PILLOW CARE: A GUIDE BY CASPER

How Often (and How To) Wash Your Pillows

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.

If you regularly wash your pillows, you will set yourself up for a healthy night of zzz’s. You can rest easy knowing you’re in a clean environment. Here’s our guide:




DON’T LET PILLOW TALK TURN TO PILLOW SHOCK

This one’s kind of common sense. But surprisingly, most people don’t think about washing their pillow.

Just like your sheets, 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 our tips.


PILLOW WASHING 101

As with sheets, always check the care tag. If you have the go ahead to use the machine, ensure there are no tears in the cover and seams are secure so the fill won’t get wet. Load no less than two pillows and use a small amount of mild detergent on the gentle cycle twice. Then, tumble dry low with clean tennis balls to aid in fluffing. This works with feather, down, and synthetic options, like the Casper pillow.


WASH IT WELL

Washing will not only help reinvigorate the fill materials, 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 it’s oomph.


CASPER’S TAKE: Any worthwhile pillow will be machine washable so you don’t have to jump through hoops to get it clean. With some more luxe options, you might have to turn to the professionals. The Casper pillow was tested and designed to be washed - you can easily disassemble and clean in the machine.