Why a clean Pillow is essential to our lives!

Why a clean Pillow is essential to our lives


The ugly truth of other pillows…

What happens in your pillow, unfortunately, stays in your pillow. There are literally thousands of dust mites living, breeding and defecating in your pillow every day. Not to mention all the other junk you will read about in this article.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation:  

“Dust mites may be the most common cause of year-round allergy and asthma. About 20 million Americans have dust mite allergy… Having dust mites doesn’t mean that your house isn’t clean. In most areas of the world, these creatures are in every house, no matter how immaculate. But it is true that keeping your home as free of dust as possible can lessen dust mite allergy.” http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=228.   You need temperatures of at least 130 degrees to kill dust mites. These little critters contribute to asthma and allergy attacks for the sixty million who suffer from this in the United States alone.

But Dust Mites aren’t the only thing lurking in your pillow…

In addition to dust mites and their feces, studies show pillows also contain mold and bacterial organisms. A two year old bed pillow can contain one tenth or more of its weight from these allergens!! Now that sounds just discusting!

Honestly, most people don’t wash their pillows often enough because pillows have not been made to wash this stuff out…until now!

The Fresh Air Pillow is made here in America. This pillow has an outer shell that is removable and also contains an inner casing that is filled with little foam pellets which are also washable. This allows you to wash the outer shell and the inner casing in one load and be done. Plus it’s made to be washed as often as you like. So it gets your pillow clean from the inside out!

The Fresh Air Pillow is a part of a Grass Roots campaign on the Website called kickstarter. This project is half funded already, but it needs your help to get the rest of it. And I really want this to be funded because I want a pillow after watching their video and the really gross one with Matt Lauer of the Today Show, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGwdA38IMnc&feature=player_embedded

This kickstarter campaign has less than 3 weeks to go so make sure to head on over and make a pledge. Seriously, do it just so you can get a pillow! If you make a pledge of $59 or more, you get a pillow once they hit their goal. And yes, this is a pillow that will easily wash, stay clean, cool and comfortable for many years to come.


  1. Michele P says:

    because i am a allergic to dust mites, I usually change my pillows every 3 months or so, because washing them makes them lumpy-I will have to check out this pillow for sure, thanks for the heads up!

  2. Jenna Wood says:

    Just last night I forced a pillow of our master bed because the other half was holding onto a lumpy piece of fluff (some 4+ years old). I can’t stand a dirty pillow!

  3. Sounds like a great product. My daughter and I are both allergic to dust mites.

  4. Washing pillows is the worst. They never seem to get back to the same shape as before. But I do realize it is important make sure they are clean. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the info!
    I started washing the pillows or even just running them through the dryer to burn out anything nasty.

  6. I was just telling my husband we needed knew pillows. I am highly allergic to dust mites so we have to change our pillows frequently. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Living in the desert, it’s awful what gets trapped in ‘fluffy’ surfaces!! Blech… Plus, I have this *thing* about my pillow having to smell good too. My husband thinks it’s a bit OCD but… I can’t help it LOL

  8. This sounds wonderful!!! We need a good pillow!

  9. Bre dale says:

    I’m in desperate need of new pillows

  10. What a great reminder to wash our pillows. Since my daughter uses a “pillow pet” I wash that more often and neglect our pillows. This will change my habits. The Fresh Air Pillow sounds really cool too. I will donate.

  11. Recently, I took my pillow to a house that was smokey. I still can’t get that smoke smell out, this would be divine!

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