How Often Should I Replace my Pillow?

How Often Should I Replace my Pillow?

It’s an age-old story…you find a pillow you love, one that helps you sleep well at night, and you want to keep it forever.

Finding a comfortable pillow is challenging, and if you have sleep issues it’s even more challenging. Of course, the time will come when your pillow needs replacing. But when does a pillow expire?

According to the Experts

As with most topics or industries, experts in the sleep-related field have varying opinions about how often you should replace your pillow. Some will tell you that you should swap it for a new one every 6 months to a year and others will say 2 years is an acceptable timeline. Expert advice can be helpful, but it can also lead to a great deal of confusion if you get a variety of answers to the same question.

Signs That Your Pillow Needs Replacing

You can often determine if your pillow needs replacing by examining it yourself. If your pillow had provided sound and restful sleep when you started using it, but now you wake up with a sore neck, headaches or similar issues, it may be time for a change.

If your pillow seems misshapen or you have to manually fluff it and manipulate it back into shape each night, then you probably need a new one. For down or fibre filled pillows, you can use the fold test as an easy easy way to help you decide. Just place the pillow on a flat surface and fold it in half lengthwise. Hold it in place like that for around 30 seconds, then let go. If it doesn’t unfold immediately on its own, then you need a new pillow. (Please remember never to fold the enVy Pillow).

Helping It Last Longer

If you really love your pillow and want to make it last as long as possible use a proper pillow case or protector every night (luckily the enVy Pillows come with their own protective liner, some of which are germ killing COPPER infused,  and a custom-fitted  SILK or Bamboo pillowcase).  Be sure to follow the care instructions closely to care for your pillow properly. Different types of pillows require different methods and techniques to keep them functioning well, so don’t stray from the manufacturer’s instructions.

The enVy Difference

Molded Memory foam and Latex pillows tend to last longer than other synthetic materials, chipped foam and down-filled pillows, but even they can tear and break apart over time. The Canadian made memory foam of enVy™ Pillow meets the highest standards for specialty foams.  Our new 100% Organic Latex  used in the enVy pillow is the purest latex available.  Latex is known for its longevity and with the added COPPER option you can be assured your cleanest sleep as it continuous kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and mites as you sleep. Copper has been an essential new trend during post pandemic times. See some interesting studies on COPPER including a destroying of Coronavirus on COPPER surfaces.

The new technology of the foam used for the enVy™ Pillows are not temperature sensitive so the foam won’t harden when the temperature is cold.  Our memory foam and Latex foam (as well as our COPPER liners and natural fabric pillowcases) are naturally dust mite and bed bug resistant. Additional, as a molded ergonomic pillow, they retain their shape no matter how many nights you use it as long as you follow the care instructions that come with the pillow and on our enVy website.


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