensure your pillow stays as clean and healthy as can be? The Mattress & Sleep Company has put together a comprehensive guide to choosing the right pillow protector to suit your needs.

As we go through the list we'll talk about the types of pillow protectors and our thoughts on why each type may or may not be your best choice. One thing in common between all of our protectors is that they're all easy to machine wash and dry. They're all cut and sewn here in Canada, with fabrics originating in Austria, Germany and Spain.


Cotton Pillow Protectors

Cotton pillow protectors are the most common variety available today. These range from using pillowcase fabric and attaching a zipper all the way to dust mite and bed bug proof varieties. We feel a glorified pillowcase is not worthwhile, so you'll only find the genuine allergen-resistant types offered here.

Which cotton do I choose? Stellmark is of finer quality and is less noisy than the Crescent Moon alternative. That being said if you're looking for certified organic, the Crescent Moon protector is the highest quality option in that category.

St Genève Stellmark Pillow Protectors

St Genève Stellmark Pillow Protectors

Advantages

  • High quality cotton protectors are least likely to interfere with pillow comfort
  • Choice of natural and organic
  • Dust mite proof
  • Bed bug proof (St Genève Stellmark only)

Potential Disadvantages

  • Not as well suited to keeping moisture out of the pillow

St Genève Stellmark Pillow Protectors | Crescent Moon Organic Pillow Protectors

A pillow protector is perhaps the single most important bedding essential. Think about it. You are directly on your pillow 6-8 hours per night, breathing in whatever is in that space. Isn't it a good idea to ensure your pillow stays as clean and healthy as can be? The Mattress & Sleep Company has put together a comprehensive guide to choosing the right pillow protector to suit your needs.

As we go through the list we'll talk about the types of pillow protectors and our thoughts on why each type may or may not be your best choice. One thing in common between all of our protectors is that they're all easy to machine wash and dry. They're all cut and sewn here in Canada, with fabrics originating in Austria, Germany and Spain.



Wool Filled Pillow Protectors

When considering all of the important factors, the St Dormeir Pillow Protector is likely the all-around best option available. This is the perfect pillow protector for regulating humidity and temperature, both of which are made by possible by the generous wool lining. Although not waterproof, wool will absorb quite a bit of moisture, while keeping temperature better balanced than a waterproof cover. St Dormeir is even machine washable and dryable, allowing for easy care.

St Genève Dormeir Pillow Protectors

St Dormeir Pillow Protectors

Advantages

  • Most durable type of protector
  • Best temperature regulation
  • Dust mites do not like to live in wool
  • Excellent moisture control without being waterproof

Potential Disadvantages

  • Will make your pillow a little bit thicker and a touch firmer (This is a good way to firm up a pillow if desired as well)
  • A little bit stiffer than a cotton protector, not quite as flexible

St Dormeir Pillow Protectors