5 Ways To Kill What’s Living On Your Pillow

When you fall into your comfy, warm bed and rest your head onto your soft pillow each night are you risking your health? You may be surprised to know yes! According to a recent study from The University of Manchester, research found that both synthetic and down pillows were full of dust mites as well as millions of fungal spores. They described it as a “miniature ecosystem inside your pillow.”

The research project consisted of testing 10 pillows that had been used for 18 months-20 years. The samples came back with each pillow having what was identified as 4-16 fungal species per sample. A few thousand spores of fungus were found per gram, with the synthetic pillows having the highest number of specimen.