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    Default Stinky Pillows?

    So DH sweats a LOT in bed during summer and his pillow always ends up smelling REALLY bad! I can literally smell it when I lay down.

    We have bought pillows that are 'antibacterial' and meant to be cooler to sleep on... And very expensive! But it doesn't seem to help much, and we can't afford to be replacing them every few months. And he showers before bed.

    So aside from regularly washing the covers (which doesn't seem to help much), what else can I do to reduce the smell?

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    Do you use a pillow protector? I use quite a thick one because then I can take it off and wash it.

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    Yes, a pillow protector might help. As well as replacing the pillow somewhat regularly.
    My DS1 sweats a lot, he has pillow protectors which do help but don't eliminate the problem totally. I buy him a new pillow annually now, due to a dustmite allergy, but at least his pillow doesn't smell like it used to.

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    Thanks, I might have to go buy some pillow protectors today. I honestly don't know how he sleeps with that smell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelove View Post
    Thanks, I might have to go buy some pillow protectors today. I honestly don't know how he sleeps with that smell!
    In all honesty I'd buy a new pillow and start fresh.

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    My DP, bless him, is exactly the same! I use waterproof pillow protectors on his pillow, I wash the pillow cases regularly and I put his pillow out on the line in the sun sometimes, that really helps freshen it up. Plus I just buy new ones from Target which aren't very expensive so I can afford to replace them fairly regularly.

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    DF is a mega drooler and they often have a yellow stain. I wash our pillows. I can fit 2 in the washing machine (top loader). A tiny bit of laundry powder, a bit of bicarb and I put vinegar in the rinse bit. I also put it on a hand wash setting.
    I lay them flat over the top of the washing machine on a sunny day and they dry relatively quick. They look brand new pretty much!
    I have the cheapo tontine 2 packs that I grabbed from target.

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    DH has a bad neck, so we have to get the chiropractic pillows...so no cheapies for us!

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    Thanks for the tips though, might try putting some bicarb on it and letting it air out in the sun.

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    I use pillow protectors too, they are great and makes your pillows last much longer also we use latex pillows (oh so comfy) and they don't seem to trap sweat/smell in them


 

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