How often should you wash your pillow?
A recent study in the UK claimed 50% of people have never
washed their pillow. The research revealed that lack of
knowledge of pillow cleaning protocol may be the main reason
Pillows are the home to plenty of things you wouldn’t want to
think about, let alone sleep on. These include dirt, dead skin
cells and even dust mites.
We shed as humans about 8lbs of skin a year so naturally
some of this ends up in your pillow. This and perspiration are
what dust mites need to thrive on. Up to 100,000 dust mites
could be living in your pillow right now. Over time, a third of
your pillows weight is dead skin, dust mites and even their
Stuffy bedrooms and the air that surrounds your pillow are ideal
breeding ground for undesirables.
Before rushing to clean your pillow, please follow the cleaning
instructions on the label before attempting to wash.
You may need a new pillow depending on wear and support
and the length of time you have it. A rough guideline is to
change the average pillow every 6 to 12 months.
If you need a new pillow why not call in store today and
mention this blog and get 10% off your new pillow.
Because Sleep Matters