The average human spends approximately one-third of their life sleeping. At BR Mattress Outlet we believe quality of sleep is one of the most important aspects of your health, and a good mattress that matches your needs is one of the best ways to ensure high-quality sleep. It can sometimes be difficult to realize when it’s time to replace your current mattress with a new one. Check out these 3 signs that you are due for a new mattress.
Your Mattress Is Aging
A typical mattress should last somewhere between 8 and 10 years. However, you may notice certain aspects of your mattress change before that mark. Some changes could include: sagging, lumps, squeaking, and more. These are signs that the integrity of your mattress is starting to deteriorate. In addition to structural problems, an aging mattress can get gross over time. Your mattress will absorb dead skin cells and oil, and play host to dust mites and allergens. So much so that the weight of your mattress will actually increase the longer you use it! If you notice these changes, replace your mattress right away to avoid adverse health effects.
One way to curb these issues is by using a mattress protector. Our best selling mattress protector is the Malouf Sleep Tite Prime Smooth Mattress Protector, which is both breathable and 100% water proof. However, note that while a mattress protector can help slow down some of these problems, it’s still recommended to replace your mattress every 8-10 years.
You Wake Up With Body Aches and Pains
An aging or low-quality mattress can cause you to wake up with uncomfortable aches and pains. Back pain, shoulder aches, and neck stiffness are the most common areas where sleeping on a poor mattress can negatively affect your daily life. Sometimes the cause of pain could simply be the level of firmness of your mattress and not so much the quality, and even in this case, it is best to replace the mattress for one that suits your needs.
You Are Experiencing a Lack of Sleep
We have all experienced it. Whether it is from staying up too late or from tossing and turning all night, a lack of sleep can completely ruin the following day. On the nights that you get the 8 hours of sleep that is often recommended, but still wake up feeling a lack of energy, grogginess, and the desire to go back to sleep, it could be your mattress. This lack of sleep can stem from numerous issues including the ones listed above. Your best bet is to replace your mattress right away.
Sleep is extremely important to maintaining a healthy life. Those who deny their body high-quality sleep tend to pay for it almost immediately. If you are noticing any of these signs, then it is likely time to replace your mattress. Check out our Mattress Quiz to find out which mattress best fits your needs.