Your soft, cozy pillows could be harboring thousands of allergens or even bugs like dust mites. To say goodbye to those nighttime allergies and improve your sleep health, you might just need a new pillow case! And, of utmost importance—a silk, hypoallergenic pillow case with a zipper.
What Makes Allergies Worse at Night?
When you’re sneezing, sniffling, tossing and turning all night, you’re not getting the quality of beauty sleep that you need—and deserve!
What causes allergy issues while sleeping? There are several possibilities, but the problem is probably in your pillows.
Some of the most common allergens, like dust, dust mites, mold, mildew, and pollen, can become trapped in your pillow and pillow case, negatively affecting your health.
Dust mites (not to be confused with bed bugs) are common invisible pests that live in bedding, carpet, and furniture. These microscopic bugs won’t bite you, but they will feed on the abundant supply of dead skin cells you shed daily. Yum, right?
But, how do they cause allergies? Well, we’ll make this quick—when a dust mite goes number two, the fecal matter can trigger an allergic response. If a colony of dust mites is living rent-free, long-term on your pillow, it can even lead to asthma.
Mold and mildew
Mold spores are invisible and are again, unfortunately, quite common. They’re often in the air we breathe. Some types of mold produce a substance that can trigger an allergy response.
Mildew works in the same way, as it refers to specific types of mold. Hypoallergenic pillow cases can be a lifesaver if you suffer from mold and mildew allergies.
Other common allergens that can ruin your sleep at night and make your morning rough include:
- Pet dander if you have furry friend
- Chemicals and chemical byproducts used in the process of manufacturing textiles
No allergy pillow protector
If you currently don't own a hypoallergenic pillowcase, then you have no allergen protection from your pillow.
All that dirt and buildup is getting cozy in your pillow, pillowcase, and bedding while you can’t get comfortable or stop rubbing your itchy eyes. If this sounds like you, buy a hypoallergenic pillow case. And do so quickly to protect your health and your pillow!
You Need a Hypoallergenic Pillow Protector
Cover those pillows with hypoallergenic pillow cases to get rid of troublesome allergy symptoms! Read on for some tips on how to pick out the perfect hypoallergenic pillowcase.
Avoid pillow covers without zipper closure
Using a pillow cover with an envelope closure is simply not enough if you have allergies. The pillow may be mostly covered by the pillowcase, but it will not help deter allergens.
With envelope closure pillowcases, all of the dust (and dust mites), dirt, sweat, and buildup throughout the week will find its way into the pillow itself.
And even worse—if this same inferior pillow protector is made from a synthetic material, such as polyester or nylon, these skin-clogging, allergy irritating particles will also be retained in the pillow cover itself. Gross!
Look for truly hypoallergenic pillow cases
Again, to stress the importance, one of the top ways to ensure your pillow doesn’t make you sneeze is to use a pillowcase with a zipper closure. Many pillowcases will be labeled as “hypoallergenic” and still use an envelope closure. The material itself may be hypoallergenic, but since the pillow is not actually protected from invading allergens, you’ll just be wasting your money.
Also make sure that the material of your pillow cover isn’t synthetic. Look for hypoallergenic pillow cases made from silk instead—silk is a naturally hypoallergenic material.
Switch to a silk pillow case, ensure it has a zipper, and you’re already on the way to nixing those allergens for good.
Did You Know: When buying a silk hypoallergenic pillow case, look for one made from 100% mulberry silk satin!
Best Hypoallergenic Pillowcase for Allergies
Blissy Silk Pillowcases are the best hypoallergenic pillow cases you can buy. These ultra-soft and luxurious pillow protectors are made from 100% grade 6A (the finest) mulberry silk, which is a naturally hypoallergenic material and bug resistant. Bye-bye Mr. Dust Mite!
Blissy Silk Pillowcases are good quality at an affordable price, given the many benefits of silk and its longevity. Plus, it’s a bonus that they’re luxuriously soft with a breathable design and are OEKO-TEX certified. So you know they're safe, non-toxic, and eco-friendly.
Hypoallergenic Benefits of Using a Silk Pillowcase
If you’re an allergy sufferer, switching to a silk hypoallergenic pillow case can dramatically improve your life and quality of sleep at night.
As mentioned, silk is hypoallergenic and bug resistant! If you’re curious how the natural fibers of silk can lessen the severity of your allergies, it’s mostly due to silk’s naturally-occurring protein, sericin.
Sericin is the primary protein that helps keep silkworms safe from other bugs while they’re in their cocoons. It will keep dust mites away from you too while you’re cocooned in bed.
Silk is also resistant to mold and mildew. Its strong, natural fibers won’t retain moisture—this is doubly beneficial, as silk won’t allow mold and mildew to grow but will allow your skin to stay soft, supple, and hydrated.
Did You Know: Harsh chemical treatments are not used to process Blissy silk. Blissy silk is certified safe, non-toxic, and eco-friendly.
Silk’s Other Benefits
Aside from being naturally hypoallergenic and mold/bug resistant, silk has many fantastic beauty benefits.
Silk has amazing benefits for your skin! Here are some of the various skincare benefits:
- Anti-aging properties
- Wrinkle resistant—won’t leave crease marks on your skin
- Less friction on your skin and hair while you’re sleeping
- Naturally soft, antibacterial, and non-irritating
- Lessens the frequency and severity of breakouts
- Gentle on sensitive skin
- Won't absorb skincare products
- Hydrating for skin
- Won't clog clogging pores
Did You Know: Switching to a silk hypoallergenic pillow case can help stop breakouts!
Sleeping on anti-frizz, super-soft silk hypoallergenic pillowcases reduces hair breakage and tangling. It also stops your hair from drying by locking in natural oils. This leads to shinier, softer, more glamorous hair!
Did You Know: You can continue to enjoy silk’s benefits all day by styling your hair with silk accessories.
Better sleep at night
Aside from helping you to sniffle less and sleep more, silk is also cooling (helps regulate body temperature), moisture-wicking, ultra-soft, and comfortable.
Self-Care for the Win!
Kick your allergies to the curb while pampering yourself with a silk hypoallergenic pillow case. You deserve to relax, enjoy, and unwind—all while feeling luxurious and sniffle-free.
Want to treat yourself some more? Get the beauty rest you’ve earned with a silk pillowcase, silk sleep mask, and silk robe!