Your pillow is the cornerstone of your cosy bedtime experience.
And we've talked before about how often you should wash your bedsheets.
But how often should you wash your pillows?
You see, a bed is the perfect breeding ground for fungi.
In that study, the team swabbed a selection of pillows for fungus.
Synthetic pillows had more fungi than feather pillows.
If you have asthma, then your pillow is even more important.
So, a pillow protector is a good idea.
And you should wash your pillows every 6 months.
You can wash them at home, don't dry clean them.
And you should replace your pillows entirely every two years.
Ailbhe Malone is a campaigns manager for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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