Buying a mattress is one of the best ways to improve your sleep, and also your health. However we often simply forget that our mattress needs to be replaced, and will get used to sleeping on mattresses which have become worn out. Here are some signs you may need to invest in a new mattress:
You’re always tired
If you wake up in the morning and can barely get out of bed, it could be because your mattress is old, sagging, or not providing adequate support. We sleep in cycles each night and need to ensure that we’re getting enough REM sleep in order to wake feeling refreshed and ready for whatever the day will bring us.
You can see where you slept
If you look at the bed and can see an outline of where you slept that night, you need to replace that mattress ASAP. This means that there’s so much sagging and shifting in the mattress that the support has gone and you may as well be sleeping on a bean bag.
You wake up uncomfortable
If you feel sore and stiff when you wake up int he morning it could be because your mattress may seem comfortable without providing the correct support each night. This is why you should take care not to buy a mattress which is too soft, since it will become even less supportive over the years.
You’ve had it for more than 5 years
Most mattresses will last for 5-7 years. However we often end up taking mattresses with us when we move houses, or using old mattresses which have been passed down from our parents. If you’ve been using a mattress for longer than 5 years you may notice that the warranty date has passed, which is a good reason to get a new one.
Your allergies are acting up
Sometimes what we think are allergies are actually dust mites. These gross bugs will infect your bedding and mattresses, which is why you should rotate them in order to wake up without that stuffy feeling.
If you notice your allergies are getting worse and your mattress smells dusty, consider stopping by the next mattress sale.
If you’re going to be moving house and you know that mattress is getting old, now’s the perfect time to replace it. Mattresses are annoying when you move them, and most places will deliver your new mattress to your new house, cutting down the work at your end, and giving you something to look forward to when you’ve moved in to your new place.
You get more sleep at other peoples houses
If you find that you wake up feeling refreshed when you stay with friends, or in a hotel, it could be that the mattress is much better than what you have in home. Write down what you like about their mattress, and decide if it’s because it’s softer or firmer than your mattress so you’ll know what to look for when you go shopping.