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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 behind this.

Just like your sheets and duvet covers, your pillows need to be cleaned regularly. But how often is a common question? You should always check the care label on your pillows, but here is our advice on general cleaning tips for natural, polyester and foam-filled pillows. 

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 excrement.

Stuffy bedrooms and the air that surrounds your pillow are ideal
breeding ground for undesirables.

So, How Often?

While you should wash your pillowcase every two weeks, at least, along with your sheets and other bedding, you can get away with leaving your actual pillow for longer. If it’s been six months or more since you last gave it a clean, however, it’s due a wash!

According to study, you should throw your pillows in the washing machine twice a year, or more often if you live in a warm, humid climate.  Doing so will not only cut down on the off-putting smells that result from months of nighttime drooling, but it will kill any dust mites that have gathered in there

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. 

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By David O shea


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