Pillowcase Selection Guide:
the key to a perfect sleep experience


Pillowcases play an integral role in supporting head and neck alignment, comfort in sleep position and overall quality of rest. An appropriately fitted pillowcase ensures adequate support throughout the night - helping reduce neck strain while alleviating discomfort caused by incorrect sleeping positions or incorrect pillowcase selection. Finding your ideal pillowcase will enhance the quality and comfort of restful REM sleep - which promotes deeper restful REM sleep for body repair. Thus, knowing how to choose and care for it effectively is a necessary life skill . In this article, we will explore some useful knowledge by discussing various pillowcase options while giving people useful knowledge by discussing various factors involved.

How to choose a pillowcase by its appearance

1. Look: see whether the surface of the cushion covers color difference, wrinkles, cushion cover pattern is clear, color uniformity.
2. Touch: available hands feel a pad cover, feel its texture is good, pad cover is the same thickness.
3. Smell: this factor should not be overlooked; if the cushion cover has an offensive odor, its contents could contain formaldehyde, vinyl chloride and other volatile substances in high amounts.
4. Wipe: Cut a small sample from your cushion cover and wipe it down with damp cloth to determine whether there is discoloration occurring.

Hazards of Formaldehyde

How to choose a pillowcase in terms of functionality

Comfort and Breathability:

Material choice of pillowcase has an immediate and direct influence on its comfort and breathability, such as cotton, hemp, pure silk, pure wool or memory foam. Common choices of material for pillowcases are cotton, hemp, pure silk, pure wool or memory foam - each providing different degrees of softness, breathability and moisture absorption properties; cotton pillowcase is soft yet breathable making it great for spring/summer nights; hemp allows natural moisture absorption as it has natural moisture absorbency capabilities while pure silk pillowcase features delicate skin soft silk texture while pure wool pillowcase provides warmth making winter uses cosy while memory foam pillowcase provides snug fitting snug fits making them suitable options suitable for anyone suffering with cervical discomfort issues.


Suitability mes Pillowcase size and suitability go hand-in-hand, depending on its purpose of use. Pillowcases can typically be divided into single pillowcase and double pillowcase, the former typically measuring 48x74cm in terms of inner diameter; two are often found placed per bed. As for double pillowcases, two must typically fit on 5 foot beds while 6 foot beds typically accommodate 48cm x 145 cm inner diameter cases respectively.

Pillowcase size should not only give people a comfortable night's rest, but should also promote body relaxation by relieving tension in shoulder and neck muscles during sleep; so when selecting the ideal pillowcase size take into consideration these points:

1. The Size of Bed: Single beds, double beds, children's beds and other types of beds come in various sizes; consequently their appropriate pillowcase sizes also vary, for instance 5-foot beds are typically fitted with 48cm pillowcases while 6 feet beds need larger 48x145cm cases to make up their inner diameter of 48x115 cm pillowcases for optimal use.
2. Quilt Size: The size of a pillowcase corresponds with that of its quilt counterpart in selecting appropriate specifications for it.
3. Pillowcase Size: this dimension should generally correspond with the height of a pillowcase and the overall dimensions must add 10 centimeters each way for length and width respectively.

Durability in the Sewing Process

1.Sewing Process: the pillowcase sewing process has an enormous influence on its durability. Careful stitching techniques can ensure firm stitching that won't crack easily over time; special techniques like double stitching or reinforced stitching further extend its longevity.
2. Zipper Design: When considering pillowcases with zippers, its design and quality play a critical role in durability. A superior zipper should open and close smoothly without easily becoming jammed or stuck, thus guaranteeing long-term use for the pillowcase.

How to wash the pillowcase?

1.Because the pillowcase will be yellow after a long time, but for the yellow pillowcase and so on, wash away the spot marks. Before cleaning, it is best to be exposed to the sun for one to two hours, which is more effective in washing away the yellow marks.
2.After sun exposure, immediately soak the pillowcase, to thoroughly soak through the pillowcase stains, it is best to use warm water or hot water, put detergents such as washing powder together with soaking for more than an hour. After soaking through, whether it is hand-washed or machine-washed, wash it first with laundry detergent and other washing powder to wash away the basic sweat spots. Many laundry detergents will not help with long term sweat spots, while detergents and other detergents have the ability to remove grease and dirt, so then wash once more with detergent to wash away sebum accumulation on the pillowcase. If the stains are still stubborn, then find a brush, and then use detergent to brush a few times.
3.If the pillowcase material can be heat-resistant, then you can not use the method of the last two steps, instead of the boiling method. Put the detergent and pillowcase into the boiling water for a period of time, and then fish out the scrub or brush to see the effect of cleaning. If it does not achieve the effect, then put it in to continue to cook, you can repeat the above steps until satisfied.
4.Not commonly used pillowcase in a period of time after taking out to find that has become yellow, available white oil repeatedly scrubbing, yellow effect is very good. In the sun directly after the white electric oil cleaning.
Note: white oil is toxic to the human body, it is best to take gloves in the cleaning process, after cleaning, pillowcase must be in the open high enough time to let the white oil completely evaporate, it is best to rinse with water.
5.If the pillowcase is solid color or light color, and fabric dyeing firm, strong oxidant resistance, you can use bleach to soak or boil, this method is the most effective, can completely remove yellow. We need to be careful with the use of bleach, do not tolerate strong oxidant fabric, after bleaching may pillowcase clean scrap, those colorful pillowcase, after bleaching may be completely different.


These volatile odours, in the memory foam industry will not reach the high concentration of short-term fatalities described in the article, but if there are odourless, environmentally friendly and healthy options, why not? As long as you don't use inferior raw materials, use advanced foaming formulas, eliminate the use of state regulations can not be used in the use of black materials, relying on our current mature all-water foaming technology, it is entirely possible to produce odourless memory foam pillows to meet market demand. However, the cost must be slightly higher.