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, around being able 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 you can do to your current pillows to determine if it’s time to change them, or if they’re still in good condition.
FOR FEATHER PILLOWS 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 shoe or hardcover book on top of the pillow. If the pillow “tosses” the shoe and bounces back to its original shape, it’s good for now.
For tips on how to make your pillows last, read my other blog post, and if you have any other pillow questions write a comment below. I’m happy to answer your questions.