If you’ve ever woken up from a full night’s sleep feeling tired, you may be wondering why. Although the rule of thumb varies from mattress to mattress, you should typically replace your mattress within 7 to 8 years of purchase. If you aren’t sure how long you’ve had your mattress, the level of comfort it provides can be a good test. The average human being spends almost one-third of their life on a mattress, hence, the need for a comfortable mattress can’t be denied. A good mattress defines your health and well-being.
One of the easiest ways to identify if it’s time to replace your mattress is to identify how you wake up. If you feel pain or stiffness in your body, perhaps your mattress isn’t giving your body the support it needs. If your own body has grown or experienced an injury, then it may be time to switch to a new mattress. This happens often with children’s beds. As a child’s body grows and changes, their old mattress can feel uncomfortable, resulting in unnecessary sleeplessness.
Here are 5 reasons why replacing your mattress is important:
- A worn-out mattress doesn't support your body in the correct way, putting pressure on your airways, leading to snoring.
- Sleeplessness and stress can be a result of an old mattress that isn't providing the right comfort.
- Old mattresses can produce dust-mites that cause allergens and asthma symptoms.
- Chronic back pain may be the result of a mattress that is past its prime.
- And, let's face it, as we age our bodies change and the support is needs changes as well.
Visible dips and bumps in a mattress can signify that it's time to replace your mattress. An average mattress is said to last 7-8 years - if your mattress is older, it likely needs to be replaced.
However, the life of a mattress and good sleep also depends on the type of mattress you choose. Not all mattresses are created equal.
Both Immunity and Agility mattress are hybrid mattresses with pocketed coils that provide comfort and health for the long haul. These coils have ventilation that allow heat and air to pass through easily, keeping your body cool, dry and comfortable all night long. Scientific studies reveal that hybrid mattresses maintain their shape and provide support through many years of use.
If your mattress is past its prime, consider upgrading to a ShopTherapedic mattress. It can be ordered from home and will be delivered directly to your door. With free shipping and a 100-night trial, you have nothing to lose!
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