I have a few little quirks which only those very close to me are aware of but as we’re friends right? I thought I’d share with you too. Not in a weird tell me yours, I tell you mine sort of way, it’s more of a have you thought about doing this type conversation, but in a think about it, I love a new one, and when you read a little bit more, you may or may not be wondering if it’s time to replace your pillows
So this quirk, if you could call it that, is I have a pillow preference. I am very particular about where I lay my head to rest at night, and given the opportunity, I will take my own pillow away with me. There you have it, now you know, I can’t bear the thought of sleeping on a pillow which a 100 or so other people have probably drooled all over. See when you say or read that fact out loud it makes perfect sense!
I’m a pillow fuss pot and I’m not afraid to say it.
Each January I buy new pillows for myself and my family, starting afresh and seeing the new year in dribble, dust mite and sweat free! I’m not trying to gross you out, the reason I’m sharing this little personal snippet is that right now is the perfect time to replace your pillows. There are some amazing sales on where you could get some great quality bedding for a fraction of what you’d spend any other time if the year.
I’m a side sleeper and like a supportive but soft pillow (told you I was fussy!) and with a little help from the pillow selector tool at Sleepy People I’ve found this year’s perfect pillow for my needs. My husband prefers to scrunch up and mould his, so by choosing our own pillows, we’re both happy. Universal pillows have no place on our bed.
To preserve the life and for a little more hygienic preference, I always use pillow protectors (which I have been known to pack if taking my own pillow isn’t an option!) and on a bright Sunday morning I stack up the whole family collection and air them on an open window.
According to The Sleep Council you should replace your pillow every 2 years, while I’m on the over eager side, a study printed in the Daily Mail found that the average Briton went a full 3.2 years between pillows. It doesn’t bear thinking about the amount of dust mites along with sweat and drool it’s harbouring in those stinky beauties! (It’s recommended you replace your duvet every 5 years if you’re wondering)
So if you needed a reason to replace your pillows, ready for the year ahead, you now have one.
p.s Sweet dreams x
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