Sun 8 Jan, 2017 06:54 am
There are several pillows in my home. I have been using them for such a long time. But they are now too old to use and I want to change them. And generally, I change pillows when they go very old and dirty. But I need to know when and after how many days I should change my pillows.
There is no good evidence for how long most pillows last. The Sleep to Live Institute in America (which has industry links) recommends replacing them every six months.
Some people say 6 months if the user has allergies or asthma (dust mite feces build up in pillows) or 2 years maximum otherwise.
Some people say that if you fold your pillow in half and it doesn't spring open straight away by itself then it's dead: it can't support your head and neck.
According to me bed pillows need to be change or replaced after 18 months. Memory foam pillows typically last longer, up to three years. Natural pillows tend to last longer than synthetic pillows. And higher quality pillows will last longer than inexpensive ones.