Leaving your mind on a comfy pillow is a soothing, soothing way to begin the night as you crawl beneath the covers to get sleep. Over the years, however, that once-fluffy pillow gets lumpy, flat or simply isn’t as comfy as it formerly was. Fluff that pillow by hand if it’s made from epoxy or down, or toss it in the dryer with a couple of tennis balls if it’s made from polyester fiberfill.
Fluff Up the Down
A down or feather pillow compresses a bit over time. The pillow absorbs moisture since you rest upon it as well. Gently shake it and push the sides at a bit each morning to harden it back up, which also assists moisture within the pillow evaporate. Setting a level feather pillow out in the sun for a couple of hours through dry, non-humid conditions also can help it fluff back up, since the sun evaporates moisture.
A tennis ball or two, tied in a clean pillowcase, perks up a flattened pillow made from polyester or fiberfill. Set the pillow and the knotted pillowcase to your drier set to low heat and then dip them together, checking 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the materials when the pillows are as fluffy as you would like.