Why is there brown stuff on my pillow?

Wet Hair. Many people have a habit of showering before sleeping; however, a wet pillow causes moisture to seep within your skin, leading to eventual discoloration. The humidity sucks in all the dirt and dust on your pillow, leading to permanent brown stains.
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Why are there stains on my pillow?

The face or head resting against that pillow hour after hour releases sweat, which travels through the pillowcase, into the pillow. Moisture, such as from lying down with wet hair, can also discolor the pillow, as can chemicals in some types of makeup or skin products.
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How do you get brown stains out of pillowcases?

Oxygenated bleach turns into hydrogen peroxide in the wash, where it helps eliminate stains and whiten your pillowcases again.
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What are the dark spots on my pillow?

Black Spots

They are actually bed bug droppings which is pretty gross. Make sure to check your mattress, sheets, bed frame, and box spring for these marks.
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Why does my pillow look dirty?

When you think about it, it's no surprise that our pillows are so dirty. We spend all night with our face and hair on the pillowcase, and they are exposed to our body oil, saliva, and skin dander. Most pillows show traces of fungus, bacteria, dust mites, and allergens when not washed regularly.
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Why is my drool yellow on my pillow?

For the most part, pillows turn yellow because of sweat and oils seeping through your linens to the pillow itself, but cosmetics, hair products, water (from damp hair) and drool can also cause yellow stains on pillows.
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What causes brown stains on bed sheets?

Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed. Dark spots (about this size: •), which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would. Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger. Live bed bugs.
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How do I know if my pillow has bed bugs?

Small, dark spots of bed bug feces can be indicators of the insects' presence. A sweet, musty scent may emanate from infested pillows, mattresses or sheets, as well. Laundering your pillow and pillowcase may temporarily rid those items of bed bugs.
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Can bed bugs hide inside pillows?

Bed bugs can hide in pillows, although far less frequently than they hide in mattresses. Pillows offer several things that bed bugs consider when they set up a harborage: The pillow is right next to you, so you're easy to access for feeding. The underside of the pillow is dark.
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Can pillows grow mold?

Pillows left in storage or in damp environments for long periods may end up with ugly and potentially harmful mold and mildew spots that you need to remove before you can use the pillow again. Prevent mold and mildew on pillows by drying completely before using and airing them out in humid environments.
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Why is there orange stuff on my pillow?

Sweat/Body Oil

Most people sweat during their sleep, though some more than others. Over time, sweat and oils from your body will be soaked up by the fabrics of the pillow, eventually leading to yellow and brown stains.
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Why do my pillowcases discolor?

Sweat, breath, skin oil, saliva or any other body emission that comes with sleep can soil a pillowcase. Wash your pillow and any protective cover as needed to limit transferred soils to the case.
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Why do pillows turn yellow?

Pillows turn yellow because of sweat. There are other reasons why a pillow may start to turn yellow including falling asleep with wet hair, lotions and oils on the skin, and moisture. When moisture or sweat remains on the pillow for long periods of time, the pillow will turn yellow.
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When should you throw out pillows?

Most experts recommend replacing pillows every 1 to 2 years. Doing so helps to ensure that you're using pillows that are supportive, clean, and free of allergens. It is also important to care for the pillows you use to ensure their longevity.
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Why does my boyfriend turn the sheets yellow?

The most common culprits behind yellow stains on white sheets are skin oils, sweat, and other bodily fluids. This isn't a reflection of how clean you and your body are; there's no preventing your body from producing these fluids and oils.
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How often should I wash my pillow?

At the very least, pillows should undergo a good wash every six months. To ensure that your pillows are consistently in their best, consider washing them "at least every three months—or four times a year," says Sansoni. As for pillowcases, wash them with your bedding, which should be a weekly cleaning routine.
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What kind of bugs live in pillows?

Recent reports have shed light (er, horror) on the fact that there are millions of tiny, dead bugs living in our pillows. And yes, it's true. They're called dust mites — they're actually arthropods, not insects, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. And they're munching on your dead skin cells.
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What color are bed bug stains?

When bed bugs infest, they will leave blood stains on sheets, pillowcases, blankets, mattresses, box springs, furniture, carpets, molding, and more. These stains may be red but, most of the time, they appear tan or brown. Significant staining is associated with areas of infestation.
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Should I throw out my pillows after bed bugs?

Remove sheets, pillows, and any clothing, towels, stuffed animals, or textiles that may have been exposed to bedbugs, and carefully seal them up in heavy-duty garbage bags. When you're ready, remove these items and loosely pack them in the dryer. Run it on the hottest cycle for 30 minutes to kill any bugs or eggs.
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Can bugs live in pillows?

A: The truth is, bed bugs can live in almost any place that has a host – including pillows. They spend most of their lives in hiding and typically only come out at night to find a blood meal.
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Do dust mites live in pillows?

Dust mites can infest all kinds of pillows -- feather, down, microfiber, or polyester foam. That means notone type is immune to them.
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Where do bed bugs hide?

Bedbugs do not have nests like ants or bees, but tend to live in groups in hiding places. Their initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.
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What Colour should saliva be?

Saliva should be clear and thin. If yours is white and thicker than normal, you could have a yeast infection called thrush or candidiasis.
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Why is my pillow wet when I wake up?

Excessive drooling or nocturnal sialorrhea is not normal. The body is very good at controlling saliva and if you find your pillow wet in the morning, you should get this checked out. The most common causes are due to either a problem with swallowing your saliva or making too much.
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What can your saliva tell you?

Drug-testing with saliva can detect substances including cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, ecstasy, PCP and opioid drugs. Saliva testing can also be used by clinicians to monitor many prescribed medications and ensure that drug levels in your body are therapeutic – not too high or low.
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