Main Signs that Your Mattress Needs to Be Replaced

Main Signs that Your Mattress Needs to Be Replaced

We sleep on a mattress for about one-third of our lives, so why not make it a good experience?

You’ve likely heard that classic line about mattresses: we sleep for about one-third of our lives, so why not make it a good experience? This becomes complicated when you realize that you can’t keep the same mattress forever. Any bed is going to have a limited lifespan, though if you take proper care of it, you can generally squeeze more use out of it. Some people say that the average lifespan of a mattress is seven to ten years. Let’s take a look at some more nuance to the question and figure out what signs to look for to know when it’s time to replace your mattress.

Mattress Sags, Lumps

Physical signs can be some of the first that your mattress is finally in need of replacement. Sagging can be a big issue, particularly if you always sleep in the same spot, which will cause a dip to develop eventually. It’s important that you get proper support while sleeping. There are some fixes (foam toppers, turning the mattress), but ultimately, these are all temporary.

Likewise, lumps and bumps create the inverse problem that leads to the same issue: poor support. Run your hand along your mattress and if it feels lumpy, it may impact your comfort, which is why it’s important that you invest in a quality mattress that will hold up for longer.

Stains & Smells

Pets, children, and accidents can all lead to stains on your mattress. You can help prevent this from being an issue by using a cover or liner, which may stop stains before they become an issue. However, over time, stains are going to develop and smells are going to build up in the material of your mattress that can’t be removed no matter how hard you try. If that’s the case, it’s time to get a new mattress.

Allergies + Asthma

No matter how often you clean, dust mites are going to build up. Other allergens may build up naturally as well, like pet dandruff. Mold and mildew can even make their way into your bedding, including pillows! Pillows should be replaced every year or so, and while a mattress can last longer than that, if you find yourself coughing, sneezing, or unable to breathe, it may be time to look into new bedding options.

Strange Noises

Do you hear squeaking and creaking every time you roll over? This happens with coil mattresses often due to regular wear and tear. You may even need to replace your bed base as well. Springs simply don’t last forever.


Finally, more than anything, your mattress should be comfortable. If you’re not getting good rest and feel it might be your mattress, test out some other options and see if they make a difference.


When doing your research on Mattress Peddlers, you’ll find we match up to top-quality mattress company criteria, and even go beyond it! We’ve been a family-owned business providing quality mattresses and furniture throughout Delaware and even beyond since 1994. We love working closely with our customers to figure out their needs and also offer free shipping throughout Lewes, Millsboro, Rehoboth Beach, Harbeson, and the surrounding areas of Delaware.

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