Since everyone spends at least six hours a night sleeping on a mattress, regardless of the quality and the warranty it probably will need replacing after 8 years maximum. Unfortunately, most people sleep on a bed that is either too old or not suited to their body. Don’t wait until your sleep gets disrupted through discomfort, or your body starts to suffer before you decide to get a new mattress.
If you aren’t sure when to replace your mattress then consider the following reasons:
1. What is the age of your mattress?
If you don’t remember the age of your mattress then it is definitely time to change it. The life of a mattress depends on many things, including how often it’s used, its quality, and the manufacturer’s warranty, but in most cases, its lifespan is between 7 and 8 years.
2. Have you changed the way you sleep?
Several factors influence the way you sleep. Sleeping positions are influenced by growth, pregnancies, substantial weight gain or loss, and injuries. The perfect mattress from a few years back, may not be suitable for the way you sleep now.
3. Are you experiencing sleep issues?
If you are suffering from insomnia or are waking up frequently during the night, it may be that your mattress is to blame. Sleeplessness is not good for your health, so if you find that you are tossing and turning while trying to get comfortable then the time has come to replace your mattress.
4. Do you share a bed?
If you share your bed, then you need to choose a mattress that will suit both you and your partner. New mattresses offer customized options allowing couples that differ in size to each have the right support and comfort, without sacrificing on intimacy.
5. Is the mattress deformed?
A close inspection of your mattress will reveal a lot. If you take the sheets off and can see the shape of your body ingrained in the mattress then it is time to get a new one. If you can see any indentations in your mattress, then chances are that you aren’t getting the right amount of support from it. The best way to maintain a mattress is to implement the rotating and flipping technique regularly. This helps to delay sagging, body formations and dips in the mattress. However, no matter how diligent you are, it is inevitable that these will develop with time.
6. Are you waking up feeling stiff and sore?
Stiffness and back pain on waking up in the mornings may be because of your bed. It is important that your mattress matches the curve of your body and weight, offering spine alignment and pressure relief to your body.
7. Is it time to renew?
If you bought a cheap mattress when you started out, perhaps it is time to upgrade and renew it with a better model.