Most mattresses are designed to last 5 to 10 years. Many cheaper mattresses will wear out much faster than this.
You may find yourself wondering if it is time to replace your mattress with a new one to help you sleep better, improve overall health, and possibly for hygienic reasons.
How do you know it is Time to Buy a New Mattress?
If it Lumps or Sags
One of the biggest telltale signs that your mattress has met the end of its days is that you will find lumps and sags.
These can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep and lead to unnecessary pain. When debating if it is time to get a new mattress look for spots you have a tendency to avoid in your bed.
If there are areas that you feel uncomfortable it is time to replace your bed with a new one.
If you Suffer from Poor Sleep Quality
If you suffer from poor sleep quality that leaves you waking up feeling like you never slept, even after several long hours, it could be your bed that is the problem.
While the mattress is not always the cause for these issues it can be a major contributing factor.
If you Wake Up with Aches and Pains
If you are suffering from aches and pains your bed may be the reason.
When your bed no longer properly supports your body it often leads to joint pain.
While we often blow these symptoms off as part of aging the truth is many people can find relief with a new mattress that is designed for the level of support they need to properly align the neck, back, hips, and knees.
With proper support at night, many people will see results in just a night or two. This makes mattresses with a trial period perfect for finding the right bed for you.
Look at Overall Mattress Condition
When deciding if it is time to replace your mattress take a look at the overall mattress condition.
Over time as our mattresses wear out, they will show signs that they are ready to be replaced.
When we sweat at night our mattresses soak up the sweat along with other liquids that may be spilled on your bed, odors from pets, smoking and even from food cooked in the house.
While you can wash your mattress with an upholstery cleaner you can never get the layers deep within the mattress. This leaves stains and odors that are noticeable when you strip your mattress to change your bedding.
If your mattress shows a lot of stains or odors it is time to replace it for hygienic reasons.
Tip: To make your new mattress last longer purchase a mattress protector.