Nightly sweating can cause significant damage to your pillow, not just the pillowcase. If you are considering replacing your pillow there are a few signs you should look for.
Is there an odor?
If you notice an unpleasant stench coming from your pillow, this is a clear sign it is filled with bacteria. I say skip the washing machine and treat yourself to a new pillow. I recommend memory foam pillows as they are durable and last much longer than generic pillows.
What does it look like?
Check if your pillow’s shape has changed. If it has, this is a good indicator that sweat and bacteria have found a home in your pillow.
Are you waking up uncomfortable?
If you wake up with a stuffy nose and red itchy eyes, your pillow may be filled with dust mites and bacteria that are triggering your allergies.
What color is your pillow?
If your pillow has changed from white, to off-white, to yellow, that is due to sweat, drool and oils from your hair. To reduce discoloration on your pillow use a natural dry shampoo to stop the spread of oil from scalp to pillow