Sleep Myth Monday: Replacing Your Old Pillow

This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true.

Myth or Truth: It’s best to replace your pillow every three years.


Pillows should be replaced every 18 months to two years. Beyond that time, they lose their shape and ability to properly support your head and neck. Additionally, pillows are a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, bedbugs and dust mites.

If you would like some help picking out your next pillow, check out our article on how to find your new favorite pillow.