Over time, consistent use causes your mattress to wear down and require replacement. Sleeping on an old, worn mattress results in a poorer quality sleep and aches or pains caused by insufficient support. Learning the common signs that you need a new mattress will help you know when it’s time to explore your new mattress options.
You Wake Up with Aches and Pains
Waking up after a long night’s sleep should leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. If you wake up feeling stiff, sore, or numb, your mattress is not providing adequate support. Different parts of your mattress may wear out faster than others, particularly if you have very consistent sleeping habits. However, your mattress should always provide support no matter which way you’re using it.
You Notice Signs of Wear
In some cases, old mattresses in need of replacement will show visible signs of wear. Do you notice areas that are threadbare, torn, or scratched when you change the sheets? Does your mattress feel lumpy or do parts of it sag? A mattress should return to its original shape with no indentations or protrusions when you are no longer lying down. If you can see visible sagging, lumps, or springs, it’s time to consider a new mattress.
You Have Had Your Mattress Seven Years or More
There is no set time that defines the age limit of a mattress. However, it is important to note that your body changes over time, requiring more support as you age. Your mattress also loses its ability to provide adequate support with age and use. If you have had your mattress for more than seven years, take some time to visit a mattress store and try out newer models. Compare them to your bed and the support it provides to determine whether you could benefit from a newer mattress.
Are you ready to purchase a new mattress for your home? Check out Mancini’s Sleepworld of Northern California to find brands such as Serta, Simmons, and Kluft. We also offer bedroom furniture, sofas, futons, and recliners. Visit us on the web or call (800) 641-5337 to learn more today.