Pillow and pillow covers.

@dpk262006 (56217)
Delhi, India
March 10, 2017 5:11am CST
Our pillows and pillow cover are very important for us. Some of us don't use pillows due to medical reasons, however, most of us use it. I read in an article that research has proved that if a pillow is used for long time, it could contain invisible dust particles, microbes, bacteria, virus and germs in it, therefore, we should change our pillow after a certain period of time. Likewise, invisible dirt, dust and our dead skin get accumulated on pillow covers also, therefore, pillow covers should be changed frequently. How often do you change your pillows and pillow covers?
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@LadyDuck (163135)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 17
I do not need to change my pillows because I can wash and dry them. I change the pillow covers every three days.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
I have not heard about washable pillows. I am not sure if these are available here.
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@LadyDuck (163135)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I do not know, they are available here.
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@allknowing (66488)
• India
10 Mar 17
Pillow covers are changed on a regular basis but not pillows. They are foam pillows.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
Foam pillows should also be replaced after certain period of time.
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@allknowing (66488)
• India
10 Mar 17
@dpk262006 They do get replaced but I do not wash them
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
12 Mar 17
@allknowing I don't think that foam pillows are washed.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
I change my pillow covers once a week religiously. I can't stand them anymore than that long. I am very particular about my pillows and I would like to wash the actual pillow more often, except sometimes I am lazy because I have to walk a very long way to go to laundry with them for the big machines as there is only little machines not big enough in my place friend. Yes I agree pillows are very important.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
12 Mar 17
It is good that you change your pillow covers regularly and you don't mind getting your pillow washed, as and when possible.
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• United States
12 Mar 17
@dpk262006 Do you wash yours often dpk?
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
@TiarasOceanView we use pillows which are made of cotton, as such we don't wash pillows.
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@Nawsheen (23068)
• Mauritius
30 Apr 17
My mum often was the pillows. But they do become flat from overusing them. And at this point we buy new pillows then
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
1 May 17
Your first sentence is not clear. It is understandable that you used to change your pillows only when, it used to go flat.
@Nawsheen (23068)
• Mauritius
1 May 17
@dpk262006 sorry i meant my mum often washes our pillows.
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
2 May 17
@Nawsheen Do the pillows not get affected in water?
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@Hannihar (38104)
10 Nov
I guess I do not change them often enough. I do not seem to have problems with them I don't think.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Nov
How often do you change your pillows? Once in a month?
@Hannihar (38104)
10 Nov
@dpk262006 Lately I changed from summer to winter I think in Ocotober.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
14 Nov
@Hannihar It means you change your pillows on change of season.
@much2say (39681)
• United States
19 Mar 17
Oh, with all that sweat and stuff . . . cleaning pillows and their cases is a must! We can clean the cases at least once a week - and with the pillows when we think of it. But the eventually the pillow falls flat, so we have to get new ones.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
20 Mar 17
Yes, it is better to change pillow covers on regular basis to keep ourselves away from dust and other such particles. We should not feel hesitant to change pillow also, after all it is we, who have to sleep on pillows and pillow should always be in a good condition.
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@much2say (39681)
• United States
29 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I wish we could wash the mattress somehow . . . it's a costly to replace those!
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
3 Apr 17
@much2say But mattress last for at least 5 to 10 years, depending upon quality and that is a pretty long time. After that mattress become loose and more than soft. Is not it?
• United States
10 Mar 17
The type of pillow I use can be washed and dried, over and over. It is just two years old so I'm in no rush to replace it and I love it anyway.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
I have not heard about washable pillows. I am not sure if these are available here.
• United States
10 Mar 17
@dpk262006 Even feather pillows can be washed.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill what is a feather pillow?
@minx267 (14585)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar 17
I do have a lot of pillows and I buy replacements when they go flat. I try to wash the pillows and pillow cases periodically. But I know I do not wash them often enough.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
I am surprised to hear about washable pillows. I am not sure if these are available here. It is good to replace your pillows when they go flat.
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@minx267 (14585)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I wash my pillows all the time and fluff them up in the drier.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
12 Mar 17
@minx267 Great
@JudyEv (125893)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
We don't get new pillows very often but some tend to become very flat and then we'll buy new ones. I use a pillow cover or protector and wash it quite often. The pillow- cases get changed every week and washed.
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@JudyEv (125893)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I suppose we should buy new pillows more often but if I don't think about it, it won't worry me. I have washed pillows occasionally if I think they need it.
@SIMPLYD (80319)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
I put the pillows under the sun , whenever it's sunny. That way, those mites can be killed by the sunlight.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
14 Mar 17
It is indeed a good idea to put pillow in the sun.
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@SIMPLYD (80319)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Apr 17
I buy new pillows randomly. I use my pillow cases for laundry, so I try to rotate. Each one gets washed about once a month.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
6 Apr 17
You do not buy on need basis but if you go to market and like a pillow, you would buy it. Is it so? Yeah, it is better to frequently get the pillow cases washed so as to avoid any health issues.
@jstory07 (68176)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Mar 17
I change my pillow case every week and my pillow when it goes flat.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
16 Mar 17
It means that you frequently change your pillow covers, however, you stick with your old pillow till it goes flat.
@Corbin5 (109338)
• United States
10 Mar 17
I change my pillow covers every week. However, I do not change pillows that often.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
12 Mar 17
At least you change pillow covers at regular intervals.
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@Kandae11 (38492)
10 Mar 17
I know I should change my pillows more often , but I usually put them out in the sun - and my pillow covers are changed three times a week.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
It is not a bad idea to keep the pillows in sun. It is good that you change your pillow covers thrice in a week.
@Sreekala (23350)
• India
10 Mar 17
It would be better if we change on weekends. I prefer to do it over weekends.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
Some respondents have stated that they change pillow covers thrice in a week.
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