Ask Happy Dan: Can I Wash My Foam Pillow?

When you have questions about pillows and other bedding, Happy Dan the Pillow Man is your guy! He’s happy because he always gets a good night’s sleep. Happy Dan is the alter ego of Dan Schecter, Senior Vice President at Carpenter Co., and the creator of He’s spent 30 years learning about pillows and sleep and how those two items go together, and he’s now available to answer your questions!

In this edition of Ask Happy Dan, Dan gives advice to someone who wants a cleaner pillow.

Shirley B.: Can SleepBetter foam pillows be washed?

Dan’s answer: No way Jose!  Putting your foam pillow in the wash will ruin it.  Spot clean your foam pillow with a mild detergent and let the area completely dry before replacing the cover.  The SleepBetter pillow covers themselves are machine washable.  So says Happy Dan The Pillow Man!

If you’d like to learn more about cleaning your down or synthetic down pillow, check out Happy Dan’s answer to this question.

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