- Give yourself five to seven days to get used to your new pillow, especially if you are switching from a non-memory foam pillow.
- The sides of contoured memory foam pillows come in two heights ─ usually 10cm and 12cm. Choose the side that's more comfortable for you.
- Replace memory foam pillows once every two to three years ─ they lose their shape after that.
- Sun your memory foam pillow regularly to get rid of odours. If you must, handwash your pillow with a mild detergent, press out the water gently (never wring) and let it air dry.
This story was first published in Simply Her April 2014.