The Sleep Council recommends that you should replace your mattress every 7 years. They’ve even claimed March as National Bed Month, to get more people thinking about whether their mattress is still up to the job. Seven years is a good figure to bear in mind, but in reality every mattress is different. Quality memory foam mattresses should last longer than 7 years and budget solutions will likely expire before.
Ultimately it’s down to how you feel and if you’re sleeping well. So how do you know when it’s time?
6 Signs That You Need To Replace Your Mattress
1. Do you wake up aching, stiff and tired?
Morning aches and pains are a strong sign that your mattress is not providing the support your body needs to fully relax and recover. You’ll be tossing and turning more in a bid to get comfortable, sometimes to the point of waking up. And ultimately, you’ll feel unrested, achy and lethargic the next day.
2. Is your mattress lumpy or sagging in the middle?
If you’re rolling towards your partner in the night or feel like your body is twisted as you sleep, your mattress may be sagging. This puts strain on your body because you’re not sleeping in the correct anatomical position and may result in back, neck and shoulder pain.
Before placing the blame on your mattress, however, check the condition of your bed base. Broken slats or central support frames can also cause lumps and sagging. In this instance, a new bed frame is what you’ll need to keep your body and mattress in good condition.
3. Does your partner disturb you when they move, or vice versa?
If your partner is tossing and turning all night your mattress might not be supporting them adequately. And just by feeling their movements to the point of waking, it’s clear that your mattress is no longer reducing motion transfer effectively. A double whammy – it’s time for a new mattress.
4. When was the last time you bought a new mattress?
If it’s 7+ years ago, then a new mattress will likely improve your sleep. Technology advances have improved the foams and support used in today’s designs. Plus your body has most likely changed during that time. If you’ve gained or lost weight, a new mattress will give you extra comfort.
If you can’t remember when the last time you bought a new mattress was … well it’s time to get shopping.
5. Is your mattress stained and unsightly?
If you took off your bed sheets, would your mattress be kind on the eyes? Would you feel embarrassed showing it to people? Stains and marks show that your mattress isn’t as clean and hygienic as it once was – and could mean it’s time to buy a new one.
Did you know? Our mattresses come with washable covers so it’s easy to keep your bed fresh and clean for years to come.
6. Do you have problems getting to sleep and staying asleep?
Uncomfortable and unsupportive mattresses make it difficult to drift off, and will often result in tossing and turning during the night. A restless sleep is guaranteed to make you feel tired the next day – and night after night this lack of deep rest can really take it’s toll.
A new memory foam mattress moulds to your body shape, providing the ultimate in comfort and support and ensuring you drift off blissfully every night. In fact, memory foam mattresses can reduce tossing and turning by up to 80%. So you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day – every day.
If more than one of these statements ring true, it’s time to start thinking about replacing your mattress. At Memory Foam Warehouse we have a wide range of memory foam, reflex foam and pocket spring mattresses waiting for you to browse. Everything is made onsite at our Yorkshire HQ which means you get to enjoy factory-direct prices, and we’ve got a showroom onsite if you fancy having a test nap first. Like the sound of us?