How to pick a
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ONE-THIRD OF YOUR LIFE is spent in bed. Shouldn’t the pillows you use
help you enjoy that time instead of leaving you achy and restless? Here are
some tips for finding the perfect pillow—which can lead to a healthy, restful
and comfortable night of sleep.
Determine your pillow style. The position you
sleep in says a lot about the type of support
you need in a pillow. Stomach sleepers need a
soft pillow with little elevation, back sleepers
need a medium pillow with moderate elevation
and side sleepers need a firmer pillow with maximum elevation. When purchasing a pillow, keep
in mind how you sleep to determine what type
of pillow to sleep with.
Keep it fresh. Pillows should be replaced every
one to two years to ensure proper health and
support. Lumpy or flat pillows are a good indication that a pillow has reached the end of its
Beware of a pillow past its prime. Even if your
pillow is not flat or lumpy, do not wait more than
two years to replace it. A pillow past its prime
could contain a high level of dust mites, which
increase breathing disorders, asthma and allergies. The older the pillow, the
more it can contribute to sleep deprivation and body aches as well.
Take the test. One good way to determine if your pillow might need replacing
is the following test. Take your pillow and fold it in half. Place a tennis shoe on
the pillow. If the pillow throws the shoe off, it still has some life. If the pillow
just sits there with the shoe on top, it’s time to purchase a new pillow. A
1. The American Sleep Disorders Association
recognizes 85 sleep disorders.
2. Losing 11/2 hours of sleep per night
reduces alertness by 32 percent.
3. Fifteen hundred deaths a year result from
drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
4. Women report more sleep problems