Crescent Moon Dust Mite Pillow Protectors form impenetrable seals around your pillows to protect you from mites and their eggs and droppings while you sleep. The protective pillow encasements come in 100% organic cotton with a 280 thread count and an average pore size of 4.1 microns, providing no artificial barriers in order to maximize your sleeping comfort.
Dust mites, which are microscopic and translucent bug-like organisms, burrow deep into the thick fibers of pillows and bedding where they live and breed. In fact, pillows rank highest among the most common places in which dust mites can thrive. Under the right conditions, a female dust mite can lay up to 100 eggs in her lifetime of 2 to 4 months, and in just 10 weeks, dust mites can produce about 2,000 fecal particles and an even larger number of dust particles.
What’s even more irksome is that these activities are all completely invisible to the naked eye, which means that the inside of your pillow – the place where you lay your head at night – might be crawling with hundreds of allergy-triggering organisms that you can’t even see. When you’re asleep, these bugs – when not encased by a suitable barrier – roam freely around you and are often the main cause of worsening allergy and asthma symptoms when you wake up in the morning, overnight, or anytime you step into your bedroom.
How the Pillow Covers Work
The tightly woven fabric of Crescent Moon Dust Mite Proof Pillow Covers helps stop dust mites, eggs, and fecal matter from breaking through the fabric of your pillow and reaching the outside. Because the fabric pore sizes measure 4.1 and 8.2 microns, respectively, dust mites, which measure between 100 to 300 microns in size, cannot push through the fabric encasement. Moreover, dust mite fecal matter, which can be as small as 10 microns, has no way of breaking through to the outside.
When used alone, dust mite pillow covers from Crescent Moon Duvet & Pillow Co. are a great start to creating a dust mite-free bedroom. When used alongside other types of dust mite fabric encasings, such as mattress and duvet covers, a dust mite-free bedroom is within easy reach.
- Set of 2 covers
- Washing Instructions -- Machine wash in lukewarm water and hang to dry or use lowest setting on dryer