Sleep

Life of a Pillow


When is it time to buy a new pillow?

As a general rule cheap pillows should be replaced every 6-12 months. A top of the range pillow should last up to 3 years.

If you are starting to get neck pain and/or toss and turn this can be an indication your pillow and/or mattress may require updating.

Prolonged abnormal posture during sleep is the most common cause of neck pain and disturbed nights. A soft filled pillow will quickly lose its shape and height which means the head’s support system of neck muscles and ligaments does not relax.

A good pillow will support the skull and neck without applying undue pressure, as it conforms to the exact shape of the sleeper, thus spreading the weight evenly and uniformly along the vertebrae.

Mattress Overlays (Toppers)


A mattress overlay is “The perfect choice for significantly softening your existing mattress and reducing pressure on painful joints and aching muscles.”

Is your mattress too hard?    Can’t sleep because of a sore back, hip or shoulder?

Mattress overlays (toppers, pillowtops) are used to change the softness, thermal qualities, or contourability of a mattress. There are pros and cons to each type of overlay.

Bed/Mattress Sizing Chart


Backcare & Seating have the measurements of different bed sizes so that you can find the right size bed that will fit your room or a mattress that will fit your bed. From young adults to couples and everyone in between, the following list of Australian Bed Sizes and types is the perfect place to start.

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