Here’s how to clean dirty bed pillows to leave them white and smelling sweet

Over time, our pillows may yellow and develop stubborn stains. Even if they are protected by pillowcases, every night they are exposed to our bodily fluids (sweat) which pass through this fabric and can accumulate dust, grease, dead skin or even dust mites. For allergy sufferers, having a clean pillow is particularly necessary for optimal comfort during the night. In this article, find out how to clean dirty bed pillows to sleep in a healthy climate and enjoy restful sleep.

Soft or firm pillows, feather pillows, polyester fiber or latex pillows… Like duvets, sheets, mattresses or duvet covers, choosing your pillow allows you to enjoy optimal comfort during sleep. But in addition to the quality of the pillow, its cleanliness is essential. Indeed, the pillowcase is not enough to protect it from dirt and yellowish stains linked to perspiration that we experience every night. Here are some tips for cleaning pillows and restoring their natural whiteness.

How often should you wash pillows?

To prevent pillows from turning yellow, they should be cleaned regularly using bleaching agents. Indeed, the yellowing of pillows is mainly due to the secretion of sweat or perspiration during sleep. These fluids create a climate conducive to the development of bacteria and mites. And for good reason, these pathogens like humid environments and can proliferate in bedding. But while some people get rid of their pillows as soon as they see yellow stains appearing, others believe that pillowcases are enough to protect their health and extend the life of their pillows. But in reality, these must be washed every 6 months at least. The duvet can be washed once a year. If your pillows can go through the washing machine, you can place two tennis balls in the drum to preserve their shape.

What is a tip for cleaning and whitening pillows?

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