We spend a lot of our lives in bed. Around one-third of our lives are devoted to sleeping or attempting to fall asleep. The last thing you want is to log those hours on an uncomfortable mattress.
A new bed is a great way to improve your quality of sleep. It can be challenging to know when it’s time to purchase a new mattress. You might not realize how big of an impact your bed has on how well and how much sleep you get each night.
This guide will discuss the top signs you can look for to determine if you need a new mattress. Invest in a high-quality bed. You deserve to get the best night’s sleep possible.
Your Mattress Is Over Seven Years Old
Mattresses don’t have an expiration date like some other kinds of products do. One of the first things you should think about when considering if you need a new mattress is when you bought your current one.
Your mattress experiences a lot of wear and tear from the following things:
- Weight loss or gain
- Addition of partner, pet, or child
- Temperature fluctuations
With most mattresses lasting around seven to 10 years, it might be time to get a new one if yours is older than that.
You Don’t Feel Rested
Waking up multiple times during the night could be caused by different health issues. Some of these include:
- Thyroid disease
- Mental health problems
- Kidney disease
It’s important to speak to your healthcare provider if you continually struggle with sleep issues. You may have an undiagnosed underlying health condition.
Additionally, you want to do everything you can to help yourself get the restorative sleep your body needs. Your mattress might be one of the things getting in the way of that. Tossing and turning on a lumpy mattress can result in poor sleep quality.
Your Mattress Is Sagging
Your mattress should look even and flat all the way across. Mattresses can start to sag in various spots over time. This is especially true for people who sleep in one spot every night.
A couple of inches of sagging can hurt your spine. Rotating your mattress is an effective way to prevent sagging from happening.
Don’t worry if you’re worried you can’t afford a new bed. There are many buy now pay later beds available online.
Your Asthma and Allergies Are Worse
Your mattress could be the culprit of your allergy symptoms worsening, especially if it’s not the normal time of year when they act up. Dust mite feces can collect in your bed. This could cause respiratory problems, which could result in your asthma or allergies triggering.
Older mattresses tend to have higher amounts of dust mites than newer ones. There may be other substances present in your mattress, including:
- Pet allergens
You might also be experiencing skin reactions when you wake up in the morning. This can include rashes or hives. Various substances, such as mattress glue, can cause these adverse sensations.
You Feel Hot
Your mattress might need to be replaced if you wake up sweating or hot during the night. Think back to when you first purchased your mattress. Did you experience any issues with regulating your body temperature at night?
If the answer is no, your mattress could be starting to break down. The materials in your mattress will start to soften the more you use it.
One factor that might cause your mattress to wear down faster is if you keep your room unusually cold or hot. Exposing your mattress to extreme temperatures could cause the materials to break down faster.
You Wake Up Sore
The last thing you want is for your body to feel more achy when you wake up than when you went to sleep. Unless you work a physically demanding job, you shouldn’t wake up with unexpected pains in your body. Your mattress might not be providing you with enough support if you wake up feeling this way.
One of the things you might want to consider is your mattress’s material. Memory foam mattresses might not bounce back to their intended shape. It could no longer conform to your body.
If you have an innerspring, hybrid, or latex mattress, it might start to have bumps or lumps. It could also “hammock,” where you roll into the center of the mattress.
Pay attention to your body. Recurring pain in the morning might be a sign you need to replace your mattress.
Your Mattress Is Noisy
The coils will start to wear out in your mattress if it’s hybrid or innerspring. The coils begin to rub together as the springs lose their strength and tension. You could start to notice a screeching sound as you sit or move around on your bed.
The noise might not be coming from your mattress either. Your bed frame or box springs could be eroding and causing the noise.
You Sleep Better on Other Beds
Have you been noticing that you get a better sleep when staying in someone’s guest room or at a hotel? That could be because they have a better mattress than you do. Before you purchase a new one, make sure you rule out other factors.
Most people get their best quality sleep at home when they’re sleeping in their bed. Take the time to look into why you might be sleeping better in other locations.
Improve Your Sleep by Investing in a New Bed
A new bed can improve your mind and body. You’ll wake up feeling well-rested and ready to take on the day. There are many types of beds you can try out depending on how soft or firm you like your mattress.
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