How To Clean A Memory Foam Pillow

Congratulations! You’ve found a comfortable, high quality memory foam pillow for yourself, and you’ve been sleeping like a baby. Unfortunately, you’ve had the pillow for some time now, and now it’s time to start thinking about cleaning it.

How Do You Clean a Memory Foam Pillow?

This is common question and one that I answer on a regular basis. Fortunately, the process isn’t too difficult, and it isn’t too involved.

To have a memory foam pillow that is both functional and nice-looking, just follow the directions below!

How To Clean A Memory Foam Pillow

Cleaning memory foam isn’t too difficult, but you’ve got to know what you’re doing. The first thing that you need to know is that memory foam does not grow allergens or allow dust mites to form and accumulate.

This is great. That’s because it means that you can keep your memory foam pillow for many years before needing to replace it or wash it in full. But accidents do happen, and if you need to either spot clean your pillow or wash it in full, there are specific instructions that must be followed for memory foam.

To clean a spot or a stain or wash your entire memory foam pillow, start by removing the pillowcase from the pillow. You should be able to wash your pillowcase like usual in the washing machine.

If your memory foam pillow comes with a cover, this should be removed and washed as well. Be sure to read the directions on the memory foam pillow cover carefully to make sure that it can Be thrown into the washing machine and dryer.

Solid Memory Foam Cleaning Instructions

solid memory foam pillowIf you have a solid memory foam pillow, these are the instructions for cleaning it.

  • Cleaning Spots and Stains

Spot clean your shredded memory foam pillow with a soft cloth, warm water and a one drop of dish soap or detergent. You may rinse the pillow under flowing water once it’s been washed.

  • Full Washes

It is possible to fully submerge your solid memory foam pillow under running water. Do this in a large sink and squish a small amount of liquid detergent into the pillow to hand wash it. Never put your solid memory foam pillow into the washing machine. Leave the pillow outside or in open air to dry once you’re finished washing it.

Shredded Memory Foam Cleaning Instructions

If you have a shredded memory foam pillow, these are the instructions for cleaning it.

  • Cleaning Spots and Stains

Spot clean your shredded memory foam pillow with a soft cloth, warm water and a one drop of dish soap or detergent. Do not rinse the pillow once it’s been washed.

  • Full Washes

Avoid completely soaking your memory foam pillow. If the instructions say that you can allow water to be soaked into your pillow, then washing your shredded memory foam pillow the way that you would wash a solid memory foam pillow is fine. But do not throw this pillow into the washing machine.

If the instructions say that you should not submerse your pillow in water, you must only spot clean the pillow. Submerging the pillow could cause mold and mildew to form.

Conclusion

Knowing how to clean your memory foam pillow will certainly come in handy once you have a memory foam pillow. But if you haven’t yet found a pillow, you may be in luck. Right now, a new kind of memory foam pillow is rising in popularity and offering great sleep.

Namely, people are loving cooling memory foam pillows.

Most users find them extremely comfortable and refreshing. They can offer amazing cooling sensations all night but not so much that is gets in the way of your sleep.

If you’re interested, check out our cooling pillow buying guide for more information. And when you do buy one, congratulations because you’ll now be able to keep it clean!