If you ever wake up looking puffier than a pillow, you know it’s not a cute look. Your face looks irritated and swollen, and your lids are sealed shut—like you could use, say, 200 more years of sleep. Turns out your pillow might be the whole problem in the first place. When you sleep with your face pressed against it, your skin becomes irritated and creased due to the fabric folds. Additionally, allergies to dust mites or dust mite poop are very common, as are skin sensitivities to fluffy feathers and laundry detergent. No need to lose any z’s over the issue though—it’s a quick fix. Visit your doctor if you think an allergy might be at play, or prevent leakage of mite poop protein by covering your pillow with a latex cover. You’ll wake up looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in no time.

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