Does your mattress need to be replaced? Sometimes people do not notice the adverse changes in their mattress quality and fail to replace it on time. This leads to unpleasant consequences, such as aches and insomnia. Replacing the mattress on a regular basis is the key to having a good night’s sleep.
At Bedknobs, we know all there is to know about mattresses. We would like to share several reasons why you need to replace your mattress every 7 - 8 years (although you may squeeze 10 years out of some premium quality mattresses).
1) Sagging And Dipping
Over time, mattress materials start to give out. Springs become softer, foam cells break down, fabric densifies, and much more. This leads to sagging and dipping. Such a mattress doesn’t offer proper support to your body. Improper support usually results in discomfort during the night.
2) Mites And Other Contaminants
No matter how well you take care of your mattress and how often you change the sheets, it eventually becomes dirty. Dead skin cells, mites, pollen, and other contaminants accumulate inside the mattress. As a result, people with breathing problems and allergies may see their conditions worsen.
Over time, fluids, germs, allergens, and dirt can also make the mattress much heavier and unsupportive.
3) Disturbed Sleep And Insomnia
As the mattress gets older, it loses its beneficial properties. A sagged and uncomfortable mattress can decrease the quality of your sleep. Sleeping on an old mattress leads to tossing and turning during the night, troubles with falling asleep, and the overwhelming feeling of fatigue when you wake up in the morning.
Failing to replace the mattress on time can lead to sleeping disorders, exhaustion, irritation, and even depression.
4) Lifestyle Changes
Even if 7 years haven’t passed yet, the changes in your lifestyle may still call for mattress replacement. Perhaps you have gained weight or started sleeping with a heavier partner. Or maybe you started having back aches, which require a different approach to the choice of mattresses.
Your lifestyle should dictate the mattress quality and style. Otherwise, the quality of your life may worsen unexpectedly.
5) Unpleasant Sounds
When the springs and other mattress parts start giving out, your bed may begin squeaking and creaking. Obviously, such sounds are unpleasant and may wake you up during the night, as well as other people in the house. The reason for these sounds can also hide inside the bed itself. Accordingly, we would recommend checking the bed before replacing the mattress. You may just need to tighten some screws or replace a couple of cracked bed slats.
If the bed is fine, it may be time to buy a new mattress. The squeaking is not just annoying. It signals a significant reduction in the mattress quality.
6) Aches and Pains
If you wake up in the morning with back and neck pain which goes away after stretching, your mattress may need to be replaced. Mattresses should help with your back problems instead of contributing to them. So if the problem suddenly appears without any other reason, the mattress could be at fault.
Advice On The Right Mattress From Bedknobs
At Bedknobs, we know how long each mattress should last, and when it’s time to replace it. If you need a new mattress, we are always here to show you our selection. Give us a call to get free advice today.