How To Wash Memory Foam Pillows

by Ammar Asad October 05, 2021 3 min read

Putting a Memory Foam Pillow in washing machine

How To Wash Memory Foam Pillows

 

It is essential to make sure that you keep your memory foam pillows as hygienic and clean as possible so they can last for a time and better the quality of your sleep.

Can you wash Memory Foam Pillow? And if so, how? Though you cannot put memory foam pillows into the washing machine, there are many different methods to restore a memory foam pillow and prolong its longevity.

We will detail the best possible ways to keep your memory foam pillows fresher for longer and why using a washing machine is not an ideal technique.


Why do I need to keep my Memory Foam Pillow clean?

As we sleep night after night, dead skin cells and natural oils make their way into our pillows. Over the due course, this can lead to stains and bad odours. So, keep your pillow in an immaculate condition, it's worth cleaning your pillows every so often.


Why washing your Memory Foam Pillow's using a washing machine is not recommended?

It is not ideal to wash your memory foam pillows in washing machines as this can damage the viscoelastic structure and foam.

Memory foam pillows are constructed to mould and provide support to your head and neck, whereas the spin cycle can ruin the foam.

Memory Foam Pillow with a hand print

 

What happens if Memory Foam gets wet?

If memory foam gets wet, this will allow moisture to get into its consolidated structure.

There is no difficulty if you follow the correct instructions for the process of drying, however, it can be simple to just spot clean your pillow or renew it in alternative ways.


How to wash a Memory Foam Pillow?

Depending on the condition of your memory foam pillow, the methods of cleaning can vary. For instance, if you spill something or want to get rid of the smell.

Here are some simple methods to freshen up your pillows...


How can I freshen up my Pillows?

You can use the upholstery attachment of your vacuum to get rid of dust. Or you can leave it out in the sun for a few hours.


How to get rid of stains from my Pillow?

We recommend instant spot cleaning to remove spillage stains. You can do this using the following steps:

  • Remove pillow covers

  • Utilise a clean dry cloth to dab the stain

  • Mix mild detergent and lukewarm water and use a fresh cloth to lightly rub the stain in circular motions

  • Do this until the stain disappears

  • Get rid of the extra water and cleanse with an unused cloth

  • Leave the pillows outside to dry properly


How do I eliminate odours?

Getting rid of odours is straightforward using the steps below:

  • Remove pillow covers

  • Sprinkle baking soda on one side and leave it in the sun for 1-2 hours

  • Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda

  • Do the same for the other side


Can mould grow on Memory Foam Pillows?

Mould can grow on memory foam pillows if moisture manages to seep in and it's not properly dried. This can be prevented by taking adequate care of your pillows.

Can bed bugs reside in Memory Foam Pillows?

Bed bugs cannot live in memory foam pillows due to their consolidated construction, creating an obstruction to unwanted organisms for example bed bugs and dust mites.

However, this does not prevent bed bugs from living on memory foam pillows and mattresses so if you are ever in doubt then it's a necessity to wash all your bedding and vacuum your pillow as well as your mattress surface.


How frequently should I wash my Memory Foam Pillows?

You don't need to deep clean all the time, a light refresh now and then will do. We would recommend washing your memory foam pillows at least every 3 months to keep your pillow fresh, clean and well-preserved.

How to protect and maintain your Memory Foam Pillow?

A memory foam pillow can last up to 3 years before it needs to be replaced. However, you can use pillow protectors to keep your pillow looking fresh and double up pillowcases for additional protection. Make sure the pillowcases are machine washable so you can wash them regularly.

Ammar Asad
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