4 Signs That You Need A New Mattress Determining when it’s time for a new mattress can be tricky, but it’s a good idea to check in every once in a while to make sure you’re getting the best sleep possible. Likemost things, the lifespan of your mattress can depend on how well you’ve cared for it over time, but there are some signs beyond counting the years that can help you to tell when it’s time for a replacement. To help you out, we’ve collected some tell-tale signs.
Your Mattress Is Looking Worn Out If you can’t remember when you bought your mattress, odds are it needs replacing. The general rule of thumb is to replace your mattress every eight to ten years, in order to make sure you’re getting the best out of it. Do a visual check for stains, sags, or lumps; if your mattress is starting to look like Jake Peralta’s mattress on Brooklyn Nine-Nine , then it’s really (really, really) time for a new one.
You Don’t Feel Rested (even after a good amount of sleep)
Ideally, you should feel energized and ready to face your day after a good night’s rest. If that’s not the case, your mattress might not be allowing you to achieve the quality of sleep you need.
With use, the top layers of your mattress will gradually deteriorate. Once these layers wear down, your mattress can start to droop and your sleep can start to suffer.
Depending on the type of mattress you have, drooping can reveal springs that create pressure points on your back. Mattresses without springs aren’t immune to wear and tear; with extended use, they can still warp and in turn, affect your spine, causing major back discomfort. Ouch! Do your back a favour and replace your mattress before it gets to this point.
Your Dust Allergies Are Acting Up According to experts, if your mattress is over ten years old, it likely holds more than ten pounds of dead skin! (Cue the horror music.) Dust mites thrive in mattresses and bedding, but materials like memory foam and latex are more resistant to dust mites. While your mattress will still need replacing over time, it’s also important to wash your pillows and bedding at least every two weeks to help keep dust mites at bay, and give your mattress a longer life.
You Wake Up Sweaty If you’re waking up in the middle of the night feeling sweaty, your old mattress is probably to blame. Old spring mattresses have a tendency to retain heat - which leads to you cranking the A/C, sleeping in a giant X, and not getting a good night’s sleep. Try subbing in a gel-infused memory foam mattress like the Lexi . Memory foam pulls heat away from your body, and the Lexi is also outfitted with temperature-regulating Ice Yarn that keeps it cool to the touch.
Bonus: the Lexi comes in a box, so there’s no need to beg your friend to let you borrow their truck.
There are many reasons why you might not be getting the sleep you want. If your mattress is one of them, it’s probably time for a replacement. Visit a Dream Expert at your local store, and learn moreabout our Dream Experience.