6 Ways To Care For Your Pillow Protector

Every night you sleep, your pillow absorbs body oils and perspiration that can leave behind unpleasant odors and irritate your skin. A pillow protector will keep your pillow safe from outside elements, extending the life of your pillow by many years, saving you money over time.

Here are ways to care for your Everlasting Comfort Waterproof Pillow Protector so it can continue to protect your pillows and keep them clean and fresh smelling.


1. Wash Them

This is pretty self-explanatory. A good rule of thumb is to wash your pillow protector every few months. I’ve found that after a while, they can get kinda funky, so they need some freshening up now and then.

That being said, you should use a gentle detergent, and never put them in an actual washer or dryer!

Wash Them


2. Rotate Them

You should rotate your pillows every few months to keep them fresh and dry. You don’t want one side to constantly be in contact with your skin, as it will pick up oils, bacteria and dead skin cells (gross!). So flip it over every few weeks.

When you wash your pillow protector, make sure you toss it into the washer along with any other dirty laundry – never put it in a dryer, even on low heat.


3. Get Some Sun (and Air Out)

Dust mites and other microscopic critters often make their way into your pillow. Even if they’re present in only small numbers, they can still affect your comfort level by exacerbating allergies.

The best way to get rid of these pests is to place your pillow outside and let it air out for a few hours every month. If you do experience dust-mite allergies, consider using a dust-mite proof pillow protector.

Get Some Sun


4. Fluff Frequently

A common problem with down pillows is that they don’t stay fluffy for long. Try fluffing your pillow at least once a week—twice if you can—to restore its initial softness.

And if it starts to seem like your pillow is never going to return to its former glory, you might consider replacing it with a newer model. A pillow should last five years or more; not only are they expensive up front, but they’re pretty hard on your back over time.


5. Go Beyond Surface Cleaning

When you simply wash your pillow protector on its own, it’s important to let it air dry completely before you put it back on your pillow. If you don’t let it air dry completely, any moisture trapped in between will actually attract dirt and dust, eventually making those stains worse.

This goes for all kinds of surface cleaning: whether it’s washing or vacuuming, make sure you remove your pillow protector entirely from your bed so that all of its parts get a chance to fully dry.


6. Avoid Direct Heat Sources

Avoid Direct Heat Sources

Some pillows are filled with feathers or down, which can ignite if exposed to direct heat sources like space heaters and electric blankets. Do not sleep on a hot pillow—not even for a few minutes. If you’re using a space heater, make sure your pillow is at least three feet away from it. If your mattress has side tables attached to it, do not put your pillow near that area either.

You can visit the website on https://www.everlastingcomfort.net/products/hypoallergenic-waterproof-pillow-protectors for more tips.


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