30 Oct 5 Signs You Need a New Mattress
A mattress is not something that you replace every few months or even every year, but when it gets worn out, it can start to have a significant effect on your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Good sleep is critical to our ability to focus at work and at school, and have enough energy to make it through the day. An old mattress can be a comforting thing, like a favorite blanket or pair of shoes, but keeping it far beyond its useful years can have a detrimental effect on your health. Here are five signs that it’s time to replace your old mattress with a new one from 2 Brothers Mattress.
1) The Age of Your Mattress
The easiest way to tell if you need a new mattress is to think about how old your current mattress is. Most mattresses are designed to last between 5 and 10 years, although depending on how often you use it and how well it is constructed, it could last a little bit longer. Generally speaking when your mattress reaches its 10th birthday, it’s time to start thinking about shopping for a new one.
2) Visual Wear and Tear
The next sign that it’s time to visit 2 Brothers Mattress is visual wear and tear on your existing mattress. If you have an innerspring mattress, you may be able to see coils sticking up that are about to break through the top, or you may be able to feel the coils when you are laying on the bed. Other obvious signs of a worn-out mattress include bumps or lumps, bulging, or areas where the bed sags. You may also notice when you’re laying in bed that you (and perhaps your partner) tend to slide toward the middle where the bed has less support.
3) Aches and Pains
If you are waking up every morning with aches and pains, your bed might be the culprit. Often people think that it’s because they are getting older, but it might just be your bed that is aging rather than your body. It can be normal to have some aches and pains every now and then, especially after a particularly hard workout in the past couple of days, but if you can’t think of a reason for the soreness, or you can’t shake it within about 10 minutes of waking up and stretching, think about getting a more supportive mattress from 2 Brothers Mattress.
4) You Wake Up Tingling
Your bed should keep your spine in the straightest possible alignment for maximum comfort. If you have an unsupportive mattress, you may find that you wake up frequently in the night with your extremities, such as your arms, hands, or feet tingling and numb. That could mean your mattress is cutting off the blood supply. Beyond the uncomfortable tingling feeling, another reason this is so detrimental is that when you cut off blood supply to part of your body, eventually your brain will wake you up so you can move, which can disrupt your ability to get restful sleep.
5) You Want to Sleep Anywhere Else
If you would rather sleep anywhere except your bed, and find yourself welcoming a night’s sleep at a hotel, or even on the couch or in your recliner, consider getting a new comfortable mattress. You spend almost one-third of your life in bed, so it should be a relaxing and refreshing time every day.
When you find that you need a new mattress, you can find a big selection and great prices at 2 Brothers Mattress in Utah. Find your perfect sleep there today.