Is your favorite pillow going flat? There could be a few reasons why that might be. Let me (a bedding expert) ask you a few simple questions and see if I can help you fix it.

  1. Is your pillow made with down and feathers? If you said yes, try this trick. Put your pillow in the dryer on low heat for 1 hour. This will help break up all the down and feather clusters that may be stuck together making it feel flat and hard. 
  2. Are you using a pillow protector? Pillows benefit from pillow protectors by not only by protecting them but also giving the pillow more support. It gently squeezes the pillow when you rest your head on it, not allowing it to go too flat. Try our top selling pillow protector, the Pillowtex Pillow Protector -
  3. How old is your pillow? If your pillow is several years old, it may be going flat because the fill is breaking down. The typical lifespan of a pillow is 2-5 years depending on the fill type. Make sure you are replacing your pillows every few years, the dust and germs that collect inside your pillow can be quite disgusting. 
  4. What is your sleeping position? If you are a side or back sleeper, you want to be using a medium/firm support pillow. A medium/firm support pillow will have more height for a side and back sleeper. Only a stomach sleeper should be using a soft/low loft pillow. 

I hope this blog post helped you figure out why your pillow is going flat and how to fix it. If you are still searching for the perfect pillow, try our pillow finder quiz -