5 signs you need a new mattress
Is there anything better than getting into bed after a long day? But if you’ve lost that loving feeling about your bed, it may be a sign that your mattress is no longer doing its job. Here are five signs that it is time to start shopping for a replacement:
1. Pay attention to how your body feels when you wake up in the morning.
The aches and pains that come with age are something one comes to expect. But when your joints and ligaments are no longer supported, you can wake up feeling sore and tired. A new mattress may be just what you need to offer you sufficient support and have you leaping out of bed like a five-year-old again.
2. The tell-tale signs of sag.
If you look back and can see the impression your body has made on the mattress once you’ve climbed out of it, it’s a good indicator it has come to the end of its life. A good bed will bounce right back into place and resemble a flat, undisturbed surface when it’s empty.
3. Creaks and squeaks.
Remove all distractions and lie down to listen. If your mattress grunts and groans or squeaks and creaks with every move you make, it’s letting you know that it’s had its day. Given the number of hours you spent in bed (up to 25,000 for a 10-year-old mattress), it might be due for replacement.
4. Take a close look at the mattress, then inhale.
If you’ve had the mattress for a while, odours may collect no matter how pedantic you are about cleaning. The lack of sunshine in winter can also lead to beds that don’t get the chance to air out properly, creating a breeding ground for pests and mould – both of which are detrimental to your health.
5. You’re more comfortable on the couch or sleeping in another bed.
Your bed should feel like home and offer you the absolute best sleep possible. If you find yourself comfier in a foreign bed or on the lounge furniture, it may be a sign that you need to find a new slumber surface.
Preparing to replace your mattress
When you recognise that a good mattress is an investment, it’s easier to come to terms with the cost of replacement. It is, after all, where you spend a great deal of your time and is essential to a good night’s sleep. While many of our parents may have slept in the same bed for over 25 years, mattresses only have a lifespan of around 7-10 years on average. A new mattress can also significantly improve your life when events like pregnancy, ageing or illness come into play.
Mattresses have come a long way in recent years with a treasure trove of options available. Whether you prefer light, medium, or firm support, you should test drive mattresses suited to a wide range of sleeper types. Are you baffled by these terms? If so, why not check out this handy article to get to grips with all the details before you start shopping.
Those who share their bed with someone special, especially if one party tends to toss and turn, keeping the other party up at night, should remember to take the mattress for a test drive together. Thanks to exceptional innovations in mattress technology, you can purchase a mattress where the bed has been designed to make sure the other party doesn’t feel any movement.
Buying a new mattress can make you feel like a whole new person. Sleeping well sets you up to tackle the day, so buying a new mattress can ensure you are always on top form. Here’s our complete how-to guide for finding the perfect bed.
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