It’s inevitable, we all have to switch mattresses at some point, regardless of how much we try to ignore it. You try to deal with it, adapt to your mattress problems, but eventually, these problems can cause serious harm.
Knowing when to switch mattresses is vital to getting the most out of your existing one. There are several signs that you can look for that show that your mattress is on it’s way out. Bedworld outline just a few that you can keep an eye out for, ensuring you’re ready for a new mattress when the time comes.
Aches and Pains
An old mattress can affect your body in many ways, especially if you ignore it and try to sleep through it. If you wake up with back, neck and shoulder pain then your mattress isn’t supporting you properly throughout the night.
Over time, a mattress will naturally lose the support and comfort it provided when new. You’ll essentially be sleeping on the springs themselves, resulting in the aches and pains.
Lack of Sleep
Naturally, with the aches and pains come many restless nights, mostly ending up with you waking up tired and fatigued from the lack of sleep.
With the wear and tear of an old mattress, the springs will slowly lose tension, creating a slump in the middle of the bed. This is where the majority of your weight will be throughout your sleep and having virtually no support there will hamper your sleep dramatically.
If you feel the need to sleep on a couch or chair downstairs then it’s a clear sign that there’s something wrong with your mattress.
This also includes if you find hotel mattresses or friends beds much more comfortable than your own, it’s a good indication that you need a change. Everyone should prefer their own bed since they’re comfortable with it
A good way to check if it needs replacing is the age of the mattress itself. A lot of mattresses can last up to 7 years but any longer it starts to severely drop off in quality.
Different types of mattresses and fillings last a certain amount of time but it’s a good rule of thumb that if it’s between 7 and 10 years then start your search today for a new mattress investment, and get a good night’s rest.