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.