You should be aiming to wash your bedding every 1-2 weeks, and wash your duvet and pillows every 3-6 months. That might sound like a lot if you, like most people, have never considered washing your duvet and pillows, but they really are a breeding ground for bacteria and germs.
How often should you replace your pillows?
If you are washing your pillows regularly to keep them clean and fresh, you should be able to keep using them until they no longer provide you with support or a good nights sleep. Washing your pillows every 3 months will actually help to prolong their life. For the average pillow, they may need replacing every 1-2 years, depending on the quality.
What causes yellow stains on pillows?
Yellow stains seen on pillows is usually caused by sweat. Even with a pillowcase on your pillow, sweat can still get through to the pillow below and leave a yellow stain when it dries. This can be removed with a regular wash and does not mean you need to replace your pillows just yet.
How often should you replace your duvet?
The general rule of thumb is to replace your duvet every 5 years, depending on the quality. You don’t need to replace your duvet as often as pillows, as it is not offering your body any support at night. However, it’s a good idea to replace it every so often as it can lose its warmth over time and may not offer the same tog thickness as it originally did.← How does it work?