How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow?

How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow?

The topic of this article might be making you feel a little uncomfortable right about now. You may be thinking, “Gee, it’s been a long time since I last replaced my pillow. I wonder if it’s been too long?”


The answer to that question is, probably so. But the timeline that experts give for how often you should replace your pillow might actually be shorter than you think.

Why Should You Worry About Replacing Your Pillow?

Pillows are the star players in our nightly game of sleep. They practically become a part of us: they smell like us, and their unique little lumps and bumps form from night after night of us tossing and turning on them. Our pillows have been hugged, thrown, fluffed, and flattened, all in the pursuit of the perfect snooze. 

But over time, our pillows become old and raggedy. All the grime from our bodies - sweat, drool, oil, dirt, bacteria - collects in pillows and discolors them. Even if we wash them regularly, the washing process will eventually deform them to the point where they’re not comfortable to lay on. Those lumps and bumps don’t smooth out anymore, and the flat stuffing no longer supports our neck and shoulders.


The truth is, no matter how well you take care of it, your pillow is going to get old, and you’re going to need to replace it. But the question is, how do you know when it’s time to make that big decision?

It Depends On What It’s Made Of

The frequency with which you change out your pillow partly depends on what material it’s made from. We’ve made a list of a few of the most popular materials and how often you should switch them out.

1. Memory Foam: 2-3 years

Memory foam keeps its shape for a long time, as long as it’s well cared for. According to the National Sleep Foundation, it will typically last you for a few years. 

2. Down: 1-3 years

Down, or feathers, is more likely to become flat over time. Use its appearance - if it’s flat or lumpy, or stained - as a guide to when to replace it.

3. Polyester: 6 months - 2 years

Polyester pillows tend to need replacing every 6 months to 2 years. It’s an inferior material to memory foam and down, as evidenced by how quickly it breaks down. Again, use the worsening of its appearance and overall condition as your signal to purchase a new one.

Ecoden’s Memory Foam Pillows Will Last For Years Of Sleep

Clearly, for the highest, most long lasting quality and biggest bang for your buck, you can’t beat memory foam. That’s why Ecoden pillows are made of bamboo charcoal infused memory foam. Our unique formula will provide you with support, cooling softness, and a comfortable night’s sleep for many, many nights to come.


Switch to Ecoden pillows today, and you won’t have to switch again for years!

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