27 Dec How Long Should You Keep Your Mattress?
In total, the average person spends around a third of their life lying on top and sleeping on their mattress. To say that it plays a significant role in a person’s well-being is fitting. After all, if you sleep well, you wake up more refreshed, and you’re more likely to enjoy a good day ahead of you.
This is why it’s essential to invest in a quality mattress. However, most people have no problem keeping their mattress for years if not decades. Some don’t even change their mattress throughout their lifetime.
What Type of Mattress Do You Have?
All mattresses aren’t the same. While some can last for decades without any problem, there are others that are only meant to be used for a couple of years before they are replaced.
This difference in quality is why there’s a massive variation in price when it comes to mattresses. Generally, the more expensive the mattress is, the more likely it is to last longer. However, regardless of the type of mattress, whether it’s a memory foam bed or pocket spring mattress, you should look into whether it needs changing by your tenth year of use.
Below are other factors that you may want to consider to help you decide if whether or not your mattress needs to be changed already or not:
1. You’re not feeling as refreshed when you wake up
So long as sleep apnea, insomnia, or stress isn’t to blame, you should really look into why you’re not feeling as refreshed when you wake up from your sleep. There’s a chance that it may be because your body is tossing and turning too much at night as it tries to find a comfortable sleeping position.
2. You wake up with back pain that goes away during the day
If your back pain is caused, not by your activities during the day but by you waking up from your sleep, then your mattress might be to blame.
As your king size mattress ages, it starts to lose its ability to properly support your body, in particular, the mid-section. Because of this, your body, and mostly your back, will start to sag into the mattress.
If you’re noticing that you’re having neck and back pain that gets slightly better throughout the day, you’re either sleeping on a mattress that’s already too old and can’t support your body properly anymore, or a mattress that has the wrong firmness for your back.
Either way, a replacement might need to be done to help you get back to sleeping right.
3. You’re having allergies much more frequently
Dust mites tend to accumulate in mattresses, and the older the mattress is, the more dust, dirt, as well as dust mite faeces, has accumulated. All three can factor in why you have watery eyes and runny noses when you wake up in the morning.
If you’re planning on going out to buy a new mattress, make sure that you take your sweet time testing it first. Lie down on it, roll around, and assume a position that you would as if you were going to sleep on it. If you can, try to haggle for a free return after a week or two of use, so you can try out another type of mattress just in case it’s not the right fit for you.
Your mattress is where you sleep on, so you will want to make sure that it is good for your back and overall health. So take down these tips and keep an eye out of them, because you don’t want to keep a mattress that is way too old and causing harm to your health.