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How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Y4all: 11:38am On Aug 18, 2021
Getting rid of a pillow can be a difficult decision for some people. While others honestly forget to replace their pillow. However, the sad truth is that pillows don’t last forever and continuous use of your pillow can ruin your health. Just like mattresses, pillows play a significant role in the quality of sleep you get. A quality pillow helps in maintaining proper spinal alignment when you’re sleeping. But when you get the opposite of comfort on your pillow, then it’s time to replace your pillow. Replacing your pillows has more to do with the condition of your pillow.

So, how do you know that your pillow is dead and needs a replacement?

It folds easily in the centre

Your pillow is dead If it stays folded in the centre where your head rests even after you take your head off, it’s a clear sign that your pillow is broken down. This means that your pillow is worn out and would no longer provide adequate support. Unless your pillow is originally flat. Yet at the course of use, if it becomes too flat that it stays folded in half, it’s time to shop for a new pillow.

You wake with neck and headache

A dead pillow could be the reason for your constant neck and head pain. Especially the pain you feel when you wake up. A pillow is designed to support you during slumber, but if you could begin to suffer stiffness or pain in the neck, pain or even headache, your pillow could be the enemy. You should consider replacing your pillow with a quality one

It emits Foul smell

Despite washing or sun drying your pillow, you notice it smells so bad that you would rather snooze without a pillow, then it's time to change your pillow. The odour could be due to accumulated sweat, heat, saliva, and other body fluid. If the smell makes resting your head on your pillow uncomfortable, then you should switch your pillow immediately.

Your pillow has obvious lumps

Noticeable lumps in a pillow is a sign that your pillow has served you enough and so needs to be thrashed. Regardless of the content of the pillow; foam crumbs, fibre and so forth, if it gets lumpy it would reduce the support and overall comfort you would get from the pillow.

You’ve used it for a long time

You should consider getting a new pillow today if you have been using your pillow for over 2years. This is because of the number of dust mites possibly sharing the pillow with you. Also, dust mites could trigger allergies. Besides, there are https://www.wincofoam.com/product-category/pillows/

You experience allergy symptoms

Allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy red or watery eye, nasal congestion, facial pressure and pain, cough and so forth are often caused by dust mites that feed on dead skin cells, dirt and oil on your pillow and mattress. So, if you frequently sneeze or suffer from one or more of these allergies, you should seriously change your pillow ASAP.

You constantly adjust your pillow

If despite being sleepy you constantly rearrange or adjust your pillow to get more comfortable, then you need a high-quality, supportive pillow. By support, we mean that your pillow should help you have a more undisturbed sleep.

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Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by mardis: 12:00pm On Aug 18, 2021
Nice one
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Y4all: 1:36pm On Aug 18, 2021
mardis:
Nice one

Thank you
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Kobojunkie: 2:30pm On Aug 18, 2021
Y4all:
Getting rid of a pillow can be a difficult decision for some people. While others honestly forget to replace their pillow. However, the sad truth is that pillows don’t last forever and continuous use of your pillow can ruin your health. Just like mattresses, pillows play a significant role in the quality of sleep you get. A quality pillow helps in maintaining proper spinal alignment when you’re sleeping. But when you get the opposite of comfort on your pillow, then it’s time to replace your pillow. Replacing your pillows has more to do with the condition of your pillow.
Throw that pillow in in washing machine and wake it right back up again from the dead. No need to be wasteful. undecided

If allergens and germs are what you are afraid of, bleach it. undecided
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Y4all: 2:36pm On Aug 18, 2021
Kobojunkie:
Throw that pillow in in washing machine and wake it right back up again from the dead. No need to be wasteful. undecided

If allergens and germs are what you are afraid of, bleach it. undecided

What if it is sagging already or does not provide the needed support for your neck and head?
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Kobojunkie: 2:38pm On Aug 18, 2021
Y4all:

What if it is sagging already or does not provide the needed support for your neck and head?
It needs a good washing and fluffing in the dryer to get the wool/fillings detangled and fluffy again. undecided

You can also do this manually by pulling the fillings apart by hand, after drying ofcourse. undecided

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Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by juman(m): 6:06pm On Aug 18, 2021
Pillow is cheap.
But I use things for long time.
I wash pillow in washing machine regularly.
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Y4all: 11:25am On Aug 19, 2021
juman:
Pillow is cheap.
But I use things for long time.
I wash pillow in washing machine regularly.

Great if your pillow still provides the needed support for your neck and head and you don't have any allergies. As you said, pillows are cheap, do not hesitate to replace yours if it is worn out.
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Y4all: 11:29am On Aug 19, 2021
Kobojunkie:
It needs a good washing and fluffing in the dryer to get the wool/fillings detangled and fluffy again. undecided

You can also do this manually by pulling the fillings apart by hand, after drying of course. undecided

Great! The point is if your pillow emits a foul odour even after washing it, causes allergies and doesn't provide adequate support for your neck and head, you should replace it. Besides, they are really affordable pillows out there, meanwhile, it depends on what you want and your capacity smiley
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Kobojunkie: 1:00pm On Aug 19, 2021
Y4all:

Great! The point is if your pillow emits a foul odour even after washing it, causes allergies and doesn't provide adequate support for your neck and head, you should replace it. Besides, they are really affordable pillows out there, meanwhile, it depends on what you want and your capacity smiley
Pillows may be affordable but we cannot afford to be so wasteful as these things are made from limited resources and are not easily recycled. So if is in our best interest to learn to reuse as much as we can. undecided
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Y4all: 2:01pm On Aug 19, 2021
Kobojunkie:
Pillows may be affordable but we cannot afford to be so wasteful as these things are made from limited resources and are not easily recycled. So if is in our best interest to learn to reuse as much as we can. undecided

Certainly, if your pillow still offers you value, why thrash them? Meanwhile, rather than thrash your pillow in a dump hill, you can take it to a mattress manufacturing industry for recycling.
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Kobojunkie: 2:07pm On Aug 19, 2021
Y4all:

Certainly, if your pillow still offers you value, why thrash them? Meanwhile, rather than thrash your pillow in a dump hill, you can take it to a mattress manufacturing industry for recycling.
Really? In Nigeria or where? undecided
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Y4all: 2:43pm On Aug 19, 2021
Kobojunkie:
Really? In Nigeria or where? undecided

Yes in Nigeria. I know that you can swap your old mattress for a brand new one at Wincofoam, while they in turn recycle the mattress. Check their website: https://www.wincofoam.com/mattress-swap/
Re: How To Know Your Pillow Is Dead by Kobojunkie: 2:44pm On Aug 19, 2021
Y4all:


Yes in Nigeria. I know that you can swap your old mattress for a brand new one at Wincofoam, while they in turn recycle the mattress. Check their website: https://www.wincofoam.com/mattress-swap/
Ok

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