Most people take their mattresses for granted. We should all be thanking this wonderful piece of furniture that supports our resting bodies and that we use for a third of our lives!
Mattresses actually play a huge part in a person’s well-being and overall health. Not replacing a mattress when it’s time can have poor health consequences, and many people suffer from aches and pains for years without connecting it to the fact that they could solve their problems by simply purchasing a new mattress.
So… how long does a mattress last?
The answer depends on the type of mattress, and a range of other factors. A mattress’s lifespan will be affected by a person’s weight, whether or not there are one or two people sleeping on it regularly, and even how they sleep. If a mattress has more activity on it (like kids jumping on it!), then the material will break down faster.
These days, there is a range of mattresses and mattresses materials on the market. Here’s a breakdown of the average lifespan of the most common mattress materials.
How Long Do These 4 Different Mattresses Last?
1. Innerspring Mattress
These mattresses have come a long way over the last couple of decades, especially the design and construction of the coils. New models have strong coils that are durable and there are varying degrees in quality. Innerspring mattresses can last for around 10 years. You will know you need a new one when the springs lose their resistance.
2. Memory Foam Mattress
These mattresses came on the scene in the 1970s and were quick to gain in popularity. Depending on the density of the foam, and the build of the human(s) sleeping on top of it, a memory foam mattress should last between 8-10 years. You will know it’s time for replacing when there is little resistance and/or it doesn’t return to its original state.
3. Latex Mattress
Latex mattresses have a serious following and for good reason. But there is a wide range of quality and even latex materials on the market — from pure and organic to synthetic and relatively low quality. Latex mattresses are known for being long-lasting, and those on the higher end of the quality scale may even come with a warranty for up to 25 years.
4. Hybrid Mattress
A hybrid mattress is a combination of an innerspring mattress, layered with a comfort topping like gel or memory foam. Typically, like mentioned above, the innerspring portion of the mattress will last about 10 years but depending on the makeup and material of the top layer, it may need replacing after about 8 years or so.
If you find that your body is sore, stiff and you have aching joints and muscles, the solution to your problems might be as simple as replacing your mattress. You can keep your mattress in good shape for longer by rotating it every few months, by keeping it clean and by keeping the kids and pets from jumping on it.
But buying a new mattress can be fun, too, and the proper mattress can really change your life! Contact WR Mattress If you need any mattress or questions.