The poll of nearly 2,200 men and women over the age of 18 found that 82 per cent of people do not know how often they should replace their pillows and duvet. The survey revealed 57 per cent of people only replace their bedding when it feels like it is wearing thin.
Some 46 per cent say they replace it when they feel like it has been too long since they last changed their bedding.
A study showed that on average we use a pillow for 3.2 years and a duvet for 7.6 years.
But according to Sleep Council, pillows should be replaced every two years and duvets should be thrown away after five years. On the other hand, Dr Robert Oexman believes that you should replace your pillow every six months. At Ruby Slippers BCN, we think that you should clean them every six months and replace them every two years.
As a result, experts say they are risking neck problems caused by sleeping without enough head and neck support. They are also at risk of health problems because old bedding can cause acne and allergies. Indeed, dirt, oil, dust mites and dead skin can build up in older pillows.
In this way, you should regularly wash bedding and put it in a tumble dryer.
Source: Daily Mail, Evoke