Does Bedtime need a refresh?

Last updated on December 16th, 2022 at 04:57 pm

Pour a coffee dear reader…A little bit of bedtime math is coming up! Did you know getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night means you’re spending 56 hours a week on your pillow? That’s a lot of snoozing, and let’s face it we are all guilty of hitting the hay without taking off our make-up, right? On top of that while, we sleep our bodies can produce sweat, oils, and other funky stuff that our pillows absorb throughout the night. Doesn’t sound all that refreshing, eh? Don’t worry if you have been a bit slack till now. From when to wash your pillowcases to how on earth to wash your pillow, when it comes to keeping bedtime fresh it’s hard to know where to start. 

Which is why this handy pillow guide is here to clean things up!

How often should you wash your Pillowcases?

Let’s start from the top down here, first up for a spin are your pillowcases. Experts recommend washing your pillowcases at least once a week. Why? Well, much like you hang out in your clothes all day, pillowcases bear the brunt of bedtime. All that contact means your pillowcases need to be washed more than other bedtime superstars! Natural fabrics can keep things fresher that bit longer. Did you know bamboo is naturally hypo-allergenic, moisture-wicking, and anti-bacterial? Guilty of skipping a few washes? Bamboo pillowcases will fend off those bed bugs. Though you might not want to skip too many… The pillow heroes are known to get softer with every wash.

How often should you wash your pillow?

Whether you’ve invested in a memory foam bamboo pillow (which could help you sleep better) or have kept the same one for years, we all adore our pillows! Though how do we show them some love and keep them clean? How often you should wash your pillow depends on what type of pillow you have… here is a list of the main contenders;

Foam Pillows – If you have gone for Memory Foam, good news… Your pillow only needs to be cleaned around once a year. And no washing machine required! Spinning a memory foam pillow can impact its ability to adapt to the contours of your head. Don’t worry, cleaning doesn’t require anything too fancy- just grab yourself a sponge, wash in warm soapy water, and let it air dry naturally Easy-peasy!

Down and fiberfill Pillows – These pillows can be popped in for a spin… though it’s best to do two at a time in order to keep the washer balanced. They may need washing a little more regularly than memory foam, go for 3- 4 times a year to keep things super fresh.

Polyester – These pillows are also machine-friendly… Washing your pillow 2- 3 times a year is recommended to keep things fresh. Make sure you set it on a cold to warm spin, then let it air dry thoroughly before putting it back on your bed. There’s nothing worse than a cold, wet pillow!

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Fresh Dreams

Remember to always scroll through the wash care labels of your pillow before you get cleaning. A little like us sleepers, every pillow is different when it comes to TLC. And you’ll be pleased you made the effort!  Is there anything better than that fresh bed feeling?  There’s a reason we love it so much. Studies show that fresh bedding can ease you into deeper relaxation and set you up for a much better night’s sleep. Regular good snoozing will make your days feel that bit brighter and keep your morning nice and fresh … Just like your pillow! 

Sweet dreams.