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Is Your Old Pillow a Pain in the Neck?

Aug 17, 2007
Very few people know that many pillows really need to be replaced every few years. Because pillows compress and get lumpy there is no way you can get a good night's sleep once they are past their prime!

Do you wake up in the morning tired and terribly exhausted and with a dull ache in your neck? Maybe you have a hard time concentrating and focusing throughout the day as a result of neck pain or lack of sleep. If you've had trouble with neck pain it is likely because your pillow doesn't support you and align your spine the way it should.

The best solution for your neck pain and discomfort is to discard your old pillow and replace it with a new one. You may opt for down feathered, poly-filled, or a foam-type pillow such as Temper Pedic makes. There are even buckwheat hull filled pillows you can choose as a replacement option!Whatever pillow you choose, quality is what will deliver the comfort that will grant you a better night's sleep.

While pillow shopping, you're likely to find pillows that cost less, but peaceful rest is worth the price of quality if you've been experiencing insomnia, an aching back or neck pain. Every major hotel and resort around the world stocks quality pillows as guests' comfort is their top priority. If you've ever wondered about the great night's sleep you've gotten while on the road, it could be the pillow that's the reason just as much if not more than the mattress.

There are several factors that will help you choose a quality pillow when it is time for replacement.

First, consider the material and any known allergies you might have. Second, consider the style of pillow that will be most comfortable. Foam material pillows are specially designed for individuals requiring a therapeutic sleep posture for health reasons and sleep comfort. Even if there are no medical conditions affecting your sleep position, you may simply prefer the comfort foam pillows provide. Others find a soft, plump down-filled pillow most comfortable. You may need to try out several different types of pillows before you find the ideal choice for you.

Be sure to select the right pillow size so that your head is neither too high nor too low, as this can put stress on the neck and actually inhibit breathing. Size selections of pillows range considerably, from smaller sizes such as 15 x 10 x 2.5 inches up to 34 x 14 x 4 inches. Standard size pillows generally measure 25 x 19 inches.

How often will you need to replace your pillow? It depends on your sleep style and of course, the type and quality of the pillow you buy. Nearly all well-made pillows will last several years. Some pillows will last up to 15 years! Check with the manufacturer of the pillow for details about how long it will last.

No matter what type of pillow you decide on, one thing is guaranteed. Once you lay your head down on a supportive new pillow you will never hang on to an old one again!
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