When to Buy a New Pillow

by | October 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM | Health, Home

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By Rachel Stein, Simply Stated by RealSimple.com

Laying your head on your pillow each night should be an exercise in comfort and serenity—not a guaranteed way to wake up with a neck cramp.

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Here’s a quick test to see if it’s time for a new one:

Fold your pillow in half, squeezing out the air. If it doesn’t spring back to shape, you’re overdue for a new one. Otherwise, so long as they don’t smell mildewy, you only need to replace your pillows every three to five years—any longer, and they begin to lose support.

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