Why You Should Replace Your Pillows

Why You Should Replace Your Pillows

Did you know that you are supposed to replace your pillows anywhere from once a year to every few years?! Despite the pillowcase, our body oils soak in and bacteria and dust mites develop. Replace your pillow for a happier night sleep!

I can’t think of the last time our pillows have been updated. The problem is that pillowcases don’t completely protect your pillows from bacteria. This is why you should replace your pillows!

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We never seem to notice when the pillow case is on, but old pillows can produce bacteria overtime. You should replace your pillows every couple of years.

Getting good sleep is essential to a happier day. When we sleep more soundly, we are more energized for our day. So when we have pillows that NEED replacing, our sleep suffers. This is a simple way to have a more restful night.

Why You Should Replace Your Pillows

There are some things that you can do to prolong the life of your pillows (and protect yourself from them). One response from answers.yahoo.com shares these tips:

* use two pillow cases to help better protect the pillow
* clean your pillows every 6 months (check the label for care instructions)
* dry pillows completely after washing to avoid more bacteria

And I’m going to leave you with a disgusting fact. Over 50% of the weight of your pillow may be dead skin, mold, mildew, fungus, dust mites and dust mite feces. So please, keep your pillows fresh!

If you need more tips on getting a better night’s sleep, check out 7 Tips to Get Better Sleep. It will change your happiness levels immensely!

When is the last time you replaced your pillows?!

2 Responses to Why You Should Replace Your Pillows

  1. EWW! That is some pretty compelling information! I regularly toss ours in the dryer thinking I’m getting rid of some of the grossness….am I? Now I’m totally going to put two pillow cases on each. That is a GREAT and really simple idea. Thanks for sharing!

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