An Old Pillow May Affect Your Health

Did you know that some health problems might be attributed to a pillow that’s long past its prime? The health consequences aren’t life-threatening, but they can certainly cause discomfort and irritation. 

You interact with your pillow every single night. It’s worth it to take stock of what you put your head on at night and ensure that you’re achieving healthy, better sleep. If you’re experiencing any of the health issues described in this post, maybe it’s time for an upgrade.

Health Effects Caused by a Bad Pillow

Stiffness

If you have achy shoulders or neck, it might be caused by the type of pillow that you use. The size of your pillow should provide the best angle to cradle your neck and head comfortably. Too thick or too flat, and the pillow might be forcing your head into unnatural positions. 

The thickness of your pillow depends on how you prefer to sleep. If sleeping on your back or stomach is most comfortable, then a flatter pillow might help to keep your head in the correct position. If you’re a side sleeper, then a thick pillow can help fill in the space between the mattress and your ears –– creating a perfect angle for your neck and head. Take our Pillow Finder Quiz to see what kind of pillow matches your sleep style. 

Acne Breakouts

Did you know that your pillow could be contributing to your acne breakouts? Dr. David Bank from the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery claims that acne mechanica is triggered by your skin experiencing friction with certain materials, such as your pillowcase. Additionally, if you do not launder or change your pillowcases once a week, your face skin could be more exposed to built-up oils and dirt.

Disrupted Sleep

If you catch yourself waking up multiple times during the night because you’re uncomfortable, it might be the pillow you’re sleeping on. Our bodies require full rapid eye movement and non-rapid eye movement cycles in order to rebalance hormones, repair tissue, and rejuvenate for the next day. 

Here’s a simple trick: if you can bend your pillow in half and it doesn’t reform back to its original shape, then it might be time to replace that pillow. If you’re looking to make a change, we may have your dream pillow.

Allergies

Signs of allergies could include wheezing, tightness of the chest, itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and an itchy throat. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recommends zippered dust-proof pillowcases to help keep allergens from penetrating your pillow. Dust mites thrive on pillowcases that aren’t frequently washed as they like warm, dry areas with access to food, like skin cells. 

JUVEA™ pillows are hypoallergenic and 100% natural. The fibers and breathability allow air flow to help diminish pathogens, allergens, and odors. 

Infant Suffocation

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome often occurs as a result of suffocation or high body temperature experienced by an infant during sleep. Experts discourage putting infants to bed using sleep positioners, which includes raised supports or pillows. However, JUVEA™ pillows are certified baby-safe, but you should consult with your pediatrician to get the best advice about using JUVEA™ products for your child. 

Upgrade Your Pillow

If you suffer from any of the health conditions mentioned above, it might be because your old, worn-out pillow is impeding restful sleep. Lack of sleep, over long periods of time, may cause catastrophic effects to our health and well-being. 

Check out our collection of pillows or take our Pillow Finder quiz to find your dream match.