While many people believe that buying a mattress is a one-off investment, this couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, you don’t buy one pair of shoes to last you a lifetime! Given that we spend at least a third of our lives in bed, our sleep surfaces need replacing more often than you might think.
An old mattress can lead to negative effects on health, well-being, and the ability to concentrate which is why it’s super important to look out for the signs that it’s time to replace it.
If you wake up feeling groggy, achy, and sore, then this could be a sign that it’s time to get a new mattress. A good way to test this is to sleep in a different bed or on the couch to see if you wake up feeling more refreshed the next day.
Wear and tear
From sagging to noisy springs poking through the cover, there is a multitude of ways to check whether your mattress is showing signs of wear and tear.
Without a good mattress protector, older mattresses can harbour bed bugs, allergens, dust mites, and dead skin cells. If you find that you are itching or sneezing more at night time, it could be time to replace your mattress.
Changes in lifestyle
Whether you have lost or gained weight over the years, your mattress might not have kept up with your changes in lifestyle and may not be able to support you as well as it did when you first bought it.
If your mattress is more than 8 years old, then it is definitely time to change it! Over time, mattresses lose the ability to provide the support that our bodies need during the night, this leads to disturbed sleep which directly affects us the next day.
If you would like to find out more about how a REM-Fit Mattress, REM-Fit Sleep Monitoring technology or Zeeq Smart Pillows can help you to get a better night’s rest, please get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable staff by calling 020 8731 0020 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.