Over time, memory foam pillows eventually start to sag. This can affect your sleep quality as your pillow will be less comfortable and supportive than it’s supposed to be. If you’ve noticed that your memory foam pillow is looking less plump than usual, try these four quick ways to reshape it.
4 ways to plump up a memory foam pillow
1. Flip your pillow
Memory foam works by moulding to your body, so if you’ve been sleeping on your pillow for a while, it’ll feel softer as it’s adapted to the shape of your head and neck. Simply flip your memory foam pillow over to the other side to make it instantly feel firmer.
2. Squeeze and shake your pillow
You can quickly plump up a pillow by gently squeezing and shaking it, allowing the foam filling to move back to its original shape. This works particularly well if you have a shredded memory foam pillow, as the air between the filling allows it to move around easily.
3. Cool your pillow
Memory foam pillows respond to your body temperature, which is why they’re softer when warm. If you want to plump up your pillow, try doing the opposite. Simply leave it in a cold room and allow the memory foam to go back to its original shape. Don’t worry – your pillow will adapt to your body when you apply heat and pressure again
4. Air out your pillow
Memory foam pillows are very absorbent and will gradually take in the oils and sweat from your skin. The build up of moisture can weigh down your pillow and make it feel out of shape. To remove the excess moisture, air your pillow by placing it outside in the sun. In a few hours, your pillow should feel dry and plump again.
Why do memory foam pillows sag?
All pillows will eventually sag, simply because you sleep on it every night. No pillow can last forever. If you notice that your memory foam pillow is sagging, it’s likely because of use. You can try reshaping or plumping it, but if it’s too uncomfortable to sleep on, you should replace it.
How to restore a memory foam pillow after being washed?
Memory foam is like a sponge because it absorbs moisture easily, so you should never put it in the washing machine, or it will become waterlogged. If your pillow does accidentally go in the machine, you can try to restore it by letting it completely air dry in the sun.
If your pillow won’t dry, it’s best to dispose of it and invest in a new one – browse our online memory foam range to find a replacement today.
Always follow the manufacturer's guidance, these articles are provided as general advice.