Many pillows suffer from unsightly (and uncomfy!) lumps and bumps. This can be from throwing them in the wash, or just from years of use. If you are wondering how long you should keep your pillows, Bold Street Beds have the answer.
It is a well known fact that old, unsupportive, lumpy pillows can provide inappropriate spine and neck alignment. This could lead to serious back pain, not to mention causing headaches, and all sorts of other ailments including leg pain and unsatisfying sleep! It is suggested that quality pillows be replaced every couple of years – three years maximum. For less expensive pillows, some studies suggest that these need replacing every few months!
There are two ways to test when your pillow needs throwing out:
For polyester pillows, try the shoe test. Fold your pillow in half and place on a solid surface with a shoe on top. If the shoe ‘pings’ off, your pillow is in fine form. If the shoe stays put, your limp and lifeless pillow needs replacing.
Feather pillows should also be folded in half, with as much air squeezed out as possible. A good pillow should fold back into its shape naturally, if not, your feather pillow is definitely past its best.
Looking for beds in Garstang?
To avoid regular replacement, quality pillows are a sound investment. We have many on offer at Bold Street Beds, taking pride of place on our fantastic collection of beds and divans in our newly award-winning Preston bed shop, ideally situated for those looking for beds in Garstang, Chorley or bed shops Lytham.
For more sleep advice, or to try out our dreamy range of beds and pillows, visit our bed shop today. Alternatively, we offer free delivery on orders over £300 in the North West, ideal for those looking for bed shops in Chorley or Garstang. We also offer a bed assembly, removal and recycling service, so when you find an item you like in store or online, we can deliver it straight to the required room and assemble it for you, fuss free!
We have a dedicated team of staff at our Preston bed shop nr Chorley, able to offer expert advice on all of our sleep products. We pride ourselves on offering a no-pressure, no-hassle bed showroom, dishing out unbiased, professional advice based solely on your exact sleep needs.