Should You Replace Your Mattress?
How long have you had your mattress? Is it time to get rid of it? Although we all realize that furniture must be replaced periodically, most people tend to forget about their mattress. Mattresses can deteriorate so slowly over time that you may not realize that your mattress is no longer performing as it once was. Here are some signs that you may need a new mattress:
- Can you remember when you bought your mattress?: If you can't, it is probably definitely time to replace your mattress. The average lifespan of a mattress is 5 to 7 years.
- Your mattress may be causing your fatigue: If you find it hard to make it through the day, and that you are less energetic than usual, your mattress may be the cause.
- You sleep better away from home: Do you find that you get better sleep when staying at a hotel or a friends's house? Maybe the last time you woke up feeling refreshed was waking up at family's house during the holidays? This is a good indication that it it time to replace your mattress.
- Difficulty getting comfortable: When your head hits the pillow, do you find it hard to fall asleep? Do you have to keep switching positions? Your mattress may be the cause of your discomfort!
- Constant aches and pains: Are you hurting in the morning? Recurring aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, back or legs can be due to an expired mattress!
- Your mattress is worn out: Take the sheets off of your mattress. Is it lumpy or indented? Rips or tears? Are your springs out, or close to coming out?
If any of these are true, then it is time to replace your mattress! A deteriorated mattress can greatly affect your sleep. Is it time for you to get a new mattress?