No matter how supportive or comfy your mattress was when you bought it, it is inevitable that you will have to buy a new mattress at some point. A comfy mattress and a good night’s sleep are often something that we often take for granted, but this wouldn’t be possible without a good quality mattress that provides the support you need.
Knowing when to replace your mattress is vital to getting the most out of your existing one. There are several signs that you can look for that show that your mattress is on its way out.
How old is your mattress?
One of the easiest ways to check if you need to replace your mattress is by its age. The average mattress age is 7 years, as any longer and the level of support and sleep quality starts to considerably decrease.
Different types of mattresses and fillings last a certain amount of time but it’s a good rule of thumb that if it’s between 7 and 10 years then start your search today for a new mattress.
Getting aches and pains?
If your aches and pains, especially back pain, are present when you first wake up, it’s a major sign that your mattress is doing more harm than good. Also, if you find yourself waking up more frequently or are tossing and turning trying to get to sleep, then that should also be a sign to replace your mattress.
Over time, a mattress will naturally lose the support and comfort it provided when it was brand new. An orthopedic mattress may be the best solution if you are suffering with aches and pains as they are designed to support each part of your body and remove strain from high-pressure areas such as your hips and shoulders.
Lack of sleep?
Naturally, with the aches and pains come many restless nights, mostly ending up with you waking up tired and fatigued from the lack of sleep. Sleep is meant to leave you feeling refreshed!
The wear and tear of an old mattress mean that springs will slowly lose tension and potentially create a slump in your bed. With no support in your mattress, your body is having to work harder to maintain a comfortable position and each time you move out of this position, you find yourself naturally waking up.
When you’re looking for a new mattress it is important to find one that will provide plenty of support such as our memory foam or pocket sprung mattresses.
If you feel the need to sleep on the sofa or even on the floor then it’s a clear sign that there’s something wrong with your mattress. Everyone should prefer to sleep in their own bed, but when you’re starting to lose sleep or waking up with aches and pains that weren’t there before you went to sleep then it is a clear sign that you need to replace your mattress.