It is not uncommon to find yourself feeling restless while
trying to sleep. Such discomfort is often a result of improper support to your
neck and head. You should start looking for a new pillow if you experience this
discomfort a lot. A good quality pillow has a life that ranges between one and
10 years depending on the material used and might need replacing in the
Here are a few pointers for you to know when you need to
replace your pillow:-
The materials used are vital in determining the life
expectancy of your pillows. Here are three common materials used for making
- Artificial- the best way to know when the
synthetic material of your pillow needs replacing is to first use it for a year
or two. The quality and how you use the
pillow can be the major contributing factors.
- Down and Feather- one of the best things about this
type is that you can clean them over time to make them look like new. Once the
feathers stop plumping up, it is time to look for a replacement.
- Foam- it can be quite tricky to know when to
replace a foam pillow. In this case, the quality of the foam and the frequency
of use can play a significant role. As you increase your use, the foam starts
to get harder. If it gets too hard and stops providing the same level of
comfort, it is time to replace it.
A Flat And Hard Pillow
Another easy way to know when to replace your pillow is by
checking the evenness and the hardness of your pillow. Here are some material
guidelines for your help:
- Down and Feather- in this type, the first step
to take is to place your pillow on a hard surface. After that, fold in as many
halves as you can to squeeze out all the air present inside. The next step
involves checking if the pillow easily returns to its original shape. If the
pillow doesn’t meet these requirements, it is a clear sign that you will have
to replace your pillow.
- Synthetic- in case of a synthetic pillow, the
first step to take is to fold the pillow as done in the case of down and
feather pillows. Then you will have to place a smaller weight consisting of
about 10oz on the folded pillow. This has to be done before releasing the
folded pillow. If the pillow doesn’t need replacing, it will counter the weight
by throwing it away and will return to its original position. If the pillow has
run out of its life, it will remain folded.
It is important that you clean your pillows
properly by using different pillow protectors and covers. A proper maintenance
procedure will ensure that your pillows last longer. If in case you are looking
for the best replacements, Pacific Coast has a lot of variety in its pillow
section for you to choose from.