Do you spend the nights fighting allergies and biting your pillow in agony? Wait, that sentence didn’t come out right. Anyway, the vice president of a custom-printing pillow company tells Newsday what he looks for in a good pillow cover.
The protector should be made with a fabric that is breathable, stays cool and quiet (older ones typically made from plastic crackled when you put your head down on the pillow), is naturally mildew- and stain-resistant and easy to launder.
The best pillow protectors have air filtration built into the fabric. This is a different technology — not used in the majority of protectors — that actually traps the allergens in the protector so you never have to be face to face with the harmful critters.
My pick: The FabricTech 2000 PillowBarrier (retails for $19.95 at Sleepy’s mattress stores).
He also says you can try an anti-allergy spray: “A good organic one is Mite-NIX Organic Allergy Relief Spray (Drugstore.com, $7.99 for 16 ounces).”