How to care for your pillows: Tips for longevity and hygiene

As we spend a significant portion of our lives sleeping, it's crucial to prioritize the cleanliness and longevity of our pillows. Proper pillow care not only ensures a comfortable and healthy sleep environment but also extends the lifespan of your beloved sleep companion. Below we'll share essential tips on how to care for your pillows, ensuring they remain fresh, fluffy, and supportive for years to come.

1. Choose the right pillow
Invest in high-quality pillows that suit your sleeping style and preferences. Consider factors such as firmness, fill material (down, memory foam, or synthetic), and hypoallergenic options if you have allergies. Find your perfect pillow here.

2. Regular fluffing
Fluff your pillows on a regular basis to redistribute the filling evenly (for Eco Down and Cooling Memory Foam) and restore their shape. This helps maintain proper support and ensures longevity.

3. Pillow topper
Use a pillow topper for an additional layer of comfort and support as well as a first line of defense against stains, dust mites, and allergens. Pillow toppers act as an additional barrier between your pillow and pillowcase, keeping it cleaner for longer.

4. Wash according to care instructions
Check the care instructions before washing your pillows. Most pillows can be machine washed on a gentle cycle using mild detergent. 

5. Drying properly
When drying your pillows in the machine, use a low heat setting or air dry if recommended on the care label. Add a couple of tennis balls or dryer balls to help fluff up the filling while preventing clumping.

6. Regular pillow inspections
Inspect your pillows regularly for signs of wear and tear, such as lumps or sagging. Replace them when they no longer provide adequate support or comfort.

7. Sunlight refreshing
On a sunny day, give your pillows a natural refresh by placing them outdoors in direct sunlight.

8. Proper storage
If you're not using your pillows, store them in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Avoid storing them in plastic bags, as this can trap moisture and lead to mold or mildew growth.

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