The general standard to replace your mattress is five to ten years. Often, bed owners will neglect to replace their mattress or forget when the expiration date of their mattress has arrived. The good news is that your body will ultimately let you know when it’s time to invest in a new mattress. There are a few key signals you can look for in determining the right time to replace your mattress:
You wake up with body aches. You should never wake up in the morning feeling unrested and achy. First of all, that’s a very unpleasant way to start the day. Secondly, it’s a sign that your mattress has aged to the point that areas of natural depression has turned into areas of sagging. When this occurs, your mattress loses its ability to provide optimal support.
You wake with allergies. Nothing can be worse than starting the day with foggy eyes, a sinus headache, and the sniffles. What could cause that? Overtime, your mattress will double in weight due to dust mites and other allergens that have made a home inside of your mattress.
You are restless throughout the night. When your bed is not comfortable, you can’t find a comfortable position to fall and stay asleep. If you’re waking up several times a night because you can’t find that “sweet spot,” then it may be time to replace your mattress.
You are always tired. Are you waking up as tired as you were when you went to bed? Your mattress may be keeping you from getting the necessary hours of sleep you need. If you’ve been neglecting some of your favorite activities due to tiredness, it may be time to re-examine your mattress.
You sleep better everywhere else. How amazing was that hotel bed? How hard did you sleep when you went home to visit your parents? If you find you’re not the light sleeper you think you are when you’re in another bed, then the problem may be your mattress.
If you are noticing any of these signifiers in your daily life, then it’s time to visit Mattress One. One of our sales specialists will be happy to learn more about your sleeping patterns, personal requests, and lifestyle to recommend the right bed to help you get back to sleep.