When is my pillow too old to hold my head anymore?

 

The life span of a pillow depends on what's inside. There are tests…like folding your pillow in half to see how quickly it "pops" open. However, not all pillows are created equal—the bounce back rate is affected by the size of your pillow and the density or "soft" rating.

Some authorities would tell you to retire your old pillow every year and others will tell you that a good down pillow should last 4-5 years.

Consider how well your pillow is supporting your neck and spine. Has your pillow started to flatten or develop lumps and bumps? If there are stains, worn seams or if the filling is starting to leak, it's time to replace this bedtime partner.

Here are few ideas to prolong the life of your pillow:

  • Use a pillow protector or a pillowcase and wash them regularly
  • Dry clean or wash your pillow periodically (be sure to check the label first for cleaning instructions)
  • Synthetic pillows thrive on "re-fluffing" in the dryer on the "air dry" setting


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