How often should you change your pillow
Experts believe that a good night’s sleep is critical for physical and mental well-being. Optimizing your bedding is one of the best ways to get a better night’s sleep. This involves replacing your pillow often to make sure it gives you the right amount of support.
We spend a third of our lives in bed, so we must pay attention to the quality and cleanliness of our pillows. Allergies, rashes, and neck pain can result from not changing your pillows regularly.
This article will discuss how to take care of your pillow and tell when to replace it.
Why is it important?
It may seem inconvenient to replace pillows regularly. However, sleeping on an older pillow beyond its prime can cause allergic reactions, acne breakouts, and tight muscles.
Dust mites, fungi and mould can all accumulate in an old pillow. Sleeping near allergens like this can create a runny or stuffy nose, itchy skin, and irritated eyes, affecting your sleep quality. These irritations can be avoided by replacing your pillows regularly or investing in an antimicrobial bamboo pillow.
Skincare products, hair oils, sweat, and other residues can soak through pillowcases and become trapped in your pillows, resulting in a buildup of bacteria and stains. These ingredients may block pores and cause acne breakouts or rashes for sensitive skin. Washing pillowcases and pillows with a gentle detergent regularly will assist in preventing buildup, and replacing pillows regularly can provide a fresh start that isn’t irritating to the skin.
Pillows are designed to support your neck and head while sleeping, reducing muscular tension and supporting proper spinal alignment. A pillow that has sagged or flattened over time may not provide the essential support, and you will feel sore or unrefreshed when you wake up in the morning.
According to sleep.org, Pillows should be replaced every 1 to 2 years. This ensures that you’re sleeping on a pillow that is supportive, clean, and allergen-free.
You’ll be able to tell when it’s time to replace your pillows. Your pillow may no longer be giving the support you require if you wake up with a sore neck or can’t find a comfortable sleeping position when trying to go to bed. Pillows, like mattresses, should be replaced when they begin to sag or develop lumps. When you detect extreme yellowing or your allergies are acting up, it may be time to look into new pillows.
Certain pillow materials are more resistant to wear and tear than others. A polyester pillow, for example, may last only a year, whereas a latex or firm bamboo pillow may last up to three years. The quality of the materials and the density of the foam might also impact how long your pillow lasts. Investing in a good pillow constructed of high-quality materials means you’ll have to change it less frequently.
Cleaning your pillowcase regularly and using a pillow protector will extend the life of your pillow. Pillowcases should be washed and dried with your sheets.
Out with the old, and in with the new!
If you’re in need of a new pillow, Bamboo Haus has the replacement you need! We have three different types of supportive pillows:
- The Original Bamboo Pillow with Cool Comfort is perfect for back sleepers. The Original Bamboo Pillow contains high-quality shredded memory foam wrapped in a thick 5mm sheet of memory foam. It also includes a 40% Bamboo pillowcase. It is still the same classic Feel My Bamboo design.
- The Superior Slumber Pillow is great for stomach sleepers. The Adjustable Superior Slumber Pillow is filled with high-quality shredded memory foam, making it one of our softest pillows. We also supply an extra bag of filling, allowing you to add (or remove) the memory foam to suit your sleep requirements.
- The Luxury Gel Pillow provides superior support with its solid memory foam core. This pillow is best suited to those who prefer a firmer pillow, sleep on their stomach or need additional help to treat back or neck pain. The cooling gel pad enhances the memory foam’s ability to form a supportive mould.