Why Replacing Pillows More Often is Important in Order to Maintain Good Family Health
Ollie Owl reveals why replacing pillows regularly is crucial to healthy sleeping patterns.
Old pillows can become a breeding ground for dust mites, which of course means that toddlers are potentially resting in an allergy time bomb. Sleeping on an old pillow doesn’t only mean it will become a little deflated, which is what a lot of sleepers presume. It can be really bad for your health, and quite alarming when you break down what the lining and contents may contain.
Almost 70 per cent of people agree that a comfortable pillow contributes to the success of getting a good night’s sleep. But pillows can affect far more than sleep quality or length of time sleeping, and replacing pillows infrequently or choosing the wrong one can contribute to muscle soreness, asthma symptoms and even bad posture.
According to, Dr. Leigh Sheldrick, Ollie Owl pillows for kids co-founder, the most common reason that people aren’t replacing pillows regularly is that their pillow has become a favourite item, that they’re reluctant to part with. “People become attached to their pillow because it’s a large part of their sleeping routine,” says Dr. Sheldrick. “I’m often asked ‘how often should I change my pillow’ and the fact is that if your pillow is more than twelve months old, it may be contributing to things like acne, allergies, neck and back stiffness and even headaches.” www.ollieowl.com.au
Dr. Sheldrick says parents of toddlers in particular need to be vigilant with their pillow choice, as toddlers rest and sleep far more than older children and adults. “Old pillows can become a breeding ground for dust mites, which of course means that toddlers are potentially resting in an allergy time bomb,” says Dr. Sheldrick. “Sleeping on an old pillow doesn’t only mean it will become a little deflated, which is what a lot of sleepers presume. It can be really bad for your health, and quite alarming when you break down what the lining and contents may contain.”
Ollie Owl specialises is providing contoured, hypoallergenic pillows for children, adolescents and now even adults. With a dust mite resistant cover and anti-bacterial foam in the cushion, Ollie Owl pillows are a healthy choice for asthma and allergy sufferers. Dr. Sheldrick says the specially designed shape means Ollie Owl offers the best pillow for side sleepers and back sleepers, regardless of age and size. www.ollieowl.com.au
“It’s amazing how often I see people concerned with the quality of their mattress, and how it’s affecting their health, without even giving any thought to their pillow. Pillow replacement needs to be addressed far more frequently than a mattress,” Dr. Sheldrick says. “They can quickly collect debris, bacteria, dustmite byproducts, dead skin cells, oil and dirt, and because people lay their face down on them every night, all these things can easily exacerbate allergies and skin conditions).”
For more information on replacing pillows or the importance of sleep quality, visit www.ollieowl.com.au.
About Ollie Owl
Dr. Leigh Sheldrick is an Australian chiropractor with twenty years’ experience caring for children and families. With thousands of studies supporting the importance of sleep, Dr. Sheldrick noticed a gap in the importance placed on the posture and quality of children’s pillows. This led to the founding of Ollie Owl, a business dedicated to providing age appropriate supportive contoured pillows to improve children’s quality of sleep and protect their posture while they rest.
Her extensive experience studying and nurturing the health of the spine motivated her to positively contribute to improving children’s health through quality sleep. With the help of Tania Beattie, a massage therapist and long-time friend, she designed a collection of contoured pillows to improve children’s sleeping positions, using low allergenic materials.
Since the introduction of Ollie Owl pillows, Dr. Sheldrick and Tania have been overwhelmed by the number of parents seeking information to help their children sleep. Dr. Sheldrick has worked in various multidisciplinary clinics in Melbourne, country Victoria and the UK, where she has gleaned many stories about the ‘power of the pillow’ and how having the correct pillow can transform people’s lives.
Dr. Sheldrick holds a degree in Applied Science (chiro) and has done a multitude of post graduate programs in children’s health. The mother of two is a member of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, the Chiropractic Association of Australia and the College of Chiropractic Neuro-developmental Paediatrics.
Tania brings her passion for children’s health and wellbeing, as well as her expertise in administration and customer service, to ensure Ollie Owl customers always have an outstanding experience when purchasing an Ollie Owl pillow.
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