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How Often to Replace a Mattress


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Is it time to replace your current mattress? No mattress lasts forever, even a high-quality mattress made from superior materials. How often should you change your mattress? Let’s look into it further and find out!

How Old is Your Mattress?

Do you even remember how long you've had your mattress? Try to think back. Has it been a few years? Longer? If you have to think hard, it’s probably been a while. How long should a mattress last? If it's more than 10 years old, it is probably time to go mattress shopping. If the mattresses was used when you got it, it almost certainly should be replaced for a variety of reasons. Depending on the type of materials inside, your age, how you sleep, your weight, and any chronic health conditions, it could be even less time. If you're over 40, you can expect less time from your mattress due to the fact that your body tolerates less pressure as it ages. 

Take Notice of How You Feel in the Morning

It isn’t just about keeping an eye on the calendar, though. Listen to your body. If it's “generally uncomfortable, or you’ve been waking up with back pain, it may be time for a new one,” says the National Sleep Foundation. When your mattress is no longer supporting your body the way it once did, you will find yourself waking up feeling sore and stiff. Think of your mattress as the gear you need for your sleep. A good pair of high-quality, name brand running shoes will help you run faster and stay injury-free, and a supportive mattress will deliver better, healthier sleep. It’s time to shop for a new mattress if you no longer feel refreshed when you wake up, even if it hasn’t yet been eight to ten years.

Pressure, Noises, and Lumps!

If you notice any of the following, your mattress has seen better days and it’s time to go mattress shopping:

#1 - Signs of wear and tear.

This includes sagging, lumps, and coils that can be felt through the fabric.

#2 - Noisy springs.

A mattress with innersprings that squeak when you move around at night is a very noticeable sign that the coils are worn and no longer providing the support they should.

#3 - You can feel your partner moving.

An older mattress will lose its ability to reduce motion transfer, causing you to feel more movement in the mattress when your bed mate rolls over or gets in and out of the bed.

Don’t Wait Until You’re Already Suffering!

Many mattresses begin to wear down after around eight years. A good-quality mattress is an incredibly important aspect of getting the solid night of sleep your body needs. Sleep is crucial for proper brain functioning, mental health, your appearance, and so much more. Not getting enough sleep has even been linked to a number of diseases, including heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. As well, dust mites and other allergens build up in mattresses, which can cause or worsen symptoms in people with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. If you are not sure how often you should replace your mattress and wait too long, your health will begin to suffer. When it comes to your health, and it is better to be safe than sorry and that means replacing your mattress at the first sign it’s old enough to be negatively affecting your slumber.

A Few More Things to Keep in Mind…

You can’t just put an old mattress out by the side of the road and have it picked up with your regular trash. You can call for a special trash pickup, but that will take days- which means days of an old mattress in your yard. Your neighbors won’t appreciate that, and it’s probably a little embarrassing! Mattress disposal can be a hassle, but it won’t be when you shop at City Mattress. When your brand new mattress is delivered, we’ll take your old one away! This is just one more thing we do to go out of our way to show our dedication to customer satisfaction. Imagine, coming into City Mattress today, having your new mattress delivered and your old one taken away tomorrow, and sleeping on a brand new bed tomorrow night. When you shop with us, it really is that easy!

How do you know when it's time to get rid of your old mattress and purchase something new? It is important to purchase a new mattress when you no longer sleep comfortably or about once every eight to ten years, whichever comes first. While you’re in the mood to revamp and update your bedroom, take a look around at other items that may be past their prime. How old are your pillows? What about your mattress pad? Thankfully, City Mattress has everything you need to sleep great so you can completely redo your bedroom in one stop. It couldn’t get any easier than that!