27 Dec Mattress Replacement: Key Variables to Consider
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the possible signs your current mattress might be giving you that replacement is necessary, either now or shortly into the future. Mattresses often give off indicators when their lifespan is running out – and in addition, these signs are typically informed by certain underlying factors that play a major role in mattress quality and durability.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re happy to discuss replacement frequency, mattress lifespan factors and all related variables for any of our quality mattresses, which include top brands like Tempur-Pedic, Serta and more. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll look at some of these underlying variables and the role they play in how long your mattress will last before you can expect to replace it.
Firstly, as you may have already guessed, the material your mattress is made from will play a huge role in how often you may need to replace it. For example, foam mattresses are typically more affordable but have shorter lifespans than other types like coil or hybrid mattresses.
There are also some basic differences in how to predict lifespan based on which material is used. For example, innerspring and hybrid mattresses have coils – a great way of getting a general idea of how much longer they will last is to check their lower coil gauge, or how thick the metal wires are. As a general rule, the lower the number, the thicker and stronger the coils – thus providing better support and lasting longer than mattresses with higher numbers.
Size and Weight of Sleeper(s)
Another major factor to consider when predicting how long your mattress will last is the size and weight of those who use it. Generally, heavier people tend to put more pressure on their mattress than lighter people do – so if you have multiple people using the same mattress, this could also be a major contributing factor.
Care and Upkeep
For most mattresses, it’s important to make sure proper care is taken in order to extend its lifespan as much as possible. This includes vacuuming and rotating the mattress on a regular basis to ensure even wear, avoiding food or drink spills – and if these do happen, dealing with them immediately – and finally using a mattress protector for further longevity.
Sharing With Children or Pets
And if you share your mattress with children or pets, it’s important to note that this could add extra wear and tear due to their higher levels of activity – so if you do have animals or kids on the same bed, it may be a good idea to consider replacing your mattress more regularly.
In conclusion, when predicting how often you should replace your mattress, it’s important to consider the various underlying factors that could play a role in its overall lifespan. From material used and weight of sleeper(s) to upkeep and sharing with children or pets – all these variables can help inform when you should purchase a new mattress again.
For more information on mattresses, replacement frequency and related questions, don’t hesitate to contact 2 Brothers Mattress today – our knowledgeable staff is always ready and willing to help!