What Are the Risks of Purchasing a Used Mattress?

Used Mattress

Thinking about buying a used mattress? There are a lot of reasons to reconsider and think about purchasing an entirely new mattress instead.

If you’re in the market for a new bed, you may find yourself thinking, “I can buy a used car, why not a used mattress?” While you wouldn’t be the first to consider this, it’s best to throw the idea out as soon as possible. Buying a used mattress is a risk that isn’t worth the savings. Today, we’ll walk you through the top four reasons you should always buy new.

The Quality Is Impossible to Evaluate

Unlike a car or something mechanical, you can’t take a mattress apart to see how it looks on the inside. Many different parts of a mattress deteriorate over time, including the springs and foam, and wear on these may not be visible from the outside. The oils and fluids from our bodies, as well as spills and general wear can all have effects on a mattress that may mean its in bad shape even if it still looks new.

You’ll Need a New One Sooner

It’s expected that most mattresses have a lifespan of ten to seven years; buying used puts you at an immediate disadvantage. Even if the mattress seems like it’s in good condition, you’re shaving off years of its life. Additionally, used mattresses don’t come with any warranty, which means that if something goes wrong, there’s no safety net. Overall, buying used means that you’ll need to buy a new mattress again sooner and that you won’t have a guarantee.

You Don’t Know How Well It’s Been Cared For

Dust mites, bed bugs, pet dander, rain damage and more; these are just a few of the potential threats that a used mattress might contain. There is no way to tell how well a mattress has been cared for as it’s too easy to merely spot clean the exterior. Mattresses cannot be sanitized or washed which can lead to a variety of health problems. Those with allergies will be even more at risk from a used mattress as many allergens can become lodged in the foam and fabric and are impossible to remove.   

Newer Mattresses Have Better Technology

Last but not least, as with any industry, the mattress market is continually evolving. New and better technology comes out every year that makes your sleeping options better for you, the environment, and your mattress. Cooling technology, in particular, has come a long way very quickly and is one of the most prized advances in mattress technology. Buying a new mattress over an old one will ensure you’re getting the most for your money in terms of extended use, cleanliness, comfort, and even tech.    


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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