How do you know if your mattress is still doing it’s job? After all we spend almost a third of our lives sleeping so it’s important that your mattress is in good working order.
Most consumers are unsure about how often to replace a mattress or bed. As a leading manufacturer and retailer of mattresses we’ve put together a check list to help you work out if a new mattress is on the cards.
Replacing Your Mattress – A Check List
You have pain in your back or neck after waking up
This can be a sign that your mattress is no longer supporting your body correctly.
You wake up with stiffness
Your body is only being supported by part of the mattress, other parts may have sagged or broken.
When visiting friends or relatives you notice you sleep better on their mattress
Their mattress is probably newer and has worn far less. The ‘better’ effect you’re feeling is more support.
You regularly wake in the night
You’re obviously not comfortable and the main culprit is usually your mattress. Rule other possibilities (drafts, noises, partners, etc) out first before changing your mattress.
You can feel springs through the mattress
A clear sign that the mattress has degraded or broken and needs replacing. Consider a pocket sprung mattress for maximum comfort.
You can see a dip in the middle of your mattress
Part of the mattress has broken or worn out. It’s very likely that a new mattress would provide a far more comfortable night’s sleep.
Your mattress is creaky or noisy
Creaks and pings coming from inside your mattress can be a sign that it’s getting old. If you’re also not having a good night’s sleep or have pain when waking, it could be time to replace the old mattress.
Your mattress is around 5 to 7 years old
The Sleep Council recommends changing your mattress or bed every 7 years. Much like any other appliance or product in your house, they won’t last forever and changing them can make a real difference to your sleep.
Hopefully this list gives you a good idea whether or not you’ll need to replace your mattress soon. If you’re still not sure, why not give us a call?