04 Apr Out With The Old – In With The New
Out With The Old – In With The New
It’s finally starting to feel like spring, and if you have some spring cleaning planned, you may want to add “get rid of old mattress” to the list. While it’s not something you want to do every year, it’s certainly something to consider about every 5-10 years, or when you start to see the signs of an aging mattress that is losing its support. But how can you tell if you need a new mattress? Here are some of the most common signs of wear and tear.
Without even looking at your bed, the first place you can start is by determining how old your mattress is. Most mattresses are designed to last anywhere from about 5-10 years. If yours is older than that, it’s probably time to get a new mattress from The MattressDepartment. While they are a long-term investment, mattresses are not designed to last several decades. Over time they will begin to lose support, which can affect your sleep.
Aches & Pains
The next step is to think about how you feel every night when you go to sleep, and how you feel when you wake up. If you’re waking up often with aches and pains in various parts of your body, chances are your mattress is not providing the support you need to get a restful sleep. When you fall asleep, whether it’s on your side, back, or stomach, the weight of your body puts pressure on the area next to the mattress, which reduces blood flow in that area. Eventually your body will signal that it needs to move in order to restore blood to your extremities. With an unsupportive mattress, you could end up tossing and turning all night because the old mattress is putting too much additional pressure on your body.
Lumps and Sagging
A brand new mattress has equal support throughout the entire surface, but over time if you sleep in the same spot, it can start to sag in some areas, causing lumps and bumps or indentations where you usually sleep to appear. If you share a bed, you may also find that you and your partner always wind up in the same “hole” in the middle of the mattress night after night. While these lumps, bumps, and saggy spots are a little softer than rocks on the ground, they can have the same effect, making sleep uncomfortable. Before your mattress gets too old, you can rotate it to increase its useful life and prevent these indentations from appearing too quickly, but eventually even the rotations won’t help and you’ll need to replace your old mattress.
Finding Alternative Beds
If you find that you are increasingly looking for other places to sleep besides your mattress—falling asleep on the couch, the recliner, or even in another room, that could be a sure sign that your bed needs to go.
Since we spend about one-third of our lives in bed, it’s important that the mattress has the right level of support to make those hours comfortable and restful. If it’s time to replace your old mattress, visit 2 Brothers Mattress today.