What You Should Know About Your Dirty Pillows

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Dealing with a dirty pillow? It may be more of a problem than you realize. Here’s how to get it clean again.

It’s easy to neglect your pillows. Over time, you may just find yourself not washing them nearly as much as you should be. Even if you wash your pillowcase regularly, you may not even realize just how dirty your actual pillow is. Things like dust mites and bacteria can build up and go unnoticed, though they ultimately have an impact on your health. Pillows can be a home to all kinds of allergens and other nasty stuff that you don’t want to rest your head on regularly so let’s take a look at how to clean pillows and why it’s a necessity.

What’s On Your Pillows?

Your pillows get quite a lot of use. Think about it this way: you’re spending an average of 8 hours per night sleeping on your pillow. That means exposure to your skin dander, body oils, saliva, and more. When tested, pillows also tend to show traces of everything including dust mites, allergens, fungus, and bacteria, which is much more likely when you aren’t washing your pillows regularly. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips for making sure your pillows are clean.

Washing Your Pillow

Different kinds of pillows require different methods of cleaning. Depending on what you own, you may have to follow different sets of instructions. Generally, down and fiberfill pillows can be tossed in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with warm water. After, an additional cold water rinse and spin cycle can get your pillow clean again, but make sure you follow the label. Feather pillows can also be put in the machine but just make sure there aren’t any slits or tears in the pillow cover. Put a few tennis balls in the dryer to help them get fluffed out. Foam pillows can’t be put in your washing machine but can be put in the dryer which can get them just a bit cleaner. If you need to remove any spots, use a cloth and soapy water. Your pillow may have options for hand cleaning so follow the instructions where applicable.

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