How Old Is Your Pillow? Is It Older Than 2 Years?

Submitted by: midnightblis 5 years ago in
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2006760/Pillows-breeding-grounds-pests-diseases.html?ITO=1490

Within 2 years of use, one-third of a pillow"s weight comprises of... ugh. Read on if you really want to know...
There are 42 comments:
Female 42
I saw that on Oprah like ten years ago.
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Male 369
Gross... Ive had this pillow for 5 years and it says on the tag not machine washable sooo... Ya its never been cleaned. Gross now I have to go to bed? ugh...
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Male 644
Just throw them in the dryer on high heat for an hour. That kills everything..
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Male 25,416
ewwww
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Male 2,790
just another thing to make money
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Female 189
Isn`t it only natural to wash and dry your pillows at least once a year..? Clean, fluffy and nice smelling!
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Female 46
Uhhhhhh Ive had the one Im laying on now since I was born....herp derp. At least I steam the crap out of it. Pretty sure that kills turds and bugs.
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Male 995
There`s a slight mistake in the text. Where it says "Dr Tucker, principal clinical scientist at Barts’ vascular unit" it should say "Dr Tucker, principal clinical scientist at SleepAngel marketing department"
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Male 1,108
If your pillow was less than 2 years old the daily mail would brand you a pedophile for sleeping with it anyway, it`s a no win situation.
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Female 3
The article may be written by the daily mail but its actually good advice to wash and especially dry your pillows on a regular basis.
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Male 1,231
It`s written by the daily mail; I`ll discard it and read something with an ounce of truth in it.
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Male 1,244
"-open link
-see it`s written by daily mail
-close link"

^^this
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Female 3,001
@sock1122

wise move
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Male 440
Standard report format. Apparently scary facts = 99% of story. Last 1% = "Actually nothing to worry about" or "We may never be sure if this is safe".
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Male 4,902
Haven`t we learned yet that there is poo on everything
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Male 2,988
"My husband has owned a pillow longer than I`ve been alive. He has never washed it. He also never gets sick. Gross? No doubt."

I`ve used the same pillow my entire life and never wash it and I never get sick. I think that being exposed to such small amounts of bacteria and stuff like that helps you immune system be exposed to it and build up a defense to it, kind of the reverse of when parents try to shelter their kids from every sickness and the child never develops a proper immune system and constantly gets sick later in life as a result. I`m not a doctor or bacteria scientist but that my two cents.
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Male 274
-open link
-see it`s written by daily mail
-close link
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Female 737
My husband has owned a pillow longer than I`ve been alive. He has never washed it. He also never gets sick. Gross? No doubt.
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Male 197
Even if you buy new sheets they will have dust mites in them almost instantaneously. They`re not bad for you, in fact they help you shed dead skin. These people just make a report trying to get you to spend money on their products when in fact they aren`t much better at fending off the mites then a regular pillow or sheet.

Now if you have actual bedbugs - sucks to be you because they are extremely expensive to get rid of. Oh and they will bite you and suck your blood :)
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Female 4,359
ewwwwww
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Male 2,703
I`m going to assume its the standard "your pillow and mattress is full of dead skin cells and dust mites.

put a hypoallergenic cover on the mattress and pillow (they`re like $50 for the mattress and $10 for the pillow), and change your sheets every other week (or once a week if you want).

I`ve never understood why its ok to sleep in the same sheets for months but you wouldn`t be caught wearing the same clothes the next day while you spent just as much time each day in both and worse, the average person doesn`t bathe before bed so they have all days worth of filth on them.
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Male 6,694
Nasty.
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Female 2,695
faeces
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Female 1,435
lol DJDoubleb..yeaah poo would be full of germs im sure. but then who`s going to touch poo
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Male 1,399
Wash your bedding in hot water.

Dry it in the clothes dryer. The hotter the better.

Stick pillow in plastic bag and freeze it for 24-48 hours.

That`ll kill the buggers.
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Male 261
they done that study on Hospital pillows not pillows you have at home
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Male 1,557
Most of your clothing and bedding would be the same if you didn`t wash it... some people WASH their bedding.
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Male 382
Warning - 100% of the poo you touch has germs.
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Male 1,623
This seems to me like another scientist paid off by capitalists. This time by the producers of SleepAngel pillows.
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Male 911
(up to) 1/3 of the pillow`s weight (Could) be made up of bugs and dead skin.. my drating ass...
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Male 1,678
This is clearly propaganda spread by SleepAngel pillows. Those crafty bastards.
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Male 189
Please don`t link to the Daily Mail IAB.

Its worse than Fox News.

I`m just amazed its not blaming the immigrants for an increase in dust/MRSA/dead skin
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Female 160
I have a small feather pillow that has been my security blanket for over 25 years. There is no way I`m going to read this article.
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Male 203
hmm i don`t think so.. i keep dustmite proof cover on my pillow. and anyway, only 6 months old
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Female 63
tedgp: "because people dont wash their sheets/pillows right? Another fail..."

No.. It`s because we`re human, and we`re only still learning how much we dratting shed everywhere. At least with my cat, I see it, now I have to dream about microsopic mrsa bugs on my lovely well used pillows.

Ah I`m sure I`ll live to the morning.... (maybe)

On another note, I have a pillow that would be a health hazard going by that trustful (ahem) article by the Daily Mail. I`ve had it for 10 years now, and it`s *OMG* 3rd hand feather hand me down. Weighs a ton, but now I know it`s down to the bugs and spare human body parts inside.
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Male 3,285
because people dont wash their sheets/pillows right? Another fail...
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Male 5,314
i couldn`t f*cking read it because a stupid f*cking ad or some sh*t went the entire length of the article and would not go away!!!!! >:O
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Male 5,314
either dead skin or dust or mites
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Male 2,005
... wtf i`ve had my pillow for over 5 years, i must burn it immediately
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Male 341
oh well. i was on the link and MC Chris started playing on an ad or something.
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Male 483
My pillow is like, 8 years old and I wake up daily with cholera, dysentery, and occasionally the black plague. Maybe time to get a new pillow
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Female 48
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