Are Pillow Protectors the Same as Pillowcases?

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Commonly mistaken for one another, pillow protectors and pillowcases actually have different functions designed to provide better sleep and protection. While both may share similar characteristics, these two pillow accessories are made differently, and it is important to know where they diverge. 

What is a Pillowcase?

We are all familiar with the pillowcases we use to cover our pillows at night. Almost always included in a sheet set, pillowcases are designed to match your bedding and provide style and comfort. The material of your pillowcase is important since it will be in direct contact with your face and skin each and every night. Common fabrics include silk, cotton, and microfiber. Everyone is different so it is essential that you find the fabric that works best for you and your skin. 

What is a Pillow Protector?

Similar to a pillowcase, pillow protectors cover the pillow entirely. Unlike pillow protectors, pillowcases are comfortable-fitting covers that drape neatly over the pillow. Pillow protectors, on the other hand, are a more snug fitted cover that is meant to protect your pillow from unwanted stains, sweat, body oils, etc. They are a close-fitting sleeve put on before the pillowcase so you have an extra layer of protection without the bulk. Ideally, you would want to use a pillow protector and a pillowcase together to get the most protection and comfort.

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What is the Best Pillowcase and Pillow Protector?

For the most protection and quality comfort, you should look for Egyptian cotton pillowcases and pillow protectors. The extra-long staple fibers in authentic Egyptian cotton provide a softer, more durable fabric that will last you years to come. Depending on your preference, you may choose a silkier weave like sateen or a coarser fabric like percale. Either way, Egyptian cotton allows you to sleep comfortably in luxurious bedding so you can get your best rest. 

You deserve the best sleep on authentically safe sheets. Identify authentic 100% Egyptian cotton by looking for the Cotton Egypt Association certification label. It’s also important that you look for OEKO-TEX certified linens to ensure safe and chemical-free sheets. 

Shop the Best Egyptian Cotton Sheets & More at Pure Parima

Pure Parima offers quality, luxury, and transparency so you can be sure you are getting the best sleep you can get. Find 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, pillow protectors, and more, and create your dream bed. Not sure which fabric is right for you? Take our quiz to find out! 

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