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When to Purchase a New Mattress

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There’s a general rule of thumb in the mattress industry: if you think it’s time to replace your mattress, then it probably is.

How Do You Know When Its Time To Purchase a New Mattress?

Chances are you should have replaced it long ago if you’re already waking up with cricks in your back, tossing constantly at night, or if your mattress simply doesn’t feel as comfortable as it once was.

Most people continue to use their mattresses long past the initial signs of aging. Unlike other furniture in your home, the mattress is often an afterthought, even though you use it constantly. Nobody really sees it – it’s covered in bedding. And it’s not something that can easily “break.” So why replace it?

Your Mattress Problems Solved

Your aging mattress is almost certainly hurting your sleep. Tossing and waking up at night are surefire signs that your mattress is at the end of its life.

  • The innerspring may be losing its resilience.
  • The cushioning may be flattened.
  • The edge support may have lost its strength.

All of these result in the buildup of pressure in your muscles (back, neck, hips and other areas), which is what causes you to toss and turn. And if you’re tossing at night, then you’re not getting the deep, rejuvenating sleep that your body needs.

Other Ways to Know, For Sure, It’s Time for A New Mattress:

  1. Mattress expiration date

    Mattresses typically do not “expire” by a certain date (although some crib mattresses do, for safety). However, most manufacturers recommend replacing your mattress about every 8 to 10 years.

    Even the highest-quality mattresses will naturally begin to age over time. It’s important to replace your mattress after several years of use to ensure your body is getting the proper support and comfort it needs for a great night’s sleep.

  2. Your kids are growing

    Your child’s feet should not be hanging off the end of the bed. If you have a growing toddler, it’s time to upgrade from a toddler bed to a twin or full-size bed. Similarly, pre-teens and teens will naturally need more space for their fast-growing bodies – consider upsizing from a twin to a full or queen bed. Let Ben’s help determine your mattress size!

  3. New bedrooms

    Moving to a new home is the perfect time to consider purchasing a new mattress. This is especially true if your new bedroom will be different in size.

    If the bedroom will be bigger, maybe it’s time to indulge in a King or California King, so you have more room to stretch out. If your room will be small, it may be a good idea to downsize. Nothing makes a bedroom feel more cramped than a bed that’s too big for the space.

  4. Bed sharing

    Moving in with someone? Make sure the bed is big enough! Nobody likes being smacked by an elbow or kicked in the shins during the middle of the night. If you’ll soon be sharing a bed with a significant other, purchase a mattress that will give you both room to stretch and sleep comfortably.

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