Now that you bought a memory foam pillow from Luxura, you probably use it all the time. Since you’re going to be using it every night you might want to know how to clean it. For example, you might be curious if it is possible to machine wash your pillow or if it is alright to use the dryer on high heat. All of these questions are understandable especially if you consider that your face and head are going to spend at least 8 hours on that pillow, you really want that surface to always be clean.
People with allergies also need to know the importance of a clean sleeping surface. Pillows and pillow cases can accumulate dust, saliva, germs and dead skin cells. Aside from bacteria, these also attract dust mites that consider dead skin cells as their favourite food. To minimize allergic reactions and manage symptoms, knowing how to keep your sleeping environment clean is very important.
Solid Memory Foam Pillows
Solid memory foam pillows are not machine washable. The agitation will break down the foam and weaken it. If you want to clean it, simply strip off the pillow case and submerge it in clean water or let the water just run around the pillow to get rid of dirt and germs. Once the dirt is removed or the water is running clear, you can hang it out to dry or leave it in a well-ventilated area.
Shredded Memory Foam Pillows
These types of memory foam pillows are more popular because they provide better air flow compared to solid foam pillows. Heat is also better dissipated because the whole thing is not fully solid. The good news is that memory foam does not naturally promote the growth of germs, allergens and bacteria. The problem occurs when they are transferred or become trapped between the case and material inside. A good remedy for this is to use pillow cases and to change and wash cases once a week.
If liquid has seeped through the foam you can wipe the pillow using a clean hand towel or paper towel in order to draw the moisture out. It is very important to dry the pillow thoroughly before putting on sheets so that bacteria and mildew won’t grow in between the shredded cells.
If your pillow needs a complete washing, do not stick it in the washing machine. Simply allow the pillow to soak water and allow it to be air dried outside. You might want to wait for hot days to ensure proper drying of your pillows.
For both solid and shredded memory foam pillows you can also opt to sprinkle baking soda on it to deodorize. Simply vacuum off the baking soda after 3-5 minutes and it is now ready for use. You can also use a mild detergent to spot clean areas of your memory foam pillow.
Be sure to check the care instructions on the label of your memory foam pillow to make sure if these cleaning procedures are applicable. Now that you know how to care for your pillows, they will be with you for a long time.