04 Jul Factors in Replacing Your Old Bed
How do you know when it’s time to replace your mattress? That’s one of the most common questions we get at 2 Brothers Mattress, your top mattress store in Salt Lake City and all of Utah.
What we tell them is this: Determining the time is right for a mattress upgrade comes down to several mixed factors, each of which relate to each other. The primary factor here is your own desire and comfort level – this is different for everyone. Some people want a brand new feel as often as possible, while others might prefer a more worn-in option. With that in mind, here are some specific factors you should be looking at if you feel the time is approaching.
It’s a factor that many sleepers don’t consider at all, but it might be the single largest crux point here: How heavy the sleeper or sleepers are who use the mattress regularly. The heavier the sleepers, the faster the mattress will generally wear down – mostly in terms of the inner support areas.
Wear and Tear
In addition to the simple weight of the people sleeping on it, you need to consider other wear the mattress has undergone. Have children played or jumped on it regularly? Has it been spilled on or otherwise stained? Have you moved it often, or has it ever been stored in an improper way? All these are factors that might lower the shelf life.
Most beds are generally only used for sleep, but some use their mattress for other things like watching TV, reading, working or making love. If you regularly use the bed for long periods besides to sleep, the mattress will wear down faster.
Maintenance and Care
How you care for the mattress is also important, particularly if you have a two-sided mattress. If this is the case, you can flip it regularly and make it last longer than if you only flip it now and then.