Is It Time For A New Mattress?
A premium mattress will give you about 7-10 good years. Eventually it will succumb to the wear and tear of supporting your body every night. When this happens, you are no longer getting the proper support you need and this will lead to restless nights, aches and pains.
But how can you know for sure that it’s time for a change?
One way is to evaluate how you feel when you wake up each morning.
- Do you wake up with more aches and pains than when you went to bed?
- Does it seem like you sleep through the night, but still wake up tired?
- Is it hard to fall asleep and/or you toss and turn all night?
Over time, most types of mattresses can accumulate allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites. Have you noticed yourself sneezing when you get close to the bed or wake up with a stuffed-up nose in the morning?
Another way is to check your mattress. What do you see? Is it sagging? It’s also a symptom that applies to all types. As the springs break down over time, memory foam gets softer, and the fibers in other materials compress—all of which lead to sagging.
Does your memory foam mattress have a body impression that stays long after you’ve gotten up or an impression that is deeper than two inches? Memory foam is supposed to “remember” your body and sleeping position, however, over time the cellular structure of memory foam breaks down.
While there are other reasons that may cause a restless night sleep, if these things are happening every night and your mattress is 7+ years old, it makes sense to suspect the mattress. Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of different factors, but your mattress is the first step to a restful slumber.