27 Aug Indicators That Mattress Replacement is Necessary
At 2 Brothers Mattress, your top source for a wide range of mattresses and bed options, perhaps the single most common line of questioning we get from our clients is regarding the frequency with which they should replace their mattress. The mattress is a vital piece of your sleep and comfort quality, whether you utilize memory foam, Tempur-pedic options or any of our other choices, and knowing when a given material is nearing the end of its lifespan and should be replaced is a big part of this equation.
And while some of the signs that replacement is needed will come from the mattress itself, certain others will be given by your body over time. Let’s look at both these areas and give you a basic guide on how often you need to consider a mattress replacement.
One of the simplest red flags that your mattress is running out of usefulness is visible wear-and-tear taking place on the material. Over time you may begin to notice sagging areas, noticeable lumps or even permanent indentations that have formed, changing the shape and support of the mattress in the process. Each of these developments can worsen your sleep and comfort each night, and they’re clear signs that it could be time for a new mattress option.
Sleep and Pain
Along with these mattress developments, or sometimes separately, you may begin to notice aching, stiffness, muscle soreness, or even tingling and numbness in extremities when you wake up. If these symptoms are not directly related to some physical condition, it’s likely they’re coming from a mattress that’s wearing down and no longer providing you the proper support during sleep.
Another similar area to consider is general tossing and turning during the night. If this is happening to you on virtually a nightly basis, it could be a sign that your mattress isn’t supporting you properly, hence your inability to find a comfortable position.
In some cases, there won’t necessarily be a specific problem with your current mattress – it may just no longer fit your lifestyle needs. The most common circumstance here is a couple that’s looking to move in together, where both parties may be switching from a full or queen bed into a king mattress option that’s larger and provides adequate space.
Dirt Accumulation and Weight
Over a period of years, various dirt and debris may collect on and inside the mattress, from dead skin and pollen to body fluids and more. Not only can this accumulation drastically impact the physical qualities of the mattress, often including a significant weight increase that changes the bed’s support capabilities, it often involves allergens and other contaminants that can cause respiratory issues and other problems, issues that only worsen as the buildup grows over the years. In many such cases, replacing the mattress itself is the simplest solution, especially if other factors on this list are also present or could be in the near future.
For more on when it’s time to replace your mattress, or to learn about any of our new mattress options, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.