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Home Living : May 25th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7 The secret life of your pillows » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING When you consider that the average person will spend approximately one third of their life sleeping, having a comfortable and good quality pillow is important. Pillow choice is a very personal thing and with so much choice available, buying a pillow isn't that simple. There are pillows for people who sleep on their back, rounded pillows for stomach sleepers, pillows that claim to stop snoring and even special pillows to support pregnant bellies. The wide range can make it hard to choose, but take the time to educate yourself and shop for something that suits you. After all, you'll be reminded of your choice every night. When to buy a new pillow Generally you should look to replace your pillow every six months to two years although this depends on the filling. Check with the manufacturer at the time of your purchase as the expected life span of your pillow will depend on the type and quality of the material. Some pillow manufacturers even provide a tag on the pillow so you can jot down the date you bought it, to see how it's ageing. Before you buy It pays to consider a few issues before you go out to buy yourself a new pillow: How do you sleep and what position do you prefer? Do you like to curl up on your side, sleep on your stomach or crash out on your back? Are you a tosser and turner or do you sleep like the dead? Consider your size. Are you large? Are you small or somewhere in the middle? If you're sharing your bed with a partner don't forget to take their sleep position preferences and body shape into consideration. Different pillow styles suit different people, so it's smart to make sure you both shop for your own pillows to get one for your individual needs. Pillow care To get the most out of your pillows follow these simple steps: Give your pillow a good shake and fluff it up every day. Try to air it in the sun and fresh air regularly. This will help to kill any dust mites, and keep it fresh and clean. Consider buying a pillow protector. They're cheap and are available in most homeware shops. A protector keeps your pillow dry and away from moisture or oils, and will also keep it from staining. You can easily wash a pillow protector, which helps keep your pillow clean and fresh. Polyester and some latex pillows can be put in the wash to keep them really clean, but not all pillows are machine- washable, so check the labels first. Pillows and allergies The National Asthma Council of Australia does not recommend a specific type of pillow for sufferers of asthma or allergies. But it does suggest you cover your pillow, your mattress and quilt with dust-resistant covers. These washable covers fully encase the pillow to reduce any contact with dust mites. Details: fortywinks.com.au SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER SPECIALS SAVEUP TO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUP TO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2172567i hln wk42 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hlnw wk45 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD CALL 1300 888 743 www.theleafman.com.au All our products are manufactured from BlueScope Colorbond® Steel ELIMINATE LEAF CLOGGED GUTTERS GUTTER GUARD The Leaf Man Australia Pty Ltd - successfully protecting gutters and water collection across Australia for over 10 years. Keep your gutters and roofing protected Ensure maximum water collection with minimum debris Protect your gutters and roofline from embers and bushfires 0% Flammability & 0% Ignitability index as tested by the CSIRO Colorbond® Expanded Steel Protect your gutters and roofline from unwanted pests & vermin Preferred product for water saving systems INCLUDES FREE GUTTER CLEANING 2150485i hlc wk30 We are a family owned company providing clients with the personal care and assistance that you would expect. Come and visit one of Sydney's largest showrooms for more in-store specials 998 Victoria Road, West Ryde (cnr Station Street) www.bathroomeffect.com.au Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm Open 6 days Licence No. 144928C Ph 9809 0852 Includes underfloor heating with every renovation 2028799i hln wk48 Weekly SPECIALS METHVEN Stamford Satinjet Rail Shower • Lifetime Warranty • WELS 3 star rating was $380 NOW $249 PARISI ENVY MKII • Close coupled back to wall • Dual Flush 4.5/3 litre • Back inlet • WELS 4 star rating was $933 NOW $660
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