There are many different fibers and materials used to make a pillowcase these days and you should be aware of what they are. You probably already know what preferences you have and what you like better but here is a run down of what you can choose from.
Be sure to check if a material is uncomfortable for you to wear or makes you hot then it will probably not be the best option to sleep on either. Not all materials are machine washable and that may also factor in to your choice.
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Pillowcases on this list are made from either satin, silk, polyester or cotton material. While cotton may be one you feel the most comfortable with you can still search through the options but be wary of polyester if you are a particularly hot sleeper or if your polyester clothes make you hot in the day time.
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HC COLLECTION 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Pillow Case
One thing you are going to fall in love with in these pillow cases is that not only are they microfiber but they are 1500 thread count, making them extremely soft and comfortable. With pillow cases you will definitely want to have one that does not chafe or feel scratchy on your face or pull your hair throughout the evening.
The pillow cases are not very expensive but you get two for the price you are paying and you can choose from a variety of colors and size options. Whether you need twin, full, standard, queen or king size cases, you will find what you need and in your choice of colors from pale, neutral color like white and cream to navy blue and eggplant.
You do not have to worry about keeping the pillowcase looking in top condition as it is wrinkle free. The pillow cases come with a money back guarantee in case you find that you are not completely satisfied with your case.
- Multiple color options
- Size options
- Wrinkle free
- Not thick enough
- Color may be a bit off
ALASKA BEAR Natural Silk Pillowcase
A silk pillowcase may be something you’ve had your eye on but you haven’t been sure you actually need or perhaps it sounds a little fancy to you. If you are wanting a relatively inexpensive yet high quality pillowcase to keep your hair from pulling and to be soft against your skin this may be the perfect option for you.
This pillowcase is very breathable and allows for air food throughout the night which means it will stay relatively cool and not causing you unnecessary sweating or overheating in the night. It is a hypoallergenic pillowcase so if you suffer from allergies or generally have a difficult time sleeping due to allergic reactions and difficult breathing or asthma you may find this pillowcase helps to alleviate problems and help you.
The pillow has a zipper so you know that the pillow itself is locked in tightly and will not fall out regardless of tossing and turning, but the zipper is hidden and is not visible from the outside which makes it more stylish in your room. It can be ordered in a variety of colors in either standard, toddler, queen, king or body pillow size.
- Body pillow size option
- No harsh chemicals
- Hidden zipper
- Can be ruined by washing if you do not follow the care instructions carefully
- Zipper may be faulty
Bare Home Premium Ultra-Soft Microfiber Pillowcase
As you can read in the name of the pillow it is truly an extremely soft pillow with 1800 thread count making the pillow thick and soft to sleep on. The two pack of pillowcases are designed to be fade resistant keeping up their good color as well as their shape and form regardless of washing them.
The pillowcases themselves are easy to wash, you do not have to worry or fuss with care instructions but just toss them in the washer and then into the dryer and rest easy knowing everything will come out how you expect it to. Once you do have them laundered and on your pillows you will notice that they are hypoallergenic pillowcases and help to keep your breathing normal throughout the night.
The company works with the certification that every part of the pillow and the entire process of constructing the pillow is done to without harsh substances. These cases are wrinkle free so you can leave your iron out of the care for these.
There are twenty nine color options to match your lifestyle and your bedroom and you can order them in either a pillowcase and sheet set or the pillowcase only. The sizes range from twin to California king size.
- Wrinkle free
- High thread count
- Easy to wash
- May be hot in the night
- A little thin
Bedsure Satin Pillowcase
Bedsure is a brand that is concerned with keeping you looking your best for as long as possible creating pillowcase that is soft and comfortable. Your hair will not be pulled and your skin will not be squashed up in your sleep and leaving lines on your face.
This pillowcase is polyester satin which makes it even more silky than regular satin products. Although it is a polyester based satin you do not have to worry about being overheated as the silk pillowcase stays relatively cool regardless of your personal body heat.
The pillow is zipper closed and allows for you to move around a lot on the pillow without fear that the pillow will slip out of the case. This is a wrinkle resistant pillowcase and comes with specific care instructions that you should follow to keep from ruining the case.
- Wrinkle resistant
- Won’t leave lines on your face
- Stiff material
- Color and size might be off
California Design Den Cotton Pillowcase
This is a 400 thread count beautifully designed cotton pillow case that looks and feels like a satin cover. You know what is cotton and you know this material is one you can trust and will be comfortable and easy to wash and dry.
The sateen finish of these pillows makes them feel like they are more of a satin material than just cotton. The pillowcases are hand stitched and checked carefully by hand so you know they are carefully and thoughtfully pieced together.
These pillows come with careful instructions for care and washing the pillow but you shouldn’t have to worry about them to much. Follow the settings to set your washer to and place your pillowcases in and dry them easily and effectively.
You get two pillowcases which can be ordered in your choice of size and color from twin to king size. You can choose from one of twenty different colors to match with your bedroom style.
- Machine wash safe
- Silky feel
- Many color options
- May wash out color
- May leave bleach spots
What do I NEED a Pillowcase
This is truly your personal choice as to whether or not you will actually purchase a pillowcase or not. Most people prefer to have a pillowcase in order to better protect their pillow from general wear and tear as well as messes and nightly sweating.
Though you can sleep nightly without a pillowcase it may be nice to keep your pillow protected long term. Others particularly like pillowcases because they can dress up the pillow and make it look more fancy and add style to your room.
Special Considerations For Creating This List
- Comfortable: The factors that went into choosing pillows for this list were many and varied but came down to what most people actually look for. A comfortable pillow case is a must as if affects your night’s rest and how you will feel the coming day.
- Breathable: the pillowcases we found to be worthy of this list are made with breathable materials. Though many have high thread count and are silly or satin material they are breathable and will not overheat easily.
- Color options: You should be able to choose whichever color you would like to match your room and your style decisions. The pillowcases on this list are many and you can usually choose from dozens of different colors and even mix and match your rom.
- Size options: As not everyone has the same room or bed, the pillows accordingly are not the exact same and you need a case that fits every size. You should be able to choose from a variety of sizes in order to find something to go on your bed or your loved one’s.
While you don’t HAVE to have a pillowcase you may want to have something covering your pillow, keeping it safe from daily spills and dirt. The pillowcase you choose is very important to determining the quality of your sleep throughout the evening as well as the style of your room.
Oftentimes you can find pillowcases that come in a set of sheets and most on this list allow for that option as well as buying cases separately. It is your choice which you prefer to purchasing but I just emphasize that a comfortable pillowcase is of paramount importance.