Memory foam is becoming more and more popular because of it's unrivaled support and incredible comfort. However, memory foam must be handled with more care, especially when it is time to clean it. One mistake can ruin your amazingly comfortable memory foam pillow forever! Memory foam is extremely delicate and much attention should be paid during the cleaning process. No need to stress, though - we've compiled a list of instructions for cleaning your memory foam pillow, including how to remove stains and odors.

Cleaning Your Memory Foam Pillows

Cleaning Don'ts - What To Avoid When Cleaning Your Memory Foam Pillow:

Memory foam is incredibly delicate, and if you try to clean it the wrong way, it could ruin your pillow! Here are some don'ts for cleaning your memory pillow.

DON'T scrub, rub, or otherwise harshly or vigorously cleanse your pillow.

DON'T use traditional/industrial-strength cleaners.

DON'T use hot or warm water to clean your pillow. 

DON'T use excessive water when cleaning. (Only a little bit is needed!)

And, above all else...

NEVER, ever, ever put your memory foam pillow in the clothes washer or dryer (unless the cleaning instructions on the manufacturer tags state that you can). Putting your memory foam pillow in the washer or dryer WILL ruin it, no exceptions! It is one of the worst things you could ever do to memory foam!

Cleaning Do's- How to clean your memory foam pillow:

Even though we shouldn't, we all eat in bed. Sometimes we are faced with a spill and are forced to face the consequences. Hopefully, your spill was just water. But if it wasn't, you will now need to clean that spill before it sets into the memory foam.

  1. Use a clean bath towel, pressing down on the spill, to absorb as much of the spill as possible. Use as many towels as needed in order to pick up as much of the spilled liquid as you can.
  2. Mix together a solution of cold water and a small amount of mild soap, but enough soap to produce bubbles.
  3. Stir the solution to make bubbles. 
  4. Starting from the outside of the spill and working your way to the center, gently dab the lather from the cleaning solution onto the spot. Do NOT rub it onto the spill, only gently dab it down.
  5. Using a dry, clean towel, pat the area until it's as dry as possible.
  6. Set the pillow aside to air-dry. Place it in front of a fan to dry it quicker. You can use a hairdryer, but ONLY if it's on the "cold" setting that doesn't produce any heat!
  7. Make sure the pillow is completely dry before sleeping on it again.



Your memory foam pillows were an investment. While cleaning your memory foam pillows may seem like a tedious task, it is important not to allow stains and smells to set. Proper care and cleaning will extend the life of your pillows and ensure comfort for many, many nights to come.