Pillows, cases, and protectors come in a wide range of styles and sizes to satisfy your individual preferences and help ensure you get a great night's sleep. Featuring specialty pillows designed for pregnancy, allergy prevention, and back pain, this inventory also includes Euro pillows, neck contour pillows, body pillows, and everyday bed pillows with a variety of fillings. Overstock also carries pillow cases and protectors to help extend the lifespan of your pillow. Find products from brands you trust, such as Sealy, Beautyrest, Swiss Lux, Tommy Bahama, and Laura Ashley, so you know you're getting lasting quality. Keep reading to learn about the various types and styles of pillows, cases, and protectors at Overstock, and find out more about their benefits.
Treasured for its supreme softness and loft, down offers a luxurious sleep experience. Made from a fine inner layer of feathers, down pillows are easy to shape and remain cool, so you don't have to constantly fluff and flip your pillow during the night. Down pillows are an excellent investment, since they typically last for years.
Pillows filled with down alternatives offer a great option for sleepers who are allergic to down or want a product that's not derived from animals. Down alternatives may be crafted from synthetic materials, such as polyester microfiber, which give the plush softness of down while providing outstanding support. Down alternatives can be a bit less expensive than real down pillows while still offering many of the qualities that make down so popular.
Memory foam is a synthetic material that molds to the shape of your head without flattening. It also springs back to its original shape when you get up. This dense yet lightweight material is made from polyurethane, a highly durable material. Some memory foam pillows feature a cooling gel layer that helps keep you comfortable as you snooze.
Latex foam is a natural material derived from the sap of rubber trees, which is a renewable resource. Naturally hypoallergenic, latex pillows have a nice bounce, and they offer moderate conforming properties. Latex foam pillows come in varying degrees of firmness to accommodate any sleeper's preferences.
Benefits of a Pillow Protector
Over time, pillows and other types of bedding accumulate skin cells and debris that invite dust mites and bacterial infestations. Using a pillow case or protector helps keep your pillow clean while providing a layer of protection against bacteria. Available in zippered or pocket styles, pillow cases and protectors are simple to remove, making them a cinch to sanitize.
Pillow cases and protectors with full zippers produce a sealed environment that helps reduce your exposure to dust mites and other allergy triggers. Available in a variety of hypoallergenic, antimicrobial fabrics, the line of pillow cases and protectors at Overstock features assorted sizes to fit your pillow. High thread counts produce smaller pores in pillow covers, making it more difficult for pet dander and other allergens to infiltrate your pillow. Waterproof fabrics help minimize the development of mold and fungi, which can cause respiratory problems in asthma and allergy sufferers.
Pillow cases and protectors provide a barrier that helps prevent oil, saliva, sweat, and other forms of moisture from reaching the filler inside your pillow, where it can cause mildew and sour smells. Natural fabrics, including cotton, allow moisture to dry quickly and permit your pillow to breathe, which can help keep it cool throughout the night. Enclosing your pillow inside a protector or case provides an inexpensive way to keep your pillow dry and extend its longevity.
Easy to Clean
Pillows that are laundered at home often retain moisture, which can lead to bacteria, mildew, and unpleasant odors. Pillow cases and protectors eliminate that problem. Toss your pillow cases and protectors into the wash at least once a month to keep them clean and fresh.
Hair and Skin Protection
Waking up with bed head or sleep creases on your face can become a thing of the past if you opt for a pillow case or protector made from a silky fabric such as satin. The soft material helps prevent skin friction and minimizes hair frizz and tangling. As an added benefit, satiny pillow cases lend a touch of luxury to your bedding. A zippered closure prevents the protector from sliding off your pillow during the night.
Pillows, Cases, and Protectors FAQ
What is the best pillow for a side sleeper?
Your sleeping position is definitely an important factor to consider when selecting a pillow. Side sleepers often prefer thick, full pillows to accommodate the space between their neck, head, and the mattress. Extra-firm fillers or memory foam can provide the loft side sleepers need to align their spines. A contour pillow can give even more support by cradling your neck as you sleep.
What are some uses for a wedge pillow?
Wedge pillows keep your head and shoulders elevated while you sleep, plus they provide a supportive surface when you sit upright in bed to read or watch television. The ergonomic angle keeps your upper body in a semi-upright position, helping maintain open airways and allowing gravity to keep acids in your stomach instead of allowing them to flow into your throat. Sleepers with lower back pain often use a wedge pillow under the knees to relieve pressure on their spine.
How long do pillows last?
The longevity of your pillow depends on the material from which it's crafted, how often you use it, how you care for it, and other factors. In general, pillows should be replaced every 18 to 24 months. Higher-quality pillows might last up to 36 months. To determine whether it's time to replace your pillow, fold it in half. If it springs back to its original position, the pillow still has life in it. If not, it's time to shop for a new one.