- Mar 29, 2018 -
The dirtiest thing on your bed, more than your sheets, blanket, comforter, or dog, is your pillow. Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that the average pillow can contain up to 16 different species of fungal spores, including aspergillus fumigatus, a common fungus that can cause serious respiratory infections in folks with immunodeficiency. The researchers revealed that each pillow can contain a million individual spores or more.
So, with all that in mind, you need to clean your pillow regularly. As for some pillows that you can not wash, you need to give them a cover, and wash the cover regularly.
But the most surefire way to banish fungal pathogens for good is to banish their home: Your pillow. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you change your pillow every two years. Having a new pillow will not only keep you safe from fungi and disease, but also work wonders on any neck or back problems you may have. By the two-year mark, your pillow has certainly gone flat. A flat pillow means that no matter what your sleep position, that your spine is curved into an unnatural position. It's not good for your spine.Our latex is naturally antifungal and hypoallergenic, which generally makes it a hygienic, comfortable pillow choice.