When was the last time you treated yourself to a new duvet and pillows? A new survey reveals that we're hanging on to our old bedlinen for far too long...
When was the last time you treated yourself to a new duvet and pillows? If you’re not sure if it was two or five years ago, then you’re not alone.
According to new research, 82% of us don’t know how often we should replace our duvet and pillows.
The survey of over 2,000 people, by mattress company Ergoflex UK, found that the average Briton keeps their pillow for 3.2 years, and the duvet 7.6 years.
And 57% of us only buy new bedding once it starts to wear out – yuk!
In fact, pillows should be changed every two years and duvets every five years, according to The Sleep Council.
In reality, 46% only replace their bedlinen when they feel like it’s been too long.
This reluctance to update our bedding can cause health issues, such as neck problems, caused by insufficient pillow support, and problems associated with dust mites.
Some of us, however, are waiting to snap up a bargain – and will only buy new bedding when there’s a sale on.
‘We can’t believe that 82% of Britons don’t know how often you should replace your bedding, not to mention that the average Briton uses their pillows and duvet for between one and two years longer than they should,’ says Jed MacEwan, Managing Director of Ergoflex.co.uk.
‘Not only are they increasing their chances of having restless nights, they’re also risking sustained periods of sleeping without an adequate level of support to the neck and head, along with various hygiene problems that may arise from dust mite infestations in older bedding.’
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So, if you’re having restless nights and think it could be time to buy a new pillow, we recently discovered the new range of Partner Pillows from The Fine Bedding Company, where you can match your pillow to the body type you want to snuggle up next to.
Choose from Soft & Squidgy (‘like James Corden’), Firm and Fit (‘for those who prefer David Beckham types’) or Comfy and Classic. You see, bedding’s not quite so boring now, is it ladies…
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