On average, pillows last 2-4 years, but if your pillows are discoloured or you wake up with an aching neck, you may want to change them sooner. Feather or down fillings tend to last longer than man-made fillings, but you can help to extend the life of any pillow by plumping it daily and using a pillow protector.
All M&S pillows are machine-washable, with the exception of memory foam pillows, which have removable, washable covers.
Our pillows are divided into three types: firm, medium and soft.
The best way to choose your pillow type is to think about your sleeping position – the perfect pillow will support your head and keep your spine aligned.
Best if: you sleep on your side.
A firm pillow will provide height and support for your head and neck, helping to keep your spine straight. You may want to add a softer pillow on top of your firm pillow to achieve a comfortable height.
Best if: you sleep on your back.
A medium pillow should give you enough support to keep your head up without pushing it forward, keeping to the natural curve of your neck and spine.
Best if: you sleep on your front.
As you sleep with your head closer to the mattress, you should look for a soft pillow that gently supports your head and neck, keeping your spine in its natural position.
If you suffer from allergies, a pillow with a synthetic filling is perfect for you. Try our Anti-Allergy range, with scientifically proven protection against dustmite allergies, wash after wash
Feather and down pillows mould to your head, neck and shoulders to give firm but gentle support. Bear in mind that the more feathers there are in a pillow, the firmer it tends to be, while down adds softness.
Our speciality pillows are ideal if you suffer from neck or back problems. They include memory foam pillows, specially formulated for superior support, and tempature-regulating pillows for maximum comfort.