How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress?

How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress?

A mattress can very easily wear out over years of use. Springs are bound to dampen especially if you are used to sleeping in the same position and on the same side of the bed each and every night. While with older mattresses, rotating a mattress can sometimes work to reduce the amount of wear on each side, many mattresses now come with pillow tops making it very difficult to rotate a mattress over and over again.

Sleeping on a mattress that no longer supports your weight or makes you uncomfortable can lead to issues such as back pain or even have you sleeping on the couch because of your discomfort. While there is no magic formula to determine exactly when you should replace your mattress there are some good indications for when you may want to consider replacing a mattress or when a mattress may begin to wear out and feel less comfortable or less supportive than when you bought it.

There are some things that you can look for to determine whether or not it’s a good idea to replace your mattress:

1.       How your mattress looks: if you can see a visible sag or even some rips or tears within your mattress you may want to consider replacing it. When the mattresses torn it can get dust and debris inside of it and the tear can continue and even expose coils which you can get caught on and injured. If you hear creaking or an excessive amount of noise with your mattress this could be another indication that the components are worn out and will no longer support your weight as intended.

2.      Changing your sleep pattern: if you’ve begun to sleep on your side, on your back as a result of a medical condition or simply because you find it more comfortable you may want to consider getting a new mattress. If you are moving in with a partner and sleeping together and you are used to using your mattress as a single bed you may also want to consider replacing your mattress as you may have worn down the support towards the middle of the bed.

3.       Consider if you are getting a good nights sleep: if you find you are frequently sleeping shorter or if you wake up feeling him rested it may be a good idea to change your mattress. Trying out some mattresses within a store could allow you to find a much more comfortable mattress that helps you to sleep better.

4.       With special medical conditions or changes in weight: if you gain weight your mattress might not be able to support you for as long as it had before. If your body has changed significantly you may have a different preference for the type of mattress that suits you best. The same thing can happen if you’ve experienced some form of physical injury or medical concern. If your mattress is no longer comfortable or can no longer support you in the same way that it once did you may want to consider getting a new one.

Ultimately there is no true number for when you should replace a mattress. Many mattress companies would suggest that it’s important to change your mattress every 5 to 7 years, ultimately you are the judge for when you’re mattress should be changed if you experience any of these issues with your mattress you may want to consider getting another one from 2 Brothers Mattress at your local retailers.
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