Livestrong: How bad is it really to never change your pillow?

A comfortable pillow is an important ingredient in getting a good night’s sleep. But what may come as a surprise is how often you’re supposed to invest in a new one. According to the Sleep Foundation, you should replace your pillow every one to two years for optimal rest.

In an article on the topic published by, Ann Romaker, MD, of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the UC College of Medicine, was cited as a source on how often a pillow should be replaced and the impact a good pillow plays in quality sleep.

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