Some people say that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, on a mattress. Well, as much as that may be true, we should be changing our mattresses, occasionally. Some researchers have put a life span of a mattress from five to seven years, depending on its usability. So if your mattress is older than 8 years, it’s probably the best time to change it.
The following are some of the reasons or signs to tell you that it’s time to change your mattress.
If you wake up in the morning feeling stiff and probably have a neck ache, tour mattress may not be providing the comfort it should. Remember that mattresses should balance your motion while asleep. If some part of a mattress is softer than other parts, then it will result in unbalanced level of the mattress. You may find yourself sleeping in the middle of the mattress, which has caved in, due to sleeping on the same position daily. To have a good night’s sleep, one should be able to move evenly on the mattress, and sleep on whichever side of the mattress.
Check for wear and tear
Take some good time and really inspect your mattress any damages, holes, sagginess in the middle, lumpiness, means it’s time to change the mattress. If the materials have degraded, it will greatly affect your sleep. A worn out mattress may not give you the comfort you need in your sleep
Check how comfortable your partner is
If your partner is not comfortable while sleeping, and always turns and tosses around, it may be because of the worn out mattress. Remember if your partner is always turning and tossing at night, he/she will also affect your sleep. A good sleep leads to a quality life.
Your mattress has pests
A worn out mattress may not be without dead skin cells, bedbugs or dust mites. These pests will not give you any peace as you sleep at night. An old mattress even if regularly cleaned, will not be totally rid of some stubborn unwanted dirt, which will harbor some pests.
More than eight years old
The mattress you bought eight years ago may not be able to accommodate your current lifestyle. If you have married, or have kids, then the mattress may not be able to offer the same comfort as it did when you were still single. Your body may have also changed you may have gained weight or developed a backache, or started having general health issue. Technology has improved ad therefore you should get a new mattress that can accommodate your current need, if yours is more than 8 years old.
Alternate sleeping places
If your couch or recliner seat offers better sleep than your bed, it’s a way of letting you know that your mattress is no longer offering the comfort it should be offering. If u prefers sleeping in hotels than your bad, psychologically, your body is telling you that you need a new mattress