The Fold Test: Do You Need New Pillows?

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about how to choose the right mattress, but what about pillows? Even though you might not think about them too often, pillows play an indispensable role in providing a good night’s sleep. Accordingly, they should be replaced regularly to make sure your neck, head and shoulders receive the support required to keep you comfortable until the sun peeks over the horizon. If you’re not sure your pillows are still in good condition, the fold test offers a simple way to determine whether or not it’s time for a replacement.

How To Perform The Fold Test

The fold test is quite simple – just fold your pillow in half, hold it in place for 30 … Read more...

How to Wash Your Pillow in the Washing Machine

You wash your pillowcase regularly, but did you know you should be washing your pillow, too? When you’ve been using it for a while, it’ll start to get yellow and full of dust and germs. A great way to keep these allergens at bay is to use a pillow protector, but you still need to wash the pillow approximately every six months to ensure healthy breathing. The process is very simple!

1. Before you start, check the tag to make sure your pillow is machine washable. Most are, but foam and buckwheat ones need to be washed by hand.

2. Remove the pillow case and protector.

3. Wash two or three pillows at a time to keep the load balanced.… Read more...