How old is YOUR bed pillow? One month old? Six months? One year? If you’re like the majority, your pillow is probably more than two years old, and should be replaced immediately.
According to a poll done by SleepBetter.org, nearly two-thirds (64%) of the more than 100 respondents are using pillows that are more than two years old. If that’s not scientific enough for you, check out these findings from a national sleep poll conducted by Yankelovich research for SleepBetter in 2008.
- More than half of Americans (54%) wait a year or more to replace their old pillows – with more than half (27%) answering 2-years or more.
- More than a quarter (28%) have no idea how often they replaced their pillows
So, what does all of this mean? Simply put, it means most of you need a new pillow.
Pillows that are more than a year or two old lose their shape and cushion. Old pillows can also be covered in your skin cells, body oils, and dust mite remains. That’s just plain nasty.
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