Our pillow is our best friend at the end of each day. He is always there when we need him most. It’s pretty fair to say we can’t live without him.

Unfortunately, we will have to replace our best friend from time to time. Our pillow is one of those things that we use intensively. Imagine; we spend a third of our lives sleeping. Yet most people use the same pillow for years… People even use the exact same pillow for 10, 20 or even 30 years, no exception. As you may have picked up by now; this is way too long. Don’t do that, just don’t! One and a half years is the absolute maximum! Why? Well, firstly because you use the same pillow every night for many hours. Due to flaky skin, hair and sweat, your pillow attracts house dust mites right through the pillowcase. An average pillow in the Netherlands contains 350,000 bacteria, which could be a good reason to buy a new one…! As a result, using the same pillow for too long can lead to allergic reactions. If you experience red eyes, sneezing, or a stuffy nose when you wake up in the morning, consider changing your pillow. As soon as possible!

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