While the product description on the website claims that these pillow cases "Protects your pillows from mold, mildew, fungi, pollen, bacteria, pet dander and dust mites" the weave of the fabric is too porous to block dustmites. The actual product packaging simply claims that it "Stops the growth of germs, mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria - the breeding ground for allergy causing dust mites". The pillows may reduce these other allergens, but for some one like me with dust mite allergies the cases will not help (the main fuel for dustmites is dander). These pillow cases are not equivalent to the typical dustmite protective cases sold elsewhere and should not be purchased in the hope of protecting against dustmites.
We don't have allergies we are aware of, but we decided to be on the safe side, considering all of the stuff that lives in pillows. We are pleased with these pillow covers, they are not noisy or crinkly, and seem to work, we have been sleeping pretty well since we put them on.
I have suffered severe allergies to my cat. I did not know I was allergic to cats and didn't put the pieces together for a few months. When I went to get allergy tested and discovered I was highly allergic to cats I was already way too far in to give him away! I went out and bought mattress and pillow casings, a hepa vacuum, and an air filter. I can't say for sure that the mattress and pillow casings did the trick but I will say I woke up one morning allergy free! And I can also say that the first night I slept with the mattress and pilllow casings I woke up able to breathe freely for the first time in months! I highly recommend this product!
I have owned my pillow protectors for only one month. I use to wake up in the morning sneezing and I believe that had a lot to do with my pillows. In an attempt to be greener and cut down on the unseen critters living in my pillows I decided to purchase pillow protectors. I believe this is one of the best purchases I have made. I don't hear a lot of noise as some of the other customers have posted. They are comfortable and I have it gives me piece of mind nowing I am not beathing in any bad stuff from my pillows. I have purchase the protectors for my whole house. I would recommend them to friends.
These pillow protectors do not protect against dust mites--only mold, mildew, etc? I incorrectly assumed that "allergy free" includes dust mite imperviousness. Without it, these are worthless. They're also really expensive--expecially without dust mite protection.
the allergy free pillow covers work well. I was waking up every day with a headache and have used my down pillows for years but may have developed an allergy to them. I got the pillow covers and they work great. You should have them anyway to protect your pillows. Made of great quality and more than worth what I paid for them and they protect your pillows even if you don't have allergies.
They may do the job (I did not want to even try them) but I would be very surprised if they let you sleep if you use them. The material is very coarse and noisy. It kind of feels like a very thick , harsh, polyester canvas fabric. I did not like it at all. The one star is because it might actually do what is supposed to but I prefer someone else to test them. This experience does not change my opinion of Overstock: Great job guys!
all good and cozy sleeping. would recommend. I got King Size also.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? great
As always, an excellent product at a great price with very fast shipping. Why waste gas and energy going to four stores in the mall looking for a product and comparing prices. Do it all online at Overstock.com. The pillow covers are an excellent value.