Cooling pillows are awesome at helping you keep cool while you sleep. They can help with night sweats, those summer months where it’s uncomfortable, reduce headaches, and ultimately give you a better night’s sleep.
There are a few different types of cooling pillow. The type with gel pads on one side are probably the most popular, and keeping them clean is very important.
A lot of people ask if they should be using a pillow case on their cooling pillow.
Firstly, it’s fine to use a pillowcase with the gel padding, it’s not going to cause any damage. Secondly, I recommend it as it helps to wick away some of the sweat and moisture, making it easier to clean your cool pillow.
Cooling pillows are usually not washable. You can spot clean and wipe away surface dirt, but you can’t immerse them in water or give them a spin wash so it’s worth doing all you can to keep them clean.
Ideally, you want to use a thin, 100% cotton pillowcase. Cotton is breathable and will help to allow airflow through the pillowcase and let you benefit from the cooling gel. Cotton also washes easily.
Memory Foam Pillow with Cooling Gel Pad
I have a cooling pillow just like the one here. I use a pillowcase to protect it while I’m sleeping, and I use a wet wipe on the cooling gel section to give it a clean.
Using a pillowcase I haven’t had to clean the memory foam, and if you sleep on the gel section you’re not going to get the foam dirty very often.