Having a comfortable pillow is an important component for a good night’s sleep. As your pillow gets older, it may no longer provide you with the support you need, one of the many hints that it’s time to replace your pillow. When shopping for an organic pillow, there are many options to choose from that can accommodate people’s individual preferences and needs. A good choice will provide support for your neck and shoulders without causing pain.
How Long Should a Pillow Last?
Like any bedding, pillows will wear out over time. You should periodically evaluate whether your pillow is still providing you with the needed comfort and support. Most pillows will last an average of two years. The lifespan will vary depending on the pillow’s materials, whether you are using a protective covering, and how many nights you are at home sleeping on your pillow.
How Do You Know When to Replace Pillows?
Your pillows over time will experience wear and tear, possible stains, and smells. If your pillow becomes misshapen in any way, you could start to experience neck pain. The right pillow is essential in keeping your head, neck, and spine in proper alignment while you sleep. An old pillow or a pillow that is not a good fit for your body type, can impact how well and how long you sleep at night. A worn-out pillow will no longer provide the appropriate support to your head and neck, leading to poor sleep quality. All of these are sure signs that you should replace your pillow.
Signs That Your Pillow May Need Replacing:
- Your pillow no longer feels supportive.
- Your pillow is stained.
- You notice that your pillow is sagging or has lost it shape.
- Your pillow has developed an odor. This will most likely be due to body oils or sweat accumulating in the pillow overtime.
- You are not sleeping well. Your pillow could be one of the reasons that you are losing sleep.
Tips To Make Your Pillows Last Longer
In general, here are some proper care instructions for the organic pillows we carry.
To keep the pillow clean cover, it with a pillowcase. For extra protection and longevity, you may want to purchase an organic cotton pillow protector. The protector will help fend off stains and dust mites. Many of our pillows are spot clean only but some do have an organic cotton cover that can be removed and washed. You can air out your pillows seasonally. Indirect sunlight is preferred. To eliminate odors, you can sprinkle them with baking soda. You can increase the pillows’ loft by putting the pillow in the dryer with two new tennis balls. Set the dryer to air or the coolest setting possible.