When to Buy a New Pillow

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By Rachel Stein, Simply Stated by RealSimple.com

Laying your head on your pillow each night should be an exercise in comfort and serenity—not a guaranteed way to wake up with a neck cramp.

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Here’s a quick test to see if it’s time for a new one:

Fold your pillow in half, squeezing out the air. If it doesn’t spring back to shape, you’re overdue for a new one. Otherwise, so long as they don’t smell mildewy, you only need to replace your pillows every three to five years—any longer, and they begin to lose support.

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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