How Often Should You Change Your Mattress?
Changing your mattress might not be something that’s high on your list of
priorities, but it is actually something very important that you should
prioritize. Changing your mattress is so important because a poor mattress can
have a very negative impact on how you sleep.
Throughout this article we’ll talk about why a mattress is so important, how
you can figure out if you need a new mattress, and how long a mattress should
How often should you change your mattress?
Changing your mattress is important because a poor mattress can have a very
negative impact on your sleep. You might find that you’re waking up numerous
times throughout the night and finding it difficult to get back to sleep. You
might even be waking up with numbness or pains.
Making sure that your mattress is in a good condition and doesn’t need
replacing will help prevent these problems and will give you a much higher
quality of sleep.
Signs That You Need a New Mattress
So, how often should you get a new mattress? There are a few signs that you can look out for that will help you work out whether you need a new mattress or not. Here are a few signs that you should
look out for:
- Waking up with pains, numbness, aches, or discomfort
- Waking up tired even after a full night of sleep
- You have had a better night sleep elsewhere e.g. at a hotel or a friend’s house
- Your mattress is visibly worn-out
- You have had your mattress for more than seven years (see below for more
information on this)
How Long Should a Mattress Last?
How long a mattress will last will depend on numerous factors, primarily the
amount of time that a person spends using the mattress every night and of course
the quality of the mattress itself. If you or your partner spend a lot of time
using the mattress every night then this will certainly decrease the life of the
mattress. If you purchase a cheap mattress then this will also mean that your
mattress won’t last as long as higher-quality brands.
However, you should also take notice of the amount of time that you’ve had your
mattress for. In general, mattresses that have been used for more than seven
years should be replaced.
As we have mentioned above, making sure that your mattress remains a
high-quality is very important and you should make sure to look out for any
signs that your mattress might need replacing.
There is no set amount of time for changing a mattress, as this will depend
greatly on the amount of usage the mattress gets and the initial quality.
However, mattresses that are more than seven years old should be replaced.