Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to your well-being. Sleep protects your mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety. While you are sleeping, your brain encourages tissue growth, restores sore or damaged muscles and creates more white blood cells to protect your health.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “Your immune system relies on sleep to be able to fight harmful substances. When you don't get enough sleep, your immune system is not able to properly protect the body from infection.”Having the right mattress is one of the most crucial parts to getting the sleep you need. These are our tips on how to know when it’s time to replace your mattress.
When it is 7-10 years old
Your mattress lifespan varies from manufacturer, the type of mattress and the position you sleep in. With these factors considered, the average mattress can last anywhere from 7-10 years.
Cheaper mattresses might not last as long as premium ones, but premium ones will still need to be replaced on the longer side of the 7-10 year lifespan. If your mattress falls within this lifespan, it is time to get a new one.
When your mattress is uncomfortable
The most frustrating thing is being uncomfortable when you are trying to sleep. However, knowing whether your mattress is uncomfortable can sometimes be hard to distinguish. You may adjust and become used to the discomfort that your mattress causes.
One way to tell if your mattress is uncomfortable is to be aware of how you sleep in a hotel or guest room. If you get a better nights sleep using a mattress other than your own, your mattress is probably not right for you.
When you wake up stiff or sore
As you know, poor sleep can contribute to a number of health issues. One major problem that a bad mattress and poor sleep can contribute to is chronic back pain.
If you wake up stiff and sore but your pain improves when you stretch and start moving around, your mattress may be the cause. If this is the case, you will need to test out different mattress types to see which helps to improve your back pain.
When your allergies or asthma are worse
Dust can easily accumulate in your mattress over time. A couple of steps you can take to reduce this allergy-causing dust are cleaning your mattress and flipping it.
If you do these steps, it is not allergy season and there is no other reasonable explanation for an increase in allergies and asthma, buying a new mattress might be the solution.
When you have wear and tear
Wear and tear is a normal thing for a mattress to have over time. You might notice it in the form of rips or holes. Or, you might have stains that just will not come out.
Wear and tear might become more serious is a spring or another sharp part of your mattress is sticking out. This could potentially harm you in the form of a minor or serious cut.
Sometimes it is just obvious to know when your mattress needs replacing. If you have a significant amount of wear and tear, it’s time.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 93% of Americans say a comfortable mattress is important for good sleep. It’s important to be aware of the age of your mattress and know that if any of the above factors occur, it’s probably time to start looking into the purchase of a new mattress. Quality sleep is pivotal to your overall health and well-being, and a mattress contributes to this.
Come and visit Wholesale Mattress Center so that we can help you explore all our mattress options. We are here to serve you and help you find one that is right for you. We carry a wide variety of mattress brands, all in various styles, prices and comfort levels. Please come into the store and see us today or call us at (334) 821-0558 so we can answer any questions you may have.