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How often should you replace your pillows?

July 01, 2020

Because most people don’t know how often to replace pillows, some pretty scary sleep problems can arise. Not only are old pillows dirty, but they can also end up causing a huge pain in the neck!

Why is it so important to replace your pillow?

Your sweat, hair, saliva, body oil, and dead skin cells are all absorbed by your pillows. Even if you have a pillowcase, it may not provide enough protection. All these fluids and flakes may cause mold, mildew, and other allergens to accumulate and cause a bad odor. Washing your pillows and pillow covers can get rid of the odor, but not always the allergens.

Along with your mattress, your pillows should keep your spine neutral. Your pillow ensures that your head and neck are supported while being aligned with your spine. Your head is heavy, and bearing the weight of your head each night gradually wears out your pillows. Our pillows flatten and develop soft spots over time. A worn-out, flat pillow can’t provide support to your head and neck, leading to neck pain.

Signs you should replace your pillow

You’ll know it’s time to replace your pillow if you notice any of the following:

  • There are lumps in the foam or filler materials
  • There are permanent stains from body sweat and oil
  • You wake up with aches and pains, particularly in your neck or shoulders
  • You wake up sneezing from the dust mites

If you have allergies, you’ll need to replace your pillow more regularly than the suggested lifespans below, simply because you’re more sensitive to dust mites.

When should you replace your pillow?

The rule of thumb is to replace your pillow every 1 to 2 years. Certain types of pillows last longer than others, due to the quality and construction of their materials.

Below we’ve listed the average lifespans for different pillow types, organized from most to least durable:

  • Latex: 3-4 years
  • Buckwheat : 3 years
  • Feather : 18-36 months
  • Memory foam : 18-36 months
  • Down : 2+ years
  • Synthetic down/down alternative : 18-24 months
  • Polyester : 6-24 months

Mimpi Pillows

You would be amazed at how much better you’ll sleep when you replace your old, uncomfortable pillow with our pillows!

Mimpi Sleep offers a great selection of 100% natural latex pillows which is highly adaptive, stays in shape, and offers incredible comfort. Our pillows are also hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, and help with your spinal alignment.

As mentioned before, latex pillows is the most durable pillows. It can lasts for 3-4 years so the price is really worth it compared to other types of pillow.

Currently, we have four options:

  • Spagetti pillow
  • Soap pillow
  • Contour pillow
  • Bolster pillow

They have everything you could ever ask for in a pillow: soft and plush, supportive and contouring, bouncy and durable! However, each product has its own specific design so choose what the best for you and your family.


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