How often do you actually replace your pillow? It’s pretty bizarre how often you’re supposed to replace it!

How often do you replace your pillow?

Our pillow is our best mate at the end of each day. He’s always there when we need him the most. It’s pretty fair to say we can’t live without him.

Unfortunately, we will need to replace our best mate every once in awhile. Our pillow is one of those things we use intensively. Just imagine; we spend a third of our lives sleeping. Nevertheless, most people use the same pillow for years and years… People even use the exact same pillow for 10, 20 or even 30 years are no exception. As you might have picked up on by now; this is way too long. Don’t do that, just don’t! A year and a half is the absolute maximum! Why? Well, firstly, because you use the same pillow every night for quite a few hours. Due to scaling skin, hair and sweat, your pillow attracts house dust mites, straight through the pillowcase. An average pillow in the Netherlands contains 350,000 bacteria, which might be a good reason to buy a new one…! As a consequence, using the same pillow for too long can lead to allergic reactions. If you’re experiencing red eyes, sneezing or a stuffy nose when you wake up in the morning, you might want to consider replacing your pillow. As soon as possible!

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