When you think of your pillow, you may imagine a nice night's sleep. But, also, consider how long that thing has cradled you as you sleep!
If you can't remember how many years, consider replacing it. Getting attached to your pillow is normal, but there are downsides to doing so.
How frequently should you replace an old model with a new one? According to The Guardian, pillows should be replaced no more frequently than every two years.
This may seem like a little period between head cushions, but it ensures that allergens are kept at away and that the support offered is sufficient.
As a cushion loses support, discomfort and misalignment might occur. You may have to spend more on replacements, but it could save you on medical expenditures.
If you can feel bumps in your pillow, notice that it is yellowing, or if it feels droopy, these are all signals that it is time to replace it with a new one.
Dust mites, which may wreak havoc on allergy and asthma symptoms, can become an issue with older pillows.
WebMD says they feed on dead skin cells, which are abundant on old pillows. Before they harm your skin or sinuses, get rid of them.