January 07, 2019

Hello 2019! It’s a new year and depending on the last time you went shopping, that means it may be time for new bedding! It’s out with old and in with the new! To help get your started, we have created a guide on how often you should replace everything in your bedroom…

 

Mattress: 10 years

Let’s start with the core, the mattress. According to research conducted by Consumer Reports, a mattress should be replaced every 10 years. It could also be less depending on the quality and material type. For example, a latex mattress lasts around eight years, memory foam around seven, and inner spring are even less.

How do you know it’s time for a new mattress?

Every bed is different so ultimately, listen to your body. If you’re waking up in discomfort or with back pain, you know it’s time.

 

Pillows: 1-2 years

Pillows should be replaced every one to two years based on how dirty they become. Pillows have the ability to absorb body oil, dead skin cells, and hair. This becomes the ideal environment for things like dust mites and common allergens. Using a protective cover can help extend its lifespan and keep your pillow more sterile. Additionally, you should wash your pillow every six months to eliminate bacteria.

How do you know it’s time for new pillows?

In order to determine if you need a replacement, fold your pillow in half and see if it stays that way. If it does, it’s time for a new one.

 

Sheets: 2 years

After regular use and wash cycles, the fibers of your bed linens can start to breakdown and display signs of wear and tear. Because of this, sheets will typically last around two years. Again, this is all dependent on the quality of the fabric.

How do you know it’s time for new sheets?

You’ll notice that your sheets will lose their softness and become a bit uncomfortable. You’ll really know for sure when they start tearing, however if you replace them every two years, that shouldn’t happen.

 

Comforters & Duvets: 15-25 Years

Comforters and duvets last the longest because they don’t have to support weight the way pillows and mattresses do. If you keep it covered and air it regularly, they should last between 15 to 25 years. To preserve your duvet, consider purchasing a cover. To prevent your comforter from the build-up of dust and allergens, buying a protector is the way to go.

How do you know it’s time to replace your comforter or duvet?

When it starts to look limp, flat, lumpy, or starts leaking bits of filling, it’s time to buy a new comforter or duvet.  


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