The quality of our bed and mattress can affect our health and happiness in a tremendous way. Mattresses are arguably one of the widely used and most important pieces of furniture at home, it’s quite easy to completely forget to keep a check long periods of time without realizing that they might be in bad shape and keeping you in bad shape as well.
Mattresses are often camouflaged under sheets and a comforter. We cannot see the wear and tear on everyday basis. Over the years, constant usage often breaks down the spring system and make the inner foam saggy in the corners, eventually leading you to not get a good night’s sleep.
It is really easy to forget about them and regularly checking if they are still in sleep worthy condition.
Have you ever thought of replacing your old mattress?
Below are essential top five signs that show that the time has come to get rid of the old mattress.
1. Waking up sore and tired.
Do you ever wake up feeling like you never slept?
Does your body feel stiff or sore in early morning?
If you’re waking up to new pains in your back and lower back, your mattress surface and foam is not supporting you throughout the night.
Take these as warning signs that your mattress is no longer providing the vital support your lower back and body needs to totally relax and rest all night long. When your mattress fails in providing comfort and support, you will surely toss n turn more often, leading to a bad sleep cycle.
2. Worn, Torn, Saggy n Lumpy
Make sure your check your mattress while changing the sheets. Inspect the mattress for any signs of wear and tear. Any visible sign of being lumpy and saggy indicates that it is the right time to replace it.
3. Couch surfing and recliner lovin!
When you find yourself sleeping on a recliner or the couch and finding it even more comfortable than your bed, this is a warning sign that you need to go to mattress shopping.
Many people who love to sleep on a recliner may benefit from an adjustable bed. You sure don’t want to be sleeping on the couch in your own home when you have a king size bed waiting you to dream like a pro.
4. Age matters!
Scientists suggest that a good rule is to replace your mattress every six to seven years.
If 7 years is the age of your mattress, then a new mattress is more likely to improve your sleep routine.
If you’re turning 40, it might be advised to get a new mattress every four to seven years because our bodies tends to pressure more on the mattress surface as we get older.
5. Tossing n Turning
We are not talking about a new dance routine here!
If your partner is tossing and turning all night, you probably aren’t getting comfortable sleep either. This means that the mattress no longer reduces motion transfer like it was supposed to motion transfer. Well, a brand new mattress will not only improve how you sleep pattern at night, it can greatly improve your health and mindset.
Is your mattress showing any signs of a wear n tear? Let us know in the comments below.