How Do You Know When It’s Time for a New Mattress?


It Is Time For A New Mattress?

Buying a new mattress can be an expensive undertaking, which is why it is important to be absolutely certain that you are in need of a new bed. Many people consider having a number of poor nights sleeps in a row to be a sign that it’s time for a whole new mattress. While this is usually a very good sign that you need to examine your current sleeping habits, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go out and buy yourself a new mattress.

There could actually be a large number of reasons why your quality of sleep may be deteriorating, and they don’t necessarily have anything to do with your mattress quality. Below, you will find a few questions you can consider that will determine whether or not a new mattress is the best option for you.


How long have you had your current mattress?


Most experts agree that a mattress’ comfort and structural quality begins to reduce after about 10 years. This number is largely determined by how much stress your mattress is subjected to over the years. For example, if you and/or your partner often move while sleeping, as opposed to people who remain still while they sleep, your mattress may not last as long. Either way, if you’ve been sleeping on your mattress for over 10 years, it is more likely than not that the mattress is what is keeping you from getting restful sleep.


Do you notice a smell when you get into bed?


Sometimes, having to buy a new mattress has nothing to do with comfort at all. After a certain amount of time, a mattress can start to smell or stains can appear on the mattress surface itself. If you find this is the case with your current mattress, it may be a good idea to start looking for a replacement, as the cleanliness of your mattress can have a profound effect on your overall health after a certain amount of time.


Does your mattress return to its original shape after you’ve slept on it?


After time, your mattress will begin to lose some of its structural integrity. While this is a normal occurrence, it should be noted that a permanent change in the shape of your mattress can quickly lead to prolonged discomfort. If you often find you have to shift during the night in order to find the “sweet spot” on your mattress, it’s probably time to start shopping for a new one.


Are you able to sleep through the night?


The average person needs about 6-8 hours of sleep to feel refreshed when they wake up the next day. If you find that these numbers are hard to come by, or if you are unable to string together at least 6 to 8 consecutive hours of sleep, you may want to look for a new mattress. Before you do however, it might be a good idea to talk to your doctor and determine whether your sleepless nights are in fact being caused by the mattress and not a change in medication, or an increase in stress in your life.


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