An important topic to speak about regarding the ownership of a bed rest pillow is how to keep it clean. I do no recommend putting the whole pillow in a washing machine (even if it fits)!
If the pillow does not have a removable cover, it will need regular cleaning with a damp cloth. There are also a range of products which can also help.
A lot of people will only clean their pillows once they start to smell. The problem with this is that you generally don’t notice your own stink until it gets really bad. A better option is regular cleaning of the pillow.
If you are only using the pillow a few times a week, possibly for a bit of reading or watching a movie, then you can get away with cleaning it once every 3-6 months.
If you are using it more regularly, possibly everyday or for many hours at a time, then you will want to clean it more often, i recommend around once a month.
There are of course factors that can make the pillow get dirty quicker, such as:
If you just need to clean a spill, just using a warm damp cloth is generally enough to clean it up. If it is more serious, you can use a fabric stain remover (make sure you patch test first).
This is my recommendation for regular cleaning:
This video gives you an example of how to clean a microfiber chair. Although it isn’t a bedrest pillow, the material is the same as a lot of the bedrest pillows avaiable, so the method is the same.