How to know when to change pillows: 5 signs it is time to change your pillows
What is the lifespan of a pillow? There are several factors that come into play, but it is estimated that the lifespan of a pillow is between 2 and 3 years. If you have any doubts about the quality of your pillows, let us guide you with these 5 signs that it’s time to change your pillows!
Your pillow is “out of shape”
This is a clear sign that never fails! A pillow that no longer returns to its original shape and loses its softness or it’s fullness is a pillow that is no longer properly supporting your head during your sleep. You might have gotten used to it, but if you test several new pillows (in order to find the right one for you) in a specialty store, you will see (and feel) the difference for sure.
Your pillow is not the right size for you
How do you know if your pillow is the right size for you? You need to make sure that your forehead and chin are at the same height when your head is lying on the pillow. If this is not the case, it means that the size does not fit your head properly and therefore your pillow will not maintain your neck in a neutral position.
You wake up with aches and pains
Stiff neck? Shoulder pain? Back pain? It may well be that your pillow is the culprit! If you’re aching rather than feeling refreshed and ready in the morning, then your body is trying to tell you something.
You have neglected the proper maintenance of your pillows
Do you take care of your pillows regularly by following the manufacturer’s instructions to maintain their longevity? If you have neglected to do so, it may be time to refresh your pillows or get new ones!
You are having trouble finding a comfortable sleeping position
Do you tend to toss and turn in the evening and have difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position to fall asleep? Your pillows might not be suitable for your sleeping posture. To remedy this, go and talk to a pillow consultant in a mattress or bedding store. You can tell them about your sleep habits, and they will direct you to the right pillow suit to your needs!
Remember that your pillows and mattress have a huge effect on the quality of your sleep! Visit us in store, and we will be happy to help you!
When was the last time you changed your pillows?