pillows

How Often Should Your Pillows Be Replaced?

It is a well known fact that a good night's sleep is very much essential for a person’s wellbeing. And sleeping on the right beddings is crucial for a good night's sleep. But this fact is often ignored by people. 

Most significantly, pillows are designed to support your neck and head while sleeping, alleviating muscular tension and supporting proper spinal alignment. A pillow that has crumpled or flattened over time may not give adequate support, and you may wake up hurt or tired.

Most of the people just don't know when to change their pillows or they are just too lazy to buy a new one. There are many signs which suggest that it is high time to replace your pillows. So, if you wake up with a stiffness in your neck or acne outbreaks on your face, it's highly possible that you're sleeping on an out-of-date pillow.

While it gets a bit confusing for people as to when you should change your pillows, This article will help you understand the signs that indicate when it is the optimum time to replace your pillows.

Signs that your pillow’s Life expired

  1. If your pillow is flat, uneven, or won't fluff. And if it does not keep its original form when not in use, it should be replaced.
  2. The pillow has visible stains or has an unpleasant smell. Over the usage of pillow oils from skin and hair , sweat accumulates in the pillow  making it smell bad.
  3. If you feel stiffness in your neck or your head or shoulder hurts when you wake up,  this is a sign that you should change your pillow immediately.
  4.  Sometimes over time the pillows tend to accumulate dust mites which may trigger allergies. While this goes for everyone people are specially advised to change pillows more often than usual.

When your pillows fail to work correctly, it's time to replace them.

           Pillow Type
Lifespan
Fiber
90 days to 6 months
Memory foam
1 year to 2 year
Latex
1 year to 2 year
Hybrid
2 year to 4 year
Down
1 year to 3 year

Pillows should be replaced every 1 to 2 years, according to most doctors. It ensures that you are using pillows that are supporting, clean, and allergen-free. Since we spend so much time in bed resting on our pillows, it is equally critical to consider pillow quality and hygiene.