The average adult spends about one third of their life asleep, making pillows one of the most used items in your home. We use them every single night, but most of us don’t give the state of our pillows a second thought. Do you know how often you should be replacing your pillow, and more importantly why you should be replacing your pillow?
You Should Replace Your Pillow Every 1-2 Years
Yes you heard that right, you should be replacing your pillows annually, or every two years depending on how often they are washed. Regular washing will prolong your pillows lifespan by up to a year.
Why Should You Replace Your Pillow
If you wash your pillow regularly, and use a quality pillow protector, your pillow might look just fine, causing you to wonder why you need to replace it. Well there are a variety of reasons and not all of them are visible to the naked eye. Some pros of replacing your pillow frequently are:
- It promotes good hygiene: using a pillowcase, showering before bed and not going to bed with wet hair all help keep your pillow clean, but things like dead skin, oil, sweat and saliva will eventually seep into your pillow. Washing pillowcases and pillows regularly and replacing your pillows on a yearly schedule can help you have better skin, hair and overall health.
- It can help with allergies: dust mites, mildew and mold can grow in your pillow…gross! If you suffer from allergies, and even if you don’t, you may notice itchy eyes, runny nose and a sore throat which can all be caused by allergens in your pillow. Replacing often will give you a fresh start and keep you healthier.
- It can reduce risk of aches or pain: over time pillows lose their support and shape, which can lead to neck, back and shoulder pain. Keeping your pillow fresh and new will help ensure it still has the support you need to get restful, pain free sleep every single night.
Whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side, our Pillow Guide will help you find the perfect one for you.