Signs You Should Change Your Pillow


Sleep Number Bedding Collection

As a bedding collection buyer at Sleep Number, I get lots of questions about pillows, sheets and every assortment of bedding you can imagine. A common question I receive is about pillows. Specifically, how to identify when it’s time to change your pillow. My initial response to this pillow question is that if you need to ask, you probably need a new pillow. More than anything, your pillow should be supportive and comfortable. If it isn’t, it’s time for a change. Below are some simple tests to determine whether or not it’s time to change your current pillows.

FOR FEATHER OR DOWN PILLOWS:

* Fold the pillow in half and squeeze out the air. If the pillow stays folded when you release it, it’s time to buy a new one. If your feather or down pillow springs back into its original shape, it’s good for a few more years.

FOR SYNTHETIC PILLOWS:

* Place your pillow on a flat surface. Fold it in half and squeeze out the air. Place a hardcover book on top of the pillow. If the pillow “tosses” the book and bounces back to its original shape, it’s good for now.