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There is a connection between clean, crisp bedding and the way we sleep. Having a clean bed and clean sheets is important since most people spend an average of eight hours a night in bed.

Many of us will have gone to change our sheets and noticed marks – especially yellow stains on the pillows. Even the most thorough cleaners among us will have seen the inevitable stains, but where do these stains come from? And how can we get rid of it?

The Mirror shared what the cleaning experts at Lifehacker had to say about how to deal with stains – as well as keep them at bay in the future. Lifehacker gurus say sweat is the most common reason for yellowing pillows. Like, whether we like to admit it or not, we all sweat and when that moisture seeps through a pillowcase and onto the pillow underneath, it can cause stains.

This problem is more prevalent the more someone sweats, and can cause bigger problems on those uncomfortable summer nights when you just can’t seem to calm down. But sweat isn’t the only humidity you need to be wary of, as yellowing can also be caused by wet or greasy hair.

Lifehacker experts say, “In addition to sweating, your hair may be the culprit: especially if it’s particularly oily or if you often go to bed with wet or damp hair. Certain types of makeup and hair care products skin can also be the cause of the yellow stains.It could also be drool.Putting a waterproof pillow protector before your pillowcase can help prevent a lot of discoloration.

Studies have shown there’s a real connection between clean, crisp bedding and the way we sleep

How to remove yellow spots

Experts say you’ll want to act fast to remove stains from your pillows because the longer they sit, the harder they’ll be to remove when you try to clean them. They also state that you should wash your pillows at least twice a year, regardless of the stain, which should help keep stains at bay for at least a little while.

But if you want to clean stains from your pillows in a snap, there’s a little-known trick you can use to quickly get to work removing any yellowness – with a mixture of baking soda and water. Lifehacker gurus say, “You can start by treating stains with a store-bought stain-removing spray or cream, or with a paste made from a mixture of baking soda and water.”

You can also keep stains at bay longer with the help of a waterproof pillow protector, which will stop your sweat and drool from getting on your pillows in the first place. The experts added, “Putting a waterproof pillow protector before your pillowcase can help prevent a lot of fading.”

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