How often should you replace your pillow?
Most of us will be guilty of not replacing our pillows, duvets and bedding as often as we should. The lifespan of your pillows will depend on the quality of the product and also the filling material. A synthetic pillow will usually need replacing more regularly than natural. As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend replacing your synthetic pillows every 12 months and natural fill pillows approximately every 2 years.
Signs your Pillow Needs Replacing
There is more than one way to tell whether your pillows are in need of a refresh. The easiest way to check is to take a good look at the pillow you sleep on. Overtime pillows can become discoloured from natural sweat and there comes a point when this is unhygienic. If your pillow is discoloured then this is a sign that it is time to replace it.
Another way to identify if you need to replace your pillow is to listen to your body. If you are regularly waking up with a neck ache, this could be a sign that the filling in your pillow may be too flat or too lumpy to support your neck. If you are regularly waking up with a blocked nose, this could be a sign you are allergic to the dust mites that can live in pillows. Washing your pillows correctly or replacing your pillows can help with this.