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5 Signs You Might Be Due For A New Mattress

June 17, 2014

5 Signs You Might Be Due for a New MattressIt is easy to tell when it’s time to replace your air conditioner because it no longer blows out cold air, but how do you know when it’s time to get a new mattress? Your old mattress doesn’t simply stop working, so how can you be sure?

The longevity of your mattress is dependent upon the mattress type, frequency of usage, climatic conditions and a variety of other factors. Since you can’t rely on time alone, here are five signs to look out for that could help you determine if a new mattress is needed.

1.      You wake up with new aches and pains each morning

A mattress that is past its expiration date will be uncomfortable to sleep on, and you may find yourself waking up feeling stiff, achy or even numb. If you wake up each morning with increased back and neck pain then it might be time for a new mattress.

2.      You can get a better night’s sleep anywhere other than your bed

If you find yourself heading to the couch to get a good night’s sleep or wake up from a trip away from home incredibly refreshed then this too could be a sign that your own mattress is shot. You should sleep best in your own bed. If you don’t, it might be time for a new one!

3.      Your mattress is visibly worn out

A truly worn out mattress might have a large dip in the middle, be discolored or even have exposed springs or worn material. If your mattress is looking like it’s been handed down through the generations, you might be in need of a shopping trip!

4.      You can’t stop sneezing at night

Mattresses collect dust and allergens over time. If your mattress is getting old you might find yourself coughing and sneezing throughout the night, thereby limiting your restful sleep. Anyone with asthma problems might need a new mattress more frequently than other people.

5.      Your mattress is over 7 years old

While there is no set expiration date for your mattress, many only last around seven years. If your mattress is beyond seven years old and you are also experiencing one or more of the other signals listed above, then you should probably get a replacement soon.

If you are in the market for a new mattress and need additional assistance to purchase one, please don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Bedding Experts. We’d be more than happy to pair you with a mattress that will restore your good night’s sleep!



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