Fluffing – fluffing your pillow every morning is a great way of getting air into it. This encourages the evaporation of excess moisture, which helps to curb the growth of bacteria and mould. Fluffing also prevents clumping, keeping the fillings nice and supportive.
Protectors – pillow protectors are totally rad! If you want to prolong the life of your pillow, a protector is always a good investment. Not only do they guard against stains, providing that little bit of extra time to mop up spillages, but they also work as a barrier between you and those nasty allergens that live inside your pillow. We stock lots of protectors on the Mattressman website that you can use to keep your pillows clean, and they’re all suitable for machine washing and tumble drying.
Pillowcases – people tend to think of pillowcases simply as fashion accessories, but there’s more to those stylish little things than meets the eye. Pillowcases actually absorb sweat, which protects your pillow from developing unpleasant odours and is why it’s important to wash them regularly.
- Wash or replace every six months – you should wash or replace your pillows at least twice a year. Many pillows are machine-washable so it’s fine to simply wash them, but it’s always a good idea to check the care label beforehand. Make sure you air-dry your pillow completely before putting it back on your bed. Pillows start from as little as £5 on the Mattressman website.