How to Test Whether Your Pillow Needs Replacing

I found some information the other day about how to test whether your pillow needs replacing. Here is the essence of the advice

  • For all natural pillows:
    Fold the pillow in half[a king size pillow in thirds] then release it. A ‘good pillow’ will release and bounce back into shape.
  • For all synthetic pillows:
    Follow directions as above but put a 10 ounce weight on top. A clean tennis shoe is about the right weight. Then take the shoe off the pillow. If the pillow is OK it will release.