It only takes a matter of months for dust mites to colonise a new pillow. By the time a pillow is two years old it is thought that at least 10% of its weight is made up of dust mites, both dead and alive. The dust mite droppings contain an allergen, which to sensitive people can cause symptoms such as sneezing, coughing and itching. Dust mite allergens can be a contributing factor towards triggering asthma symptoms in children.
The cotton terry waterproof pillow case provides a protective barrier between you and the dust mites, eliminating their source of food.
We naturally perspire throughout the night which soaks into our pillow case causing staining. Our perspiration also encourages dust mites, who require moisture, dead skin particles and bacteria to survive. This waterproof pillow protector blocks out the dust mites' food source, enabling them to die off. It also keeps your pillow hygienic and free from stains and mould.
The cover is 100% terry cotton and the backing is thin layer of waterproof polyurethane certified free from harmful substances (Okeo-Tex Standard 100).