All of us have a favorite set of pillows, duvets, and mattresses. Without them, we just aren’t able to get the sleep we want, and that’s why we tend to use all three of these things when going to bed. Now, while most of us might end up giving our duvet a good old shake (in hopes to get rid of any dirt), we don’t necessarily change them as frequently as we should. And that leads to the question most of us don’t know the answer to.
How often should you change your duvet and pillows? Well, let’s find out.
Let’s face it, not a lot of us feel inclined to change our duvet and pillows. Either we don’t have the time, are too lazy, or just don’t care. Whatever the reason might be, the point remains that not doing so ends up harming our quality of sleep.
When to Replace Duvets?
Knowing when to replace duvets can be a bit tricky considering people commonly hide them with duvet covers and they will last you a long time before the need to replace them occurs. However, signs of lumping, lack of overall plumpness, wear and tear, and help you determine if it is time for you to replace a duvet.
Another reason you should replace duvet deals with cleanliness. A lot of people tend to buy a single duvet which they then proceed to use all year around. The problem with doing so is that when people happen to use a duvet (meant for winter) during the summer, it likely gets tossed on the floor where it sits throughout the night picking up dust, mites, germs, and other tiny bits from the surface.
A good thing for you to do is buy seasonal duvets which you can change with the environment you sleep in. Doing so will also provide you with the opportunity to clean a summer duvet during winter and the winter one during the summer without having to worry about what you’ll cover yourself up with while asleep. Furthermore, it will help prolong the lifespan of the duvet as it’ll be used during the season it’s meant for instead of being used all year long.
As for simple cleaning, you should try and clean a duvet at least one a year or after every six months if you’re able to.
When to Replace Pillows?
Before an answer is provided to you first try and give an answer to another question. When was the last time your bed pillows were replaced? If you had to think for a while, it might mean you haven’t done so recently.
It is recommended that you replace a pillow case at least every three weeks (and even sooner if possible). Furthermore, you should clean the pillow after every three months.
However, when it comes to replacing pillows, the entire thing is dependent on a few factors. High quality pillows can last more than a year, but individuals who are allergic to dust and other allergens might have to replace a pillow sooner.
Some of the signs that can tell you that a pillow needs to be replaced include the said pillow becoming lumpy, losing its plump, an increase in any allergic reactions, or if you need a new kind of pillow due to a medical condition.
Keep in mind that you require sufficient sleep if you wish to function properly. Not being able to sleep comfortably will make both your body and mind feel stressed. So, make sure that you keep your duvets and pillows clean as well as replace them if they start becoming lumpy and not being able to provide you with the comfort you require when you close your eyes.