How often can you wash your pillows?

How often should you wash your pillows?
We recommend washing pillows once or twice a year. People sweat more on the head. The pillow also absorbs an enormous amount of toxins that are secreted by perspiration, as well as skin flakes and dust. The pillow is the most strained object in bed.

Certain pillows CANNOT be washed
Often you can at least wash the covers of these pillows. Depending on the cushion, the cushion core can be squeezed out in a water bath with a slight gentle soap content. Alternatively, I recommend an additional slipcover under the bed linen.

Who should choose thinner or thicker pillows?
The thickness of a pillow depends on factors such as the sleeping position, i.e. whether you sleep in a lateral, supine or prone position. Some people also assume all possible lying positions at night. Furthermore, the thickness of the pillow depends on the shoulder width of the sleeper, the sinking behaviour of the shoulder into the mattress, and of course we must also consider the breathing. We differentiate between ten different cushion heights. That is why we measure our customers with the help of an Ergo measurement from Dormabell. So we do a neck pillow needs analysis.

Which pillows are recommended for people with back pains?
In such cases I recommend neck support cushions with very flexible cores made of Talaly latex or cold foam. Viscoelastic foams, on the other hand, are less suitable.

What are the criteria of selecting a pillow?
Ergonomically speaking, 95% of people fit best on a pillow measuring 40 x 80 cm. You can also choose larger sizes for reading or relaxation.

Which bolster is the most comfortable ?
Neck rolls are additional cushions for reading or relaxing. For sleeping, however, we do not recommend castors, as these often do not provide the correct support in the lateral position and also do not relieve the back of the head. Neck support pillows are recommended for almost all sleepers. Only very often the wrong pillows are bought, because the consultation is not correct and is not paid attention to the ergonomic differences of the sleepers.

What pillowcases filling properties are there?
Latex has a high bulking power, cold foam a high bulking power as well as good dimensional stability and ventilation. Fibre ball fillings have the advantage of good resistance to washing and are easy to regulate during filling because parts can be easily removed from the cushion cover. Feather/down fillings are the classics, so to speak: these cushions can be pressed together by customers according to their individual wishes; however, they also lie very quickly flat. Cushion fillings made of natural hair (wool, camel hair) transport the moisture very well. Spelt and horsehair fillings warm less, but guarantee good climate regulation.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the materials available for pilllowcases ?
We know cotton as cushion covers on the cushion core. The advantages are good moisture processing and good wash resistance, but they do not dry very quickly. Knitted fabric is elastic and therefore adapts better to the shape of the head; after washing, these covers do not need to be ironed. Woven fabric offers a cooler surface, making it suitable for sleepers who like to sweat. Covers made of microfibres are easy to wash and have a high moisture transport. Covers with stitching made of outlast fibres regulate heat and cold in the surface of the cushion excellently. The fabric feels harder. Micromodal covers have good wash resistance, are very soft and transport moisture well. Lyocell covers also have good wash resistance, are rather soft and offer very good moisture transport.

Check out more about about our honest review on different brands of pillows!