If you wondering if your mattress needs to be replaced, but aren’t sure what signs you should look for or whether you even need to purchase a new mattress, then you will want to read this guide. When it comes to deciding whether to replace your mattress, there are several things to keep in mind, the first one is that not all mattresses will wear the same. Meaning that it is impossible to say well all innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses need to be replaced every 10 years, since they all wear differently. However there are a few signs to be aware of when inspecting your existing mattress to decide whether or not it maybe time to trade it in and get a new one.
5 Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Mattress
1. Waking Up With A Sore Back
If you notice that you are waking up with a sore back, then that is a good indicator that your mattress is either not the right firmness or it’s no longer providing the support your back needs. Depending on the age and condition of your mattress, this may just mean that you need a temporary solution, like purchasing a mattress topper or it may mean that you need a new mattress altogether. The main thing to keep in mind that if you are waking up with a sore back, that is your mattress telling you that there is something wrong and either your mattress is too soft and you need a more firm mattress like a latex mattress or not soft enough.
2. Saggy or Lumpy Mattress
When examining your existing mattress, you should look for any areas that look worn or if there are visible sags or other area’s that maybe have indentations or a broken spring. If you notice any saggy or lumps to your mattress then it’s time to look into purchasing a new mattress for your bed.
3. You Cannot Recall The Last Time You Purchased A New Mattress
Let’s face it mattresses do wear out over time and don’t give you the support and comfort you need. It is generally recommended that you purchase a new mattress once every 10 years or so. So even though you may not see any visible signs that you need a new mattress, if it’s been awhile since you purchased a new mattress, now could be an excellent time to look at purchasing a new mattress. Not only have there been a lot of advances in types of mattresses, but there is a lot of dead skins, oils and other contaminants that can get into an old mattress, that are virtually impossible to get out, without sending them out to be cleaned or purchasing a new mattress.
4. Your Partner Is Complaining They Aren’t Sleeping Well Or Turning Throughout The Night
If your partner is complaining they aren’t sleeping well or you have noticed them tossing and turning throughout the night, then that is an excellent sign that you should look into a new mattress. Maybe you need a softer mattress that you sink down into or maybe one of you has back problems and you need a more firm mattress. There are even mattresses that you can adjust the firmness on each side of the bed, so if one person wants a more soft bed, they can adjust the firmness to that level and if the other partner has back problems and needs a much firmer mattress, they can adjust the mattress as well.
5. You Could Benefit From An Adjustable Bed
In the past couple of years adjustable beds, with latex or memory foam mattresses have become quite popular. An adjustable bed is similar to a bed that you may have seen in a hospital, where you can adjust the incline for both your legs and back. If you are aging and either suffer from edema or similar medical problems, your doctor maybe even suggested an adjustable bed. The great thing about the adjustable bed frames and mattresses today, is the fact that they can easily be installed into your existing bed frame and no one can even tell. The main thing with adjustable bed’s is the fact that you need a low profile mattress for them to work, such as a memory foam mattress or latex mattress.