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When Should you replace your pillow?

When Should you replace your pillow?

Pillows are an essential component of a comfortable and restful sleep. They provide support to our head and neck, allowing us to wake up refreshed and ready for the busy day ahead. Unfortunately like most things, pillows need to be replaced. But knowing when our pillows need to be replaced can be a hard one. We have listed a couple of tell signs.


Pillows age: 

Like many things, our pillows age. A general time frame is that pillows normally last between 1 to 2 years. After this, your pillow can become less effective at doing its job. They can start to accumulate dust mites, allergens and mould. The best way to be able to tell how old your pillow is by looking at the manufacturer's label or the date of purchase.



A clear sign your pillow is old is when it starts to become lumpy, flat or misshapen. Over time the fill inside the pillow can start to break down which results in uneven support and discomfort. If you start to notice that your pillow no longer holds its shape and feels lumpy its time to say goodbye to your favourite pillow. 


Allergen Buildup: 

Pillows can be a breeding ground for allergens like dust mites and mould. These allergens can result in respiratory problems leading to poor sleep and a decrease in your quality of health. 


Odor and stains: 

Pillows tend to absorb sweat, body oils and other fluids over time. This can lead to odour and stains. If your pillow is less than 2 years old, try to wash it. If the odour and stains are still there it is time to replace it. 


Neck and shoulder pain: 

Are you finding yourself constantly waking up with neck and shoulder pain? Your pillow could be the culprit. An unsupportive pillow can lead to an improper alignment of your head and neck. 


Sleep quality decline: 

Your quality of sleep is a reflection of the comfort and support your pillow provides. If you’ve noticed a decline in your sleep quality, along with frequent waking and tossing and turning, your pillow could be the culprit. 


Knowing when your pillow is due to be replaced is essential in maintaining a good night's sleep and your overall health. It is important to pay attention to signs of wear and tear, allergen buildup and odour. And most important your quality of sleep. While replacing your pillow with a good quality pillow can be expensive it is important to look after your health and waking more refreshed because our lives are busy as it is.


MiniJumbuk Wool Pillows:

Our Breathe pillow is a perfect blend of wool and cotton creates natural airflow, allowing your face and skin to remain cool and breathe naturally. 


Available in three profiles to chose From:

  • Low profile pillow is ideal for back or tummy sleepers and smaller body frames. 
  • Medium profile pillow is ideal for side sleepers and medium body frames. 
  • High profile pillow is ideal for side sleepers and larger body frames.


The MiniJumbuk Breathe+ Support Pillowcombines the breathability of wool and cotton with natural latex support for maximum sleep comfort. 


Available in two profiles: 

  • The Low/Medium Profile pillow is ideal for back or tummy sleepers that like extra support.
  • The Medium/High Profile pillow is ideal for side sleepers that like extra support.

When Should you replace your pillow?