The Best Pillowcases of 2024 – A Buyer’s Guide

Don't buy pillowcases until you read this!

Choosing the right bedding and getting a good night's sleep relies on three key points: Comfort, temperature control, and value for money.

Most people are likely sleeping on cotton, flannel, or polyester pillowcases which are a popular choice because of the price or lack of knowledge. We investigate some of the top bedding companies on the market in 2024 and find out how they're changing the sleep industry!

Bamboo viscose bedding is a relatively new product that has started gaining popularity this year because of its superior benefits. The majority of bamboo viscose bedding comes with hefty price tags because of its quality, however, we discovered the company 'Cosy House Collection' that have been creating waves on social media and in the news with their high-quality bamboo viscose bedding that comes at a ridiculously low price tag!

Doctors say that we get the deepest, healthiest sleep when our bodies are cool, comfortable, and able to breathe. There's nothing worse than a pillowcase that hangs on to moisture and makes you hot. (Ahem: Night-sweats anyone?)

Finally – you’ll want a pillowcase that is hypoallergenic and stays fresh. We've found that cotton isn’t very good at being either of these things and tends to hold common household non-living allergens until it’s washed! Unless your pillowcase is being washed daily, you’re likely suffering while you sleep and you just don’t know it.

It can be difficult to know which are the best pillowcases on the market. That's why Great Life Tips has compiled months of research about this emerging category. We’ll show you what to look for and what to avoid when picking your perfect pillowcase, and how it can help transform your sleep.

Benefits of Extra Sleep & Rest:

Helps you maintain weight

  • Better Energy Control
  • Maintain Correct Hormone Levels

Cognitive Health

  • Boosts Memory
  • Enhances Processing Speed

Cardiovascular Health

  • Aids Cardiovascular Function
  • Helps Maintain Normal Blood Flow

Stronger immune system

  • Bolsters Immune System
  • Helps to fight off illness & infection

What You Need In The Perfect Pillowcase

Taking all of the healthful attributes listed above into consideration, we've boiled down a list of four key characteristics you should always look for in a great pillowcase. Try to seek out all of these qualities:

Temperature Regulation

The problem with most pillowcases on the market is they are not very versatile in regards to temperature regulation and temperature changes that come with the seasons.

Flannel pillowcases can work great for winter months, but they'll leave you overheated and sweaty the rest of the year.

The top cotton pillowcases can be breathable and cooling in the summer months, but won't help to regulate temperatures the rest of the year when you need them to.

Bamboo viscose pillowcases are naturally temperature-regulating and wick away moisture allowing you to stay cool and dry year-round.

Softness and Comfort

The best bamboo viscose pillowcases are silky soft, even softer than Egyptian cotton while offering a heap of additional features..

Hypoallergenic

Common household non-living allergens can thrive when paired with pillowcases that allow them to thrive causing endless nights of tossing and turning. Luckily, bamboo viscose pillowcases are hypoallergenic, breathable, and stay cleaner for longer. It is the combination of these features, working together, that raises their individual benefits exponentially.

Stays Fresh & Clean

Traditional fabrics tend to hold onto odours and stains easily. Bamboo viscose naturally has properties that allow the fabric to look, feel, and smell fresher for longer (we found about 2x as long compared to traditional cotton pillowcases).

What To Avoid When Buying Pillowcases

A High Thread Count Isn't Always Better

The higher the thread count, the better the bedding, right? Actually, that is false — we were shocked to discover this, too! Thread-count was originally meant to measure cotton sheets and is actually considered to be an outdated form of measurement for gauging bedding quality. Today, the most popular method for measuring sheets and duvets is by GSM, or, grams per square meter.

Higher thread count bedding also mean a tighter weave causing them to lose any benefit of cooling and breathing.

Chemicals

Many pillowcases are finished with chemicals that are harmful to your skin and body. Companies process their pillowcases with chemical finishes to stop shrinking, wrinkling, and bobbles in the wash. It's incredibly important to look for OEKO-TEX or Certi-PUR certifications when buying pillowcases.

Consumers often think they're safe with cotton pillowcases because cotton is naturally grown, but cotton is often sprayed with chemicals that carry over into the final product. This is a recipe for disaster when you're sleeping in them for 7-8 hours a day.

The best way to ensure your pillowcases are free of chemicals and/or harmful substances is to buy from one of the reputable brands carrying OEKO-TEX or Certi-PUR Certifications. 

OEKO-TEX certifies that the product has been tested for harmful substances and that they are, therefore, harmless for human health and safe to use.

TOP 5 PILLOWCASES OF 2024

Based on our own extensive research, the metrics provided by our in-house Ranking System, and consideration of thousands of reviews by Shoppers just like you, we've compiled a list of what we've found to be the top five products in this category, on the market today.

1. Luxury Bamboo Pillowcases

Total Ranking

974 votes

9.7/10

A+

Overall Grade
  • Material
    9.7 AVG.
     9.7/10
  • SOFTNESS & COMFORT
    9.7 AVG.
     9.7/10
  • Value
    9.6 AVG.
     9.6/10
  • RETURN POLICY
    9.8 AVG.
     9.8/10
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTIOn
    9.5 AVG.
     9.5/10

PROS

  • Luxuriously Silky Soft
  • Best Value & Quality for the Price
  • Durable & Easy to Maintain
  • OEKO-TEX Certified
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • 90-day, risk-free, money-back, product guarantee

CONS

  • Only Available Online
The Bottom Line

Cosy House Collection's Luxury Pillowcases offer an incredible value featuring a silky-smooth luxury resort-style feel packed with many benefits. The natural, temperature regulating bamboo viscose pillowcases allow for year-round use. Bamboo viscose is also hypoallergenic helping your pillowcases stay cleaner, for longer.

Sleep with peace of mind knowing these pillowcases are OEKO-TEX certified and have been tested rigorously to ensure there are no harmful chemicals and contaminants.

Their return policy includes a 90-day, risk-free, money-back guarantee, proving the company stands behind its products.

*Results are based on the CosyLiving Ranking System and do not necessarily reflect typical results from the use of these products. Please visit product websites for more information.

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2. 400 Thread Count Cotton Ecru Pillowcases

Total Ranking

412 votes

9.1/10

A-

Overall Grade
  • Material
    9.2 AVG.
     9.2/10
  • SOFTNESS & COMFORT
    8.1 AVG.
     8.1/10
  • Value
    9.1 AVG.
     9.1/10
  • RETURN POLICY
    8 AVG.
     8/10
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTIOn
    8.5 AVG.
     8.5/10

PROS

  • Soft
  • 400 Thread Count
  • OEKO-TEX Certified
  • Minimalistic Design

CONS

  • Wrinkles Easily
  • Thin & Lacks Longevity
  • Only 30 Day Return Policy
  • No Live Customer Support
The Bottom Line

Pizuna was our favourite cotton set we reviewed. However, we were definitely missing some of the features we had grown to love with the Cosy House Pillowcases.

Pizuna does have a variety of sizes and colours to choose from that are OEKO-TEX certified, however, customers have noted that they wrinkle easily and don’t tend to last after a number of washings.

Their return policy is also only 30 days, and they do not feature any live customer support options 

*Results are based on the CosyLiving Ranking System and do not necessarily reflect typical results from the use of these products. Please visit product websites for more information.

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3. Whisper Organics Cotton Pillowcases

Total Ranking

262 votes

8.7/10

B+

Overall Grade
  • Material
    8.7 AVG.
     8.7/10
  • SOFTNESS & COMFORT
    8.4 AVG.
     8.4/10
  • Value
    6 AVG.
     6/10
  • RETURN POLICY
    8 AVG.
     8/10
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTIOn
    7.1 AVG.
     7.1/10

PROS

  • Fairtrade Certified
  • Organic Cotton
  • GOTS Certified

CONS

  • Price
  • 30 Day Return Policy
  • Minimal Options
  • No Temperature Regulation
  • Very Thin
The Bottom Line

The Organic Cotton Pillowcases by Whisper Organics are silky soft and feature a 30-day trial.

Caution: The only sizes available are King and Toddler and retail for around £58 and £68, and while they are soft, it is hard to say they are a better buy than the Cosy House or California Design Den Pillowcases.

Some reviewers also state they have had issues with overheating despite the material being very thin, however, we have not yet been able to replicate these results ourselves.

Whisper Organics Pillowcases may be are a great option for those not worried about a budget.

*Results are based on the CosyLiving Ranking System and do not necessarily reflect typical results from the use of these products. Please visit product websites for more information.

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4. Hotel Pillow Cases

Total Ranking

494 votes

8/10

B-

Overall Grade
  • Material
    7 AVG.
     7/10
  • SOFTNESS & COMFORT
    8.2 AVG.
     8.2/10
  • Value
    7.8 AVG.
     7.8/10
  • RETURN POLICY
    5 AVG.
     5/10
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTIOn
    7.3 AVG.
     7.3/10

PROS

  • Combed Supima Cotton
  • OEKO-TEX Certified

CONS

  • Expensive
  • No Temperature Regulation
  • Lost Softness
  • Easy Wrinkle
The Bottom Line

Jiajia Supima Cotton pillowcases are pretty soft, however, they don't seem to cool as well as the bamboo viscose pillowcases we've tested. 

Jiajia has created a great set of pillowcases, we just wish there were more than 6 colours offered, as other sets offer much better colour and pattern options.

While these aren't our top pick for pillowcases, it's admirable that they also have the OKEO-TEX certification. Although, some customers have noticed the cases wrinkle very easily and lose softness over time.

*Results are based on the CosyLiving Ranking System and do not necessarily reflect typical results from the use of these products. Please visit product websites for more information.

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5. Brooklinen Luxe Pillowcases

Total Ranking

570 votes

7.9/10

C+

Overall Grade
  • Material
    8.5 AVG.
     8.5/10
  • SOFTNESS & COMFORT
    7.2 AVG.
     7.2/10
  • Value
    5 AVG.
     5/10
  • RETURN POLICY
    8 AVG.
     8/10
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTIOn
    7 AVG.
     7/10

PROS

  • 480 Thread Count
  • Very Soft
  • OEKO-TEX Certified
  • Lifetime Warranty

CONS

  • Price
  • Not Temperature Regulating
  • Wrinkles Easily
  • Only 2 Colours
The Bottom Line

Brooklinen's 480-Thread-Count Luxe Pillow Case Set is very smooth and is a great pick if you're leaning towards cotton sheets.

However, As of writing the Standard size pillowcase set is currently £135. Offering top-notch comfort and quality, this may only appeal to those who are not so budget-minded.

We were however happy it's OEKO-TEX certified and offers a Lifetime Warranty, earning it a spot on this list, Though we'd still recommend a bamboo viscose set over it for the thermal regulating features alone.

*Results are based on the CosyLiving Ranking System and do not necessarily reflect typical results from the use of these products. Please visit product websites for more information.

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