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Woman defended after mum finds her ‘tea bag pillow' that everyone has

Woman defended after mum finds her ‘tea bag pillow' that everyone has

There are two main reasons why your pillow has turned yellow

A woman has been defended after her mum kicked off over her 'tea bag pillow' that loads of people apparently use.

People are out here wondering if 'we live the same life' after one woman shared a viral image of her new pillow, besides her old, much yellower one.

As an impartial journalist, I think if your pillow looks like it should be dipped and brewed in hot water, accompanied by a touch of milk, then something is very wrong.

However, it seems I am in the minority.

It turns out that loads of us, apparently, have the 'same yellow pillow', as showcased by X user @effy6stonem.

Taking to the platform, she shared an image of her pillow collection, followed by the caption: "I got a new pillow, have to say goodbye to my old one :( mom saw it and got mad."

What do you think? (X/@effy6stonem)
What do you think? (X/@effy6stonem)

The post has seemingly divided people in the comments, as some people thought it was pretty 'disgusting'.

"That pillow looks like some old weathered by time pirate treasure map you found in a bottle fished out of the ocean," one person wrote.

"Pillow almost developed its own ecosystem," a second joked.

"You know you are supposed to wash your pillows," added a third.

"That pillow been through stuff," a fourth suggested.

I would have thought most would prefer their pillows to look like this. (Getty Stock Images)
I would have thought most would prefer their pillows to look like this. (Getty Stock Images)

Meanwhile, the X user took it to a poll and over 53 percent suggested that she should 'keep the old one'.

"Nah yall don’t understand a yellow pillow will give u the best sleep have u drooling like crazy a yellow pillow will have u dreaming good," one said.

"The tea bag pillows helped you through tough times," a second penned.

"My dad had his confiscated but it will always be remembered its name was “squishy” yes it had a name," revealed a third.

The results are in... (X/@effy6stonem)
The results are in... (X/@effy6stonem)

Why pillows turn yellow

Certified sleep science coach, Lauren Fountain, of the Sleep Foundation said: "We’ve all had it happen: You buy a pillow, and then yellow stains start to appear on its surface over time. While it might seem like this discoloration is simply a sign of aging, there are actually specific reasons a pillow turns yellow.

"Pillows start to turn yellow due to a variety of factors, most of which involve the accumulation of moisture. Sweat, drool, wet hair, and even skincare products can contribute to yellow stains on a pillow.

"And these stains are more than just unsightly. After a while, they can harbor bacteria and allergens, potentially affecting the quality of your sleep and your health."

To prevent your pillows from turning yellow, she advises to use a pillow protector and a good pillowcase.

"A pillow protector is a sealed layer of fabric that goes between your pillowcase and your pillow. Pillow protectors act as one more layer between your pillow and the moisture that can discolor it," Fountain adds.

"No two sleepers are the same, and different sets of bed linens are better suited to different types of sleepers. That said, pillowcases with higher-quality construction are more likely to keep moisture away from your pillow and slow down the yellowing process."

Featured Image Credit: X/@effy6stonem/Getty Stock Images

Topics: Sleep, Viral, Weird