How to Dry a Memory-Foam Pillow

Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. Learn more about our affiliate and product review process here.
Memory-foam pillows adjust to you.

A memory-foam pillow offers a sleek alternative to a traditional stuffed pillow. Contouring around you, it adjusts to your head, making the pillow both comfortable and supportive. If your memory-foam pillow gets wet, its dense material can take a long time to dry on its own. For the sake of not sleeping on a damp pillow tonight, help the drying process along.


Step 1

Remove the pillowcase from the memory-foam pillow and set it aside to be washed and dried.

Video of the Day

Step 2

Wring out the pillow with your hands over the sink or outside. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

Step 3

Set the memory-foam pillow outside in the sunlight. The sun will heat the pillow and dry it out. Set the pillow in a dry, well-ventilated area if the day is overcast.


Step 4

Leave the pillow in the sunlight or dry, well-ventilated area for at least four hours.

Step 5

Check the memory-foam pillow before using it. Press the foam between your hands to feel for moisture. If moisture remains, repeat steps 2 and 3 until it does not.

Video of the Day



Report an Issue

screenshot of the current page

Screenshot loading...