When a pillow wears out, it stops providing the support you need for a restful night’s sleep. Depending on the material quality and type used to fill the pillow, it could need replacing any time between 1 to 2 years, or more. Just like your mattress, it’s important to replace your pillows when they have reached the end of their lives. Here are a few guidelines to help you know when it’s time.
When pillows are flat or hard, you’re ready for a new one
Look for clumps in a micro-fibre or hollow fibre pillow, this is a sign that the loftiness and conformance is breaking down. Flatness or lumpiness will be good indicators. When a fibre pillow goes flat, it’s time to replace it since the synthetic fibres don’t fluff back up.
When in doubt, the folding test tells you when it’s time
1. Fluff and fold the pillow as shown.
2. Before releasing, place a 250gm weight on the pillow (a medium sized tennis shoe is perfect).
3. A pillow with support will throw the tennis shoe and unfold itself.
A worn out pillow will remain folded!
To get the most life out of your pillows, keep them clean by using a pillow cover and regular washing. With proper care, they can provide exceptional comfort and support for up to 2 years.