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How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress?

The Top 10 Signs your Mattress may need Replacing:

Depending on the age of your mattress, it may be difficult to determine when you need to replace it. Not every mattress style and brand needs replacing at the same time and the average recommended age limit of your mattress may not be as accurate based on the wear and tear.

On average, it is recommended to update your mattress every 6 to 8 years according to the Sleep Foundation.

This is a general recommendation and since the quality and make of mattresses has improved over the years, you may get more use out of your mattress depending on the bed type.

If you find yourself checking off one or more of the numbers below, it may be time to get yourself a new mattress at BoxDrop North Spokane!

Check out the Top 10 signs your mattress needs replacing below!

1. You Wake Up Tired / Can’t Seem to Get Enough Sleep

If your new BFF is the snooze button on your alarm it is probably time for a new mattress. Mattresses begin to break down over time giving you less and less restful sleep. When this happens, you will begin to need more sleep to feel fully rested.

2. Your Allergies Are Bothering You

If you wake up every morning with sniffles, a stuffy nose, or a sore throat but it gets better as the day goes by, you may need a new mattress. After a time, your mattress collects allergens like dust, dust mites, and mold causing people with allergies problems.

3. Your Mattress Sags

When your mattress is old the fibers, fillings, foams, and coils of the mattress no longer support you as they once did. The lack of support causes the mattress to become unstable and sag. Once you can notice a sag, you should consider buying a new mattress.

4. Your Muscles are Sore

Upon awakening, your body should feel refreshed and replenished. If you wake up and feel like you were in a boxing match, your mattress is on its last legs. These aches and pains occur because the mattress is no longer able to provide relief to pressure points.

5. You Feel Pressure on Your Spine

Feeling pressure on your spine? Daily use of your mattress has broken down the comfort-creating materials of your bed making it harder to find a comfortable position for your back. When this happens, the bed will create more pressure points on your body.

6. You Can’t Get to Sleep

Being unable to sleep at night means that your mattress is no longer serving your needs. While lack of sleep might be caused by a health problem, if this has been ruled out, try out a new mattress and see if you sleep better.

7. Your Weight Has Changed

Significant changes in weight can alter the comfortability of your mattress. Heavier people tend to need a different level of sleep support to get a good night’s rest. This is why your mattress needs should be revisited when you have significant weight change.

8. You Notice Every Movement

An aging mattress will start to lose many of the features that made you fall in love with it. Motion isolation and absorption are some of those features that start to go making it harder for you to stay asleep when your sleep partner moves while sleeping.

9. Your Mattress is Old

The average lifespan of a mattress is seven to 10 years but can vary depending upon the materials used to construct your mattress. For example, memory foam mattresses last up to 15 years, while hybrid mattresses last 6 years or less.

10. Your Mattress is Very Noisy

An audible sign that your mattress has become old and needs replacing are squeaks and creaks. Once your mattress or box spring begins to make noises, it can be time to start shopping for a replacement.

Are you in dire need of a new mattress? Or noticing a change in your feeling after sleeping and curious if you need a new one? Get in touch with the mattress professionals at BoxDrop North Spokane today to learn more or schedule your appointment! BoxDrop North Spokane located at 825 E Houston Ave, Suite 600 Spokane, WA 99208.