Knowing when it’s time to for a new mattress…

Unlike most consumer products, a mattress doesn’t just stop working.  Instead it slowly breaks down offering less support and comfort over time.  When a car, dishwasher, television, or even a computer stop it is our signal to get new ones.  However, knowing when it’s time to replace your mattress is not so determinable.  Like an old pair of running shoes a mattress can still feel comfortable long after it has lost its ability to provide the proper body support.

Below are some guideline from the industry’s own Better Sleep Council to determine when it is time to replace your mattress….

Your mattress is more than 5-7 years old.  After 5-7 years of nightly use, a mattress and foundation are providing less comfort and support than they did when they were new.  Also, airborne dust, skin cells, and bacteria have doubled the weight of your mattress. Ugh.

You wake up in the morning with stiffness, numbness, aches, and pains.

You had a better night sleep somewhere other than your own bed (such as a hotel).

You mattress shows visible signs of overuse such as sags, lumps, and interior coils showing.

Any one of these signs are reason enough to replace your mattress and start living a healthier happy life.


About mattressdepotusa

David Smith is President and Founder of Mattress Depot USA. After spending 15 years working for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Wells Fargo Bank, David became involved with the mattress industry in 1998 after investing in a retail mattress store concept in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2003 after being discontent with the local selection of retail mattress stores, David founded Mattress Depot USA in Seattle, Washington and has grown the specialty discount retail chain to 14 stores. Davids' mission is to educate everyone about the importance of consistent R.E.M. sleep, lifestyle and the products that help achieve sleep nirvana.
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One Response to Knowing when it’s time to for a new mattress…

  1. Alex Jones says:

    Very true. I am using latex form of mattresses from last 6 years and still they have no complaints. But now my wife is planning to buy new set of mattresses for our new home. She is searching some online stores too. I have checked some of them too and will go with final decision soon. Sleep directly effects health. So we can stay healthy if we get good sleep. So mattresses play important role in our sleep and health.

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