With a little love and care, your Slumbr pillow should stay comfy through many nights and naps.

      Cassiopeia Luxe Down Pillow

      In general, high-quality down pillows generally last a few years; although some get less, others get way more use out of their pillow. It really depends on how you care for your pillow and how hard you sleep on it. Down pillows will naturally soften up and lose some of their support over time, but higher quality down will be more durably supportive. Generally, down pillows last longer than synthetic polyester fill pillows.

      To properly care for your pillow, we highly recommend enveloping your Cassiopeia in a pillow protector to extend its life. You can find some soft, flexible protectors on the market that won't compromise the amazing feel of your pillow. We also recommend washing this protector frequently to remove oils, dirt and other residue that can damage your pillow over time.

      You can wash a down pillow, but we recommend getting your pillow professionally cleaned by a down specialist every 3-4 years. Do not dry clean your pillow, as the chemicals and heat can do damage. If you do wash your pillow, please do so no more than 2x/year - to avoid breaking down the down's natural oils and structure - on the delicate wash cycle alone in a large or commercial washing machine. Use warm water with a very mild detergent (and no fabric softener or bleach). Dry on the medium heat setting until absolutely fully dry. Remove from dryer every 30 minutes, fluff and allow to cool for a few minutes before placing back in the dryer (to help prevent scorching). This will likely take a few hours in the dryer before it's entirely dry. Leaving clumps of moist down in the pillow may breed mildew in your pillow over time. Some folks like to include a few clean tennis balls in the dryer while drying to maximize fluffiness. Your Cassiopeia will hold up best in dry environments so do your best to avoid getting moisture (from wet hair, for instance) on the pillow.

      If you'd like to occasionally freshen up your pillow, you can put it in the dryer on medium heat (permanent press) for 15 minutes to help kill dust mites.

      Virgo Slim + Soft Pillow

      In general, high-quality down pillows generally last a few years, although some get less, others get way more use out of their pillow. It really depends on how you care for your pillow and how hard you sleep on it. Down pillows will naturally soften up and lose some of their support over time, but higher quality down will be more durably supportive. Generally, down pillows last longer than synthetic polyester fill pillows.

      To properly care for your pillow, we highly recommend enveloping your Virgo in a pillow protector to extend its life. You can find some soft, flexible protectors on the market that won't compromise the amazing feel of your pillow. We also recommend washing this protector frequently to remove oils, dirt and other residue that can damage your pillow over time. You can wash a down pillow, but we recommend getting your pillow professionally cleaned by a down specialist every 3-4 years. Do not dry clean your pillow, as the chemicals and heat can do damage. If you do wash your pillow, please do so no more than 2x/year - to avoid breaking down the down's natural oils and structure - on the delicate wash cycle alone in a large or commercial washing machine. Use warm water with a very mild detergent (and no fabric softener or bleach). Dry on the medium heat setting until absolutely fully dry. Remove from dryer every 30 minutes, fluff and allow to cool for a few minutes before placing back in the dryer (to help prevent scorching). This will likely take a few hours in the dryer before it's entirely dry. Leaving clumps of moist down in the pillow may breed mildew in your pillow over time. Some folks like to include a few clean tennis balls in the dryer while drying to maximize fluffiness. Your Virgo will hold up best in dry environments so do your best to avoid getting moisture (from wet hair, for instance) on the pillow.

      If you'd like to occasionally freshen up your pillow, you can put it in the dryer on medium heat (permanent press) for 15 minutes to help kill dust mites.

      Vela Down + Feather Pillow

      In general, high-quality down and feather pillows generally last a few years; although some get less, while others get way more use out of their pillow. It really depends on how you care for your pillow and how hard you sleep on it. Feather pillows will degrade faster than all-down pillows and lose some of their support over time, but in general, down + feather pillows last longer than synthetic polyester fill pillows.

      To properly care for your pillow, we highly recommend enveloping your Vela in a pillow protector to extend its life. You can find some soft, flexible protectors on the market that won't compromise the amazing feel of your pillow. We also recommend washing this protector frequently to remove oils, dirt and other residue that can damage your pillow over time.

      You can wash your pillow on the delicate wash cycle alone in a large or commercial washing machine. Washing the pillow in a traditional washer/dryer can break down the down's natural oils and structure so please do so no more than 2x/year. Use warm water with a very mild detergent (and no fabric softener or bleach). Dry on the medium heat setting until fully dry. Remove from dryer every 30 minutes, fluff and allow to cool for a few minutes before placing back in the dryer (to help prevent scorching). This will likely take a few hours in the dryer before it's entirely dry, especially since the Vela has an internal chamber of feathers. Leaving clumps of moist down or feathers in the pillow may breed mildew in your pillow over time. Some folks like to include a few clean tennis balls in the dryer while drying to maximize fluffiness. Your Vela will hold up best in dry environments so do your best to avoid getting moisture (from wet hair, for instance) on the pillow.

      If you'd like to occasionally freshen up your pillow, you can put it in the dryer on medium heat (permanent press) for 15 minutes to help kill dust mites.

      Orion Down Alternative Pillow

      Proper care will help your down alternative pillow retain its loft and support as long as possible. However, this is the pillow in our Pillow Menu that will likely need to be replaced the soonest, as synthetic polyester fills will degrade faster than the more natural-based fills.

      We highly recommend enveloping your Orion in a pillow protector to extend its life, and we recommend washing this protector frequently to remove oils, dirt and other residue that can damage your pillow over time.

      Your Orion is machine-washable, but we recommend only washing when necessary to preserve its quality for as long as possible. Use a commercial-sized or large front loading washing machine with warm water and a mild detergent. Tumble dry on air fluff cycle for a minimum of 2-3 cycles in a commercial size dryer to insure filling is completely dry. Remove promptly when the dryer stops.

      Ara Buckwheat Pillow

      With proper care, your Ara can last for years without losing its support. Buckwheat pillows are easy to care for, but require different techniques than what you might be used to for other pillows. Because the Ara is smaller than the typical standard-sized pillow, it’s not as easy to find a suitable pillow protector for it. But given the buckwheat hulls’ natural resistance to most allergens (such as mold, bacteria and fungi), that’s ok. Instead, follow these tips for a clean, hygienic pillow:

      Caring for the outer pillowcase
      We recommend machine washing the fit-to-size cotton pillowcase just as you would a typical pillowcase -- about every 1-2 weeks. To avoid shrinkage, wash in cold water, and line dry.

      Caring for the zippered cover
      We recommend washing the zippered pillow cover periodically. To do this, pour the buckwheat hull filling into a storage container (e.g. bucket, paper or plastic bag). Wash the zippered cover in cold water, and line dry to avoid shrinkage.

      Caring for the buckwheat hull fill
      Your Ara contains 100% U.S.-grown organic buckwheat hulls that have been dusted, triple-cleaned, frozen and do not contain pesticides, herbicides or other chemical agents. Unlike some hulls sourced overseas, our hulls have not been roasted, fumigated or radiated. Hulls provide natural protection to the buckwheat kernel on the plant itself, and these hulls are not nutritive to invading organisms. However, like all pillows, they can still collect allergens (like dust mites) over time, particularly in hot and humid environments.

      To keep potential allergens at bay, we recommend putting the hulls in the kitchen freezer (yes, freezer) for 24-48 hours every 6 months to kill any allergens that may have accumulated. If you are already storing the hulls to clean the zippered cover, you can take the opportunity to freeze the hulls at this time.

      Prevent the buckwheat hulls from getting wet, and do not wash them. The buckwheat does not need to be washed. If the hulls get wet, pour them into a fine mesh bag and air dry them in the sun.

      Long-term storage
      If you need to store your pillow for long periods of time, we recommend freezing the hulls in your pillow for 24-48 hours for at least one day a month as a preventative measure. Alternatively, you can vacuum seal your pillow for storage to keep allergens out.

      Lyra Latex Pillow

      With proper care, your latex pillow can last years without losing its support. We recommend enveloping the Lyra in a pillow protector. We also highly recommend machine-washing the knit fabric zippered cover occasionally to remove oils, dirt and other residue that can damage your pillow over time. The knit covering should be air dried to avoid shrinkage. The latex pillow fill itself can be occasionally hand-washed with a mild detergent and air-dried flat. Make sure the pillow is completely air-dried before putting it back in the knit covering to avoid mildew. Do not dry clean, as this will quickly degrade the integrity of the pillow.