How do you know when it's time to buy a new mattress?

How do you know when it's time to buy a new mattress?

We all know how important a good night of sleep is. It's the time when our bodies and minds recharge. We require it for our bodies to heal and function fully. Without enough sleep, we end up feeling drained, stressed and irritable. Simply put, when we can't get enough rest, it can hurt us mentally and physically.

That's why it's so important to replace a mattress when it's time is up. But how do you when that it is?

Typically, a mattress lasts about eight to 10 years. It's not an exact science since there are variables that can affect how long the mattress lasts, such as if there's a mattress protector and how well the mattress is maintained, for example.

Beyond the estimated length of time, the best way to tell if it's time for a new mattress is how well it's still supporting your needs. Mattresses that are past their prime will start to sag. If it's a memory foam mattress, you may find your body impression doesn't seem to go away as quickly as it used to. In fact, there may be a two-inch body impression that tends to remain there. Some older mattresses may even lump in places, creating an uneven surface. Other telltale signs are any painful, visible problems like the stabbing of springs or tears in the mattress.

While some of these may seem more obvious than others, there are some other signs that you may not have considered. If you're not sleeping well, you're waking up in pain or your allergies have been flaring lately, these could all be signs it's time for a new mattress. A mattress that isn't supporting you could cause you to toss and turn. It could also cause pain points since your body isn't well supported.

If you suspect that your mattress is the cause of your poor sleep, pain or allergies, or there are other signs saying it's time for a new mattress, we hope you'll come in to see us at Mattress Dealzz. We're happy to help you find the right mattress so you can get a better night's rest.

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  • Jeremiah Stettler