Your mattress is an essential part of everyday life, and you probably put a lot of research, time and effort into selecting the perfect one to bring home. A good mattress also comes with a significant investment, so it can be tempting to believe that it will stick around forever. Unfortunately, no matter how great your mattress is and how good it’s been to you, every mattress has an expiration date and it’ll soon be time to find another one. A premium mattress has a lifespan of seven to ten years before it will eventually begin to succumb to the wear and tear of supporting you night after night. Once a mattress reaches its expiration date it will stop providing the proper support that you need, and you’ll begin to experience aches, pains and uneasy sleep – that’s when you know it’s time to purchase a new one. Does your mattress need to be replaced? Here are some telltale signs to look for before you begin your hunt for a new bed.
The most obvious visible sign that it’s time to replace your mattress is when it starts to sag. This applies to all types of mattresses because springs will break down, fibers in materials will compress and memory foam gets softer – all of this leads to sagging. Don’t wait until your mattress completely concaves before you buy a new one – even a minor sag shouldn’t be ignored as it can lead to serious pain in your body.
This specifically applies to memory foam mattresses, which are extremely popular nowadays. Memory foam is meant to remember the contours of your body and favorite sleeping position so that it can perfectly support you. But when you get out of bed the material should mostly return to its original position. Over time the structure of memory foam will break down, which will make it softer and it will lose its ability to bounce back. If your memory foam mattress retains a body impression long after you’ve gotten out of bed, then it’s time to replace it.
After many years of sleeping on your mattress the padding and material can shift around, and you may begin to see lumps on the surface. This uneven density means that you won’t receive optimal support where you need it and can also create extremely uncomfortable pressure points. Although lumps are more common in lower-quality mattresses it can also happen in premium mattresses that are past their expiration date.
If you’re having a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep because you’re constantly tossing and turning or adjusting your sleep position, it may be time to replace your mattress. There are other things that can contribute to insomnia like stress or poor sleep habits, but if you’re having a hard time getting comfortable then you’re probably not receiving the type of support you need from your mattress. If you are sleeping through the night but waking up tired, the same may be true.
Sleep is a time for you to recuperate and recover from the mental and physical stress you endure day after day. If you tend to wake up in more pain than you had when you went to bed, your mattress is most likely to blame. An old mattress loses its ability to provide support, which can create painful pressure points and contribute to feeling exhausted and achy when you wake up.
If you find yourself getting itchy and sneezy when you go to bed or first thing in the morning, it may be time for a new mattress. Dust mites are a leading cause of allergens, and they thrive in mattresses and bedding.
Even if your mattress is still in great condition and you’re not experiencing any of the issues listed above, if it’s more than 7-8 years old, you should consider replacing it. Even if you believe you are sleeping perfectly fine, it may be that you’ve just grown accustomed to a less-than-perfect sleeping experience.
If you’re ready to welcome a new mattress into your bedroom, then explore the options available at Nader’s. You can view our selection online or visit one of our showrooms in person so you can test the mattresses out and pick the right one for your unique needs. Our team looks forward to welcoming you and helping you choose the perfect mattress and bedroom set to create the ideal sleep environment for a great night’s sleep.