CNET: The wrong type of mattress and pillows can sabotage your sleep.
The wrong kind of pillow, or one that’s too old, could be preventing you from getting a good night’s rest. Even if you don’t think it’s time to toss your current pillow, you should look for these three signs you should get a new one.
Sometimes, the dust and grime that builds up in your pillows (gross, I know) can trigger allergies while you sleep, causing you to wake up with congestion or make it hard to breathe at night. In that case, washing your pillow can help revive it. But if your pillow is too old — more than two years — you’re better off buying a new one. Check out these tips on how to pick the perfect pillow for the way you sleep.
A new pillow can go a long way to helping you sleep better, but if your mattress isn’t right, that’s going to have a much bigger impact on your sleep.
Before you start shopping for a new mattress, there are a few ways to fix issues with your current one. Was your mattress once firm, but has become softer and softer over the years? That lack of support can mess with the alignment of your spine and could cause aches and pains. There are a few ways to make a soft mattress more firm that are cheaper than buying a new mattress. Mattress toppers and using the right foundation for your bed can help.