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When do I need to buy new pillows?

It’s easy to get into a routine and to ‘put up’ with your pillows once they have lost their original fluffiness. However, bad pillows can lead to health problems, such as back and neck pain, as well as exacerbate allergies. Can you remember buying them? If not, it might be time to invest in some new pillows for a better night’s sleep!

In addition to aggravating and even causing neck and back pain, incorrect pillows can also trigger allergic reactions. Within two years of use, one-third of a pillow’s weight comprises of dirt, oil, dead skin, dust mites and their droppings.

How long should I keep my pillows?

Despite what you might think, if your pillow is six months old or more, it could need replacing. Assuming normal use and wear and tear, a polyester pillow lasts for six months to two years, a down pillow five years and a feather pillow eight years.

How do I know if I need new pillows?

If your pillow is clearly showing signs of wear, such as loss of shape and flatness, it is time to replace your pillow.

Is it time to give your pillow a MOT?

You can test your pillow by laying it down on a flat, hard surface. Fold the pillow in half and press it down to squeeze out the air. Place a weight of around 300g (such as a trainer) on the pillow. If the pillow needs replacing, the trainer will stay in place and the pillow will not unfold itself. If the pillow does not need replacing, the pillow will unfold itself, throwing off the trainer/ weight.

If you’re struggling to sleep, look at your pillow before making a trip to see your GP. A good pillow is just as important as a comfortable bed for getting a restful night’s sleep. Even though we rarely give a lot of thought to the pillows we use, buying the right pillow and positioning it correctly could be essential to a peaceful sleep.

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SlumberSlumber Cursa Back Sleeping Pilllow 600gsm Medium

SlumberSlumber Back Sleeping Pillow Medium

SlumberSlumber Cursa Back Sleeping Pillow 600gsm Medium

This is the best pillow for back sleepers in the Cursa range. It also suits side sleepers with smaller frames and side sleepers who prefer a slimmer pillow.

A striped cotton percale and spiral hollowfibre pillow with extra loft and soft silk-like feel. The standard 600gsm fill gently cradles your head and neck for the perfect level of comfort and support, making it ideal for back and side sleepers.
  • Non-allergenic
  • Medium support pillow
 The Cursa 600gsm Medium Pillow suits:
  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers with a smaller frame
  • Side sleepers who prefer a slimmer pillow
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Nimbus Gold Hungarian Goose Down Pillow

Nimbus Gold Hungarian Goose Down Pillow

Nimbus Gold 100% Pure Hungarian Goose Down Pillow

This Gold collection has been generously filled with 100% Hungarian Goose Down that is certified A1 grade, meaning it has been assessed and rated the highest quality down on the market. The pure down makes this pillow incredibly soft, offering gentle support to cradle your head and neck as you sleep.

Natural pillows keep their shape and support for longer than synthetic pillows, making this a true investment. You can rest assured when we say this range offers the most exquisite quality you’ll ever experience. Encased in a decadent, silky soft 420TC cotton sateen cover with champagne piping for a beautiful finish and increased durability.

Product information:

  • Support: Soft
  • Piped Edge
  • Care Instructions: Professional cleaning Downpass Seal for guaranteed quality, ethical sourcing and full traceability
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Velfont Yeti Cooling Pillow

Velfont Yeti Cooling Pillow

This thermo regulating pillow from Velfont helps to keep your spine aligned for a comfortable and undisturbed night's sleep and would suit those who sleep on their back or side.

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