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How Often Should You Change Your Pillow?
Posted on July 06 2015
How often should you change your pillow? Over the course of time bacteria, oil, mites and dust can all build up in your pillow leading to skin and respiratory problems. Cheaper pillows can also loose their shape after as little as 2 months leading to neck and back pain due to lack of support. The life of a pillow depends on the type and quality of pillow you are using.
Feather and down filled pillows loose their shape after 2 years. Polyester filled pillows loose their shape after as little as 2 months. Foam pillows by far outlast these other types of pillow as the integrity and composition of foam ensure that it will always bounce back. A good pillow should support your head and neck, keeping the spine straight when you lie down. Try Sammy Margo's 'broken pillow test' ; fluff up the pillow, fold it in half length ways then place a trainer on top of the folded pillow. If it stays folded then its time to chuck that pillow out. If it springs back and throws off the shoe its ok to use.
We recommend a Putnam Pillow. They come in 3 different heights allowing you to pick the one that is the right height to support your neck...
Child 3 ¾" (9.5 cm) / Royal 5" (13 cm) / King 6" (15 cm)
and are made from flexi- polyurethane foam which holds its shape for many years. We are so confident of our products quality and life that we offer a 2 year guarantee but we have customers who have had them for 15 years! Our Pillows come with removable fitted zipped covers (we also sell spares) however we recommend using our pillows with a cover on top of the one supplied as they fit into standard pillow cases. This will extend the life of your pillow further as it keeps the pillow cleaner for longer.
Your pillow is a worth while investment as you spend a third of your life in bed.
Your pillow no longer looks or feels the way it did when you bought it.
Your pillow is stained or visibly dirty.
Your pillow is lumpy or out-of-shape.
Your pillow has become uncomfortable.
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