How Often (And How) to Wash Your Pillows

February 19, 2020 | Casper Editorial Team

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There’s nothing better than hopping into a freshly made bed at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, the remnants of the long day — sweat, dirt, crumbs from your lunch — get in with you, too.
Regularly washing your pillows will set you up for a healthy night of zzz’s. But how often should you wash your pillows? Here’s our guide:

How Often Should You Wash Your Pillows?

Our answer: It depends. Generally, we recommend three to six months, wash your pillowcases every two weeks. Look at the care guide on your pillow’s tag, but remember it’s essentially a bedsheet for your head.
Temperature changes and sweating affects your pillow. It’s susceptible to the same gross stuff as your sheets, even if it’s covered by a regularly freshened pillowcase. Give your head a great, clean place to rest by following the pillow’s specific care tips.
How To Wash Your Casper Pillows:

  1. Ensure there are no tears in the covers and seams are secure.
  2. Load no less than two pillows and use a small amount of mild detergent on the gentle cycle twice.
  3. Tumble dry low with clean tennis balls to aid in fluffing. This works with all versions of the Casper pillow.

What Are the Benefits of Washing a Pillow?

Washing will not only help reinvigorate the fill materials, but it will also extend a pillow’s lifespan. While you should swap out your pillowcases weekly, a full cleaning of the pillow every 3-6 months will remove lingering stains and keep it clean of allergens and dust.
Regularly used pillows should be replaced once a year. It’s good practice to keep more than one pillow on your bed to swap out if one feels like it’s losing its oomph.
Casper’s Take:
Any worthwhile fiber pillow will be machine washable so you don’t have to jump through hoops to get it clean. Psssst: ours are.
Watch the full Casper Care Series here.