When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

How do you know when it is time to replace that not-so-perfect-anymore mattress?

A good night’s rest is the secret to a productive day, whether it is at work, at home, or out having fun. If you’re not really resting during the night, your daytime hours are going to suffer. For many people, getting a restful night of sleep becomes easier when they find the right mattress. In fact, finding the right mattress is one of the key ways you can sleep better at night. However, even the right mattress will eventually grow old and tired and need to be replaced. How do you know when it is time to replace that not-so-perfect-anymore mattress? Read on for the major clues. 

It Sags

If your mattress sages on one side or in the middle, it is a sign that you need a new mattress. If you can see the sag, the coils and/or memory foam have already started to fail and lose their support that they should provide. 

It Makes Noise

Mattresses, especially most modern mattresses are designed to be quiet. Some are still designed with coils and springs, and any increase in the noise they make as you move around is a sign that they need to be at best adjusted and at worse replaced. 

It Smells

If your mattress smells, it may be time to get a new one. Similarly, if your allergies are going wild for not other explainable reason, it might be a sign to get a new mattress. Mold, mildew, body oils, sweat, dust mites, and other contaminants can all build up in a mattress and make it smell or make it set of your allergies – or both. Usually the best thing to do is to get a new mattress and use covers to keep it safe from these contaminants.  

It No Longer Meets Your Needs

Perhaps the change isn’t in your mattress. If your mattress isn’t working for you but is still relatively new, consider what could have changed in your life. Many thing can cause a mattress to no longer meet your needs, including weight changes, health issues, pregnancy, and adding or losing a sleeping companion. These changes are also signs that it is time to consider a new mattress. 

It Doesn’t Give You A Restful Night

This is the biggest sign that it is time to change your mattress: you wake up still tired, achy, and irritated that you tossed and turned all night. If your once perfect mattress is old, it isn’t providing the support it once did. Mattresses don’t last forever, and failing to support you as it once did so you can rest soundly and wake up feeling good is a huge sign to change. 


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