Is Your Pillow Taking Care of You?

Is Your Pillow Taking Care of You?

Sleep Series




We say this all the time, our goal is to provide healthy skin products that motivate individuals to take better care of their skin which leads to taking better care of every aspect of their life. This is the season of New Year's resolutions and here's the percentage breakdown.

  • 62% feel pressure to set resolutions
  • 48% want to prioritize fitness
  • 36% improve mental health
  • 34% weight loss
  • 32% diet improvement

By mid-January 20% are still holding on to the goals they set. 

I want to encourage our readers to set their new years resolution with something I hope they are already doing everyday.  Sleep, to get better sleep in 2024!  Let's start with our pillow and it's importance in your sleep routine and its role in having healthy skin. So, let's dive into the fascinating world of pillow expiration. While pillows don't come with a printed "best before" date, they do have a lifespan. Here's the surprising science behind proper pillow care and when you should consider replacing them:


  1. Health Reasons for Regular Replacements:
  • Dirt, Body Oils, and Dead Skin Cells: Our nightly pillow use leads to a buildup of dirt, body oils, and dead skin cells. This accumulation can cause stains, unpleasant odors, and even acne.
  • Dust Mites: Dust mites thrive in this cozy environment. Although they're too small to see, their presence can lead to health issues, especially for allergy or asthma sufferers.
  • Morning Aches: A good pillow should support your neck and spine, reducing neck stiffness, arm pain, and headaches. If you can't recall the last time, you replaced your pillow, an upgrade might improve your sleep quality and reduce discomfort.


  1. Selecting the Right Materials:
  • Synthetic Fill: Pillows with synthetic fill (like down-alternative and polyester) are easier to wash but need more frequent replacement.
  • Down Pillows: These may require dry cleaning but can last significantly longer.
  • Cotton Pillowcases: opt for natural fiber fabrics like cotton for pillowcases. Cotton is hypoallergenic, odor-resistant, and more breathable than synthetic materials.
  • Silk Pillowcases: Silk’s smooth surface reduces the likelihood of creases, preserving moisture and minimizing friction against your skin. For sensitive skin, silk is a gentle choice.


  1. How Often to Replace:
  • Synthetic Fill Pillows: Replace these every 6 to 12 months.
  • Down Pillows: Consider replacement every 2 to 3 years.
  • If your pillow feels flat or lumpy, it's definitely time for a new one.


Remember, a well-maintained pillow contributes to better sleep and healthier skin. So, bid farewell to your old pillow and embrace a fresh, supportive one! Checkout our pillow options in the collection “Help You to Relax” and have a goodnight sleep at orthopedic-neck-pillow 🛌🌙



(1) Are Your Pillows Past Their Expiration Date? The Surprising Science ....

(2) How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow? | Lifehacker.

(3) People are just learning that pillows have an expiry date.

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