Unless it has a Forever Warranty, the average mattress will need to be replaced after 8-10 years. Here are the steps to identifying if you need to replace your mattress and then how to go about doing so effectively.
You will know if your mattress is old if it feels worn, sagging, lumpy, or uneven. Not all mattresses hold their shape, so if yours has lost it’s shape, it is time for a new one.
WAKING UP SORE
Do you wake up with a back ache or feel too stiff to get out of bed? This might be a sign that your mattress is old (or was never the right fit in the first place). Look for a mattress that provides better support.
SLEEPING IN A RECLINER
If you are falling asleep while leaning back in your car waiting to pick a child up at school, catching a quick nap at your desk, or falling asleep reading in your recliner is a sure sign you aren’t getting the sleep you need in your bed. Time for a new mattress!
YOUR PARTNER TOSSES AND TURNS
While you might feel fine on your mattress, this is a sign that
YOUR PARTNER ISN’T SLEEPING
While it may not seem important, if your partner is tossing and turning all night, there is a good chance your mattress isn’t providing adequate support. Plus, a partner who is tossing and turning can interrupt your sleep if your mattress no longer reduces motion transfer.
A new mattress will not only improve how you sleep at night, it can greatly improve your quality of life.