5 Signs it's Time to Replace Your Mattress

Have you ever wondered when you should replace your mattress?

Wear and tear is often hidden beneath the sheets, but keep in mind that the average person spends 229,961 hours asleep in a lifetime. Over the years, this constant use will break down the foams and support system, leading to eventual discomfort and less restful sleep. Here are 5 things to look for:

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1. Waking up Tired or Sore

If you wake up feeling tired or your body feels stiff and sore, then it may be time to replace your mattress. Sleeping poorly and/or waking up with discomfort are warning signs that your mattress is no longer providing the support your body needs to relax and rest all night. If your mattress stops providing comfort and support, you will toss and turn throughout the night, leading to a poor night’s sleep.

2. Your Mattress is Worn, Saggy or Lumpy

Give your mattress a visual inspection the next time you change your sheets. If your mattress looks worn, lumpy, or has visible sags in the mattress, it is most likely time to replace it.

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3. The Couch is Calling

If you find a couch or sofa more comfortable than your bed, then you definitely need to go shopping for a new sleep system. If you enjoy snoozing upright in a recliner, you may want to consider the addition of an adjustable power base, which provides additional health benefits in addition to the support of a quality mattress.

4. Your Mattress is From Another Century

Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but if your mattress is 5 – 8 years or older, then a new mattress will likely benefit your sleep. Sleep technology is always advancing, so the foams and support systems in mattresses have likely been upgraded since your last mattress purchase. In addition, your body has most likely changed since you purchased your last mattress and your sleep needs may have changed. Gaining or losing weight, new health issues, or beginning or ending relationships all have an effect on what mattress you should own.

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5. Your Partner Wakes Up Crabby

If your partner is tossing and turning all night, you may want to consider upgrading your sleep system. A sleep partner’s constant movement could interrupt your sleep as well, resulting in two people waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Avoid unnecessary arguments by shopping for a new sleep system that appeals to both you and your partner’s needs.