Top 8 Signs It’s Time for a New Mattress
It’s been a while since you’ve purchased a new mattress, but how are you supposed to decide when it’s time to replace it? As it’s a fairly large investment, you’re probably hoping you won’t have to in the near future. However, there are countless warning signs that a mattress is past its prime, as well as many consequences to continuing to sleep on an old mattress. We’ve summarized the eight most common indicators that it’s time to invest in a new mattress from Go2sleep™.
#1 – Your Mattress Is Almost 10 Years Old
Regardless of the brand of your mattress and how much it cost you, it’s going to age over time. Most mattresses stay effective for about seven to 10 years, as time goes on it collects oil, moisture, dead skin, dust and more. It’s recommended that you invest in a new mattress once per decade, depending on how well you’ve maintained your current one, how many people sleep on it and other factors.
#2 – Your Mattress Makes Noise
Creaking, ripping, the sound of metal grinding and other noises should never be coming from within your mattress. This can indicate displaced springs, tears in the material, the presence of vermin and more.
#3 – You Sleep Better Elsewhere
You know it’s time to address your sleeping situation at home when you’re getting a better night’s sleep at a hotel or loved one’s house. And when you are at home, if you find yourself falling asleep more and more on the couch, you’re subconsciously avoiding your uncomfortable bed. You’ll realize what you’ve been missing during your first few nights on your new mattress.
#4 – Your Mattress Has an Odor
You wash your sheets every week, but why is that smell still there? It could most likely be your mattress, as it collects bacteria and fungi over time. It might’ve even developed mold if your room tends to be on the damper side.
#5 – You’re in Physical Pain
A good mattress provides enough support to the body that you should wake up feeling refreshed and pain-free. However, if you can’t get comfortable throughout the night and your mattress is too worn down to support your spine, muscles and joints, you can develop aches and pains that stay with you for days at a time. The most common indicator is neck pain that is severe in the morning but fades during the day, but back pain can develop from a bad mattress as well.
#6 – You Used to Sleep Better
You were sleeping so well on your current mattress when you first got it, but now what happened? If you’re taking too long to fall asleep, waking up frequently throughout the night and relying on sleeping pills and medications, it’s time to browse the selection of top quality mattressesat Go2sleep™.
#7 – There Is Damage to Your Mattress
Sometimes, it’s completely obvious to the eye that it’s time for a new mattress. If any of the following conditions are present, your mattress needs to go:
- Tears or holes
- Springs sticking out
- Unevenness or sagging in certain areas
- Feeling yourself sinking every time you lay down
- Middle or sides of mattress are indented inwards
#8 – You Have Bed Bugs
Maybe you can live with everything else, but this should be your absolute last straw. Even if you clean your sheets and pillows religiously, older mattresses are a breeding ground for dust mites and other bed bugs that feed off dead skin cells built up inside it. In fact, used mattresses can contain anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites!
We’re Here to Help
If your current mattress is the victim of any of these conditions or your body is begging you to improve your sleep surface, the time has come to pay a visit to the Go2sleep Gallery™ in Vestal or North Syracuse, New York. We utilize innovative technologies to match you with the perfect mattress and pillows and ensure you sleep well every night. For more information, contactus today or stop into either of our locationsto try out the top brands and styles of mattresses.