Everyday life can be quite stressful with balancing work and chores. Getting a good night’s sleep with a good pillow is important for recharging. However, sometimes pillows show signs of wear and tear but how often should you change your pillows?
Generally, pillows last up to 1 or 2 years but this is also dependent on the pillow material. Pillows such as polyester, down or feather can last up to 1-2 years while polyfoam and latex pillows can last 3 years.
We strongly recommend you look out for any signs that your pillow needs replacing. You can check our blog about this here.
Changing your pillows is important because it maintains hygiene. Think about all the sweat, body oil, saliva and hair that has been absorbed by a pillow. Over time, these will build up bad odours and even attract bed bugs.
Furthermore, our dead skin cells are also absorbed by pillows and for dust mites, this is the hotspot to multiply. Sleeping on a pillow infested by dust mites can cause watery eyes, runny nose and overall, make sleep quality even worse.
Lastly, you deserve the best rest and sleep you can get. With a bad pillow, your sleep quality will suffer because putting your head on a flat pillow will cause neck pain.
Now that you know how often you should change your pillows, we hope you increase their lifespan by looking after them!