6 Signs That You Need To Replace Your Mattress
Your mattress may not be the first thing you think of when you're not sleeping well. But when you need to replace your mattress, your body may notice before your eyes. There are many reasons why a mattress may break or need to be changed. Here are six signs you should be looking if your sleep isn't as satisfying as it used to be.
1. Waking Up Sore
When you wake up with new pains every day, you may need a new mattress. Old mattresses can cause neck, shoulder, lower back, and hip in pain. This happens because your mattress is no longer giving you the support you need.
2. Visible Signs of Wear
When your mattress starts to show signs of wear and tear, it’s time to replace it. Signs of wear include:
- Visible tears
- Other damage
Other signs of mattress damage you shouldn’t ignore include:
- Lumpy or deep indentations
- Foam that is failing or shifting around
- Springs that are poking you
- Feeling the foundation
3. Your allergies or asthma are worse
If your allergies are getting worse and it's not allergy season, it could be your mattress. Dust mite droppings can cause respiratory problems and trigger allergies and asthma. Old mattresses may have more dust mite problems than you think.
- dust mite droppings
- other allergens
4. It’s Over 8 Years Old
Different mattresses have different lifespans. Waterbeds have the longest lifespan, ranging from 12 to 15 years. Foam mattresses - latex or gel - typically last 10 to 15 years. If rotated properly, a memory foam mattresses can last 8 to 10 years. An innerspring mattress can last about eight years. The lifespan of a mattress depends on proper care and maintenance.
However, it's best to start looking for a new mattress as soon as you feel uncomfortable. As you age and your body changes, you will need different support systems. Listen to what your body is telling you, and if you're not sleeping well, you may find that you need a new mattress before your current mattress is eight years old.
5. You’re Getting Hot
If you have a persistent heat in bed or wake up sweating, your mattress may need to be replaced. If you didn't experience temperature adjustment issues when you first bought your mattress, it's definitely a sign that your mattress is broken. The longer you use the mattress, the softer the material becomes and can restrict airflow over the surface.
6. Trouble Sleeping
Difficulty sleeping is the last sign that you may need to replace your mattress. Even if you don't notice the pain -- or just accept it -- trouble sleeping can be caused by your mattress. One way to tell is to sleep in another mattress for the night. If you're sleeping noticeably better, it's a good idea to start looking for a new mattress.
- Feeling incompetent or without self-worth
- Slower mental and emotional functioning
If you notice one or more of these signs, you should start looking for your next mattress. Sleep is vital to the human body, and good sleep (or lack thereof) can affect your entire day. Find out various custom mattress makers or manufacturers would be a hard task for some people, Therefore, why not to consider Arrowsoft's high performance mattresses ?
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