We should replace duvets when we see signs of wear and tear, lumping or lack of plumpness. Before beginning to bunch or lose their oomph, duvets will usually furnish a bed for a much longer amount of time. This good news will keep us using duvets for a long time before placing them.
You tend to plump for one of a higher tog rating if you use a single duvet throughout all year round. You kick it to the floor on hot summer nights. You hug it in cold winter nights. It is likely to have absorbed a fair amount of sweat, picked up any mite, dust, dirt or ‘bits’ from having been tossed to the floor when not in use, but it may not show any obvious signs of wear. You can choose both a summer and winter duvet, and then swap the two up according to the month and weather.
It is recommended to replace pillows every three weeks, and wash them every three months.
Before giving your pillows a spin, you should check whether your pillow is machine washable.
If you are an allergy sufferer as mite, dust, you had better change your high quality pillows after as little as six months or as long as three years.
Signs of when replacing pillows
- It has lost its plump.
- It has become lumpy.
- You are experiencing allergies.
- Your allergies have worsened.
- If your sleeping position has changed, you should use a new pillow to suit your new sleeping position and provide the best support for your neck, spine and head.
If you don’t want bedtimes to end up a pain in the neck, you should replace your mattress every seven years.
You should replace your mattress if you wake frequently. If your mattress is simply no longer providing you with the support and comfort it once did, you will experience aches and pains that disappear rather than worsen as the day goes on. It’s time to replace your mattress.