Is It Time to Change Your Pillow?

The right pillow is one of the easiest ways to improve your sleep and it’s an important part of your sleep system.  Once you get the right pillow, it’s important that you properly care for it at home, so you maximize the useful life of your pillow and also protect yourself from potential health hazards.

Four Tests:


There are a few telling signs that it’s time to start sleeping with a new pillow:

1. Do you have neck pain when you wake up every day?

Your body will tell you if you’re not getting the support you need from your pillow.

2. Does your pillow have lumps and bumps?

Your pillow should be smooth and free of lumps and bumps. If you need to fluff or punch your pillow to make it comfortable, it’s time to get rid of it.

3. Is your pillow flat?

Dust mites and allergens accumulate in your pillow over time. This weighs down your pillow, making it go flat or lose its shape.

4. Try the Fold Test

Fold your pillow lengthwise and hold it in half for 30 seconds, then let it go. Your pillow should spring back to its original shape very quickly.


If it’s time for a new pillow, visit a Sleep Country location. We’ll help you find the pillow that offers the support you need, whether you’re a back sleeper, a side sleeper or a stomach sleeper. At Sleep Country, you can try our pillows on a bed like the one you have at home, so your pillow will feel the same in your bed as it does in the store.  

Don’t forget to protect your pillow from allergens, dust mites and bacteria using a pillow protector.