A good mattress is essential if we want to get a night’s sleep that benefits both mind and body.
However, we often miss that, over time, our mattress loses its initial characteristics and becomes less suitable for our needs.
How long does a mattress last?
A mattress lasts from 8 to 10 years. But this is only an estimate. In fact, some good quality mattresses can last even more than 10 years, while others may require replacement earlier.
There are several factors that affect how long a mattress will last, such as the materials used for the internal components, frequency of use, the sleeper’s weight, the level of maintenance, and the environment, that is, exposure to moisture and sunlight.
How to know if it’s time to change your mattress?
Before buying a new mattress, you should consider these aspects.
If you feel that your mattress is no longer comfortable as it used to be and that it’s not providing adequate support, it’s time to change it. An uncomfortable mattress often causes overnight awakenings, back pain, and muscle stiffness.
Wear and tear
A mattress, no matter how good, may show dents, seams, sagging, or deformation over time. If you notice these irregularities on your mattress, then it’s time to replace it.
Once it has exceeded its rated lifetime, a mattress begins to gather dust, dust mites, and other particles that can promote allergies and rashes. If the mattress cannot be properly cleaned and sanitized, it needs to be changed to regain a comfortable and healthy rest.
A significant weight change, pregnancy, or moving to a new house can become an excellent moment for choosing a mattress that better suits our needs.
Choosing a mattress… from the store!
For an informed choice, it’s important to contact a specialist retailer. Besides receiving valuable advice from a “Healthy Sleep” expert, you can also try out the products to test their comfort. Ready to change... your mattress?