If you have thought that your pillows will last forever, think again! Over time, pillows must be replaced when they lose their quality.  Otherwise, you could suffer from pain and other health issues.

Generally, you need to replace synthetic-filled, down, and feather pillows every 18 months. Memory foam pillows must be replaced after three years of using one. If you are not sure when to know it is time to change your pillows, make sure you look for the following signs:

You Experience Stiff Neck when you Wake Up

Over time, your pillow will lose its original quality and shape. It may no longer have a comfy and supportive padding. Spending all night with your spine twisted will result in you experiencing some pain in the shoulder, neck, or back. To avoid this pain, get new pillows from Matress360 in Glendale.

Your Sleeping Positions Have Changed

How you sleep dictates the kind of pillow you need to sleep comfortably. For example, if you tend to sleep on your back, a thin pillow will keep your neck straight. But, if you sleep on the side, you need a thicker pillow to keep your head from titling toward your shoulders. If you adjust how your sleep, you will need a new pillow that can support your neck and head properly.

You Experience Tension Headaches Regularly

Sleeping on an unsupportive pillow will make your upper body experience tension after being in an improper position. Over time, this stress could become a tension headache. Unlike migraines that often pound pain behind your eyes, tension headaches that result from using the wrong pillow will not feel so targeted.

You Feel Tired when you Wake Up

When you have a deep sleep, your brain releases slow-moving waves that help with body restoration and rejuvenation. However, these deep-sleep waves can be interrupted by the neck pain you experience because of your pillow. If you are in pain, your sleep pattern is interrupted. With a goodnight’s sleep, your body won’t have the maximum energy level to feel refreshed for the day.

Sneezing Becomes a Common Thing when you Wake Up

Did you know that your pillow can be a breeding ground for dust mites? As your face rests against your pillow all night, the dust mites could irritate asthma or allergies. Thus, congestion, sneezing, and cough can happen if you are allergic to dust mites. If you tend to sneeze every time you wake up, think about getting a new pillow.