When should you replace your pillow and mattress?
Deep cleaning goes beyond the bathroom and kitchen. When was the last time you deep cleaned your bedroom? Not sure exactly how to go about deep cleaning your bedroom? Start with your bed. When was the last time you got a new pillow? How old is your mattress? These can be very important questions to ask yourself often. When it comes time to deep clean, make sure your mattress and pillow are included.
You need to replace your pillows at least every year. Nobody really thinks about what goes on with pillows. When you use your pillow every night, your hair and body oil can seep into its fabric. The more hair and body oil your pillow has, the more likely it is to attract bacteria and dust mites. You can use pillow protectors that can prolong the life of your pillow. Even still, you need to replace your pillow every other year.
How long should your mattress last? A good quality mattress should last between 9 and 10 years. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that everyone replaces their mattress at least every 10 years. If you don’t sleep well, your mattress may be to blame. If you aren’t getting a good quality of sleep, you should consider replacing your mattress every 5 to 7 years. Oklahoma State University conducted a study that proved that you should replace you mattress every 5 years if you aren’t sleeping well. Their study found that people who replaced their mattress every 5 years had less back pain and slept significantly better than those who didn’t.
Most people don’t think about replacing their pillow and mattresses. But, if you want to get a better quality of sleep, you need to replace your pillow every year and your mattress at least every 10 years. If you use a pillow protector, you can get away with replacing your pillow every other year. If you aren’t sleeping as good on your mattress as you used to, you may want to consider replacing that earlier than the 10 year recommendation. Think about these things the next time its your turn to do some deep cleaning.